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TPP7122 Study Management

Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Ipswich
Short Description: Study Management
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 120105 - Learning Skills Programmes
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 4 December 2020

Staffing

Examiner: Celeste Sherwood

Other requisites

Pre-requisite: Nil
Other requisites: Computer, e-mail and Internet access.
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware .

Rationale

TPP7122 provides students from diverse backgrounds with an introduction to the culture and practices of a contemporary university community. The course focuses on developing the attributes, concepts, knowledge and skills required to engage effectively with university systems, discourses, policies and processes, to understand and self-manage learning in a university context and to pursue lifelong learning and career adaptability.

Synopsis

Students will investigate their role and place as learners transitioning into university study and progressing towards their career goals. They will build an evidentiary-based portfolio demonstrating their engagement and learning within multiple higher education contexts. Learners will become acculturated to the higher education environment through the development of knowledge, skills and strategies that underpin academic success. Through participation in practical, authentic activities relevant to beginning university study, students will investigate and plan for career adaptability and lifelong learning, and undertake tasks related to academic self-management.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Describe the identity and role of a student in the contemporary university environment.
  2. Engage with university systems, policies, processes and practices relevant to first year study.
  3. Apply lifelong learning strategies related to academic success at a university and in career related contexts.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of self-management decisions on learning progress.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Transitioning to university. 10.00
2. Understanding and managing choices and change. 20.00
3. Engaging with and managing learning: Learning to learn. 20.00
4. Exploring content specific learning experiences. 20.00
5. Evaluating and planning an individual learning journey. 30.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=TPP7122)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 45.00
Lectures 30.00
Private Study 90.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
Portfolio Part A 100 30 01 Apr 2021
Online Quiz 100 20 06 May 2021
Portfolio Part B 100 20 13 May 2021
Portfolio Part C 100 30 03 Jun 2021

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.
    To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL (point 4.4.2).

  6. Examination information:
    Not applicable.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).

  2. Referencing in assignments must comply with the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is the USQ library's referencing guide found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.

Evaluation and benchmarking

In meeting the University’s aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:
1. Conforms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement.
2. Forms part of the Tertiary Preparation Program and is benchmarked against the internal USQ accreditation/reaccreditation processes which include (i) stringent standards in the independent accreditation of its academic programs, (ii) close integration between business and academic planning, and (iii) regular and rigorous review.

Other requirements

  1. Computer, e-mail and Internet access:
    Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware. This requirement is not applicable for students in Correctional Centres.

Date printed 4 December 2020