UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
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BAA524
Regional Development Theory and Practice
Semester 4, 2015
THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN:
BURNIE
Taught by:
Associate Professor Robyn Eversole
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
BAA524 Regional Development Theory and Practice
Contents
Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 3
When does the unit commence? ............................................................................................................ 3
University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement ............................................................................. 3
Intended Learning Outcomes for BAA524 .............................................................................................. 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 5
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 7
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 8
Assessment ............................................................................................................................................. 9
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 12
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 14
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 15
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 16
Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 17
Contact Details
Unit coordinator/lecturer:
A/ Professor Robyn Eversole
Campus:
Cradle Coast
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
03 6430 4519
Room number
B104
Consultation hours:
By appointment
Lecturer:
Lea Coates
Campus:
Cradle Coast
Email:
[email protected]
Consultation hours:
By appointment
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Unit Description
This unit focuses on contemporary regional development theory and practice. You will be given an
overview of trends in regional development theory and types of methods adopted in practice. A
particular focus is on the Regional Development Platforms approach and its application.
The theory component of the unit considers the dynamics of regions and localities and the role of
place-based attributes in economic development and innovation processes. You will learn how
economic processes are culturally, socially, and geographically situated, and how it is possible for
regions to ‘construct’ advantage by leveraging their place-based attributes, including their multiple
knowledge bases.
The practice component of the unit explores the changing policy and practice of regional
development, from ‘exogenous’ approaches focusing on infrastructure and external investment, to
contemporary ‘endogenous’ approaches focused on place-based attributes. You will learn about the
Regional Development Platforms approach and how Knowledge Partnering and Platform
Development Methods have been applied in practice. You will also have the opportunity to engage
critically with contemporary approaches to regional development policy.
The unit is structured to suit adult learners and the assessments focus on the application of theory
to practical, real-world problem solving. The unit is offered in intensive blended delivery mode.
Enrolment in the Unit
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, students should not enrol in this unit after the end of
week two of semester, as the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) cannot guarantee
that:
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any extra assistance will be provided by the teaching team in respect of work covered in the
period prior to enrolment; and
penalties will not be applied for late submission of any piece or pieces of assessment that were
due during this period.
When does the unit commence?
The unit’s teaching schedule commences in the week beginning 29 June 2015 (online learning). The
face-to-face component will be held 15-17 July, 2015.
University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement
The units in your course, including this unit, have been designed to cumulatively develop the
graduate qualities outlined in the University’s Graduate Quality Statement:
Our graduates are equipped and inspired to shape and respond to the opportunities and
challenges of the future as accomplished communicators, highly regarded professionals and
culturally competent citizens in local, national, and global society. Graduates acquire subject and
multidisciplinary knowledge and skills and develop critical and creative literacies and skills of
inquiry. Our graduates recognise and critically evaluate issues of social responsibility, ethical
conduct and sustainability.
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Intended Learning Outcomes for BAA524
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
RELATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA OR MODULE LEVEL
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
ASSESSMENT
METHODS
COURSE LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcome 1
To understand the nature of
regions, regional economies, and
regional innovation systems.
Identify, use and demonstrate understanding of regional
development concepts from the readings
Assessment item 1
Apply regional development concepts and theory through
participation in online posts and workshop discussions and
by conducting a regional development field activity
Assessment item 2
Learning Outcome 2
To articulate your own thoughts
and ideas about regional
development to a range of
audiences with reference to key
ideas from theory and practice.
Apply regional development concepts and theory coherently
to a real-world context
Assessment item 1
Assessment item 3
Assessment item 4
Apply regional development concepts and theory through
participation in online posts and workshop discussions and
by conducting a regional development field activity
Assessment item 2
Successful completion of this unit
supports your development of course
learning outcomes, which describe what
a graduate of a course knows,
understands and is able to do. Course
learning outcomes are available from the
Course Coordinator. Course learning
outcomes are developed with reference
to national discipline standards,
Australian Qualifications Framework
(AQF), any professional accreditation
requirements and the University of
Tasmania’s Graduate Quality Statement.
Articulate your ideas in a clear and structured way
Assessment item 1
Assessment item 3
Assessment item 4
Assessment item 2
Learning Outcome 3
To analyse and discuss the drivers
and inhibitors of regional
development with reference to
contemporary regions and regional
development policies and
practices.
Apply regional development concepts and theory through
participation in online posts and workshop discussions and
by conducting a regional development field activity
Use critical thinking, analyse and synthesise your readings
and project findings into practical recommendations
Assessment item 4
Learning Outcome 4
To apply regional development
ideas and insights to analyse
development issues and make
practical recommendations.
Apply regional development concepts and theory through
participation in online posts and workshop discussions and
by conducting a regional development field activity
Communicate a compelling regional development project
idea
Assessment item 2
Use critical thinking, analyse and synthesise your readings
and project findings into practical recommendations
Assessment item 4
Assessment item 3
BAA524 Regional Development Theory and Practice
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach
The University is committed to a high standard of professional conduct in all activities, and holds its
commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of paramount importance. Likewise, it
holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as they pursue their studies within the
special environment the University offers. The University’s Code of Conduct for Teaching and
Learning states:
Students are expected to participate actively and positively in the teaching/learning
environment. They must attend classes when and as required, strive to maintain steady
progress within the subject or unit framework, comply with workload expectations, and
submit required work on time.
These are some of the expectations we have of you as a student enrolled in this unit:
Students are expected to complete the online preparatory learning component and first assessment
prior to attending the intensive workshops. Students are also expected to attend two full days of
intensive workshops and participate in an independent field activity during the workshop week.
Students receive a mark for participation as part of their final assessment. For this reason, students
are expected to participate actively in all unit activities, including the workshops and field activities.
Work, Health and Safety (WH&S)
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure teaching and learning environment. In
addition to specific requirements of this unit, you should refer to the University’s policy at:
www.utas.edu.au/work-health-safety.
Learning Resources
Prescribed Text/Software
A prescribed text is a resource that you must have access to for the purposes of studying this unit. Information regarding
how these may be purchased is attached.
All students who undertake this unit will be given a Resource Manual. The Resource Manual
includes lecture notes, discussion questions, references and key websites.
Each section of the Resource Manual also specifies core readings. Readings for this unit are all
available via the unit’s Reading List. To access your Reading List please go to
http://rlms.utas.edu.au/erl/ or follow the link in MyLO.
Recommended Texts/Software
A recommended text is a resource that you can use to broaden your understanding of the topics covered in this unit. You
may also find a recommended text helpful when conducting research for assignments.
In addition to the readings included in your Resource Manual, you are also encouraged to consult
other relevant journals such as:
• Regional Science Policy and Practice
• Regional Studies, European Planning Studies
• Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research
• Journal of Place Management and Development
• Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
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My Learning Online (MyLO)
Access to the MyLO online learning environment unit is required for this unit. The unit has its own
MyLO site.
To log into MyLO and access this unit, go to: http://www.utas.edu.au/mylo. To access the unit,
select BAA524.
For help using MyLO go to http://www.utas.edu.au/mylo.
Technical requirements for MyLO
MyLO can be accessed via Library computers and in computer labs on campus. See:
http://www.utas.edu.au/it/computing-distributed-systems/computer-labs-facilities-and-locations
For further technical information and help, contact the UTAS Service Desk on 6226 1818 or at
http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk during business hours.
Learning to use MyLO
When you log into MyLO, you will see a unit called Getting Started with MyLO. Enter this unit to
learn more about MyLO, and to practise using its features.
MyLO Expectations
1.
Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct across all modes of
communication, either with staff or with other students. Penalties may be imposed if the Unit
Coordinator believes that, in any instance or mode of communication, your language or
content is inappropriate or offensive. MyLO is a public forum. Due levels of respect,
professionalism and high ethical standards are expected of students at all times.
2.
Submission of assessment tasks via MyLO presumes that students have read, understood and
abide by the requirements relating to academic conduct, and in particular, those requirements
relating to plagiarism. All work submitted electronically is presumed to be “signed-off” by the
student submitting as their own work. Any breach of this requirement will lead to student
misconduct processes.
3.
MyLO is an Internet service for teaching and learning provided by the University. It is
expected that you check your units in MyLO for updates at least once a day.
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Using MyLO for BAA524
IMPORTANT!: Before you are provided with access to your unit’s MyLO resources, you must
complete the Student Agreement form. To do this:
1. Access the unit’s MyLO site.
2. Locate the Begin Here folder and click on it to open it. You can find the Begin Here folder by
scrolling down until you see Content Browser OR by clicking on the Content button.
OR
3. Once you have opened the Begin Here folder, click on the Student Agreement file.
OR
4. Read the terms, then check the I agree box. You should now be able to access all available
unit content on MyLO. You only need to do this once in each MyLO unit.
Other important resources on MyLO
Students are expected to regularly check on MyLO for any updates in relation to the unit. Essentially,
MyLO has been incorporated into the delivery of this unit to enhance students’ learning experience,
by providing access to up-to-date course materials, and allowing for online discussion. In addition to
the lecture slides which are uploaded on MyLO on a weekly basis, other unit-related materials such
as supplementary readings and assessment guides can also be accessed on MyLO. Further, students
are also expected to engage in an active discussion about issues related to the unit through the
discussion forums or chat rooms that are available on MyLO: this is particularly helpful for distance
students who may utilise the facilities available on MyLO to contact their fellow distance students
and form groups to complete any group assessment tasks for this unit. In this regard, MyLO should
be treated as the unit's critical platform for learning and communication.
Student Feedback via eVALUate
At the conclusion of each unit, students will be asked to provide online responses to a number of
matters relating to the learning and teaching within that unit. All students are asked to respond
honestly to these questions, as all information received is used to enhance the delivery of future
offerings.
Changes to this Unit Based on Previous Student Feedback
This unit was offered for the first time in 2014 as a single unit focusing solely on regional
development theory and practice. In response to prior student requests for a more in-depth study of
regional development, BAA524 Regional Development Theory and Practice now focuses on the
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regional development field, its key theories, and regional-scale policy and planning processes.
BAA525 Community Development Theory and Practice focuses on the community development field,
its key theories, and the dynamics of on-the-ground work with communities.
Details of Teaching Arrangements
The unit achieves its learning outcomes through an applied learning project, and through
participation in exercises and learning activities that involve discussion, debate and development of
scenarios, solutions and propositions. Group work and informal collaboration and discussions are
important learning tools and will be a key part of the learning experience in this unit.
Lectures/Intensive Sessions
The unit is offered in intensive blended delivery mode in Winter School (starting 29 June 2015). It is
structured as follows:
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Preparatory learning component – online and independently (readings, discussion board and
first assessment) – two weeks, commencing 29 June 2015.
Interactive learning component – feedback, online discussion, face-to-face workshops (15-17
July), independent field activity and assessment – two weeks, commencing 13 July 2015.
Project learning component (final assessment) – two weeks.
Through a number of different learning approaches, you will be encouraged to apply the
skills and knowledge gained to real-life experiences or scenarios.
A compulsory face-to-face component is offered on the Cradle Coast campus (15-17 July inclusive).
The final report is due Monday, 10 August 2015 by 5pm.
Communication, Consultation and Appointments
TO KEEP UP WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THIS UNIT
Check the MyLO News tool at least once every two days. The unit News will appear when you first
enter our unit’s MyLO site. Alternatively, click on the News button (towards the top of the MyLO
screen) at any time.
WHEN YOU HAVE A QUESTION
Other students may have the same question that you have. Please go to the Q&A Forum on our
course’s MyLO site. Check the posts that are already there – someone may have answered your
question already. Otherwise, add your question as a new topic. Students are encouraged to support
each other using this forum – if you can answer someone’s question, please do. We will attempt to
respond to questions within 48 business hours. If your question is related to a personal issue or your
performance in the unit, please contact the appropriate teaching staff member by email instead.
WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WILL IMPACT ON YOUR STUDIES OR THE SUBMISSION OF AN
ASSESSMENT TASK
If you have a personal question related to your studies or your grades, please contact teaching staff
by email.
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For general questions about the unit, please add them to the Q&A forum on our unit’s MyLO site.
This way, other students can also benefit from the answers.
A NOTE ABOUT EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE
You are expected to check your UTAS email (WebMail) on a regular basis – at least three times per
week. To access your WebMail account, login using your UTAS username and password at
https://webmail.utas.edu.au/.
You are strongly advised not to forward your UTAS emails to an external email service (such as gmail
or Hotmail). In the past, there have been significant issues where this has occurred, resulting in UTAS
being blacklisted by these email providers for a period of up to one month. To keep informed, please
use your UTAS email as often as possible.
We receive a lot of emails. Be realistic about how long it might take for us to respond. Allow at least
TWO (2) business days to reply. Staff are not required to respond to emails where students do not
directly identify themselves, are threatening or offensive, or come from external (non-UTAS) email
accounts. When you write an email, you must include the following information. This helps teaching
staff to determine who you are and which unit you are talking about.
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Family name
Preferred name
Student ID
Unit code (i.e. BAA524)
Questions
If your question is about an assessment task, please include the assessment task
number or name.
Assessment
How Your Final Result Is Determined
In order to pass this unit you must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% of the total available
marks. Details of each assessment item are outlined below.
Assessment Schedule
Assessment Items
Due Date
Regional development
case analysis
Participation in the
interactive learning
component
Friday, 10 July 2015
20%
Online component: throughout
the unit.
20%
Project proposal
Regional development
learning project final
report
Face to Face component: Week
Three (15-17 July 2015)
During workshop Friday 17 July
2015
Monday, 10 August 2015 by 5pm
Value/Weighting
Link to Learning
Outcomes
1,2
1,2,3,4
10%
2,4
50%
2,3,4
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Assessment Item 1 – Regional Development Case Analysis
Task Description:
The Regional development case analysis is an opportunity to practice using
and communicating regional development concepts from your readings with
reference to real world issues. You will prepare a discussion paper for a nonspecialist audience on a case study region you know well, in which you will
describe the region’s characteristics and attributes and articulate your own
ideas about its regional development potential, using concepts from your
readings.
Task Length:
1500 words
Assessment Criteria:
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Ability to identify, use and demonstrate understanding of concepts
from the readings
Ability to apply regional development concepts and theory
coherently to a real-world context
Structure and readability of the case study
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcomes 1 & 2
Due Date:
Friday, 10 July 2015
Value:
20% of final mark
Assessment Item 2 – Participation in interactive learning
Task Description:
Participation in the interactive learning component recognises the learning
that occurs through engaging interactively with the material through online
and workshop activities and discussions and an independent field activity.
Online component: Students will undertake independent reading and
participate in online activities. They will provide:
Online posts on readings of their choice each week during Weeks Two and
Three (total of two posts): summarising key points for colleagues and
providing their own reflections on the practical applicability of the content.
Online posts each week during Weeks Four and Five (total of two posts). In
Week Four students will prepare a post-workshop reflection on the Cradle
Coast region and specific learnings from the workshop program. In Week
Five students will prepare reflections on the process of undertaking the
Regional Development Learning Project.
Intensive workshop component. Intensive workshops will be held on
Wednesday and Friday of Week Three and will include discussions of
contemporary regional development policies and practices in international
context. Between the two intensive workshop sessions, on Thursday of
Week Three (16 July) you will conduct an independent field activity exploring
the concepts of place attributes and liveability in the context of North West
Tasmania. Students will:
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Task Length:
Assessment Criteria:
Attend both full days of interactive workshops, and come to
workshops having completed the background reading and online
posts;
Contribute to group discussions with reference to theory, practice,
and relevant personal experience; and
Conduct an independent field activity to gather data on the Cradle
Coast region and present results for group discussion.
Minimum 4 online posts, of between 200 and 500 words each
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Completion of online posts, reflecting on regional development
theory and concepts and their applicability to real-world regions
Attendance at face-to face workshops
Active participation in workshop discussions and activities with
reference to theory, practice, and relevant personal experience
Conduct of a field activity and presentation of the findings of the
field activity to peers with reference to regional development theory
and concepts.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 & 4
Due Date:
Online posts: throughout the unit; face to face activities: 15-17 July 2015.
Value:
20% of final mark
Assessment Item 3 – Project proposal
Task Description:
The Project Proposal is a formative assessment. It is designed to give you an
opportunity to formulate a project idea from the concepts learned from the
unit content and to test your idea among peers.
This assessment item is designed to assist with the design of your Regional
Development Learning Project and to provide formative feedback from your
lecturer and from peers. Sharing the project proposal with fellow students is
an important learning strategy and assessment item as it provides an
opportunity to grow confidence in applying these skills and capabilities in
other work settings and locations.
Task Length:
Completed Project Proposal template and ten minute structured verbal
presentation (with visual aids).
Assessment Criteria:
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Ability to apply regional development concepts and theories
coherently to a real world context
Clarity and structure of the presentation
Communication of a compelling project idea
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning outcomes 2 & 4
Due Date:
During workshop: Friday 17 July 2015
Value:
10% of final mark
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Assessment Item 4 – Regional Development Learning Project Report
Task Description:
This is your final assessment: an opportunity to apply what you have learned
in this unit to a real-world problem or issue in your own region or elsewhere.
The Learning Project Report will critically analyse the drivers and inhibitors of
a successful regional response to this problem or issue, and make specific
recommendations about actions that can be taken to address it. This
assessment is designed to foster practice skills and real-world application of
the material learned in this unit.
Task Length:
3000 words
Assessment Criteria:
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Ability to apply regional development concepts and theories
coherently to a real world context
Evidence of critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis into practical
recommendations
Structure and clarity of the report, and ability to engage the reader.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcomes 2, 3 & 4
Due Date:
Monday, 10 August 2015 by 5pm
Value:
50% of final mark
Submission of Assessment Items
Lodging Assessment Items
Assignments must be submitted electronically through the assignment drop box in MyLO and must
include a cover sheet. Assignments must be word processed in size 12 font (preferably Times New
Roman or Arial with 1.5 line spacing).
Students must ensure that their name, student ID, unit code, tutorial time and tutor’s name are
clearly marked on the first page. If this information is missing, the assignment will not be accepted
and, therefore, will not be marked.
Where relevant, Unit Coordinators may also request students submit a paper version of their
assignments.
Please remember that you are responsible for lodging your assessment items on or before the due
date and time. We suggest you keep a copy. Even in ‘perfect’ systems, items sometimes go astray.
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Late Assessment and Extension Policy
All requests for extensions should be submitted by email to A/Prof Robyn Eversole
([email protected]) WELL BEFORE the due date of the assignment. Generally,
foreseeable work commitments will not be grounds for an extension.
In this Policy:
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(a) ‘day’ or ‘days’ includes all calendar days, including weekends and public holidays;
(b) ‘late’ means after the due date and time; and
(c) ‘assessment items’ includes all internal non-examination based forms of assessment
This Policy applies to all students enrolled in TSBE Units at whatever Campus or geographical
location.
Students are expected to submit assessment items on or before the due date and time specified
in the relevant Unit Outline. The onus is on the student to prove the date and time of
submission.
Students who have a medical condition or special circumstances may apply for an extension.
Requests for extensions should, where possible, be made in writing to the Unit Coordinator on
or before the due date. Students will need to provide independent supporting documentation
to substantiate their claims.
Late submission of assessment items will incur a penalty of 10% of the total marks possible for
that piece of assessment for each day the assessment item is late unless an extension had been
granted on or before the relevant due date.
Assessment items submitted more than five (5) days late will not be accepted.
Academic staff do NOT have the discretion to waive a late penalty, subject to clause 4 above.
Academic Referencing and Style Guide
Before starting their assignments, students are advised to familiarise themselves with the following
electronic resources.
The first is the Harvard Referencing System Style Guide, which can be accessed from the UTAS
library: http://utas.libguides.com/content.php?pid=27520&sid=199808. The Harvard style is the
appropriate referencing style for this unit and the guide provides information on presentation of
assignments, including referencing styles. In your written work you will need to support your ideas
by referring to scholarly literature, works of art and/or inventions. It is important that you
understand how to correctly refer to the work of others and maintain academic integrity.
Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty
(plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence.
The second is the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics’s Writing Assignments: A Guide,
which can be accessed at: http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources ..
This guide provides students with useful information about the structure and style of assignments in
the TSBE.
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Review of Assessment and Results
Review of Internal Assessment
It is expected that students will adhere to the following policy for a review of any piece of
continuous/internal assessment. The term continuous/internal assessment includes any assessment
task undertaken across the teaching phase of any unit (such as an assignment, a tutorial
presentation, and online discussion, and the like), as well as any capstone assignment or take-home
exam.
Within five (5) days of release of the assessment result a student may request a meeting with the
assessor for the purpose of an informal review of the result (in accordance with Academic
Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/academic-governance/academicsenate/academic-senate-rules . During the meeting, the student should be prepared to discuss
specifically the marks for the section(s) of the marking criteria they are disputing and why they
consider their mark(s) is/are incorrect. The assessor will provide a response to the request for
review within five (5) days of the meeting.
If the student is dissatisfied with the response they may request a formal review of internal
assessment by the Head of School, with the request being lodged within five (5) days of the informal
review being completed. A Review of Internal Assessment Form is available at the following link:
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources/forms. The form must be
submitted to the TSBE Office.
Review of Final Result
Should you require a review of your final result a formal request must be made only after
completing the review of exam script process list above. To comply with UTAS policy, this request
must be made within ten (10) days from the release of the final results (in accordance with
Academic Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/academic-governance/academicsenate/academic-senate-rules . You will need to complete an Application for Review of Assessment
Form, which can be accessed from http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/exam-and-results-forms. Note
that if you have passed the unit you will be required to pay $50 for this review.
The TSBE reserves the right to refuse a student request to review final examination scripts should
this process not be followed.
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Further Support and Assistance
If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assessment items, have personal or lifeplanning issues, disability or illness that may affect your study, then you are advised to raise these
with your lecturer or tutor in the first instance.
If you do not feel comfortable contacting one of these people, or you have had discussions with
them and are not satisfied, then you are encouraged to contact:
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR – POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name: Dr Rob Hecker
Room: 307, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay
Email: [email protected]
Students are also encouraged to contact their Undergraduate Student Adviser who will be able to
help in identifying the issues that need to be addressed, give general advice, assist by liaising with
academic staff, as well as referring students to any relevant University-wide support services. Please
refer to the Student Adviser listings at www.utas.edu.au/first-year/student-advisers for your
adviser’s contact details.
There is also a range of University-wide support services available to students, including Student
Centre Administration, Careers and Employment, Disability Services, International and Migrant
Support, and Student Learning and Academic Support. Please refer to the Current Students website
(available from www.utas.edu.au/students) for further information.
If you wish to pursue any matters further then a Student Advocate may be able to assist.
Information about the advocates can be accessed from www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/studentcomplaints. The University also has formal policies, and you can find out details about those from
that link.
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Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism
Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, allowing another student to copy work for an
assignment or an examination, and any other conduct by which a student:
(a) seeks to gain, for themselves or for any other person, any academic advantage or advancement
to which they or that other person are not entitled; or
(b) improperly disadvantages any other student.
Students engaging in any form of academic misconduct may be dealt with under the Ordinance of
Student Discipline. This can include imposition of penalties that range from a deduction/cancellation
of marks to exclusion from a unit or the University. Details of penalties that can be imposed are
available in the Ordinance of Student Discipline – Part 3 Academic Misconduct, see
http://www.utas.edu.au/university-council/university-governance/ordinances.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or
inventions and representing them as your own, for example:
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using an author’s words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source;
using an author’s ideas without proper acknowledgment and citation; or
copying another student’s work.
It also means using one’s own work from previously submitted assessment items if repeating a unit.
If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please
consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the academic integrity
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Study Schedule
Week
Start of Week
1
Monday 29 June 2015
2
Monday 6 July 2015
3
4
5
6
Monday, 13 July 2015
Monday, 20 July 2015
Topic/s and activities
Text Chapter/s
Preparatory Learning Part One Resource Manual:
• Background reading and
• Introduction to
study
Regional
Development and
• Preparation for Assessment
associated readings
One
• Regional Economies
and Regional
Innovation and
associated readings
Preparatory Learning Part Two Resource Manual:
• Background reading and
• Regional Economies
study
and Regional
Innovation and
• Online post reflecting on
associated readings
readings
•
Regional
• Assessment 1 – Regional
Development
Development Case Analysis
Platforms and
associated readings
Interactive Learning Part One
• Online post reflecting on
readings
• Face to Face workshop and
field activity – Wednesday,
15 July – Friday 17 July.
Interactive Learning Part Two • Reading/ research
• Online post reflecting on
for Regional
workshop and field activity
Development
Learning Project
• Incorporation of feedback
from Assessment Three into
Learning Project
Monday, 27 July 2015 Project Learning Part One
• Reading/ research
for Regional
• Progress Regional
Development Learning
Development
Project
Learning Project
Monday 3 August 2015 Project Learning Part Two
• Prepare Regional
Development Learning
Project Report
Due Dates
Online post on
readings
Assessment One
due Friday, 10
July
Online post on
readings
Attend face to
face component
15-17 July
Assessment
Three due Friday,
17 July in the
workshop
Online post on
workshop and
field activity
Online post on
Regional
Development
Learning Project
Assessment Four
due Monday, 10
August
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