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­ developing Leadership and Management (6HR510) SPRING 2021 Developing Leadership and Management Module Code: 6HR510 Module Handbook 2020/21 Module Leader (London College): Parsa Lohani Module Leader (Derby): Anne Wylie For Derby Business School BA Business Management (and bracketed pathways) Contents Staff contacts. 4 Welcome. 5 Module Specification and Description. 6 Schedule of delivery. 8 Recommended Reading. 10 Student Voice. 11 Your Voice. 11 You Said It. We Did It 11 Module Evaluation. 11 Module Assessment Description. 12 Assessment Schedule. 13 Formative Feedback. 13 Assessment 13 Summative feedback, grades and return of work. 13 Electronic Submission. 14 Anonymous Marking. 14 Progression: 14 Plagiarism and Academic Offences. 14 Plagiarism.. 15 Collusion: 15 Impersonation: 15 Any other form of deception: 15 PLATO: 15 Referencing. 15 Student Responsibilities. 15 Preparation. 15 Punctuality. 16 Attendance and Engagement 16 Absence. 16 If you have a problem.. 17 Technical Issue approaching the deadline time. 17 Extenuating Circumstances. 18 What are Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances (EEC)?. 18 Completing an EEC Request 18 Late Submission Requests. 19 Referrals. 19 Assessment Criteria. 20 External Examiners. 20 Diversity Statement 20 Appendix A: Assessment Rubric. 21 Appendix B: Undergraduate Marking Scale. 24 Appendix C: Submission check list 25 Welcome Dear Student, Wishing you a warm welcome to the Developing Leadership and Management Module. This module is about the concepts of Leadership and Management. It explores the similarities and differences in the roles and responsibilities of leaders and managers in the workplace and the development of leadership theoretical approaches as well as the practical application of these within organisations. Students will analyse the skills and competencies of effective organisational leaders and examine alternative methods of leadership development to enhance these. In this module we’ll cover a wide range of leadership and management concepts and ideas. There is no way in twelve weeks that we can cover enough but we can make a start. So please come to these sessions with an open mind, be prepared to challenge conventional thinking and ready to enjoy a journey that thousands have travelled before. Parsa Lohani (FHEA, MCIM). Module Specification and Description Module TitleDeveloping Leadership and ManagementDate of ApprovalMay-17Module Code  6HR510Module Level6Credit value20Module Delivery Mode  Online/Distance  ☐            Blended/Face to Face üWork-Based Learning ☐  Module Description  This module is about the concepts of Leadership and Management. It explores the similarities and differences in the roles and responsibilities of leaders and managers in the workplace and the development of leadership theoretical approaches as well as the practical application of these within organisations. Students will analyse the skills and competencies of effective organisational leaders and examine alternative methods of leadership development to enhance these.    Module Learning  Outcomes  On successful completion of this module students will be able to:   Critically evaluate the definition, roles and responsibilities of Leadership and Management in modern contextsAssess alternative theoretical approaches to leadership and management and their relevance within contemporary organisations.Discuss different methods of leadership and management development and how to implement and evaluate interventions effectively    Module Content  Definitions of Leadership and Management*Similarities and Differences between Leadership and Management*The balance between Leadership and Management in a contemporary context*Contemporary requirements of Management and LeadershipKey theoretical approaches through time and critical evaluation of these theories.*Leadership and vison*Practical skills required for Management and Leadership in contemporary settings*Modern considerations for ethical and cultural issues*Approaches to Management and Leadership developmentDesign, implementation and evaluation of effective development programmes   This module is mapped against CMI module 5012, Being a Leader and 5013, and Leadership practice. The starred (*) elements are key to this.   This module has been mapped against the CIPD module 5LMS, Developing Leadership and Management Skills.    Module Learning and Teaching    Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities    25%  Guided Independent Study      75%  Placement Learning    0%  Module Assessment  Component 1: COURSEWORK Summary of Assessment Methods Assignment Weighting 100%   3,500 word Management Report based on a case study within a modern organisation critically evaluating which leadership theories would be most  relevant for the organisation, and the design, implementation and evaluation of appropriate leadership development interventions       Reading List  Core Text Yukl, G.E. (2012) Leadership in Organizations: Global Edition, 8th Edition.  Harlow, Pearson Education Ltd.   Additional Recommended Reading Sources Carmichael, J., Collins, C., Emsell, P., Haydon, J (2011) Leadership and Management Development. Oxford, Oxford University Press. CIPD (2011) UK highlights: global leadership forecast 2011.  London, CIPD. Daft, R.L. (2014) The Leadership Experience.  Stamford, Cengage Learning. Gill, R. (2011) Theory and Practice of Leadership, 2nd Edition.  London, Sage. Gold, J., Thorpe, R., Mumford, A. (2010) Leadership and Management Development.  London, CIPD. Northouse (2015) Leadership: Theory and Practice, 7th Edition. London, Sage. Schedlitzki, D., Edwards, G. (2014) Studying Leadership:  Traditional and Critical Approaches.  London, Sage. Western S (2013) Leadership a critical text, 2nd Edition. London, Sage.   This module is delivered at the University of Derby, London College, Boston College, Med College (Athens, Thessaloniki), EU Business School (Barcelona, Munich & Geneva) and HELP. Delivery at the University of Derby is via synchronised remote live lectures and face-to-face seminars. There will also be asynchronised activities for you to complete during your study time. Delivery at the University of Derby is in English.  Schedule of delivery WeekLecture OutlineSeminar Outline1    What is Leadership?   Early perceptions of leadership: Great Man Theory born, or made? Trait theorySituation and contingency theory  Defining and distinguishing leadership and management and evaluation of the similarities and differences between leadership and management Critical perspectives on early theories of leadership  2    Seasoned Styles of Leadership and Management: Transformational and transactionalServant leadership    Critical comparison of contemporary theories of leadership and managementIdentifying and analysing leadership styles  3Recent Styles of Leadership: Importance of emotional intelligence in leadershipAuthenticEmpatheticResonantAwakened and agile    Relationship between leaders and followers, including: follower choice, attracting and retaining followers, and exploring notions of leader and follower power  4  Assignment Launch        Approaches to case study analysisCritical writing using an appropriate professional and academic tone Consolidation of learner so far and how this relates to task 1 of the assignment  5    Exploration and evaluation of the role of the modern leader:   Creating visonShaping cultureDriving changeEmpowering high performance teamsEmbodying ethicsOthers    Leadership conundrums, case study exercises:   Series of leadership case studies to highlight the different roles of a leaderLinking of the modern leadership conundrums to the definitions of leadership and management and contemporary theory of leadership styles6    Evaluation of Leaders of today  Seminar will consolidate learning to date and consider the implications for contemporary workplaces.   Time will be dedicated to developing a structure for the first part of the assignment and reviewing proposed structures.   7    Practical skills required for Leadership and Management in contemporary settings:   Distinguishing between competency and skillExploration of contemporary skills and competencies for effective leadership  Critical evaluation of the skills and competencies which make a ‘modern’ leader and manager  8    Approaches to Leadership and Management development (1)   Visiting speaker(s)  Practical activity session to evaluate leadership and management development tools and methods  9    Approaches to Leadership and Management development (2)   Visiting speaker(s)  Practical activity session to evaluate methods of measuring development interventions and methods   Assignment / Writing workshop and support.  Time will be dedicated to developing a structure for the latter part of the assignment and reviewing proposed structures / ideas for the first part10    Unlocking your leadership potential (1):   Revisit Goleman: understanding self and othersLearning through experience – the path to successful leadershipThe importance of reflective practice – Kolb and Gibbs    Understanding and evaluating your own leadership qualities – practical activities to find the leader within you.11    Unlocking your leadership potential (2):   Your professional and personal development planYour personal leadership brand/sStrategy ‘you’    Activities to further develop individual leadership qualities potential Developing ‘Strategy You!’Resilience building exercise12    Online assignment support session      Assignment Support Tutorials Assignment Submission   23.59 10th May via Turnitin Recommended Reading (Updated to reflect latest editions and availability in Kedleston Road Library) Core Text Yukl, G.E. (2019) Leadership in Organizations: Global Edition, 9th edn.  Harlow, Pearson Education Ltd. (available as an ebook in the library) Additional Recommended Reading Sources Carmichael, J., Collins, C., Emsell, P., Haydon, J (2011) Leadership and Management Development. Oxford, Oxford University Press. (physical copy) Daft, R.L. (2015) The Leadership Experience, 6th edn.  Stamford, Cengage Learning (available as an ebook in the library) Gill, R. (2011) Theory and Practice of Leadership, 2nd edn.  London, Sage. (physical copy) Gold, J., Thorpe, R., Mumford, A. (2010) Leadership and Management Development.  London, CIPD. (physical copy) Northouse (2016) Leadership: Theory and Practice, 7th edn. London, Sage. (physical copy) Schedlitzki, D., Edwards, G. (2018) Studying Leadership:  Traditional and Critical Approaches, 2nd edn. London, Sage. (physical copy) Western S (2019) Leadership a critical text, 3rd edn. London, Sage. (physical copy) Other Useful texts Parry, K. and Jackson, B. (2011) A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about studying leadership. 2nd edn. London: Sage. (ebook 2008 version) Whetten, D.A. and Cameron, K.S. (2016). Developing Management Skills. 9th edn.  New Jersey: Pearson Education. (available as an ebook in the library) Journals: Academy of Management Journal Administrative Science Quarterly British Journal of Management Harvard Business Review Journal of Management Studies Journal of Management Academy Management Review Leadership Quarterly Websites: Chartered institute of Personnel and Development Chartered Management Institute Institute of Leadership and Management Student Voice Your Voice  We welcome your feedback on all aspects of the programme that you are studying on. A key opportunity to voice your ideas and experiences and contribute to programme development is via your student representatives in Programme Committees. The Programme Committee involves staff, students and key stakeholders from the subject area who help make decisions about the operation of the programme. The Programme Committee are scheduled to occur a minimum of three times a year. If your student representative is unable to attend the Committee, they can send in a report and have discussions with the Programme Leader. The Programme Leader will write a Programme Evaluation Report (PER) which amongst other things is based on your feedback; this report is considered and approved by the Programme Committee before the final version is submitted to the University Centre for Quality Assurance and reviewed by the College’s Quality and Enhancement Committee. We really welcome your feedback and ask that you pass this on to your student representatives or the Chair of the Programme Committee directly. We also encourage you take part in this committee by becoming a Student Representative for your year. If you decide to become a representative, you will receive formal training by the Union of Students.    You are also encouraged to communicate with your module leaders / programme leaders as appropriate with regard to your ideas and experiences of the programme.  You Said It. We Did It   Throughout the year we will ask you to tell us all about your experience here at the University of Derby. Your opinions are really important to us, and we are constantly making changes as a result of your feedback to improve your experience. Make sure to keep an eye out for a chance to have your say in the next Feedback and Survey campaigns, which will be running throughout your time at the University of Derby.  Module Evaluation During your module, you will be asked to complete 2 formal surveys.  The first is a Mid-Module Evaluation, which helps us to understand how we might improve the delivery of this module for you.  The second is a Module Evaluation Questionnaire (MEQ), which is a formal requirement and serves as an indication of your satisfaction.  This is conducted via EvaSys (online survey automation software) and you will receive an invitation to participate via email. You can access the MEQ via the link to ‘My Surveys’ from the Module Homepage.  The results from the MEQ will be used to Quality Assure your course and play an important part in continual improvement of our provision. Both surveys are important, and we strongly encourage you to engage with them.   Module Assessment Description All assessments will be marked using your student number, following the Anonymous Marking Policy. This will ensure that even if the work can be recognised by the initial marker, the anonymity of the student is preserved during second marking/internal moderation and external validation.   Module Assessment  COURSEWORK        Component 1: COURSEWORK Summary of Assessment Methods Assignment Weighting 100%   Assignment Instructions: You are required to write and submit a 3,300 – 3,700 words report demonstrating your understanding of contemporary leadership and management.  The report is divided into two sections, which reflect the learning outcomes of the module, each section is detailed below:   Section 1:  Critically evaluate the contemporary definitions of leadership and management examining current perspectives of the roles and responsibilities of both leaders and managers generally. (LO1, LO2)   Section 2: Based on your evaluation in section one, propose a minimum of three critical skills and behaviours required to be a successful 21st century leader. Consider specific methods of leadership and management development that could develop these critical skills and recommend how to implement and evaluate these development interventions effectively. (LO3)   (You may present your recommended interventions and respective evaluations in a table format for section 2).   Assignment Submission and Grading Criteria   All assignments should be submitted via the Turnitin submission point (found within the ‘Assessment’ tab) by 23.59pm 10th May 2021.  All assignments will be marked against a marking rubric, a copy of which is attached to Appendix A.    On successful submission of the assignment, you will be demonstrating your individual achievement of the Module Learning Outcomes: Critically evaluate the definition, roles and responsibilities of Leadership and Management in modern contexts.Assess alternative theoretical approaches to leadership and management and their relevance within contemporary organisations.Discuss different methods of leadership and management development and how to implement and evaluate interventions effectively.   Assessment Schedule 10th May, by 11.59pm via Turnitin. *Return date with provisional grade 12:00 noon 31st May 2021. *Please note, return dates are estimates and are subject to the satisfactory completion of all marking and moderation activities. You should watch blackboard for announcements relating to any changes to these advertised dates. Formative Feedback Three opportunities are provided in weeks 6, 9 and 12 for formative feedback.  Your seminar tutor will assist you to explore how the module themes can be linked to your assessed work.  Time will be allocated during class time and the opportunity provided to receive tutor feedback during the sessions. Assessment Work will be assessed using the Assessment Rubric (Appendix A) and the Undergraduate marking scale (Appendix B). Summative feedback, grades and return of work Tutors will aim to return grades and feedback within 3 weeks of submission. This may take longer at the end of the academic year when grades need to be released through the examinations board and sent to external examiners for approval. Feedback as well as a grade is provided with the return of assignments. You should carefully read this. If you have further questions you should contact the marking tutor. Assignment feedback on this module will be returned via the digital marking system.  The module tutor will notify you by email when feedback is available.  It is important to recognise that you will receive feedback in a number of ways during the module. Whilst it is most apparent when your work is marked and returned to you, you may also receive feedback in one or more of the following ways: Through in class discussions about assignmentsThrough one-to-one tutorialsThrough email correspondence with your tutor In all instances, it is important that you pay close attention to what you are being told and look for any patterns that might be emerging in relation to your strengths and weaknesses. Electronic Submission In order to reduce unnecessary travel and queuing time for students, the University uses a system of electronic submission (eSubmission) of all assignments where this is possible. Both assignments on this module are submitted in this way, unless you are advised by your tutor differently. Start by taking a look at the eSub website as this is the main site supporting students with eSubmission and provides support documents and videos to talk you through the whole process.  You can find a link to this through the ‘Guides’ tab on UDo. You will also find a printable guide In the Assessments area of your module called Electronic Submission Guide for Students this will talk you through the submission process and guide you to further resources to help you submit your work. Remember: All coursework should be submitted on time.  There are no opportunities to submit work as late.  Even if you submit an EEC request you should submit the coursework you have already completed to that date by the deadline.  The only exception is if a student has a support plan and agreed extra time to complete work. Anonymous Marking The University of Derby is committed to ensuring a fair and equitable process in marking and grading student assessments.  To that end, all assessed work for this module will be submitted anonymously. The policy guidance indicates that ‘Anonymity’ is the use of an identifier, which cannot be related to the student’s name without reference to central student records or other mechanism, in the assessment process. As a consequence, all summative assessment where practicable should be marked via student number and not according to student name. Point 7 of the Anonymous Marking Policy states that “it is the responsibility of students to respect and enable anonymity in the assessment process where anonymous marking applies, and to actively engage in the preservation of the anonymity mechanisms provided to them”.  N.B. A copy of the policy is available to view on UDo under MODULE INFO Progression: Students are required to attempt all assessment components of their modules. Students with a Non-Submission (NS) on first submission, who have not attempted the referral offer must return on a part-time recovery basis for the whole of the next academic year. Plagiarism and Academic Offences An academic offence could include plagiarism or improper conduct in exams. The University has a public duty to ensure that the highest standards are maintained in the conduct of assessment.  It is, therefore absolutely essential that all students learn how to avoid committing an academic offence.  Academic offences apply to coursework and examinations. Committing an academic offence is regarded very seriously. Plagiarism: A student is liable to be found guilty of plagiarism if any work presented for individual assessment is found to contain the unacknowledged work of some other person(s).  If this involves deliberate misrepresentation of material as the student’s own in an attempt to deceive the examiners then the offence is very grave indeed. All sources should be cited and all quotations from the works of other authors clearly identified as such. If a student’s work is found to contain verbatim (or near verbatim) quotations from the work of other authors (including other students past or present) without clear acknowledgement, then plagiarism has been committed whether or not the student intended to deceive the examiners. Collusion: Where there is a requirement for the submitted work to be solely that of an individual student, collaboration is not permitted.  Students who improperly work together in these circumstances are guilty of collusion. Impersonation: A student who is substituted by another person in an examination, or who submits by substitution the work of another person as their own, is guilty of deception by impersonation.  The offence of impersonation can be applied to the student and to the accomplice. Any other form of deception: Any action through which students seek to gain an unfair advantage in assessment constitutes an academic offence, such as, for instance, submitting the same piece of work for separate modules. Please see the 3Rs document for further explanation of academic offences. PLATO: PLATO is an online resource that gives you information, exercises and quizzes to help you avoid plagiarism which can be accessed through UDo.  If you’re found to have committed an academic offence, the Union of Students’ independent advice service is on hand to help you through the whole process, and give you independent advice and representation. You are strongly recommended to make use of the PLATO online materials designed to help you understand and avoid plagiarism. PLATO can be accessed via UDo.  Log in to UDo and access the “Guides” section.  Links to PLATO can be found in the user guides. Referencing When you are writing your assignments, it is important that you reference all your sources of information correctly to avoid plagiarism and conform to good academic practice.  Make sure you understand the referencing guidelines for your subject.  Referencing guides are available from the library and from various online sources.  Academic referencing can, to the inexperienced, appear complex and confusing but if you are stuck, don’t be afraid to ask your tutor! Useful written guidelines on referencing can also be found in the appendixes of Saunders M, Lewis P, Thornhill (2016) Research Methods for Business Students, 7th Edition, Harlow, Pearson Education Ltd. (and other editions of this text).  For a more comprehensive text on referencing you could also try Pears R, Shields G (2019) Cite them right, the essential referencing guide, 11th Edition Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillan (earlier editions are available as an E-book from the library catalogue). Student Responsibilities Preparation During this module, you will undertake a mixture of information, exploration, and application sessions.  Information sessions take the form of a more traditional lecture.  The tutor will do most of the talking here. Lectures are live and will be delivered remotely according to your scheduled timetable.  However, in the seminar sessions you will take the lead, often working in small groups on activities to help you deepen your understanding of the subject area and how this can be applied in the workplace. You must prepare for these sessions by checking blackboard for all relevant materials and undertaking any indicated preparation work.  As a standard, you should: Bring a copy of the lecture slides with you to the information sessions to make your own notes on during the session;Bring a copy of any materials provided for the exploration or application sessions with you to class (or bring an appropriate laptop/tablet to view electronic versions of materials in class where available);Read through all materials provided BEFORE attending class;Ensure your mobile phone is set to silent during classroom sessions;If you choose to use mobile devices to view teaching materials please do not use them to engage with social media during classroom sessions;  “Researchers found that students sending and receiving messages while studying scored lower test results and were less effective at tasks such as note taking… when students did not use mobiles, they were better at being able to recall information.” This is also very important when thinking about your employability prospects Mobile Phones in the Classroom: Examining the Effects of Texting, Twitter, and Message Content on Student Learning cited at Punctuality You are expected to arrive on time for all sessions, so you do not interrupt the learning of other students.  Please ensure you arrive on the hour and are seated quietly and ready to commence the session at five minutes past the hour. If you arrive late for class, you may be asked to wait outside the lecture theatre until the tutor is able to invite you in to minimise disruption to other students.  Persistent lateness will be reported to your programme leader. Attendance and Engagement You are expected to attend and engage with all sessions and you are responsible for bringing your student card with you and using this to register your attendance through the electronic scanning system used in class.  If you forget your card, please see the tutor face to face at the end of the session so your attendance can be recorded manually.  No other registering of attendance will take place.  Persistent and unreported absences will be reported to your programme leader. Absence Repeated failure to attend/contribute may result in being deregistered from the module and your programme of study.  Under normal circumstances missing any three weeks of taught sessions for a module, either consecutively or intermittently, without good cause, may be considered a lack of adequate participation. By accepting the Student Declaration, you agree that: You will participate fully in those activities which are described in each module as essential;You will inform the Module Leader if circumstances oblige you to miss any of those essential activities and give details of the relevant circumstances to the Module Leader;You wish to have your performance assessed according to the approved procedures;You will observe and meet the deadlines and timetable prescribed for each module; andFailure to participate adequately in the essential activities may lead to termination of your enrolment on your programme of study.  You will be invited to explain your failure to participate before termination on the programme occurs.  Failure to engage in this process will be considered to be withdrawal. Remember: participation is not just about turning up.  Contribution to and participation in essential activities on the module is essential to the learning process. If you are unable to attend class, please report your absence using the central reporting system.  The module team will then be notified.  You can notify the university about your absences at [email protected] You can find information on the range of services available to help and guide you through your studies at: or ring 01332 591066. The Business Student Centre is based in E406 at Kedleston Road, you can email them at [email protected] or ring them on 01332 591066 (Press 2). If you have a problem If you have any problems with the module or the work, see your module tutor as soon as possible.  They may be able to help, and the sooner a problem is identified, the easier it will be to sort out.  Alternatively, you may wish to speak to your Programme Leader, Year Tutor (your Programme notice board will tell you how to contact them) or a member of the Student Support Service in B Block, Kedleston Road.  If you feel that your problem/s may affect your ability to submit work on time, you will need to go through our Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances process. Please note that work submitted late will not be graded. Technical Issue approaching the deadline time If you experience a technical issue when uploading to Course Resources or Turnitin and you feel you are likely to be late submitting the work as a result, please do the following: Email your College email address and also ITS to report the issue and to make sure you send your work on time. This must only be used in the case of a technical issue preventing you from uploading your assignment on time; late submissions due to large file sizes, which can take longer to upload, or leaving submission until very close to the deadline time, will not be accepted via this system. You should email: [email protected] AND your College Registry email address: [email protected] In your communication, you must include all of the following: •           Student ID •           Programme name, Module Code and Title •           Name of the submission point you are submitting to (Turnitin, Blackboard, Pebblepad) •           Module tutor name •           Copy of your submission •           Screenshot/Details of the error message – this MUST be included to support your claim that a technical issue has prevented you from submitting to the deadline. This will help to identify your issue. A submission by email will generate an auto reply with a date stamp, which can be used to evidence technical problems if the deadline is missed. Your College Registry teams will ensure the work is sent to the appropriate tutor. They will also monitor if there are multiple submissions from individual students via this channel on different dates; the system creates additional work for staff and must only be used in an emergency when technical issues only are preventing you from meeting the submission deadline. Full information about university regulations can be found at: Extenuating Circumstances All coursework is expected on the date set by the module leaders/course tutors, unless you have an approved late submission request or late submission is covered by a support plan.  If your coursework is submitted late, without approval, it will not be marked.  However, we know there can be circumstances out of your control – a bereavement or hospitalisation for example – and when this happens, the EEC process may help you.  You’ll need to submit evidence to support your personal circumstances, from a professional person with your application.  Your request will be considered by a panel.  The most important thing to remember is you still need to attempt your assessment (presentation/exam/coursework). If your EEC is approved, you’ll normally be offered the opportunity to sit a fresh assessment at the next submission point if not, your original submission will be marked.  Note:  If you have a support plan which identifies the need for extensions, and your need is related to your disability, you should use the Assessed Extended Deadline (AED) system instead. What are Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances (EEC)? Here are some circumstances that the EEC option covers: Here are some circumstances that the EEC option doesn’t cover If you have an on-going disability or medical condition and you have a support plan, you won’t be covered by the EEC process unless it’s above and beyond what your support plan covers. If you don’t yet have a support plan for your condition, please get in touch with the Student Wellbeing Service on 01332 593000 or email [email protected] Completing an EEC Request You can make an EEC request electronically through UDo. Our regulations say that you must normally submit your EEC application BEFORE your original hand in date.  Click on ‘my details’ in the ‘self-service’ area (left hand side) of UDo.  This will take you through to the Uni information system. Once you’ve logged in here select ‘Student Centre’ in the ‘go to…’ box (top, right hand side). When you’re in student centre click on ‘my modules and results’.   Select the module and the assessment you require to be considered by clicking on the module code and then choose the Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances tab and Request EEC.  Complete all the sections on the form and upload your supporting evidence. If you can’t submit evidence when you’re completing the application, you can choose to ‘Upload Evidence Later’ – you’ll be able to go back into your application later to do this.If it’s not possible for you to upload evidence yourself, you can take it into the student Support Centre in the Atrium and they will be able to scan a document and upload it for you. Throughout the process you’ll be able to see online updates to your application. Once the panel have met and reviewed your application, the decision will be available to view on UDo within five working days of the panel. Full details on the EEC process, panel dates and submission deadlines along with information on how to complete a request are available electronically at: Late Submission Requests In circumstances where you believe you can hand in your work but need some extra time you may be eligible for a 7-day extension (instead of an EEC).  This can be applied for if circumstances out of your control mean you won’t be able to meet an assessment deadline e.g. If your application is successful this will allow you to submit your assessment up to 7 days late, without your mark being capped.  This would NOT cover: Again, the most important thing to remember is you’ll still need to submit an attempt at your coursework by the original deadline Referrals A referral is an opportunity to make good an element of the module that you’ve failed.  This may be a piece of coursework, an exam or both.  It means you don’t have to re-take a module, just repeat the element (coursework, exam or both) that you’ve failed.  This means that you must redo the assignment and submit it in time for a further deadline, the referral deadline.  If the original failure is redeemed, i.e. you pass the referral, then the work is graded with the lowest pass mark, i.e. 40%.  If you have been given a referral, the details of the task set will be posted on UDo. You must register to accept a referral (see paragraph below). Only one referral opportunity is offered per element. If passed, your grade for that element will be capped to 40%. If you fail the referral opportunity you will need to retake the module in its entirety, and this will be capped to 40%. How to accept a referral: Referrals are offered in a drop-down box next to your mark in your student centre on UDo and a box will appear which will ask you to accept or reject. You may have been offered referrals in more than one element. To accept or reject please select from the drop-down box. Please note that if you do not submit a component of coursework you will receive an NS grade. Under normal circumstances you will not be offered a referral where an NS grade has been recorded for the coursework component. Assessment Criteria Your summative coursework is assessed using the Assessment Rubric in Appendix A and the Undergraduate Marking Scale in Appendix B. An assignment submission checklist is included in Appendix C. External Examiners The Chief External Examiner for BA Business Management (UK and Collab) is Costas Theodoridis, Manchester Metropolitan University. The external examiner for this module is Paula Jenkins, Chichester University. Under no circumstances should students make contact with External Examiners directly. Diversity Statement At the University of Derby, we are committed to promoting diversity and equity through inclusive practice. This means that we will do everything we can to ensure that how we teach, what we teach, and the environment in which the teaching and learning takes place are right for you. We will ensure that you have information and access to services that support your learning.  We understand that diversity and inclusion at the University are about recognising and appreciating everyone as a whole person because we all have multiple forms of diversity, some of which are visible and others which are not. However, you identify you join us as a respected part of our University Community. We are inclusive to actively celebrate identity and the knowledge, experience and talents each person brings. We are not inclusive by expecting our students to conform to a particular identity – we celebrate difference; we celebrate you! We seek to create a culture of acceptance and fairness centred around environments which value different forms of knowledge, are engaging and professional. Our systems and procedures embed principles which ensure that everyone is valued and respected throughout their time at the University.   We do not accept behaviours that discriminate, and we will challenge language and attitudes that seek to diminish and disrespect others. We do this best when we work together as an academic community of staff and students. We expect every member of staff and every student to play their part.  There is an expectation that we will educate ourselves so that we are prepared to understand and challenge white privilege, racism, homophobia, sexism, disablism and every other area of inequality that harms and takes power away from individuals and communities.    We recognise the need to take responsibility for all our language, actions and behaviours because we are accountable for the impact they have on other people.     Appendix A: Assessment Rubric  Outstanding 90-100%Excellent 70-89%Very Good 60-69%Good 50-59%Satisfactory 40-49%Unsatisfactory


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