Human Resource Development and Knowledge Management

 

Faculty of Business and Law

 

resit assessment brief

 

Module Code: UMPD7F-15-3
Module Title: Human Resource Development and Knowledge Management
Submission Deadline 2pm, Tuesday 3rd August
Assessment Component A (CC1)
Assessment Weighting: 40 per cent of total module mark
Marking and feedback deadline (20 working days) Within 20 working days after submission

 

Assessment Instructions

 

An individual PowerPoint presentation, with written script, outlining your response to a case study in the form of a proposed HRD strategy and associated plans.

 

Proposed presentation structure:

·        An introduction to the presentation

·        An outline of existing HRD&KM related processes and practices found within the case study

·        An analysis of HRD&KM challenges or problems identified within the case study

·        A proposed and justified new HRD strategy for the case study organisation that could help rectify the challenges previously identified

·        An implementation/recommendations plan for the new HRD strategy

·        Conclusion

·        References

 

 

 

The case study for this presentation will be made available on Blackboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Sources

 

There are lots of materials to support your development of this presentation in the study units on Blackboard.

 

Marking Criteria

 

The following criteria will be used in evaluating this assessment:

 

  70%+ 60-69% 50-59% 40-49% <40%
Comprehensiveness and clarity in identifying organisational problems within the case study

 

(20%)

A full overview of the current HRD&KM processes and practices found within the case study with an in-depth critical analysis of the challenges. A good overview of the current HRD&KM processes and practices found within the case study with some critical analysis of the challenges. A descriptive list of the current HRD&KM process and practices found within the case study, might be missing some key practices. Some attempt to discuss current challenges, descriptive in places. A descriptive attempt to include current HRD&KM processes and practices. This might have been long winded, taking up too much time or not included at all. Some might not have been HRD&KM related. Insufficient and/or descriptive discussion of the challenges. Little to no inclusion of current HRD&KM processes and practices.

Little to no inclusion of current HRD&KM challenges.

Proposal and justification of a new HRD strategy for the case study organisation

 

(25%)

An excellent HRD strategy has been proposed, that is suitable for the organisation, based on the analysis of the case study and is fully justified. A good, clear HRD strategy has been proposed, that is suitable for the organisation, based on the analysis of the case study with some justification. An attempt has been made to develop a new HRD strategy, which is partly based on the analysis of the case study and/or partly suitable for the organisation with limited justification. An attempt has been made to develop a new HRD strategy, however, this is insufficiently based on the analysis of the case study and/or not suitable for the organisation with insufficient justification. Unclear or no new HRD strategy proposed. Not linked to the case study. Not justified.
Identification of HRD and KM related recommendations to successfully implement the proposed HRD strategy

 

(25%)

Excellent identification of realistic HRD & KM related recommendations with consistent links demonstrating how they would support the organisation with the implementation of the proposed new HRD strategy. A good set of realistic HRD & KM related recommendations with some links demonstrating how they would support the organisation with the implementation of the proposed new HRD strategy. Some HRD & KM related recommendations have been provided; however, these might not have always been realistic and/or are only briefly linked to the proposed new HRD strategy. Some recommendations are provided; however, they might not have always been HRD or KM related and/or are insufficiently linked to the proposed new HRD strategy. Very limited to no recommendations provided and/or all are not related to HRD or KM. No links made to the new HRD strategy.
Linking of theory and practice in support of the analysis and recommendations

 

(20%)

Analytical content clearly informed by evidence and well-constructed arguments. Clear evidence of wider reading. Excellent links are made between theory and relevant examples /practice. The presentation draws on some relevant examples /practices and these are explained by reference to relevant theories. Demonstrates evidence of wider reading. Some attempt has been made to incorporate examples / evidence and to use theories to explain them. Some evidence of reading although not always used effectively and/or wider reading needed. Relevant examples included but these are insufficiently linked to theoretical insights OR reference made to relevant theories but little attempt to apply to practice. Very limited wider reading and/or inappropriate sources drawn upon. Insufficient use made of theoretical explanations or evidence to support points raised.
Overall quality of (visual and written) presentation

 

(10%)

Excellent and professional presentation. Minimal to no presentation errors. Full UWE Harvard style reference list provided. A professional presentation. Possibly some presentation errors. A mostly accurate UWE Harvard style reference list provided. Overall, a good presentation. Some proof reading needed to eliminate presentation errors. A partial UWE Harvard style reference list provided. An adequate presentation with several errors. Reference list is provided but does not follow UWE Harvard style of referencing. A poor/unprofessional presentation. No reference list provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formatting

 

Your presentation must be presented as follows:

·        Regarding visually, you must use Microsoft PowerPoint to present your key points and a copy of your slides must be provided. Please make sure your slides are professionally presented.

·        You should add notes, within the notes section, underneath each slide. This is to enable you to elaborate the key points made on each slide, as if you were going to deliver it.

·        Your slides must include citations, where applicable, and a full reference list must be provided at the end of your presentation.

·        A copy of your slides, with your typed notes, must be submitted via Blackboard.

 

 

Presentation Length

 

Excluding the full reference list at the end, individual presentations must be completed within a maximum of 10 slides and your additional notes must be completed within a maximum of 1500 words, for the whole presentation.

 

There is no direct penalty for exceeding the maximum number of slides or exceeding the maximum word limit for the notes, but the assessor will stop marking once the maximum has been reached.

 

 

Referencing:

 

Please adhere to the principles of good academic practice and ensure you reference all sources used when developing your assessment, using the UWE Harvard system. Failure to properly reference your work to original source material can be grounds for the assessment offence of plagiarism and may result in failure of the assessment or have more serious implications.

 

For further guidance on correct referencing go to:

http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/studysupport/studyskills/referencing.aspx

 

Details of what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it can be found here:

http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/studysupport/studyskills/readingandwriting/plagiarism.aspx

 

For general guidance on how to avoid assessment offences see:

http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/academicadvice/assessments/assessmentoffences.aspx

 

 

Final feedback and marks release

 

Students should expect to receive marks and feedback on their presentation within 20 working days of the presentation taking place (not including any public holidays or university closure days). Any delay in returning students’ work will be communicated by the module leader via Blackboard.

 

 

Further Guidance and Support

 

General guidance on study skills:

http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/studysupport/studyskills.aspx

 

Specific study skills pages relating to this module include:

 

Writing skills:

https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/studysupport/studyskills/readingandwriting/writing.aspx

 

Support from the FBL Academic Success Centre:

http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/bl/bbs/aboutus/studentexperience/academicsupportcentre.aspx

 

Guidance on UWE assessment regulations and terminology: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/academicadvice/assessments/assessmentsguide.aspx

 

Guidance on using the library: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/library/usingthelibrary.aspx

 

 

Personal Circumstances

 

If you are experiencing difficulties in completing a piece of assessment on time due to unexpected circumstances (for example illness, accident, bereavement), you should seek advice from a Student Support Adviser at the earliest opportunity. Please note the module leader cannot grant personal circumstances or extensions.

 

Appointments with a student adviser can be made via an Information Point or online at:

http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/academicadvice/studentadvisers.aspx

 

The Student Support Adviser will advise as to whether you should submit an application for ‘Personal Circumstances (PCs)’, how to do so and what evidence is required to support the application.

 

Further details on PCs can be found here:

http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/academicadvice/assessments/personalcircumstances.aspx