The essay will be marked according to criteria (see below). This takes into account, and aligns with, DMU’s postgraduate marking descriptors. For more information about what each criteria entails please refer to the rubric .
1 Description of criticism / allegation made against the company 15%
2 Overview of company and their approach towards CSR 15%
3 Critical analysis of the company’s strategy to deal with the criticism / allegation 40%
4 Recommendations 20%
5 Structure, coherence, clarity and presentation 10%
You are free to structure the report as you wish, but you may find the following format useful.
·Overview of company and CSR approach
·Company response and analysis of strategy to deal with the issue
·Conclusion and recommendations
Marking Process, Extensions and Deferrals
Anonymous marking will be implemented for the assessment. This will be subject to both internal and external moderation within the module teams and department, as well as by an academic member of staff external to the university. This will ensure that the assessments are of appropriate standard and that the marking process has been correctly followed.
Whilst there is no right to ask for a re-mark, if you believe there to be issues with the marking process, you should follow the academic appeals process detailed in DMU student guidelines. Academic appeals can only be made on one of the two following grounds.
1.That there were demonstrable errors in the conduct of the assessment process which are likely to have made a real difference to the outcome.
2.That there have been errors in the marking or in the consequent decisions of the assessment board
Blackboard Failure and Turnitin Issues / Problems
In the event that Turnitin is not available please note the following:
·Check the module site on Blackboard for any announcements regarding assignment submission.
·If there are no announcements, notify the module coordinator, particularly if you experience problems within 24 hours of the assessment deadline. Wherever possible, do so using your DMU email account.
·If the problems occurred during or after you submitted your work, keep the submission receipt (and receipt number) for the Turnitin submission. Also record any possible error messages displayed. If you are able to do so, take a picture or a screen-grab of the error message. Please include these in your email notification to the module coordinator.
·If you are unable to upload your assignment due to Turnitin failure, please submit your work via email to the module coordinator or the assessing tutor to meet the original deadline.
Students will not be penalised for the late submission of work if there is a technical failure in the mechanism for submission (e.g. Blackboard). If necessary, an alternative method of submission will be made available and a new deadline set.
Extensions and deferrals will only be given for situations which can be described as ‘crises’, that could not reasonably be anticipated, and which are of sufficient severity and duration to interfere with the production of assessed work. Examples which may result in an extension include illness of the student or close relative. Extensions will not be given for anticipated events such as house moves, holidays, or increases in workload.
If you think you need an extension, you must contact the module coordinator (Louise Obara) as soon as possible. Do not leave this until the deadline as it is highly unlikely you will be granted an extension on or after the deadline. Likewise, if you have a registered disability this does not automatically entitle you to an extension before or after the deadline.
Extensions will not normally be considered for a period in excess of 14 calendar days. It is not generally seen as appropriate to offer extensions for longer than that period. All applications for late submission of assignments must be made to the module coordinator (Louise Obara) for authorisation. Requests for extensions must be submitted prior to the deadline and can only be made by completing an ‘Extension to Coursework’ Form (available from the Student Advice Centre or Louise Obara). This form requires you to negotiate the period of extension with the module coordinator and also submit (where appropriate) documentary evidence, such as a Doctor’s Certificate. Any late submissions not authorised in writing by the module coordinator will incur the penalties outlined above.
If your circumstances are such that an extension of 14 days would not be sufficient, or if you feel that, despite being granted an extension of up to 14 days, your performance in a piece of coursework has been seriously impaired, you may apply formally to your faculty panel for a deferral of assessment of coursework. You will have to fill in the appropriate form that is obtainable from the Faculty’s Student Advice Centre and supply supporting evidence. Forms should be submitted to the Faculty Student Advice Centre. Further information on the deferrals policy can be consulted at: http://dmu.ac.uk/dmu-students/the-student-gateway/academic-support-office/deferral-of-assessments.aspx
Note that it is your responsibility to supply the written evidence and ask for extensions of time. Permission for extra time is ALWAYS WRITTEN (verbal permission is never acceptable).
Work submitted late without authorisation will be subject to the following penalties.
Up to 14 calendar days after the submission date 14 or more calendar days after the submission date
The work will receive a mark up to a maximum of 40% 0%
The above policy applies only to a student’s first attempt at coursework. Work submitted late without authorisation which constitutes reassessment of a previously failed piece of coursework will always receive a mark of 0%.
Return of submitted work
All students will be informed via a Blackboard announcement when their assessment has been marked. You are strongly encouraged to discuss your feedback with the person who marked it if you have any questions or concerns.
All marks on assessed work are provisional only and they will not be confirmed until the Assessment Board meets. Marks and feedback on assessed work will be available within 20 days. The turnaround time does not include weekends, bank holidays or university closure days
The full Assessment and Feedback policy can be consulted at:
“the significant use of other people's work and the submission of it as though it were one's own in assessed coursework (such as dissertations, essays, experiments etc)”.
·Copying from another student's work
·Copying text from sources such as books or journals without acknowledgement
·Downloading information and/or text from the Internet and using it without acknowledgement
·Submitting work which you claim to be your own when it has been produced by a group
·Submitting group work without acknowledging all contributors.
·Low level duplication without citation for example errors made through carelessness or misunderstanding or
·Passing off ideas, data or other information as if originally discovered by the student.
If you do use a third party to proof read your work or a professional proof reading service you must discuss this with the module coordinator and declare this in a written statement accompanying your work when you submit it for assessment. -environment/structure-and-operation-of-a-business-organisation.html