Opportunities to calibrate your course and enhance student learning and engagement

Engaging in the IRU Academic Calibration Process is a great opportunity to enhance student learning and engagement through collaborative, discipline specific external peer review of your course. The process of selecting a course for calibration involves three simple steps:

  • selecting a course for calibration
  • selecting a specific assessment piece from the course to be calibrated
  • getting in touch with the calibration coordinator.

Selecting a course for calibration

Step 1: Course Selection

The first step is to identify a course for external calibration. Courses can be selected from undergraduate or postgraduate, face-to-face and/or online offerings, single campus or multi-campus. Course selection may be based on changes to:

  • internal or external accreditation
  • assessment
  • inter-campus marking
  • new offering
  • student feedback
  • learning outcomes.

Step 2: Assessment Selection

The next step is to identify the assessment task for the calibration process. Only one assessment task is chosen for calibration. Select an assessment task that best reflects the following criteria:

  • demonstrates a broad range of the course level outcomes
  • represents the main assessment task with the highest weighting
  • word length – assessments are items to be 2000 to 4000 words, or equivalent
  • student sample selection – 12 samples are usually required for review across the grade band spectrum.

Step 3: Contact the Calibration Coordinator

Once you have selected the course and assessment, contact the calibration coordinator who will liaise with the other Innovative Research universities and facilitate the calibration process.

Process guides

Read the guides and FAQs to learn more about how the IRU Academic Calibration Process works

Contact us

If you would like to register your interest in calibrating your course, please fill out the form on this page.

If you have any questions about the calibration process, selecting a course or being a reviewer, or you would like to discuss your possible involvement in the IRU Academic Calibration Process, please feel free to get in touch.



(07) 555 27309

Please note that Griffith's IRU Academic Calibration coordinator, Cecilia Arrigoni, is currently only available on Tuesday and Thursday.

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Being a reviewer

Share your knowledge, expertise and unique perspective by reviewing courses as part of the IRU Academic Calibration Process