Assessment Type: Group Presentations
Purpose: This assessment is designed to reinforce subject content taught each week. This assessment relates to learning outcomes a, b, c, d and e.
Value: 15% Due Date: Weeks 5; 6, 7 in class – Topics and specific dates will be allocated in Week 2 of the trimester.
Submission requirements details: Presentations will be made during tutorials in weeks 5, 6, and 7. Allow 10 – 15 Minutes for each group presentation.
Assessment topic: Discussion of a selected company’s practices and procedures to ensure ethical business practices both internally (code of conduct) and externally (regulatory environment) and its mitigation strategies.
Task Details: This assessment is a group presentation requiring students to select two companies (that produce social reports) where the two companies are either from the same industry but different countries or from different industries but in the same country, and discuss:
i) What differences are evident between the two companies in terms of the range of issues dealt with in the reports and the depth of coverage on specific issues?
ii) To what extent can these differences be explained by the country or industry differences? What other explanations might there be?
iii) Assess the apparent quality of the social accounting approach utilised by each company? iv) How appropriate would it be for the two companies to use the same standardised approach?
The following are points to note about this assessment:
o Before the presentation during the tutorial, a hard copy of the presentation slides should be presented to the tutor.
o Presentations will be made during tutorials in weeks 5, 6 and 7. o The presentation should be supported by appropriate visual aids. o Each group is allowed 10 minutes to make the presentation and up to an additional 5 minutes for the tutor and students to ask questions. o A minimum of 5 slides and maximum of 15 slides is allowed. o All group members must present. o The assessment accounts for 15% of the final grade and will be marked out of 15. o References have to be provided to support the points made during the discussion. The minimum number of references per student is 4. These references should be from peer-reviewed journals and published reports.
o To obtain relevant information on business practices in the selected countries, students are advised to read country reports on business practices and journal articles in peer-reviewed journals focusing on ethics and/or business practices.
The presentation will be graded using the criteria below:
Organisation 3/15 marks
Subject knowledge 3/15 marks
Presentation slides 3/15 marks
Eye contact 2/15 marks
Time management 2/15 marks
Response to questions 3/15 marks
The details of the grading criteria are presented in the assessment rubric on the following page.