• Class Number 2363
  • Term Code 3430
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Nicholas Hoare
    • Dr Denghua Zhang
    • Nicholas Hoare
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 19/02/2024
  • Class End Date 24/05/2024
  • Census Date 05/04/2024
  • Last Date to Enrol 26/02/2024
SELT Survey Results

The aim is to recognise the efforts of high-achieving students in the organising committee of ANU Asia Pacific Week and allow the students to engage deeply with one conference panel or theme. The conference is an opportunity for students to work closely with the College of Asia and the Pacific and to apply the knowledge they have acquired into running a week-long academic event. This involves placement in one portfolio (Logistics, Delegates, Media and Marketing, Finance, Content and Special Projects) and 6-7 months commitment to the projects and duties of that portfolio. During the placement the student will receive advice and direction from College Staff and the course Convenor. Only students on the APW committee can enrol in ASIA3023.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Contribute to the design and organisation of a large and complex event.
  2. Coordinate, connect, and deliver information to a range of stakeholders professionally.
  3. Collaborate professionally with the organising team and stakeholders on the formulation and implementation of complex projects.
  4. Identify, analyse and discuss complex issues in Asia and the Pacific.
  5. Systematically reflect on and evaluate professional experience, work-life-study balance, and teamwork.

Research-Led Teaching

Asia Pacific week is a practical, research led conference run by a team of 13 competitively selected students featuring ANU and other academics, policy makers and diplomats. It has wide regional and global participation of students and young professionals.

Field Trips

There is a special projects section of AWP that involves campus activities and Canberra travel.

Additional Course Costs


Examination Material or equipment


Required Resources

All resources to be provided to students.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Weekly APW meetings discussing reflective journal and internship experiences 5 portfolio reflective journal entries (500 words per entry) 40%
2 Provide feedback to Content portfolio team on pertinent Asia-Pacific themes and issues 30% Engagement with APW Content portfolio and assessment item on one panel theme (2-page document of choice with context and references, approx. 800 words content + additional page)
3 Asia Pacific Week conference - June 2024 Internship activities
4 Preparation of a guide for the next APW team APW guide and handover document with collaboration from APW director (20 pages co-edited) 30%

Tutorial Registration


Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Learning Outcomes
Portfolio Journal and Reflection 30 % * 1, 2, 3, 5
APW Thematic Content 30 % 09/05/2024 1, 3, 4
APW Detailed Guide 30 % 27/06/2024 1, 3, 5
Student Participation 10 % * 1, 2, 3, 4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Participation is mandatory and is worth 10% of the students' grade.


There is no formal examination for this course.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5

Portfolio Journal and Reflection

. A learning journal and portfolio based on your committee activities (LO 1, 2, 3, 5; 30%) 5 entries, around 500 words each and 1 image per entry kept by the student reflecting on: 

·       Your hopes and expectations

·       Plan of action

·       Tasks undertaken

·       Team meetings 

·       Course current affairs readings

·       Knowledge and skills acquired

·       Managing expectations and change

·       Overall evaluation and reflection of the experience 

Two entries are due in Week 6 and three additional entries by week 12. You can use a reflective STAR approach if that is helpful (situation, task, action, result). 

These should be organised into a portfolio format with title page, name, U number, table of contents, sections, sub-sections, images and captions, any relevant references, dates and a portfolio overview (logistics, marketing, etc) in the appendices. 

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 09/05/2024
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4

APW Thematic Content

Assessment 2, 30% (LO 1, 3, 4) will involve two parts. The first is engagement with the Content team and constructive feedback on the selected themes/panels/presenters. The second part involves a choice of one of the following:

·       A 2-page policy brief on one panel theme including images, tables and references

·       A creative project such as an infographic or 800-word magazine article or op-ed piece with an additional explanatory page, context and references. 

Assessment Task 3

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 27/06/2024
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 5

APW Detailed Guide

Asia Pacific Week Organisational & Planning Guide edit and update 15-20 pages (LO 1, 3, 5; 30%)

The APW team lead by the Director will edit and update the professional planning guide that provides continuity and insight for future APW organising committees. It includes an overview of each portfolio, tasks, guidance around selection of themes; special projects, logistics, delegates, content, media and marketing; learnings and timelines from previous years; issues and approaches arising from the current year; and ideas and methods resulting from delivery of the week itself.

In addition to providing advice on management of a large budget and a diverse group of delegates, the guide should imagine what student organisers in the future will need to do or consider in order host a complex and engaging international event. It will also provide suggestions regarding organising committee members wellbeing and time management in alignment with ANU policies and guidelines for staff and students. 

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Student Participation

Evaluation of the student's performance during the placement by the course conveners; drawing on interactions throughout the course and conference (LO 1, 2, 3, 4; 10%)

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Nicholas Hoare

Research Interests

Pacific Studies, Pacific History, Asia-Pacific Affairs

Nicholas Hoare

By Appointment
Dr Denghua Zhang

Research Interests

Dr Denghua Zhang

By Appointment
Nicholas Hoare

Research Interests

Pacific Studies, Pacific History, Asia-Pacific Affairs

Nicholas Hoare

By Appointment

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