RSD Resources

The Research Skills Development (RSD) framework is implemented in Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level courses at the University of the South Pacific. RSD implementation was initiated in 2012 with implementation in the first year Undergraduate generic courses ‘UU100 Communication and Information Literacy’ and ‘UU114 English for Academic Purposes’. Following this, RSD was implemented in the second year Undergraduate generic courses ‘UU200 Ethics and Governance’ and ‘UU204 Pacific Worlds’, and in the 100-level discipline based courses during 2013. 200-level discipline based courses commenced implementation of RSD in 2014 with 300-level courses scheduled for implementation in 2015.

RSD is integrated in the courses using an assessment based approach where RSD is embedded in the course assignment and marking rubrics. The RSD course assignments including marking rubrics and the RSD Training Handbooks are accessible on this website under the following Terms and Conditions:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

The course information including assignments and assessment rubrics are available under the following license:

 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Users are allowed to use the information on this website only for non-commercial purposes with attribution to the copyright owner ‘The University of the South Pacific’ and with compliance to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

RSD Handbooks


Please click on the links below to download the files. Note: You must agree to the Terms and Conditions before download begins:

Undergraduate Discipline-based Courses

Accounting

Biology and Marine Science

Chemistry

Development and Governance

Education and Technology

Geography

History

Language and Literature

Law

Management

Population and Demographics

Physics

Social Work

Statistics

Psychology