Full Points Given for Edapt Program
Full Points Given for Edapt Program
As a student at Chamberlain University for little over a year now, I can say that we have gone through many changes within the school and among these changes, the students have tried to make their voices heard. Chamberlain has not listened. Yet again we sit here finding ourselves facing another change within our curriculum. This change has brought on a mass amount of stress to the students and we have only just begun the first week of our session. Additionally, we were never notified of this drastic change in our curriculum. We weren’t made aware ahead of time this would cost 20% of our grade. The Edapt course curriculum has students dedicating over 20+ hours of their time a week, if not more, for a curriculum that does not teach or help its students. If anything, we are wasting our time doing these when we could be utilizing this time to study for exams or participating in other course material. While the goal of this Edapt curriculum was to coincide with its lectures, this is far from the truth. As students struggle their way through these edapts, we message our professors in hope to get answers and the reality is, they don’t even know the answers. Our own professors who teach us the class material have no idea and also struggle with the edapt. This is no fault of their own, but a fault on Chamberlain. The students of Chamberlain have made their voices loud about the many changes Chamberlain has brought on us, but this has been, by far, the loudest the students have been about something. The edapt program is not only, already tanking our grades and not teaching us, but it is causing unnecessary stress among students and professors. As I sat in class, and watched my Professor go through it, struggling to get the answers, I thought to myself, if she is struggling with this and does not know the answers, how am I supposed to have the answers? The sad part is, this affects my grade, not hers. While I understand implementing new ways to help students succeed, this edapt is absolutely not the way to do that with its harsh grading and time consumption. If students are required to spend a very generous amount of their time a week, meaning over 20+ hours, then we should at least have full credit for participating in this trial edapt program rather than having it tank our grades because we simply missed one question. If we are expected to use this as a learning tool, why is it we are being graded so harshly doing it and not being able to learn, but rather being quizzed and tested instead? If this is meant to help us learn, we should be able to take these modules however many times and given full credit for completing these, regardless of our performance on them because they are a learning tool, not an exam or quiz. Our professors who go over this in class with us tell us the answers on the edapt are wrong, even though on the edapt, they are considered correct. How is this learning? How can we learn when we hear conflicting responses between students, staff and our text? So here we are again, as students of Chamberlain, trying to make our voices heard in hopes the school will actually listen to us. As a student body whole, we ask that this pilot edapt program either gets taken off our curriculum entirely, which I am sure won’t happen. So I believe we should be given FULL points for our participation in this Edapt since we are subject into giving 10+ hours of our time, per class for each edapt.
The Students of Chamberlain University