Take action to allow students a voice!

Take action to allow students a voice!

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Elias R started this petition to University Students

I’m a University student, and I’m campaigning for changes to the metabolism unit run at Western Sydney University. I don’t want another student to suffer the way I have suffered. Let me tell you why. 

 

After completing and submitting one part of an assignment, I received very minimal feedback. I kindly emailed the teacher requesting to have a copy of the marking rubric used to mark my assignment. I explained to him that this along with the feedback comments will enable me to learn from my mistakes and apply the feedback to the second part of the assignment. He declined saying it was unnecessary. Necessary or not, according to Western Sydney University’s assessment policy, students are entitled to receive feedback on assessments and request a copy of the marking rubric. After all, aren’t students at university to enhance their knowledge and understanding and develop the skills that will allow them to prosper in the workforce?

 

This is not the only aspect of this unit I am campaigning about.


Our assessments should be marked by the unit coordinator themselves. Unfortunately, this is not the case with this unit. Instead, the unit coordinator thinks it’s appropriate to have an external marker assess our work. How do we know the background of the marker or whether they are well equipped with the necessary background information to mark our work? This is wrong and needs to stop!

Moreover, there is no feedback regarding lab assay analysis. We were not shown how to do this once, and throughout the semester, no feedback was given.


I can keep going on and on but I won’t. I’m sure you, as students, have some aspects of this unit that you would like changed. Please join my call by signing and sharing this petition.


Thank you!

 

 

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