End of Semester 1 Assessment
We know from your feedback that online learning has been challenging for many. As we approached the tail-end of the semester, we needed to understand what the University was planning to do on the issue of end of semester assessment – especially online assignments or examinations. End of semester assessment can be stressful at the best of times, and we want you to have the best experience of these new forms of assessment, time to understand how they work and hopefully to have a practice run where possible.
To gain an understanding, we needed you to tell us what the University has told you about how your end of semester assessments were conducted. From internet connections, to purchasing printers and webcams, or minimum space size requirements. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Your responses helped us to identify the specific areas of concern students were facing regarding their online exams – as well as good examples of alternative assessment under off-campus study.
UMSU welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to review critical issues identified by students. We also look forward to the changes that the University will make to improve its approach to assessment for Semester 2 and beyond.
If you can evidence a diminution of your educational experience due to the move to online study, or you have an issue that requires immediate support, UMSU Advocacy is here to help and can be contacted here.