Although less visible and less scrutinised than the SRC and USU, the Senate and Academic Board hold the most power in our university.
The review considered student comments that “assessment is overwhelming, poorly communicated and not clearly linked to learning outcomes.”
The margin of defeat was significantly larger than in 2017 and 2020.
Critics are concerned that the new model will shift power “away from academic representation to greater dominance by university management.”
Previous proposals to shorten semesters were defeated in 2017 and 2020
The conclusion only applies a temporary provision for next semester.
A memorandum of understanding has been signed today to introduce a major in Western Civilisation in 2020, despite months of staff and student condemnation
The proposed course will not be evaluative or comparative.
In an Academic Board meeting held on campus on Tuesday, Spence revealed that a third report containing first-person experiences was withheld from the public.
Given some faculties will be allowed to opt-out of the system, it is unclear how 'University-wide' the policy will be.