INF1-FP Tutorials are not as engaging as they should be, all the
tutorial work is auto graded, so therefore the tutorials are going over
the solutions but not giving instructions as to how they got to the
final solution. In the Linear Algebra Maths tutorials the students work in groups helping one another work towards the tutorial solutions.
Informatics students believe this would be better for them as well.
INF1-CL some of the students are not sure why they are doing the Logic
part of the course, but Logic is used in various courses after first year.
It is a new lecturer this year who has changed some of the course content. It was also mentioned that INF1-CL has a 100% worth exam and a 0% worth coursework, the students felt it was not worth doing the coursework as it isn’t graded but feel it should be to motivate the students to do it and would have a better engagement in tutorials, to have something to work on.
DMMR Coursework 8 caused some confusion there was errors in the hand
out, it was decided that all students who submitted would be awarded
full marks 11/11. It was mentioned that the students felt there was inconsistencies in the difference in marks depending on the tutors. Colin said marking
instructions are given to the tutors but some are more lenient than others.
Lots of week 10 coursework deadlines.
OS Lecturer is said to be lacking in confidence, he is new to the course and is using the lecture slides from last year. The 1st coursework was hard.
One student had asked one of the Reps who he could talk to about lack of support from his 4th Year project Supervisor, Colin said the student should talk to Don Sannella.
Students doing RSS in Semester 2 said there are no courses available in
Semester 1 that teaches them C Programming, a course teaching this would be useful to gain more knowledge.
IJP 1st coursework was out 2 weeks ago but the students are not happy
with their results, the students have spoken to Paul Anderson and he has given more feedback since.
Appleton Tower will close for refurbishment in the Summer of 2015 and Informatics labs and the ITO will be moving into Forrest Hill hopefully for one academic year;
tutorials in 2015/16 may be all over the the central area as Forrest Hill has not got enough teaching space.