At the end of last weeks meeting Colin asked if any of the Student Reps would
be willing to to become Reps for the Teaching Committee and Board of Studies.
Connor Stuart has agreed to do Board of Studies and Arthur Verkaik
Both INF1-FP and INF1-CL students have reported that some of the tutors are
finding it hard to communicate with the students, and arriving at the
tutorials unprepared and unable to answer all questions.
Tutors are paid one hour to prepare for tutorials and one hour to tutor.
Some Lab Demonstrators are also paid for one hour preparation
but it depends on the course.
INF1-CL Lectures are also proving hard to follow.
There is new course lecturer who is presneting the material in a new way.
It is hoped that by the end of the course
like previous years students will have managed to grasp the course content.
DMMR there has been some confusion over the last week’s DMMR tutorial
locations, there appears to be some issues between Timetabling and Theon,
which is being looked into by the ITO.
Some students are finding the weekly coursework submissions a bit much.
CD Labs on a Tuesday are difficult for some students to attend,
a lot of the students cannot make the Tuesday slot so they are turning up to
the Wednesday slot and the room does not have enough machines to accommodate
everyone, so people are being turned away. The Lab Demonstrator was going
to look into getting more machines to try ease the problem.
DBS course slides appear to be one file,
the students would prefer if they were individual lecture slides.
OS lecturer appears to be rushing through the lectures and not being able to
complete one lecture without it being tailed into the next lecture slot.
So each lecture contains half of the weeks before and half of the new week,
the students would prefer the lectures to focus on one lecture and start
fresh at the next one.
PI students reported that the Milner lecture that they attend last week was
too complicated to understand, they now have to write a 250 word report based
on it. Alex has spoke to Phil about his 5% penalty for missing lectures and
apparently Phil said that was agreed by the class in the first lecture,
it is about assessing engagement with the course.
IT Tutorials have tutorial slots that clash with other lectures,
a suggested time for tutorials would be the 1pm – 2pm, lunch time, or a
Wednesday when 4th year students don’t have any lectures.
RSS has coursework due to be handed out on the 16th October but there is now
details on the course web page. Colin said that this is a new course
so the students will have to be patient, but any issues can be raised
directly with the course lecturer.
AGTA Tutorials had clashes in and this has still not been resolved.
Colin said that this course actually doesn’t need to supply tutorials,
it is based on the lecturers ability to do these.
The issue was with the lecturer going straight through Timetabling and not
directly with the ITO.
IRR issues have now been resolved.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd October 2014.