INF1-CG there was an issue last week that the students did not understand Question 3 in the tutorial, this has now been resolved as there was a drop in lab held today to cover what the students didn’t understand which was very helpful. The “Fundamental” tutorials are much larger populated than the “Advanced” tutorials, and the student/staff ratio could be improved for the “Fundamental” ones or even hold two tutorials and do the “Advanced” one at a later date. The tutorial exercises are being covered in the lectures after the submission deadline, could this be reversed?
INF1-DA lectures are very good and the lecturer Ian Stark always provides slides before the lecture.
INF2B Probabilities in Hiroshi’s lectures have been covered for the last month’s of lectures and the students claimed that Probabilities was also covered for the last month of Semester One, they are finding this too much (or, actually, redundant).
There was questions at last week’s meeting regarding the use of Matlab on their own PC’s but Bjoern commented the open-source package Octave can be used instead of Matlab.
AILP coursework is very late in being returned but it is an ongoing issues and it is being dealt with.
DBS the second coursework was late in being returned and the feedback wasn’t helpful at all, there was no explanation as to why students had lost marks.
MLPR coursework 2 the students found this very difficult and too much work for a 10 credit course, although they felt they had learned a lot from the course, the work had to be done over the Christmas holidays, causing them to have a delay on making a start on their Honours Projects. It was also suggested to provide better facilities for remote working, given that the project is done over the Christmas break. Bjoern said a review of courses is now being looked into and it could be possibly changed to a 20 credit course.
Again the MLPR coursework was difficult and a lot of students had to work on this at home through the holidays using the remote login (see above).
RSS the first lecture was cancelled and the students feel there should be a catch up lecture arranged in its place.
The Reps were asking if they could be kept updated with the Appleton Tower Renovations and emailed the PDF file of the renovation plans.
Drill Hall air conditioning is still to cold. I have emailed Neil Heatley asking if this is being dealt with along with the vending machine requests.
It was also requested the the front door of the Forrest Hill, if the alarm could be adjusted to sound off after a minute of the door being opened and not 20 seconds. I have sent a request to EBIS.