From next semester the University of Queensland will not mark multiple-choice questionnaires completed on paper. “Given the university’s investigation and use of alternative assessments … it is difficult to justify allocating limited resources to a technology which no longer fits our current strategic objectives,” DVC A Joanne Wright tells course leaders. Not all of whom are pleased; “no consultation, no insight into the impact, no explanation, no alternative, no awareness that assessment is largely been finalised for semester 1, 2018,” a learned reader tells CMM.
Upset staff have a chance to explain what they do not like about the new arrangement. “Please can you let me know if this will affect your school and if so, any concerns that you have about this,” Karen Moni acting associate dean for HASS asks colleagues.