UNSW is shaping up to its terrible QILT rating (above) with DVC Academic Merlin Crossley suggesting the introduction of its three-term academic calendar was the issue
“This major change was difficult for many of our students and for our staff. … It is notable that the scores from undergraduates were more affected than those from postgraduate coursework students,” he wrote to staff yesterday.
Professor Crossley says the university has heard feedback from staff and students, is reviewing assessment, special consideration and will introduce a revision week in term two.
And things will get better; “at other universities which have been through this type of calendar change it has led to a sharp initial fall in student satisfaction followed by a steady rise.”