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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, No. 1, March 1, 1976

Suggested Programme of Action

Suggested Programme of Action

1.Each education officer should establish a committee of each students association to organise action on assessment. If possible this committee should be representative of faculties and include student reps on relevant university committees.
2.The first job of the committee should be to carry out an investigation into methods of assessment in each faculty and particular student grievances.
3.After this investigation has been carried out it should be possible to identify common grievances across faculties, e.g. the 40% final examination requirement at VUW.
4.The committee should then organise large meetings of students to debate the issues with senior staff. The purpose of the meetings is to educate people and to attempt to arrive at a consensus of student opinion on necessary reform.
5.Criticisms and suggested reforms should then be taken back to individual classes for further discussion with other students and with staff.
6.After the widest possible debate a programme of reforms should be put to the students association for amendment or adoption and should be taken up with the administration. It is important that any action to get the administration to adopt reforms should be combined with large debates to avoid student reps becoming divorced from the students.

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Assessment has been forced upon you! What say have you had in the past?

If you're not willing to accept the abuses that have noted, we want you on the Education Committee. Bring your grievances along to S.R.C. help us to get the university to listen.

Remember! Students of VUW Unite You have nothing to lose but your grades!