No presentation rubrics were given to us, even when a student requested it from the professor. Why do you complain about the PhD students but not Year 4 SBS students? You seem to be taking it really personally. if you're looking at the "dry as a Sahara desert" part, she does have audio visual materials to engage us, class discussions for us to contribute to, and it can't be helped that some parts of what she is teaching is dry (: how exciting can nutrient cycling be? First of all Roy, thank you for your thoughts on the matter. Assessment practice at NTU uses grades. HardwareZone Forum Insider on Facebook LinkBack: Thread Tools: 30-12-2011, 04:10 PM #1: happy87. There could be some preferential evaluation by them. Fk all the comments too long to read :sobs: The Long comments are just members of the group I called “unprepared” in the OP trying to justify how the points I brought up about the grading flaws aren’t legit. student intending to submit your QE Report, please click here for the requirements and procedure. * - Course with Pass/Fail grading only AT - By attendance only IP - In Progress W - Withdrawal X - Absent . if you felt you've answered to the best of your ability and done well, just be proud of what you have accomplished! NTU Singapore provides real-world exposures, overseas opportunities and career guidance from your first year. Because their grade was artificially inflated due to the prof's instruction to give the maximum grade to groups that did not have Q&As. Let me make a correction here. other team was also commended for the 'idea' behind their presentation despite getting cut off at the 8 min mark. %PDF-1.5 %���� There is no bell- curve in USP courses. The answer is written on week 1 part 2 slide 8. For ASE students who needed to take the mod and felt that it's unfair, environmental sciences and biology walk together hand in hand. The maximum GPA is 5.0, corresponding to a grade A or A+ for a particular subject. Because SBS students don't learn anything close to what was taught in this module. I have no idea. she is well prepared and has very nicely typed out slides, with clear formatting, extra reading materials. If you wanted the chocolates that were presented as prizes for the presentation, I'm sure the "Best" group will be happy to share them! Students knowing that there is a bellcurve might grade others lower than expected just to give themselves an advantage. 30% of our grade was determined by peer grading with questions on a google form ranging from a 1-4 scale. %%EOF This tool will help you quickly convert marks between different grading systems. ; If you are a M.Eng. 377 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<1E06D537EF4CE045A7C36FCF6D751D46>]/Index[369 20]/Info 368 0 R/Length 59/Prev 107342/Root 370 0 R/Size 389/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream Table of Contents The School 1 Key Faculty Members 2 Undergraduate Office 5 Pastoral Care Unit 7 Academic Mentoring Scheme 8 General Contact Information 9 MAE Club 12 Leadership Development Programme 13 Overseas Programme 14 Programme Educational Objectives 17 Curriculum Overview 19 Grade Point … Adult Learners Scheme. Only the people who have benefited from the flawed system of this module would see it in such a light. Are you worrying about reputation of NTU, the school, or the professor in question? In 2020, the 2020 … Quizzes. Page 2 of 3 2.3 Course Exemption and Transfer of Credits Courses that are exempted and courses with approval to transfer credits will not be counted in the calculation of TGPA or CGPA. she even took the effort to go through it AGAIN the following lesson, noting that many of us were swamped by the content. And the contents of this thread has since spread to students of X school. These phD students have had years more of relevant education/knowledge about biology and ecology, along with the fact that they were the top of their cohort during their undergraduate years. Marks allocated to short answer Qs did not correspond to the amount of points we had to write (E.g. ?��\�y-��,We�´�tLp���6m���pW"?� �0���d ��q�+�&��O��n�W# KY�p��P�����G[��#��C��0Tsi�[8���Z�_��d�(� �N1=@GB[Ł)^Eu^p�(jkT����� �a(v��2�(+[N��qw袷3ה͘��N�)� 큍�"۠��.ѯ��� 횖e�ߢ-�Bˊ}:?��c�Q�J��U�����m���U�DY��yϗ�X���m-.�~T �f������j�00��S)�/9�j+��s�M ���i�. Some groups had phD students while some did not. NTNU's Grading and Credit System NTNU uses the letter grading system for all examinations and most assessments. (Even the NUS one, really?) :) Zooming in on the Foreign Direct Investment Landscape in Asian Emerging Markets Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, an integral component of Asia’s strong economic performance over the last few decades, also facilitated the spread of regional production networks. Finally, there is a reason NTU has a system for feedback, I do think that posting on 3 different platforms (with incomplete information) is a little too excessive in an attempt to seek validation for a course that you could have prepared better for. if that's the case, why aren't people being upset with all the obvious advantages in say, BS1001 where a H2 biology student has an advantage over everyone else who HAVE to take the mod and have not taken H2 Biology? Whether or not that translated into the highest grades will only be known by the professor, because none of us know about the rubrics. When a quiz is set badly, there is no excuse. It is a scienfitic-ish module with right and wrong answers. (E.g. Why? P�����t!|�"EZ8"| �V��y#�"�M NUS offers a wide range of graduate programmes that are characterised by intellectual rigour and cutting-edge scholarship. This means that if you score A or A+ for all the subjects that you take, you will get achieve a 5.0 GPA in the end. Group that did not finish both their presentations on time got BEST group both times. In my past 3.5 years in NTU, every single quiz or exam has question scores calibrated to match the number of points required. This allows us to gauge how much to write and how much time to spend on the question. Academic Calendar; Academic Mentoring; Briefing; Calculator Registration; Course Exemptions; Course Registration; Course Summary; Curriculum; Declaration of Minor & S/U Option; Examinations; Exchange Programmes; Final Year Project; Forms ; Internship; List of Recommended Textbooks; Location of … endstream endobj startxref The lectures conducted by this professor was 2 hours of dry, Sahara desert. HE-NTU 80 -100% PREVIOUS GRADING SYSTEM HD High Distinction an College merged to form Charles Darwin University. NTU united against COVID-19. the prof has also addressed the reason for this activity, so what's your point? NTU Professor Recruitment 2020 Recently, the National Textile University Official Website ntu.edu.pk published advertisement notifications for recruitment of 05 Professor on 27/07/2020. You would probably know the answer to why microbes don't look like anything if you looked at the slides (during the open book test). Maybe the memorisation skills that were honed during the 2 additional years would've helped, if the quizzes were closed book. I don't know, you decide! S/U Grading Option. Also! 1.1 This document defines the NTU grading descriptors for application to undergraduate and postgraduate assessment. NTU and A*STAR scientists discover how a sensor in our air passages activates the body's immune response to common cold. Research. What is the ntu grading system for conversion to marks? The professor and TA made it a point to ask every group questions to faciliate the calibration of how well prepared a group was for Q&A. Thank you for repeating what the professor said. The grading systems that are used at Primary, Secondary, and Junior College levels are the most fundamental to the local system used. I could have went full philosophy or talked about a hundred other things based on how that question was asked. Let's call them "group unprepared". The first presentation was ranked, and the professor made it a point that there were 2 groups that tied for the best group. 5. Read our advice, guidance and FAQs about your exams and assessments during the Coronavirus pandemic. EDIT: I need to make some clarifications here. endstream endobj 370 0 obj <>/Metadata 24 0 R/Outlines 37 0 R/PageLayout/OneColumn/Pages 367 0 R/StructTreeRoot 44 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 371 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Type/Page>> endobj 372 0 obj <>stream The University of Nottingham undertakes annual pay negotiations via national collective bargaining for UCU represented staff groups and through local pay negotiations for staff groups represented by Unison and Unite. You have already dropped a huge clue of what the module is in your post. why is that so? The quiz even had a portion that states if the presentation was within 20-25min, in which teams who exceeded will certainly have not earned those points. On to the format of the quizzes, just because another course that you had attended before had marks calibrated to match the number of points required, maybe it is too presumptuous to assume the same for a different course? Unless of course, if you did not do so. why didn't YOU mark us down? student intending to submit your Final Thesis, please click here for the requirements and procedure. The Adult Learners Scheme (ALS) is an alternative pathway for working adults to apply for admission into NTU full-time undergraduate programme. and yes, both the times we were criticised for the fact that we exceeded the time (: 8. as for the peer evaluation, I'm pretty sure that most people did not mark others down on purpose! Read about the new NTU grading scheme and advantages of grade-based assessment (GBA) for Nottingham Trent University undergraduate students. here's my take on the points you mentioned: the fact that we had no qna if you were actually listening was because NO ONE ASKED. Current members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme appointed to lecturing posts (including heads of teaching departments and professors), may be eligible for continued membership of USS. A … Of course, if you're talking about the molecular methods, different people with different backgrounds will know different things and isn't that expected in a university? If you really really want to talk about the unfairness, if you have noticed, "team unprepared" actually has the LEAST number of students amongst all the other groups. What is necessary will not be determined by you, and if you want to know why I posted in 3 different subs, I was genuinely interested to hear about stories of improper grading, but unfortunately no one is willing to share their stories. If there were a couple of hiccups, I might've taken the excuse that it's the first time this module was offered. 6. actually, you were supposed to be taking pictures every week, noting and updating the document she provided on your Winogradsky Column, giving you ample time to actually study it. Additionally, there was access to the correct answers and through the exercise and discussion within your group, you would have gain feedback on your OWN answers as well as learnt from the mistake of others. I would say that this prof's lectures are far from horrible; there are WORSE out there (as an SBS student, I'm sure you can attest to that!). Copy and paste this whole thing into teaching feedback form. One in three who are aware of deepfakes say they have inadvertently shared them on social media, finds NTU study. Press J to jump to the feed. Our current doctoral candidates . Unless you are referring to the benefits of having gone through 2 additional years of irrelevant biology knowledge (Except for the DNA part which was only a small portion of it). They were part of the presentations as well, which gave an unfair advantage to groups with phD students. �����D7n��zO�觘��q席FTC&%��I�.m����1B�}4�Ҹ�~ This time the time limit was 25 minutes with 5 mins of Q&A. (b)The linear approximation, being the tangent line at x=1, of f(0:98) is L 1(0:98)=1:01. Grade-based assessment Read about the new NTU grading scheme and advantages of grade-based assessment (GBA) for Nottingham Trent University undergraduate students. But the fact that they prepared 16 minutes worth of slides for an 8 minute presentation without rehearsing proves how unprepared they were. I'm pretty sure most "PhD students" aren't entirely familiar with/base their entire thesis on studying the constitution of a Winogradsky Column, everyone put in the same amount of effort to research on and prepare for the presentations. In fact, I'm certain the students have been inspired by the narratives presented, undergraduates and PhD alike. In the case of our quizzes, they were lacking. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. If no student asked any questions, the prof and TA should have done so in order to grade you on that portion of the nonexistent rubrics. By the way, since you have taken the liberty to comment that I should have listened better, maybe you too missed the point about 30% of our score being based on the peer evaluation. As my team had the advantage of having their counsel , I can see how it skews the quality of the presentation. and even in the working world, theres always unprecedented changes that can come your way! The grade of Passed/Failed may be used in some assessments. I myself have taken many "unsavoury" modules but you do not see me yaking away online about them (: I would say that this prof's lectures are far from horrible; there are WORSE out there (as an SBS student, I'm sure you can attest to that!). News. MH 4310 - Weeks 1 to 7 lectures and tutorials, exams making and grading. But the main point is not about group unprepared, the point is about the absence of a presentation rubric. I don't know where you got the idea that I was worried about the phD students sharing a bellcurve with us. For the final presentation, the peer grading was stated to be a gauge for each groups performance and also so that you pay attention to the content prepared by the presenters while at the same time learn as you think about the points in the peer review form. phD students were also involved in the peer evaluation, and they were working very closely and forged some bonds with their groups throughout the weeks. Using grade schemes in NOW NTU standard undergraduate and postgraduate grade schemes are available to be selected when setting up Grade Items for for assessed activities within your Learning Room. 2 groups did not have time to have their Q&A session because the class timing was exceeded, but the professor instructed us all to rate these groups the maximum points for that question. Join Date: Dec 2007. Marks allocated to short answer Qs did not correspond to the amount of points we had to write (E.g. If you have listened, one team was commended for the stellar delivery of their presentation and the other team was also commended for the 'idea' behind their presentation despite getting cut off at the 8 min mark. The same group that did not finish their quiz 3 presentation: group unprepared, also exceeded the 25 minutes for their final presentation. Grading scheme: 10% participation grade, 70% spread among 5 quizzes, 20% final presentation. In fact, I do think that it is commendable that the "Best" group had the highest 'score' despite exceeding the time and even had no questions because they have covered all essential points ( Don't think it is favouritism if the judging panel consisted of the prof, TA and several PhD students that are from DIFFERENT groups). On to the format of the quizzes, just because another course you had attended before had marks calibrated to match the number of points required, isn't it too presumptuous to assume the same for a different course? �4 �Ĝ Fe~-! I can attest to the fact that my group marked everyone fairly, and any snaking attempts would be too obvious if the caliber of answers are high yet the marks low. Find out how to apply to NTU online here. you aren't even competing with them in the same curve? Additionally, there was access to the correct answers and through the exercise and discussion within your group, you would have gained feedback on your OWN answers as well as learnt from the mistake of others. All students in NTU are provided 9/12 AUs to practice the S/U option, which can only be used for GER-PEs and UEs. As I am aware of the rationale behind the peer review, as this reason was shared with us on the online platform as a response to a question by our classmate. More members does not mean the assignment gets easier. Guess what? However, given that we are in a period of uncertainty granted the COVID situation and the fact that the course coordinator did swiftly rectify mistakes in the schedule ( even gave buffer time to study for the quiz following the incident), don't you think you had an overly critical judgement on the fairness of the course? 2. the PhD students actually have a separate bell curve from the rest of us. Maybe they've decided to prepare better after criticisms from the first presentation, don't you think? 7. also we weren't crowned the best group twice, we were given a special mention the first time for the originality of idea/creativity of our pitch! Anyway, this sem is my last sem in NTU! They do not apply to every final year student. Hopefully with enough feedback, things will get better. Grading; Grading. ~ F��A L�s�d�J��x�@*�(H�00�.�,B�`q� %��d U�` n� Not another course, every single course I've been through for the past 3.5 years have this basic feature in their quizzes. Due to the professor's bad/lack of planning, the professor did not realise that the lecture fell on union day and another public holiday, thus reducing the overall number of lectures. sadly our profs are trying to break away from the "grades chasing" method of teaching, where everyone only learns to take a quiz. To give context, this module is a core for 2 majors (X and Y), offered by the school of X. Generally, NUS, NTU, SuSS and SIT have similar grading methods. No fixed format, some weeks were all short answer Q, some weeks were a mix. phd students have had way more experience in terms of years spent studying than any undergraduate, and that brings a ton of benefits to their preparation. I'm sure having an additional 2 years of biology education compared to majority of the students in the class (who are Year 2s) would have been helpful, especially given what the module is. I don't know, you decide! The purpose of this thread is to elicit sharing from the readers of r/NTU about any unfair grading they have experienced. Or perhaps no other module has such extensive grading flaws. also the fact that the overall score was determined BY THE CLASS and that was how we got the best group, if our presentation was that shitty why didn't the rest of the class agree and mark us down? But the fact is that there isn't any rubrics, or any mention of penalties for overrunning the time limit. The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is open to Researchers and all Professional Services and Support colleagues. They got the BEST group again. Narrate this to any other student and ask them if it's a module they would like to take, I'd bet that the answer is no. For enquiries on DR-NTU submission, please email library@ntu.edu.sg; Share Article. 388 0 obj <>stream NBS is a School of Nanyang Technological University, NTU Singapore. 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