Students’ campaigns take some ugly turns

UK“Lecturers are facing a wave of student activism over teaching quality, which academic leaders have likened to ‘bullying’. Student campaigners at the University of Central Lancashire have posted examples of bad feedback online. At the University of Bolton, students have left anonymous cards in staff pigeonholes, giving them marks out of ten for performance. And at Manchester Metropolitan University, students are texting its students’ union to inform it when classes are cancelled or lecturers are late. The University and College Union is unhappy about the campaigns, and it has likened the scorecards at Bolton to ‘hate mail’ …” (more)

[Melanie Newman, Times Higher Education, 4 June]

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