Number 99-37
Description end departmental tests
Authored by Delphine Tih
Sponsored by Jennifer Bates
Date Submitted Tuesday, September 28, 1999
Date Considered Wednesday, November 3, 1999
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Academic Affairs
Result Killed By Committee
Remarks FAILED - Many colleges need standardized tests to be accredited.
Whereas UTA Academic departments such as Math, Foreign Language, and Chemistry offer an end-of-semester departmental final; and
Whereas Instructors emphasize different course material throughout the semester and some concepts that appear on the final are not necessarily taught in the classroom; and
Whereas A majority of the students in a random survey agree that department finals do not fairly evaluate their progress in class over the entire semester, since the test also carries a large percentage of the overall class grade; and
Whereas The purpose of departmental finals has not been clearly stated by the departments that offer them and there is no reported evidence that standardized tests are of a benefit to students.
Be It Further Resolved That UTA put an end to departmental finals; Be it Further resolved that: This resolution be implemented immediately after passage.
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