Dear Sir or Madam,
We the students believe that the decisions made during and after the meeting on 19-11-2020 to be unfair. Our presentation of our arguments and propositions for solutions were not met with answers to our satisfaction. The position of the Exam Board is heard and understood by the entire student body however the opposite has not so far rung true. As class representatives and future European professionals, we have a duty to represent those who elected us to do exactly that. Even when it puts us at odds with an institution we respect highly. Concessions given to the students will not suffice to ensure that students have the best possible odds of passing the Cultural Dimensions of Europe exam. The previous exam had been declared invalid because it lowered the quality of the education we are receiving. However, when asked for multiple creative solutions we in turn only received the minimum compensation possible. Namely a possibility for a Q&A session with a teacher. The ripples of this decision are disastrous in a year already fraught with more individual self-study and time management than any previous year. Therefore, as elected representatives we wish to see demands reached as a sign of goodwill from the institution.
At least 5 one-hour classes given by either Mr. van der Bergh or Mr. van der Sluijs in preparation for the exam.
The exam be given on either 11-12-2020 or 18-12-2020.
The 1-hour classes be given in the week of the exam.
The 1-hour class of 11-12-2020 or 18-12-2020 be given the day of the exam.
Each exam be weighted 50%.
A mock exam of at least 20 questions.
An explanation from the Exam Board emailed to every student as to what when wrong and how it will be prevented in the future.
An apology from the Exam Board emailed to the students.
Should this not be achievable before Christmas then we demand for the entire procedure to be done after the break with adequate time for review with the teachers and to resit.
If these demands are not met, we must call the judgment in question. Two wrongs do not make a right. This is the only way that the Exam Board can morally and justifiably correct the mistake. Otherwise the logic ensuing is the dip in quality from one aspect of our education to fix the dip in quality of another.
Our summary is enclosed within this e-mail.
We hope to receive a response by Tuesday 24th. It is our wish for a productive and peaceful outcome for all parties involved.
All first year students