The University of Auckland will be granting a blanket seven-day extension on coursework assessments for the upcoming week, excluding tests and quizzes. Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater communicated this decision to staff by email this afternoon.
When finalised, Course Directors have been asked to communicate these arrangements (and how they apply to their course) to students through Canvas announcements.
Despite this, AUSA are continuing to advocate that all assessments for the week of the 23rd be pushed beyond the mid-semester break. In an email to PVC Education Bridget Kool, they have expressed they “don’t believe that one week is sufficient enough to accommodate for the disruptions caused.”
As it stands, compassionate consideration for tests that are taken during the upcoming week will be centrally managed via a streamlined fast-track process that will be developed in conjunction with Academic Services.
In other news, Waipārūrū Hall and Whitaker Block have set up an on-site testing centre, planning to cater to around 400+ students.