Inititiative proposal: formative testing

A high quality assessment is important, because it contributes to the quality of the diploma and in a broader sense the quality of higher education, and to the learning process and development of the student. A diploma is actually little more than the sum of the results of tests. At the moment, both at this university and at many other universities, the form of testing is almost always summative. This means that it is based on results, for example the student has passed the course with a final test, or not. A new testing policy is currently being drawn up for the coming years. Student Party SAM is in favour of including a different, more stimulating form of testing, namely formative testing, in this policy. Formative testing is a form that provides more insight into the student's learning process. This is done by providing interim feedback on the student. This can be peer-to-peer, with self-assessment or teacher-student, it can also be both oral and digital.

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Initiative workplaces

Student party SAM would like to submit an initiative proposal in regards to the crowdedness at the workplaces at Tilburg University during the examination period. Recently, we have received complaints from several students about this and as a result of these complaints we would like to look, together with the university, at possibilities to make things better for students. We also had contact with our colleagues from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Through them we came up with a number of ideas that were incorporated further into the initiative.

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Memo International housing

The motto of Tilburg University is ‘understanding society’. In the contemporary complex global world, it is impossible to propagate that motto without taking the global society into account. It is important for Tilburg University to take up a position in the international academic world. The importance of that goal to the university is illustrated by the fact that the word ‘international’ is mentioned well over a hundred times in the strategic plan of the university for the coming years.

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Fractie SAM