[groupi] Fwd: Double Standards regarding CITS3200 Del B Marks

  • From: Lorin Tauss <taussl01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: groupi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 22:23:14 +0800

Hi guys,

Wilson sent me this (see below) and I thought you might all be interested as
well? He might send you all something as well.....

Do you think we should talk to Michael? I know our del B had some issues,
but I think our project is one hell of alot harder than some other groups.
(eg. "build a database based web-interface" big whoop.)



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Wilson Ong <ongw03@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 4:59 PM
Subject: Double Standards regarding CITS3200 Del B Marks
To: Lorin Tauss <taussl01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Dear Mr Tauss,

I am unsure if you remember me. We met at the 2007 ECM awards ceremony in

It is my understanding that Deliverable A and B were both marked by a
groups' client(s), not Dr Wise. Our group (group H) are very surprised at
the low mark we received for Deliverables A and B. We suspect that the
project supervisors/clients for most groups are being overly generous when
marking. There is clearly an issue of double standard, which makes marking
manifestly unfair, and our group will be requesting that Dr Wise take a look
at all submissions for Deliverable B. What one client considers to be 4/4
may very well be considered as 2/4 by another client. I suspect your group
may have the same problem?

It is also worth pointing out that both our groups are at extremely high
risk of failing the unit CITS3200 if we continue to receive such low marks.
Dr Wise had mentioned that it is almost always the case that CITS3200 will
be scaled down significantly. Indeed there have been many times in the past
where students have failed a unit as the sole result of scaling. The ECM
faculty requires that the average for this unit be 67.5. Considering that
the current average for CITS3200 is well above 67.5, it is extremely likely
that each students' final score will be shifted downwards significantly to
meet the faculty's scaling policy.


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