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Thrills and skills for life is a company based in the UK offering activities for children, some of which involve animal trapping, slaughter and cooking.
This is their website listing the activity in two of their courses;
This is a post on their website from 28th May 2011 where children took part in and watched rabbits and squirrels being stripped, gutted and roasted on a spit.
Another post on their website from 6th April 2011 where children witnessed pigeons being skinned and helped to roast them on a spit.
Another post on their website from 15th March 2011 describes rabbits being skinned and cooked on a spit.
A video of the activities on this course showing a rabbit being caught by a snare and a pigeon having its heart and lungs removed. The video was made independently of thrills and skills and the children themselves did not kill the animals.
The academic tools and resources for ELEC3400, Signal Processing, have been poorly designed. Lectures are very easily understood and thus, makes the module seem easy. As for tutorials, insufficient relevant questions were given for practice and no answers were provided either. This makes us unaware of what we are doing is correct or incorrect.
We do believe that tutorials are the most critical part of any module as it is from there we can understand the concepts better, practice questions and prepare ourselves for the Final Exam. But it hasn't been this way so far. Tutorials have been largely a waste of time. Questions given for practise are not preparing us for the Final exam. Most of the students have failed the module due to the final exam. The questions asked are NOT RELEVANT to what was being taught in the module.
Solution : More tough questions to be given out for practice. Questions which meet the similar difficulty level asked during exams would provide better preparation and understanding of the module. Past Year exam samples to be given.
Students on computing courses are being treated unfairly with regard to hand in dates. Students on other courses have until after Easter to hand in their dissertations - WHY DON'T WE?! Especially when we not only have to write over 10,000 words, but produce a software program AS WELL!
Mr. Michael Sanchez who's been enrolled in college and has completed all his classes recently registered for 12 credit hours for the Fall semester 2009.
During this time, Michael was picked by MTV to cover his journey in finding his daughter, since michael began his journey to locate his daughter, he will be unable to complete his 12 credit hours that he registered for.
Michael has tried his best to complete all courses but he will be unable to do so this semester.
According to a survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation in 2008, 20% of college students suffer from sleep disorders due to sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is an issue that must be addressed on this campus because:
1. Less sleep = a decline in class attendance,
2. Ability to concentrate diminishes, and
3. GPA’s substantially decrease.
A Solution to this problem includes, but is not limited to:
1. Pushing the start time of large lecture classes to 9 am instead of 8 am, and
2. Leaving only smaller, major-specific courses and laboratory courses at their original start time of 8 am.
Proposition is subject to amendment as seen fit by the Pennsylvania State University.
We, the undersigned law students, respectfully express our shared aspiration that human rights law and policy--domestic and international--be accorded a greater presence in the Duke Law curriculum. These topics, we believe, are critically important to the lives of all people around the globe in the twenty-first century.
Our law school is recognized for its strengths in several legal disciplines. Human rights is, however, not yet among them, as compared with many of our peer institutions.
Only a small number of courses address human rights and civil rights law. Such courses are mostly offered only on an occasional basis. Moreover, there are no, or almost no, faculty members at Duke Law who specialize in human rights full-time.
As a freshman at SUNY Stony Brook, every student is required to take and pass a 101 level course within their undergraduate college. Also, during their second semester freshman are required to take a 102 level course within their undergraduate college. It has come to my attention that student athletes are not being required to take the 102 level courses. Such discrimination is appalling, especially when it is occurring at an institution that prides itself on academic excellence.
The argument for the exemption is that athletes have more duties outside the class room than the average student. This claim ignores the fact that athletes choose to take on those responsibilities. It also ignores the fact that all students have duties outside the class room. Unless the administration intends to review every student's additional obligations and determine on a case by case basis whether a student should be required to meet the 102 course requirement they can not stand by this exaggerated claim.
I am asking that you help change this policy, simply by signing the following petition. Either the 102 level courses should be made optional to all students or student athletes should be required to meet the same standards as the rest of us.
Keep in mind; more great accomplishments in history have been achieved through strength of mind than have been accomplished through strength of muscle.
This Petition has been started in an effort to stop the closure of RMIT University's Bundoora East Campus at the end of 2006.
The decision to close the Campus was reached by the Executive Committee of the CS&IT School on Wednesday, 20th July 2005.
On Thursday, 21 July 2005 the following email was sent to students:
"Dear Bundoora Campus Students
Yesterday, the Executive Committee of the CS&IT School made a decision to stop all intake of students into our programs at Bundoora East Campus with the aim of vacating all of our offices at Bundoora by the end of 2006.
This decision was not taken lightly and the Executive Committee realises this decision will have an adverse impact on many of you. The main reason that has led to this decision is that the School has been operating below critical mass at the Bundoora East Campus for some years now. We do not see any major changes occurring in the near future to alter this. The School is therefore unable to provide you with the range of services we consider so vital throughout the duration of your studies. To continue indefinitely with a lack of critical mass is not desirable nor conducive to a quality teaching and learning experience.
Thus, the Executive has decided to concentrate the School's energies into strengthening its teaching and learning activities at the City Campus. Also, yesterday the Teaching Committee of CS&IT decided to continue the C&IT program, but transfer it to the City campus, i.e. the first year courses for this program will be offered at the City Campus in 2006, while second and third year courses will continue at Bundoora for 2006.
Professor Heiko Schroder
Head of School
School of Computer Science & IT
Currently, home schooling is a state regulated system, the problem is states range from virtually no oversight to the education home schooled children receive to overregulation where parents have numerous beauracracy hoops to jump through just for them to ensure their child receives the education they desire for their children.
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics 31% of homeschooled parents noted their reasons for doing so because of concern about the school environment, another 30% because they wanted their children to have religious or moral instruction. Parents who are committed to their children's education should be allowed to do so without being overwhelmed with forms and imposition.
I have put together a plan after researching the opinions of numerous homeschool parents, government concerns, opposition to homeschooling. From that I devised a plan that would seem to satisfy all concerns. Please sign the petition so children can all be guaranteed an education that adequately prepares them for the future.
My proposal is as follows:
Parents are required to submit an individualized home instruction plan or IHIP.
1. Included in the IHIP must be a list of courses to be taught.
2. The materials that will be used to conduct instruction.
3. The intended knowledge the child will gain through each course.
B. Parents are also required to submit quarterly portfolios to their school district. The portfolio should include
1. The course work completed by the child.
2. And a schedule documenting dates and times instruction was conducted.
C. Children must be exposed to a diversity of lifestyles.
1. In other words, a child should be allowed to make an informed decision about the type of lifestyle they choose. Children should not be mere extensions of their parents.
2. Children shall learn civic education.
a. Children should have knowledge of the rights entitled to them as a citizen of the United States.
b. Have a general knowledge of how policy comes about.
c. Conduct lessons in tolerance of different cultures etc.
D. Concessions for home schooling families. Parents are granted the opportunity to have access to public school textbooks, libraries, career counseling, purchasing power of the district, online courses, and extracurricular activities.
This is a teacher with great amount of knowledge and wonderful teaching ability. He brings life, knowledge, enthusiasm and creativity to all his lectures. The use of laptop for power point presentations gives the student a great amount of visual knowledge. He incorporates the use of technology well by providing some online discussions after class and the use of online lecture. He's a posted website which can better enrich our knowledge of our courses. The course outline designed by Dr. Crichlow was well in detailed to allow his students to have a better understanding of the course.
Dr. Crichlow not only is willing to help his students with course work. His open mind aids students with their other problem like how to cope with life in this new university. The skill we are able to obtain by his guidance includes responsibility, critical thinking and initiative.
The designs of his courses are very interesting. Dr. Crichlow was able to schedule in three days to bring students of both the Rights and Freedom and Immigration Law to the Lindsay Correctional Institution, where students were able to learn first hand what it's like to be in the field of Criminal Justice. His hard work in incorporating material from the text books to acquiring guest speakers to speak and share their own experiences with our class.
Dr. Crichlow's visions for this university are vast and will take a few years to achieve, but with his focus and determination, it can be done in less amount of time.
The music program offered at Laurentian University is under threat of being cancelled. This action is possible because Huntington University College, which supplies the courses to Laurentian University, has suspended admissions to thier first year courses.
This will effectively limit enrollment and lead to no further students.
For the past few weeks I, Jessica Dollheiser, have heard about this budget cut to my school district #64. I heard we might cut teachers, or cut out certain courses, or turn to a four day week. I was more tolerable of the four day week than any of the other options. On April 14 2004 I was informed that the school board took a step forward to the four day week and that they had 30 days to finalize this desicion. But then I was informed that we, high school students, would have to give up the semester system and go to the linear year.
I do not agree with this decision because it is hard enough to manage four courses at a time while managing everything else in your life. As well, we wouldn't even have enough time to do all the homework we would have, as well as working, playing sports and getting our recommended nine hours of sleep a night.
This petition serves to implore you to please consider including Creative Writing courses offered in the English department here at Washington and Lee University as requirements for students wishing to major in English.
As it stands, it is simply unfair to students who wish to concentrate in this area within the major and not be able to have the credit fulfill a requirement for the major. Learning to write well is an important feature of a Washington and Lee education and a special emphasis in the English Department, where all courses involve instruction in writing. While students at Washington and Lee cannot major in writing, it would be appreciated if they could receive credit towards the major for all Creative Writing courses taken and passed at this university.
Some basic research has been undertaken regarding Washington and Lee's peer institutions and it was found that following schools not only offer credit for Creative Writing courses, but also count that credit as requirements for the major:
Vassar College, Smith College, Grinnell College, Wesleyan University, Haverford College, Davidson College, Middlebury College, Bowdoin College, Carleton College
In fact, Middlebury College offers "over twenty different courses a year on various aspects of creative writing: fiction, poetry, playwrighting, screenwriting, and nonfiction." And all courses & credit are counted towards the English major.
Further, "Creative writing is a valued part of the curriculum at Bowdoin."
If these highly selective, well-respected colleges accept credit for the major, why does Washington and Lee not? We, the undersigned, implore you to please reconsider your stand in this regard and to overturn the decision reached by your committee.
Students are required to take a 30 level Math course to recieve a diploma. However, the requirement for Science courses is only 15 credits. After completing a 10 level Science course, students may choose to focus their education on physics, chemistry, or biology. This should be the same for Math. The curriculum contains so many formulas and calculations that the only reason someone would be required to know ALL of this is if they became a math teacher. Math courses should be seperated into smaller sectors or categories so that a student may enroll in the course that best fits their career plans. For example, a student aspiring to be a writer would not be required to learn the equations needed to become an engineer. Rather, they could take one of these specific category math courses (a basic math course for example that will teach only things to get you by in life) and be able to focus on their english or social social studies courses.
Many people go on to forget or not apply most of these teachings, unless their career choice involves math. Even still, those that require math for their careers only require knowledge of certain portions of the teachings, hardly ever all portions.
For those of us who live with these invisible illnesses (Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, Chronic Myofascial Pain and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) this Petition is for you.
It is our hope that together we can make a difference in the education of the medical personnel; not only that these illnesses will be required teaching in their schools but also that courses are made available for current physicians and nurses in their Continued Education Requirements.
The medical community needs to know what these illnesses are, to realize they are very real and not just waste basket diagnoses or all in our heads. It's time for us to step up to the plate and demand that our voices be heard.