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ABIO121 (Osuna/Travis) Petition

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Greetings Faculty and Students of SUNY-University at Albany, We are reaching out to you all today to express our feelings, and those of our peers, about the ABIO 121 course that is being taught on this campus by Dr. Robert Osuna and Dr. Jeffery Travis. We feel that this class is very informative and the course work is being taught well however, the way that our knowledge is being measured, meaning the exams, is unfair. Speaking on behalf of my self and a large number of students, this is not the first time we are taking this course. After failing to excel in this course the first time, and deciding to retake the class, we changed our studying techniques. Yet our efforts to do well were not effective. How could this be? To learn basic material more than once, in some cases for a third time, and still come up short. Through this petition our goals are as followed: 1. For current students, change the grading scale so that our efforts are measured appropriately 2. For future students, have the exams measure our knowledge in a fair manner. Meaning, have exams that are appropriate to material taught for an INTRO biology 2 course.


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