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concerning MyCampus

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We are writing to register our concerns regarding Glasgow University’s new enrollment programme, MyCampus. Firstly, we are concerned at the overwhelming technical failures of the system so far. We request that the technical problems be resolved immediately, and that the University demand an explanation from contractors regarding these failures Secondly, we regard the use of consumerist language in the programme as entirely unsuitable to an educational institution such as Glasgow University. ‘Add to shopping Cart’, ‘Purchase items’ and ‘You owe £1820’ indicate that education is a consumer product, and we seek reassurance from management that they also regard this as unacceptable. We ask that the language be changed immediately. We also consider the use of American English in the programme entirely unreflective of Glasgow University as an education institution. We have learned that Advisers are concerned both about the system and about their changing roles further to the installation of the system. We ask that advisers be consulted thoroughly on such matters. We are concerned that such consultation is not deemed to have taken place during the formulation of MyCampus. We ask that all future decicision making on major IT project involve consulation with the University Senate and Glasgow UCU.


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