Waive the MUSC 99 Convocation Journal Assignment Fall 2020
When speaking with a group of peers about the requirements for the semester regarding convocation attendance for the NIU School of Music, it was brought to our attention with very short notice that we had a large scale assignment due regarding that of.
Normally, this assignment would not be a problem but considering we found out by chance with three days left to do a semesters worth of assignments, we feel that it is very unfair to have this expected of us to complete.
As a group of peers, we came to a consensus that we wanted to exercise our right to petition this assignment and requirement being asked of us because not once do any of us remember being told that these happenings were required of us, especially considering some students have other classes that meet during these convocations and others have jobs. Without even mentioning that we are not informed of these meetings until just a few days before.
It has been stated that the assignment was explained to us early on but it was not explained thoroughly in a way that majority of students understood.