First-year students from the IBP program have on average received one on-campus lecture a week since semester start, which is causing demotivation to study, loneliness and thoughts of dropping out. The President of CBS Students, the Director of Program Administration and the Dean of Education respond to the situation.
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Program Director of International Business and Politics: “I fully understand that our students are not getting a ‘normal’ university experience”
Edward Ashbee answers questions concerning his first-year students’ frustrations at not receiving more than an average of one on-campus lecture a week since September.
First-year students have had one on-campus lecture a week since September: “We’ve considered dropping out”
Signe Helms and Anna Selma Wentzer share the consequences of not having more than one on-campus lecture a week on average. Seventy-three of their fellow students from the IBP program share the same frustrating feeling of being overlooked by CBS.
A student has brought the introduction of Hong Kong’s National Security Law up for discussion among members of the IBA study board. Are students from Hong Kong protected from the extraterritorial law? The Academic Program Director reflects on the situation, and a CBS student reports from Hong Kong, where the new law and Covid-19 are inextricably linked.
A new prognosis shows that student grant (SU) expenses related to students from other EU countries will increase to DKK 650 million by 2023 – that is DKK 201 million more than budgeted. The Minister for Higher Education and Science is eager to discuss ways to prevent this trend.
Different types of data about students’ activities are stored on the Canvas and Panopto platforms. That data is available to educators. But why store all this data and who can use it? CBS’ Data Protection Officer answers these and other new questions that keep arising as new online platforms are taken into use.
For 40 minutes, one of the usual corona stewards at CBS was replaced by a robot operated by CBS students to encourage people to sanitize their hands on entering Solbjerg Plads. CBS WIRE tagged along to observe the robot’s performance.
With fewer students on campus, CBS can host all teaching activities with fewer than 100 students on campus in spring 2021, according to new teaching principles. However, educators’ plans must accommodate the potential return of tighter restrictions.
Bringing MBA students from Rotman School of Management in Canada together with master’s students from CBS started as an idea that came to life with the COVID-19 pandemic. In teams online, the students are devising solutions to sustainability issues in Denmark and Canada – for example, how to electrify the bus fleet in Toronto.
Since the spring, an expert group appointed by the government has evaluated different types of grading scales. Their new report lists pros and cons for changing the grading scale and suggests four alternative grading scales.
Traditions, sayings and customs in a new country are not always easy to swallow. Camilla Nellemann, who is an external lecturer and a postdoc from CBS, knows that only too well after spending five years becoming integrated in Japan. In a new novel, she describes the clash of cultures she experienced and how perseverance was the key to winning over the country.
As a consequence of the recent debates on sexism and sexual harassment in Denmark, the Minister of Higher Education and Science is requesting a clearer picture of the situation at higher education institutions.
‘Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times’. Luisa Gonzalez Boa was almost expelled from the University of Chinese Academy of Science for posting that slogan on the Chinese platform WeChat. CBS and Sino-Danish Center consider improvements to better prepare students for what awaits in China.
Teachers’ and students’ experiences of the spring semester’s online teaching are described in a comprehensive new CBS survey. Mainly the quality of the teaching and students’ motivation has been rated lower. “I’m not surprised,” says CBS’ Associate Dean for Technology-Enhanced Learning, who hopes that the knowledge can improve the quality of future online teaching.
The new CBS strategy not only comes with a wish to transform CBS and society through research and education. It also aims to curb student stress levels through self-reflection, explains the Dean of Education, who would personally have liked a little more time for self-reflection when he was a student.
The Dean of Education looks back on a spring semester which he describes as “a mass online conversion experiment”. It was also a semester where, in surveys, students flunked the quality of the teaching. This semester, 50 percent of the teaching is online, and what makes a big difference is that “everyone is better prepared,” says Gregor Halff.
CBS has been approved as partner in one of European University Network (EUN) alliances. The alliance aims to create synergy between all the involved universities by establishing shared learning experiences comprising multiple European Universities. And according to CBS’ Coordinator Martin Jes Iversen, the alliance brings a whole new dimension to academic work at CBS.
Abel Aioanei was thrilled when he left Romania, two years ago. In fact, he didn’t plan to return. Ever. But coming to Denmark to study at CBS one year ago turned everything upside down. Could the Danes be the key to making him love the country he had always despised? And would five months of corona quarantine in Romania change anything?
Nicki Ingemann Iversen and Emidio Asquino were supposed to go to Taiwan and California this semester, but coronavirus decreed otherwise. Now, they are facing an entirely different semester with lost opportunities.
COVID-19 has made teachers and students familiar with online teaching – for better and worse. In this opinion piece, Professor Peter Gammeltoft, from the Department of International Economics, Government and Business draws on years of experience with online teaching and summarizes what works and why.