Computing Student’s Association to survey students on fall reading break

COMPSA to launch survey assessing student thoughts on fall term break.
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The Computing Student’s Association (COMPSA) will send out a survey to gauge student opinion on the fall term break, according to COMPSA President Nana Boateng.
Following the rejection of the 2021-22 academic calendar at the Arts and Science Faculty board meeting due to concerns over the structure of the current fall midterm break, COMPSA is looking to gather feedback from its student body.
“We are sending out surveys soon to better assess the students’ opinions and meeting with the Director of the School of Computing to gauge the staff perspective on the issue,” Boateng wrote in a statement to The Journal
Student Senate Caucus Chair David Niddam-Dent and AMS President Auston Pierce plan to reopen discussions about the fall break at Senate on Nov. 26. The two will seek clarification about a Feb. 26 Senate meeting at which Senator Diane Beauchemin said faculties and schools would be conducting their own initial assessments of the break.
Other student societies, including the Concurrent Education Students’ Association, Commerce Society and Engineering Society didn’t respond to The Journal’s inquiries about these assessments in time for publication. 
According to the Nov. 26 agenda, Queen’s Senate will address questions about data, if any, collected about the fall term break over its last two years, as well as the formal process behind faculty assessments, the timelines behind these processes, and whether those timelines will allow decisions regarding the break to be implemented in time for the 2021-22 academic year. 
Senate will also address what measures will be taken to ensure student and faculty perspective are reflected within that decision.

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