Community Living Survey (no. 2)

Study Spaces

This section refers to common study spaces, not RC specific study spaces.

How many times a week do you use the Yale-NUS study spaces (particularly the Library)?
  • >7
  • 5-6
  • 3-4
  • 1-2
  • 0
How many times a week do you use the NUS study spaces (e.g. The Learning Cafe, SRC, ERC, Mac/PC Commons)?
  • >7
  • 5-6
  • 3-4
  • 1-2
  • 0
Are there sufficient study spaces in the Yale-NUS library?
  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Don't Know
Do you have easy access to printers?
  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Don't Know
Should students be able to reserve tables in the Library by leaving their belongings unattended?
  • Yes, for as long as they want
  • Yes, only for a short period of time
  • Never
  • Don't Care
Should Yale-NUS study spaces be open to non Yale-NUS students?
  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Don't Care
Should NUS study spaces be open to Yale-NUS students?
  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Don't Care
Should non-Yale-NUS students be able to book the library’s group study rooms?
  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Don't Care
Should Yale-NUS students be able to book the NUS meeting rooms?
  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Don't Care
Should non-Yale-NUS students be able to use the library’s meeting rooms when they aren’t booked?
  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Don't Care
Should Yale-NUS students be able to use the NUS meeting rooms when they aren’t booked?
  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Don't Care

Practice Spaces

This section refers to common practice spaces, not RC specific practice spaces.

How many times a week do you use the Yale-NUS practice spaces?
  • >7
  • 5-6
  • 3-4
  • 1-2
  • 0
Should Yale-NUS practice rooms be open to non Yale-NUS students?
  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Don't Care
Should NUS practice rooms be open to Yale-NUS students?
  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Don't Care

Sports

How many times a week do you use the Yale-NUS sports facilities (e.g. gym, MPH)?
  • >7
  • 5-6
  • 3-4
  • 1-2
  • 0
Should Yale-NUS sports facilities be open to non Yale-NUS students?
  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Don't Care
Should NUS sports facilities be open to Yale-NUS students?
  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Don't Care
Should Yale-NUS be able to compete in inter-varsity tournaments?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Care

Honour Code

An Honour Code is a set of behavioural guidelines intended to promote healthy community spirit. Students will be held accountable to each other in upholding the tenets of the Code.

Does Yale-NUS need an honour code?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Care
Who should be responsible for guiding a discussion on a community-wide honour code?
  • Student Government
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Individual Students
  • No one
  • Don't Care

Alcohol Policy

Yale-NUS’s current alcohol policy:

“The College expects that students observe healthy, safe, and socially responsible behaviour if students choose to consume alcohol. The legal drinking age in Singapore is 18 years of age. However, alcohol may not be sold or consumed on campus unless otherwise approved, such as in approved food outlets on campus or during approved events and programs. Those seeking to host an event with alcohol present must contact the Dean of Students office to apply for event approval and learn more about the required guidelines and procedures for such events. Additionally, any event with alcohol present within a Residential College must be approved by that Residential College’s Rector. In compliance with Singapore Law, Yale-NUS College prohibits the sale or consumption of alcohol to individuals below 18 years of age and takes the matter of underage drinking seriously.”

How satisfied are you with Yale-NUS's alcohol policy?
  • I am satisfied
  • It's too strict
  • It's too lenient

Guest Policy

Yale-NUS’s current guest policy states that:

“Common sense and common courtesy apply when having guests visit the campus or student residences, whether the guests are Yale-NUS students or not. Students may have guests for brief visits, including one overnight guest per room, but for no longer than a few days. Students may not have guests stay on a regular basis, i.e., every weekend. Hosts are responsible for their guest(s) and should accompany them at all times. Hosts may be held responsible for violations of the guest policy as well as any guest who violates residential or college regulations. Whenever a student has a concern about the presence of a guest in the suite, they should approach the host whom the guest is visiting to express their concerns and to seek to resolve the issues. Such matters can further be addressed by Residential Life staff, including Dean’s Fellows, Vice Rectors, and Rectors.”

How satisfied are you with Yale-NUS's guest policy?
  • I am satisfied
  • It's too strict
  • It's too lenient

Common Curriculum Survey

1. Convergence and Coordination. 

Changing the assessment can still affect how your overall CAP will end up after 4 years.

How would you rate coordination in the Common Curriculum (e.g. in terms of content, communication, assignment deadline clashes)?
  • Good
  • Neutral
  • Not Good
Is grading and assessment between courses fair and transparent in the Common Curriculum?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Sure

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2. Number of Common Curriculum courses. [closed – time elapsed]

Implications are far-reaching. E.g. downsizing common curriculum will increase the size of the major component. This could help/harm group cohesion and the “community of learning”. Alternatively it could strengthen majors.

What should happen to the number of Common Curriculum courses?
  • Increase
  • Stay the Same
  • Decrease

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3. Science Changes. [closed – time elapsed]

Combining the two tracts of current Foundations of Science (FoS) and Integrated Science (IS) may raise issues of discrepancy in ability. Conversely it may even the playing field for Science students who have had/will have to take several humanities subjects in the Common Curriculum.

Should we put science and non-science major students in same track (i.e. take the same section together instead of having IS and FoS)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Sure

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4. Historical Immersion (HI), Current Issues (CI) and interdisciplinary electives/seminars. 

For interdisciplinary seminars (e.g. a science professor and a philosophy professor design and teach a course together), bear in mind these courses may change class sizes across the school and number of courses significantly due to resources being used up.

How do you feel about the current iteration of HI and CI?
  • Good
  • Neutral
  • Not Good
Do you believe HI and CI make valuable contributions to the Common Curriculum?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Sure
What do you feel about interdisciplinary courses?
  • Good Idea
  • Bad Idea
  • Neutral

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5. First semester electives. 

Having a first semester elective will complicate grading, and may somewhat defeat the purpose of having a common base experience. Also, one of the subjects in the current CC will have to be combined with another or pushed out if an elective option is introduced. On the other hand, it will give an option to try out courses earlier.

Should we have first semester electives?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Sure

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How satisfied are you with Yale-NUS’s alcohol policy?

How satisfied are you with Yale-NUS's alcohol policy?
  • I am satisfied
  • It's too strict
  • It's too lenient

 

Yale-NUS’s current alcohol policy:

“The College expects that students observe healthy, safe, and socially responsible behaviour if students choose to consume alcohol. The legal drinking age in Singapore is 18 years of age. However, alcohol may not be sold or consumed on campus unless otherwise approved, such as in approved food outlets on campus or during approved events and programs. Those seeking to host an event with alcohol present must contact the Dean of Students office to apply for event approval and learn more about the required guidelines and procedures for such events. Additionally, any event with alcohol present within a Residential College must be approved by that Residential College’s Rector. In compliance with Singapore Law, Yale-NUS College prohibits the sale or consumption of alcohol to individuals below 18 years of age and takes the matter of underage drinking seriously.”

Should Yale-NUS be able to compete in inter-varsity tournaments?

Should Yale-NUS be able to compete in inter-varsity tournaments?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Care

 

How satisfied are you with Yale-NUS’s guest policy?

How satisfied are you with Yale-NUS's guest policy?
  • I am satisfied
  • It's too strict
  • It's too lenient

Yale-NUS’s current guest policy states that:

“Common sense and common courtesy apply when having guests visit the campus or student residences, whether the guests are Yale-NUS students or not. Students may have guests for brief visits, including one overnight guest per room, but for no longer than a few days. Students may not have guests stay on a regular basis, i.e., every weekend. Hosts are responsible for their guest(s) and should accompany them at all times. Hosts may be held responsible for violations of the guest policy as well as any guest who violates residential or college regulations. Whenever a student has a concern about the presence of a guest in the suite, they should approach the host whom the guest is visiting to express their concerns and to seek to resolve the issues. Such matters can further be addressed by Residential Life staff, including Dean’s Fellows, Vice Rectors, and Rectors.”