UBC desperately needs a fall reading break. I receive a greater proportion of requests for extensions/exceptions with each passing year. And students are not just trying to get out of work. These are serious mental health issues people are dealing with (I won’t elaborate for privacy, but trust me, after teaching 5000 students I can sift out the BS by now). It’s not just for students. Staff, faculty, and TAs all reach breaking points around this time of year too. Even just a couple of days (like at SFU) would help us take a breath, get a full night’s sleep, and catch up on the main thing we’re supposed to be celebrating here… learning!
Anyone know how can we make a fall reading break happen?