The filling out of forms is almost universally experienced as a burdensome annoyance, an obstacle to getting things done, proof that institutions just want to turn humans into numbers. Forms are, more often than not, poorly designed, hard to understand, and symbolic of red tape and frustration.
But might we reconceptualize forms and the roles they play in our experience of educational institutions.
We fill them out to initiate organizational processes, to get exceptions to rules, to explain why things happened.
we could, for examples le, connect a declaration of major form with a life decision, joining a community of fellow students and a community of mind in all the people who've studied that major. A drop add form can celebrate self determination in education. Each form connects with a way in whoch exucatiob IS. In fact not mere mass production, not treating people like numbers.