Late Assignment Policy:Late assignments are not accepted.
For good measure, my syllabus also contains the following:
Timeliness is of utmost importance
Make Up Policy: There are no makeups.
Yes, I have reinforced this verbally. Many times. With this student sitting in class. And I do enforce it.
And now, the email from my student:
> I never thought points would be deducted for missing the date I was suppose to present at. Is there?
Is this the unavoidable effect of the constant enabling behavior of our Student Retention Office?
And short of some kind of public execution early in the semester, is there any way to get the message across that deadlines really do matter?