I wish I hadn't. Are these the same dicks who cancel the first week too?
Good lord. Does this mean they HAD finals scheduled and then just said, "Hell No!"I always want to find a way to support choices by professors, but sometimes I get so pissy.
...also don't search professor and cookies or professor and brownies. Seriously.
"my XXXXXXX professor gave us cookies for our last class i love her so much."Another satisfied customer.
The cookie thing, the love thing. I get so nauseated. Or is it nauseous. Whichever one means I wish people in my profession were, I don't know, a bit more professional.I know the cookie thing has come up on these pages before, and I'm strongly on the no cookie team.RGM
A colleague has a daughter enrolled at our university. The kid keeps mentioning that her professors keep canceling class. Who the hell are these people? It's no wonder my department is hated most by students. We don't cancel for any reason.
Yeah, because a student would never say, "My professor cancelled class today" when they were really just skipping class and got caught.
They'd say that to their parents. That's not what this is.
The cookie thing is an essential question for me. I know a great deal about you if you're baking for your students but you won't volunteer for the T&P committee.
I don't have time to bake cookies at this time of year (or, really, most times of year, though I used to be a pretty good cookie-baker, and I'm sure I could recapture the skills with relatively little effort). Of course I don't have to do all the grading I need to do either, but, at least as far as I'm concerned, that's a non-negotiable, so it will get done. Ditto for writing and grading an exam if my class had one. The only situation in which I might be mildly sympathetic to the canceled-exam thing: if the administration announced such a ridiculously-short final-grading window that there wasn't time to grade any sort of meaningful final exam. But even then, if university rules said I'm supposed to give a final exam, I'd give a scantron one that was as meaningful as I could make it, and would set the grade weights to favor more meaningful assignments.
We don't have a final exam schedule at all. We have a regular class schedule that we are told -- repeatedly, with a menacing tone -- that we are to keep until the last possible minute. Then final grades are due two days after classes end. It's ridiculous.
Our window between last exam period and grade deadline in the fall is 44 hours.As a result, so many colleagues no longer give exams that students are shocked when there is one.The war against Examsmas?
You get 44 hours? Where i am, one year it was 13. Had to have the spreadsheet pre-loaded with everything else and grade the kids who finished early during the exam while the pokey ones were finishing. Madness.
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