I stated at him from across folding table/desk. "What does that mean?" I inquired.
"I don't know but there has been a complaint and you need to resolve it."
"Are they not understanding the material? They haven't come to me with any questions."
"They don't know what you WANT out of the assignments." Dean of Under Achievement's hands are steepled on his chin in front of me.
"The assignments that state tell me about concept A and provide me an example? The assignment I handed back to them and let them rewrite after I specifically told them what to fix and in looking at my grade book this student did not?"
I stare at the Dean as the silence draws out. "I am confused as to what you want me to do? The student hasn't asked for help, went over my head to complain that I did not provide help they did not ask for. I gave them clear instructions, feedback, an opportunity to rewrite the assignment, and then provided the correct answer. What else would you like me to do?"
"What I need is for this problem to be be resolved."
I wanted to slam my head against the table but I knew the rickety legs couldn't withstand the impact.
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