Monday, September 23, 2013
"My Mean Self Sends Some Email." Dr. Amelia Offers Up Some Old School Smackdown!
LMS Lola: It's week 5. It is time for you to learn how to submit your papers in the LMS. If you try this sometime other than 5 seconds before the assignment is due, you can call the helpful technical support number I sent you the last two times you had "problems." I know the LMS is not intuitive. I'm old, and I still learned to use it.
Grubbing Grady: If your assignment is due by 1 p.m. Sunday, don't be e-mailing me at 6 p.m. Sunday asking why I haven't graded it yet. If if you do, for the love of tea and the parties it is served at, do not close with "I hope you had a nice weekend."
Smiling Sheila: That thing in the syllabus about how if you are texting in class, I'm lowering your grade and not telling you? That.
Adminiflake Andy: Yes, I showed up for Parent's Weekend yesterday (part of my nice weekend, Grady - remember you saw me there? Guess what? It's not nice for me). And I talked to flakies' parents. Do you realize that having this coffee for parents and professors mostly means me practicing my happy face elevator speech about FERPA and how I can't tell you how junior is doing in my class?
Loud Larry: Yes, I'm sure the brash class clown routine got you far in high school. Your teachers loved the breath of fresh air you brought into the classroom. Sadly, I don't teach in the comedy major, so you'll have to convince me you know about hamster fur in here.