Thursday, December 17, 2009


I regularly teach a course which isn't offered this semester due to a sabbatical and loading rearrangements. Nonetheless, some students wanted to take it independent study. We hired an adjunct instructor and he did all the rearrangements for the course. But I am the point person simply because its normally my course.

They were given a VERY GENEROUS offer that they the instructor would take the 100 best points of 168. Basically they would have to get less than 59% of the answers correct to get less than an A+ on the test. They said "but I can't take that risk, I have to get an A in the class, so I don't want to take it" Unbelievable.


  1. How did the students get hold of your home/cell phone?

  2. I DID invite them to call an hour earlier than they actually did because of the immediacy of the situation.