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  •  All of your comments hit home (6+ / 0-)

    Adding to your list..

    1. e-mails from irate parents, Johnny failed you must be a bad teacher, should be sacked..No Johnny spent most of the class texting, never bought the books and had a 30% average going into the final exam and had his cell phone taken away as he was using it to cheat...

    2. e-mail from dean of students regarding irate e-mail from parents...Telling me that I did not understand Johnny or his needs...

    3. phone call from provost...regarding irate email from parents...notifying me that Johnny had F/D in all six of his classes...

    4. Having the pleasure of sitting on the Academic Board that ultimately dis-enrolled Johnny..Priceless..


    by profewalt on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 08:20:36 AM PST

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    •  My favorites are still (5+ / 0-)
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      gffish, profewalt, CayceP, Ree Zen, ElfOwl

      the pleas for incompletes from students who haven't shown up in six weeks, who have no excuse for their absence, but who need the 2.0 to keep up their sports eligibility.

      I despise sports, so this is actually a disincentive for me to grant an incomplete.

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." - Hubert Humphrey

      by Killer of Sacred Cows on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 08:33:49 AM PST

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    •  I have been lucky (1+ / 0-)
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      in that I have never had to deal with parental complaints. Our mostly-urban student population is all over the map in a lot of ways, but my impression is that the spoiled-brat quotient is pretty low at this institution.

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