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Just started with new private college. Students are in Associate degree class.

They has some demands:

1. They are to be marked present when they arrive late or leave early

2. Absent students receive credit for in class work as if they were present in class.

2. Questions and answers to quizzes, mid-term and final exam will be provided to students in writing one week prior to testing.

3. Quizzes and exams will be administered "open book".

4. Syllabus provided is unacceptable.

Not going to happen.

All students, not just a few, tell me other teachers provide all the above and create a student friendly syllabus rather that use one provided by college.

Other teachers tell me officially "follow provided syllabus". Unofficially I'm told to "go with the flow". My ethics and desire to prepare students for employment will not permit me to "go with the flow".

Students made it clear I will comply or they go ...See More
men52 This really makes me mad. College expectations, ethics and student attitude has really changed since I went to college. For one, there is no way I or my fellow students would have even considered to demand anything from our instructors. Period. I can only guess that "all" those instructors who give in and "go with the flow" are products of their ow...See More
elsiev I would go to the administration with the set of "demands" and ask them for advice. In other words, call their bluff. All of those "demands" are ridiculous, and frankly, I wouldn't want to teach at an institution that would force teachers to succumb to those "demands".
Judy2/CA I went to college a million years ago. Attendance wasn't taken - whether or not you were there was up to you. It had no bearing on your grade. In my major there was no work done in class. The professor started lecturing as soon as he/she came in the room and you took notes. Your grade depended on a midterm and final and in some cases only a final. ...See More
Keyboarding Online Ignoring just cannot be the solution for students but rather making few other things and changes can go well.
Sep 12


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