By goodstudent - 20/06/2009 23:20 - United States
Add a comment - Reply to : #
Not necessarily; if she has a midterm in June she's likely in university, in which case the exams are set by the registrar, and are thus quite difficult to change. Your prof likely had nothing to do with it. As well, it's virtually impossible to write an exam after everyone else has written, as you get an unfair advantage, so unless you contacted her several days prior to the exam, you had pretty much no chance. Also, 65, I think you need to take a breather. Don't take the internet so seriously. Especially since there's no girls on the internet.
Appeal the professor's decision. Most universities/colleges (I'm assuming you're in post secondary) have an appeals committee that students can go to if a teacher makes an unfair decision. No matter what sort of schooling you're doing, go to the administration and appeal. The professor has no right to do that.
Agreed. Keep taking this up the administrative chain until you get the F off your transcript and the prof gets punished, unless the prof decided to change the date for your sake and didn't let you know. In that situation, you should still insist that the F gets taken off your transcript.
Your professor deserves to get fired. What a piece of shit person with no sympathetic bone in her body.
All you complaining about the professor..what are they supposed to do? Change the date of exams every time someone dies? Theres hundreds of students with tons of family members that could die at any date. It's not their concern.
Yeah, exactly. Sometimes they'll ask for "documentation" like a copy of the obituary or a program from the funeral, but generally it's not a problem. @OP - That ******* sucks. I'm sorry for your loss, and also sorry that you have to spend another six (or however many) weeks with this professor.
@#9, Aelaena: the teacher isn't expected to move the date for everyone, because one person's grandmother died. S/he can, however, make allowances for that one person to take it on another date. Or AT THE VERY LEAST inform him/her when the date changes. Presumably the student didn't find out because it was announced in class, last minute, while s/he was already away at his/her grandmother's funeral.
I swear professors and other college teachers do this shit on purpose just to piss us off.