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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:55 AM
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10. Begging your pardon, but exactly who pays your salary and where does that
money come from?

Simply put, what if nobody decided to attend your school? What if every last student dropped out, never came back, and no new students ever came?

What would happen?

By the way, one point of being in the National Guard is to assist in the recovery from major national disasters. "I'll drop your grade if there's a disaster you have to respond to" should result in immediate termination. That should not, ever, be tolerated. The need to respond comes before your petty little class, and you as a supposedly educated and enlightened individual ought to know that fact, balls to bones.

At the very least, you as an educator ought to be willing in such a circumstance to allow makeup work for the student, including a fair period of time to make up any missed tests. It should not, ever, be an automatic thing, as doing so sends the message to the student that you do not believe them capable of performing the makeup work adequately.

If you're scoffing at the idea of makeup work under such circumstances, you're completely missing the point.

At many universities, the suicide (or death?) of one's roommate translates into an automatic A in all classes for the surviving roommate. Should they get a better grade because of it? They, after all, made no special sacrifice; they were merely in close proximity to a traumatic event. I think it's great they lived and their roommate died, but they should accept the consequences of being traumatized (lower grades) with a little more grace.

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