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Asher
14-11-2005, 06:11:48
I got banned from a school-hosted message boards by my professor. This is a first. :beer:

He wants to see me tomorrow morning. :beer:

He's somewhat upset that I incited a virtual revolt against several TA's ineptitude and the lack of direction and instruction to prepare the class for the assignment. :beer:

So he deleted all of the posts and banned the users.

I'm going to verbally bitchslap him tomorrow. He's very much in the wrong here. It'll be exciting.

I'm going to be bringing my PDA to record this conversation just in case, because I have a feeling I may go to the dean to protest several changes he's made to the course this year. It may come in handy. :shoot:

JM^3
14-11-2005, 06:18:35
lol

JM

HelloKitty
14-11-2005, 09:57:16
Way to earn those recommendations.

Gary
14-11-2005, 10:09:16
You did say "banned" ?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-11-2005, 10:15:03
Professor Ming :eek:

Asher
14-11-2005, 16:59:44
Originally posted by HelloKitty
Way to earn those recommendations.
I don't think this prof's recommendations would mean anything, seeing as this is his first term teaching and he's a bit of a tool.

HelloKitty
14-11-2005, 17:44:06
Good point. We never discuss students with other people in our departments.

Lurker the Second
14-11-2005, 17:55:45
Come on Kitty, you know Asher would be y or favorite student.

Venom
14-11-2005, 17:57:07
Common gayness favoritis.

Asher
14-11-2005, 19:54:34
So I had my chat this morning.

He conceded that the TA's instruction was "less than he expected" and he "may have misgauged the workload of this assignment" and that he apologizes. He has also restored my posting access.

He said he will talk with the TAs and standardize the "hints" (ie, instructions) they give to the students. He also promised that the next (and last) assignment will be a lot less work.

But, he will not provide an extension. He did provide a one day extension last assignment for similar reasons, but apparently a couple keeners complained to the department head about it (wtf?). They felt it was unfair that the whole class got an extra day to work on the assignment before submitting it electronically (wtf??). No, the grades are not on a curve.

Asher
14-11-2005, 19:56:06
Originally posted by HelloKitty
Good point. We never discuss students with other people in our departments.
I have very good relationships with my profs in general, especially the couple that worked at the IBM software lab during the summer terms for the Centres for Advanced Studies. :beer:

Sir Penguin
15-11-2005, 06:30:47
I had a Prolog assignment due on Thursday a couple semesters ago, and the professor said he'd give us an extension 'til Monday if nobody complained about it. Sure enough, some teabag complained, and he canceled the extension... and told us about it the next Monday (fortunately, I submitted it about 3 minutes before the Thursday due time).

SP

JM^3
15-11-2005, 06:34:21
what an ass

JM

JM^3
15-11-2005, 06:35:11
I am of corse refering to the person who complained..

I bet that they hoped to screw everyone else.. that attitude is jsut wrong

Jm