I guess I'm just a little less tolerant. When students register for the
class, the syllabus clearly outlines what topics will be covered and
when. No where do I state that vacations are extended beyond their
prescribed dates. Thus, for example, spring break does not begin midweek
prior to the break nor does it extend several days into the week
Students who are unable to make the commitment to the class and their
education will either have to deal with the logical consequences of
missing a class or should not register for a class that meets on the
"problematic" dates. This includes the ever popular "I won a trip to
Puerto Rico for two weeks mid-semester. Will this be a problem?"
Once they get out into the "real" world, their employers are not going to
be very tolerant of their decision to just not show up on Friday before
Memorial day. They will be required to schedule a vacation day well in
advance of the holiday (assuming that they get that).
The above, of course, applies to "extra vacation" days and does not apply
to emergencies or verifiable religious holidays. In case of the later, I
will make accommodations.
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> I always do a fun activity that teaches the topic for the day. I then
> include something on the exam that will be very easy if you attended
> but almost impossible if you were not there. This rewards those who
> attended class that day. I do the same for the class before spring
> break and other times I expect low attendance.
> Joyce Morris
> Public Health Sciences
> Wichita State University
linda m. woolf, ph.d.
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