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Started by marshwiggle, January 18, 2024, 06:22:22 AM
Quote from: mythbuster on January 19, 2024, 09:23:58 AMWe have pointed this out to any admin who cares to listen. They all nod in sympathy and then tell us to "work our magic" as teachers. URGH!
Quote from: FishProf on January 19, 2024, 01:48:26 PMIn my department, we have a lab intensive class where the labs are 2x weekly, and you can only miss three before you fail the course. I've seen students add at the end of week two, having already failed the course. It should not be allowed, but the adminicritters won't listen.
Quote from: apl68 on January 20, 2024, 06:13:21 AMPresumably because the students are paying tuition for the courses that they have no chance of passing, and so the institution is profiting.
Quote from: jerseyjay on January 20, 2024, 06:53:15 AMThird, faced with all this, the administration's response is to hope that it will all resolve itself in the end. I suppose that for administrators and advisors this allows themselves to act like (and maybe even believe) that they have "solved" a problem, rather than create one.
Quote from: Zeus Bird on January 21, 2024, 05:28:26 AMAt my uni, admins used to regularly ignore the add deadline, and I had students placed in my classes halfway through the semester, or even in one spectacular case, after the final exam.
Quote from: Langue_doc on January 21, 2024, 07:55:49 AMQuote from: Zeus Bird on January 21, 2024, 05:28:26 AMAt my uni, admins used to regularly ignore the add deadline, and I had students placed in my classes halfway through the semester, or even in one spectacular case, after the final exam.That would probably be a violation of state and federal laws. We're required to submit the verification of attendance roster for each course by the end of the first or second week of class, depending on the institution.
Quote from: MarathonRunner on January 21, 2024, 04:25:08 PMI added courses late when I was an undergrad, and never had problems earning an A+ in those courses. Often in upper years, where my registration date was later than the first-and second-years, so courses I wanted as restricted electives or electives were full. Often people would drop during the first week, and I would then be able to add the course.I always made sure to get the class notes from fellow students, and we never had labs the first week at my undergrad university, so missing labs wasn't an issue. As it was still the first week of the semester, it was easy to get caught up on readings and prepare for early assignments. Profs knew people could add/drop the first week, so the earliest any assignments were due was the second week of classes. Seemed, and seems, sensible to me.Not everyone adding late is a slacker who couldn't get organized in time to register. Some of us just found classes were already full by the time we could register (different dates depending on your year and student number, so some years, other students in the same year as me could register earlier than I could; other years I could register earlier). Or I could only get into an evening section but much preferred a daytime one, etc.I can see how more than a week of add/drop could cause issues, however.