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General Discussion / Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Last post by apl68 on December 01, 2022, 07:37:00 AM »
I blame the admincritters for not explaining to students that they need to spend a minimum of 2-3 hours outside class for every instructional hour, but no, the weaselly critters merely tell students that their "professors will work with them" to help them succeed.

I've started explaining this in every freshman level class I teach, and I do a calculation on the board explaining how 12+ credits is full time.  I put a positive spin on it, saying that if students find themselves spending more than 9 hours per week studying outside our class, they should come talk to me about how to make their study time more efficient and productive.  Usually nobody takes me up on this, but I don't get complaints that my class is taking too much of their time.

I suspect that their expectations simply reflect their experience of K-12 school in most cases.  They were given little if any homework, and to the extent that they didn't take that work seriously it did not prevent their passing in a setting where they weren't allowed to fail.
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General Discussion / Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Last post by Liquidambar on December 01, 2022, 07:17:25 AM »
I blame the admincritters for not explaining to students that they need to spend a minimum of 2-3 hours outside class for every instructional hour, but no, the weaselly critters merely tell students that their "professors will work with them" to help them succeed.

I've started explaining this in every freshman level class I teach, and I do a calculation on the board explaining how 12+ credits is full time.  I put a positive spin on it, saying that if students find themselves spending more than 9 hours per week studying outside our class, they should come talk to me about how to make their study time more efficient and productive.  Usually nobody takes me up on this, but I don't get complaints that my class is taking too much of their time.
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by cathwen on December 01, 2022, 07:07:44 AM »
Good morning!

Genius with one of the two pangrams this morning.  Yesterday I got to QBABM, last word nada.  I was just about to look at hints when I took one more glance, and there it was.

LB:  I had hazardful-lupine.  I was leery of hazardful, but it took, so I won’t complain.  I found a 2fer today also.

Happy puzzling!
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ciao_yall on December 01, 2022, 06:30:26 AM »
QBw2LL, last word inlaid.

LB - couldn't find a mate for zipline. Not even a 3fer! Oh well.

Happy solving!
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General Discussion / Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Last post by Langue_doc on December 01, 2022, 05:39:12 AM »
Yes, college courses become much more difficult when students don't show the f*ck up to class. Why is that such a shocker to you?
I was advising a student who has a long history of withdrawals and Fs and is trying to figure out to graduate. As I explain the process and forms to possibly cobble together what they've taken to meet degree requirements they say, "wow this is really complicated". Well yeah, I mean, why do it the simple way of attending the scheduled class and submitting the assigned work listed in the syllabus?

I've had students assume that taking a course is similar to punching in and out of work. Spending time outside of class on classwork, or even being engaged in class is just outrageous, according to some. I've had students angrily inform me that they couldn't complete assignments because they were away visiting relatives over the weekend (T/Th class), or in one instance, were out of the country for over a week, because that's when they took their vacation from their job. In another T/Th class I had a student who was outraged because she was expected to be in class on both days instead of only on T.

I blame the admincritters for not explaining to students that they need to spend a minimum of 2-3 hours outside class for every instructional hour, but no, the weaselly critters merely tell students that their "professors will work with them" to help them succeed.
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by Langue_doc on December 01, 2022, 05:25:55 AM »
Good morning!

Pangrams and genius; that's probably it for today.

Last words were dino and land.

Couldn't find a mate for frenzied.

Happy solving!
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General Discussion / Re: Herd your cats here
« Last post by Volhiker78 on December 01, 2022, 05:24:37 AM »
Our tuxedo totally failed the lap-sitting course - no interest whatsoever.   Our tabby also dropped out of that course but subsequently enrolled in the 'crotch-curl' class and decided that was her major.  She only wants us to lie down either in the bed or couch,  with our feet apart,  so that she can curl up and drop in between using either our stomach or leg as a head rest. 
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General Discussion / Re: Herd your cats here
« Last post by statsgeek on December 01, 2022, 05:01:50 AM »
I have an acquaintance who's used something like this with much success.  I'm just worried about how much mine would ask for food! 

In other news, our FosterFail girl only started her lap-sitting certification about a year ago, but her "velcro" is already growing in!  She's permanently stuck to me any time I'm at home. 
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General Discussion / Re: the "things you wish you could say" thread
« Last post by teach_write_research on November 30, 2022, 09:52:16 PM »
Yes, college courses become much more difficult when students don't show the f*ck up to class. Why is that such a shocker to you?
I was advising a student who has a long history of withdrawals and Fs and is trying to figure out to graduate. As I explain the process and forms to possibly cobble together what they've taken to meet degree requirements they say, "wow this is really complicated". Well yeah, I mean, why do it the simple way of attending the scheduled class and submitting the assigned work listed in the syllabus?
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General Discussion / Re: The Venting Thread
« Last post by clean on November 30, 2022, 07:47:39 PM »
I have had it with Examity!

what other proctoring services have you used, and would you recommend them?


(The old adage that 10% of the people take 90% of the time is true.   And Murphy is right, and I try to tell students, that IF they wait until the last hour in the window to take the test, they will have problems! 
IF I could convince myself that the STUDENT should take responsibility for their time choice and IF they insist on picking the last 2 hours AND encounter a Problem, that a zero on the exam is what they are accepting!)

For this student , I have been online with her for almost 2 hours, and I was on the phone with examity for the last 35 minutes.  She has not YET started her exam, so I am on hold hoping I dont have to call back!)

MY classes alone generate nearly $10,000 in revenue for them in a year, easily!  And I can not get anyone to call me to help resolve the problems!! Some/many of which are EXAMITY's own problems!   
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