“Students should also be apprised that anyone who files more than one grievance over the course of an academic career will be called in by the Dean of Undergraduate Education for an interview. ”
He had sacrificed his career as a successful accountant to service the underprivileged and has touched many lives; street beggars, drug addicts and not to mention my own As a student in my school, I have been engaged in various forms of volunteer work and especially assisting weak students who were unable to cope up with their studies....
Another thing — Professor Lipsman’s grade distribution appears to be exactly centered around “C.” This for differential equations, which at most schools is a 2nd year i.e. following the first full year of calculus. This grade distribution seems to be somewhat on the low side for a semi-advanced course. I would wager that the freshman grade distribution in calculus is centered around C+ or even B-. After the first year, many of the weaker students drop out, so I would expect the grade distribution for diff equ to be at least as high. So if Professor Lipsman is really giving grades centered symmetrically around C I am not too surprised that he would be getting a lot of complaints. (That is not to say that many of the complaints aren’t lame; of course they will be.)
I am a second-year chemical engineer and I need at least a C to pass the course. I honestly put a lot of time and effort into your class and I felt like I learned more than my course grade is reflecting. While studying for the final exam I spilled milk on my laptop, rendering it unusable. My father had to take me to the Apple store for repair. This whole ordeal took up most of my study time. I don’t mean to make excuses, but due to these circumstances I had a very short amount of time to study for the exam, and my performance was impacted. I honestly put a lot of time and effort into your class and I felt like I learned more than my course grade is reflecting. Considering all the good I’ve done throughout the semester, I think I should at least get a C. I will get kicked out of my major if I do not get a C in the class. Please reconsider my grade or even allow me to do any work to boost my grade. Once again Mr. Lipsman, I am asking out of the kindness of your heart please bump my grade up a little more, please! Please, if there is anything that you can do, I would very much appreciate it.
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I proudly admit I was that kid that other kids looked at and thought, “This is only gym class, not the Olympics”, because that is how I tried to approach things; all or nothing....
In high school diversity was an issue that was pushed repeatedly.
You forgot to include the part where the parents contact you and threaten to have you fired because they pay your salary. If you point out that your job description is to teach and evaluate their child for mastery of the material then they make life miserable for the dean or provost, also threatening their job; which they might actually do.
As time passed I found that diversity affected my life more and more.
Hahahahaha, reading those excuses brings back so many memories. I was a graduate teaching assistant back in the late 90s, during which time I taught a genetics lab class. The vast majority of the students who took the class fancied themselves as “pre-med”, thus they all expected to get As, regardless of how much work they did. I heard every single excuse in the book, and then some. The one that I remember most vividly is the student who claimed she did poorly in the class because her uncle was ill. How her uncle’s illness had a bearing on her grade is anyone’s guess. She begged and pleaded with me to change her grade. When it became obvious I wasn’t going to change her grade, she started crying loudly and then started issuing threats. She failed the class.