Have your deadlines for submitting grades gotten shorter or longer lately? When we went to direct on-line submission of grades, we gained about 36 hours the first semester, then lost them again. We have not quite four days between the last scheduled final exam and the submission deadline.
Does the short window for grading affect the kind of tests/assignments you give? Or does it just affect the subtlety with which you grade?
Has anyone else noticed Da Vinci Code material creeping into student answers on Da Vinci? If they get the rest of the answer basically right, would using Dan Brown as an historical source affect how you grade the question?
If a student does an assignment wrong, but you know they're doing it deliberately to"make a point" how does that affect your grading?
How annoying is it to calculate grades, then go to the grade submission page and realize that it was pass/fail and you don't remember what the lowest pass threshold is? Why won't the system just let you enter a grade, and then the computer can do the translation? At least it should be an option.
I'm done with directed studies courses (aka"independent study" or"directed reading") for a while.
Mid-December is a lousy time for a birthday, if you're an academic. You're either testing or grading or in complete collapse or shopping and packing (or writing, if you're off to a conference) frantically.
- Incompletes mean that the semester is never really"over."