Teaching Spartans – 5

Reference to the academic freedom helped and Promislow retreated. Temporarily, as the experience tells.

47. Promislow to me, December 13, 2017, 3:56 p.m.

I’m just trying to minimize the sort of student complaints that the ombudsman would take seriously. That is 100% my goal.

48. Me to Promislow, December 13, 207, 4:19 p.m.

Do you think that I am not aware of the university policies?

There is an extensive guide for the students at the Office of the University Ombudsperson web site. Perhaps, you should familiarize yourself with it. Complaints like you are talking about are not envisioned there.

Actually, I doubt that there was such a complaint.

You are suggesting me to take something into the consideration while grading the last week assignments. But the grades for the last week assignments were posted at the late night Thursday and the students are certainly aware of this. All communicated to me concerns about these grades were resolved during or right after the class Friday.

49. Promislow to me, December 13, 2017, 4:23 p.m.

Great, the comments were relayed to me, via Bruce, on Thursday or early Friday, and it took me a while to get around to passing them on. Sorry for that, but am very happy to hear that you resolved these issues on Friday. I have not heard of any comments from students since then.

50. Me to Promislow, December 13, 207, 4:39 p.m.

According to Office of the University Ombudsperson web site, in the case of an academic complaint a student needs

“1. Meet with with the individual involved directly first to see if a resolution can be made.”

Perhaps, not all students are aware of this, but you and Bruce Sagan should be. If anybody complained to Bruce Sagan at Thursday or early Friday, she or he did not attempted to resolve the issue directly with me. Bruce Sagan should advise the students to do this.

51. Promislow to me, December 13, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

Yes, a good suggestion.

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