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momentoftruth87
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
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What was your undergrad in? Econometrics is a junior level course. It’s just math.



You are correct this is a 3000 level class. Undergrad was General Studies - yes, laugh at me - but all my classes were Econ and Business. I'm 31, been a "full time" student since getting out of the military three years ago. I am taking this course because I'm deficient, since not being an Econ grad. There are two more Econometrics classes required after this one. I chose Econ because grad school was a last minute decision and didn't have time to take the GMAT/GRE this summer, when my third child was born.


momentoftruth87
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
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Why are you doing that instead of MBA?


Just explained in the post before this.


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shutterspeed
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
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She says "sick", but students say they see her out at karaoke, bars, etc.


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jmarto1
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
I disagree with the attendance policies. As posted above, you are paying for the class. I can choose not to come


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Picayuner
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
What’s wrong with you youngsters? You’re paying to be educated and she’s scamming the system. Call her out. NAME HER RIGHT HERE. Tell her she’s a horrible teacher and try to get her run off.


slackster
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
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I once got a B in some dumb sophomore class because I missed 3 classes and if you missed more then 2 it was an auto grade drop and my dumbass didn’t know. BS policy but I should of paid attention.


Must have been an English class.


SwaggerCopter
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
Honestly, the OT could get this professor fired by lunch tomorrow with a name.


baldona
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
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Must have been an English class.


This is great English yourself...


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AlwaysPutsSeatDown
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
Can you give a link to her on myRateMyProfessor.com


momentoftruth87
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
I just looked, she has all positive stuff. She knows what it is though, we've discussed it and used a data set she created about RMP


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Kimist
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
Follow the chain of command.

1. Do you have a graduate advisor? First you should tell him or her what's going on. They should be able to handle it without you being involved.

2. If not, you should go to the department chair. Tell them what's going on. Give them a chance to do something.

3. If nothing improves quickly, then you should go to the Dean.


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Oyster
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
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Nothing would happen if I bring this up to the Econ department because they are all friends, but more than likely I will go talk to the graduate school on Monday.


I’d go in a with an civil yet outraged attitude that this professor is stealing your hard earned money and short changing your education by not doing her job. 15 missed classes is totally unacceptable to any administrator. I’d demand they remove this class from your record and let you take the class next semester on their dime.



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OweO
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
You would be surprised what going to a professor's office a few times can do.

I'd first go talk with them.

If you so more interest in the class than you actually have and talk as if you know the material, there is a chance.. seeing you are working hard and understand the material they will help you out.

I worked that angle a few times. Maybe 4 or 5 times.. If I recall it worked in my favor all but once.


efrad
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
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Curious what you all would do in this situation.



This happened to me in my Freshman year, my professor was still putting her home back together from Katrina damage and apparently having to deal with contractors and stuff she ended up missing tons of class.

Really pissed me off too because on the days I had her class she was the only class I had in the morning so I'd wake up and drive all the way to class only to see a notice on the door or she'd email us 5 mins before class time. It got so bad that I really didn't feel like leaving home because chances are I'd have to drive all the way right back.

Well at the end of the semester everyone in the class was wondering how in the hell we would have a final exam. I was nervous as hell because there was no way I knew any of the material. When we met for the final exam the professor just started crying in front of the whole class (and she was the fricking chair of the department too) and basically told us to email her with an essay outlining what grade we think we should get and why.

I got an A


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dkreller
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
Call Jai to tutor you.


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Analyze That
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
The professor is a dick.


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TigerFanDan
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
Request a refund


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ExtraGravy
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
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Pretty sure I wont get a B in this class and it could end my time in grad school. I dont want to drop because I would drop below full time VA and owe the VA for the class and GI bill payments.


Literally nothing in your original post matters at all, other than this. Is there a way to bring your grade up? Are they going to kick you out if you get a C?

Best option: bring the grade up by working your butt off. Second best: work as hard as you can, take the grade you get, and regroup from there. Third: drop the class and pay back the VA. You don't have much else in the way of choices. Whining to the administration is unlikely to get you a rainbow.

I am worried a little about your maturity and priorities, despite your age being above that of the average student. It doesn't matter for your situation why your professor isn't in class. Or if you think her excuse is good enough of or not. Really, who cares? It's not your business. There may be reasons she isn't coming that have nothing to do with you and they don't need to share the "real reason" with you. This is not your first go-round in life where things weren't like they should be but you still had to meet your goals.

The only thing that matters to you as a grad student is completing your work. Everyone else in the class is in the exact same situation as you. So you are competing with all of them to do the best you can in the class. If they are getting it and you are not- work harder. Find a way to get the work done, or get out of the master's program and do something else.


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The Baker
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re: Professor has missed 15 days this semester
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I assume I could probably get this dropped given the situation, but I would owe the VA for the drop in hours. Also, shes the only one currently teaching this econometrics class.

Im not saying to drop it.

Im saying stay in the class, maintain full time, shoot for the B... if you dont get the B, retake next semester.


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tigerjoeib
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my professor has cancelled class 15 times


This is just nuts. I teach in a college, and we have a policy that you can't under any circumstances cancel class. You may occasionally, find someone to cover your class if you have to leave for a conference or something. Cancelling class altogether, will be grounds for dismissal, I would imagine.


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