Posts Tagged ‘Cheating’

MEDP 299.47 Pushback, Fall, 2009 – Part VI: The End

Friday, February 5th, 2010

RB: This was to be a comparatively long narrative about a 30-40P student, a CUNY Macaulay Honors College student, who fails MEDP 299.47 for being serially disruptive for most of the semester despite repeated warnings from the instructor.


How I Learned to Bite the Bullet and Let Them Eat the “F” Without So Much As a Blink of an Eye – Sort Of

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Several years in the making.

If institutions of higher learning desire academic honesty, they must be institutions of obvious integrity, places where students, faculty, and administrators seek truth and wisdom and technical expertise in an environment marked by trust, honesty, respect, fairness, responsibility, and courage. — Peg Hogan, Former President, The Center for Academic Integrity


A 30-40P Episode Ever There Was One

Friday, May 8th, 2009

I came across this student-instructor correspondence [provided later in this post] while searching for other material on my hard drive. The Student-In-Question was an excellent writer as well as considerably bright. He was in his late 20s or early 30s.

In my class, he also was functionally indolent.

I plan to use this anecdote and others for my tome about The Four Barnacles of the Apocalypse.


Final Grades, Fall Semester – Basic Reporting (So-called)

Monday, January 5th, 2009

This was one of the most talented classes I’ve had in a few years. However, two students who could have achieved at least a B flunked because they seemed to believe they could bluff their way through the course and get a C  without completing the assignments (that’s my impression), and one was very late-late several times and in one conversation conveyed that she was hoping to bluff – again, my impression – her way to a passing grade that she could get without doing the homework.

The other attended class regularly but … refused to turn in assignments or refused to turn in assignments on time.

Because of the internecine war with my department about my classes and how I want to teach, final grades is always serious manner. The usual attrition rate – F’s, D’s, W’s and WU’s – is one-third.

I’m expecting that the two INCs eventually become passing grades.


A — 2
B+ — 3
B — 3
B- — 1
INC — 2
W — 1
WU — 1
F — 2