The guardian of academic integrity or something? I should blissfully enjoy being snowed in and not having to teach negative externality in an 8 am micro class. From the inbox:
Classes that begin before 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, are canceled. Classes that begin at 12:30 p.m. and later will be held as scheduled.
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I understand the need for safety. But the university has absolutely no plan for snow cancellations. Three ideas are:
- Adding make up days to the end of the semester
- Saturday make up days
- Online lectures / assignments on cancelled days (some faculty already do this; others take a holiday)
Tuesday / Thursday morning classes have now missed two weeks out of the semester. Classes later in the day also get cancelled so that different sections of the same course don't get off track. At some point the students aren't receiving the equivalent of 3 sh of college instruction. The above suggestions may be too costly or impractical but cancelling classes without any discussion of the academic implications is not acceptable.
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