Well I certainly enjoy emails from the professor over the Winter interm. Anyway - apparently several of us students have ranked up a lot of tardies and absences in class and his policy is to drop a letter grade when we get 5. However, being college he felt that we all should get a research paper. Goody. I just wanted to peak in here and see what some of you guys/gals's workplace's policies are concerning tardies and absences. Below is the email quoted.
I already told him I'd do it, but I rather not like research papers - but seeing as this would drop me from a B to a C, I have little say in the matter. Thanks for the helpHello VCII people,
If you are getting this email it is due to a problem in your final grade. Each of you have had enough absences and tardies to drop you a complete letter grade. The problem of absences and tardies have been rampant this semester, not only in my class but in Daryl's Viscom courses and studio classes too. I am holding firm to the original absence and tardy policies stated in my syllabi.
I will give one consideration to you to keep your grade from dropping. For now I am assigning an Incomplete for your semester grade. By January 9th (emailed to me as an attachment), I want a 5 page research paper about 3 different businesses and thier policies towards absences, being late for work and missing deadlines. What are the repercussions an employee can expect from their employer when the employee habitually shows up late or not at all and what happens when deadlines are missed. This paper has to be significant in effort (not just crapped out the night before) for me to consider overlooking your total absences and tardies.
Please email me as to whether or not you plan to take advantage of this offer.