Saturday, December 25, 2010

Professors not pleased with revised exam schedule?

I'm still looking into the issues surrounding the final day of the Fall 2010 semester. There have been some interesting comments on my last blog, "Final exams marred by heavy snow." Check them out. Add anything if you see fit.

Until then, here's an e-mail thread from a few Concord professors that I had forwarded to me.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mckinley
Date: Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 8:45 AM
Subject: RE: Fall 2010 Final Exam Inclement Weather Schedule
To: Islamm , Johnnie Linn
Cc: "'George Towers' [+] [+]" , facultystaff@concord.edu

I suggest that final exams be kept on the same day because of travel arrangements plane tickets etc. Also that exams be 2 hrs long so the 1st exam of the day would start at 10am-noon, second exam 12:15-2:15 and third exam 2:30-4:30pm. Most of our students are commuters and the sunsets around 5:05-5:10pm this time of year and the roads refreeeze. This would give our students a chance to get home safely before it got dark and cold.

Tonya McKinley


-----Original message-----
From: Islamm islamm@concord.edu

Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:44:48 -0500
To: "Johnnie Linn" linnj@concord.edu
Subject: RE: Fall 2010 Final Exam Inclement Weather Schedule

I agree 200% with Professor Linn. The new inclementt weather schedule, only for the finals, has been nothing but a source of confusion. Why was it necessary when there is an existing policy.

Muhammad Islam

-----Original message-----
From: "Johnnie Linn" linnj@concord.edu
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:32:20 -0500
To: "'George Towers'" towers@concord.edu, facultystaff@concord.edu
Subject: RE: Fall 2010 Final Exam Inclement Weather Schedule

To All:

I wasn't asked, but a better inclement weather schedule would have been to simply delay all exams by one hour. The exam schedule already has a built-in one-hour delay, since the earliest exams start at 9 a.m. instead of 8. Better to inconvenience everyone by one hour than creating major dislocations for a few students who may have selected sections to fit a carefully prepared finals week departure schedule.

Johnnie Linn.

-----Original message-----
From: George Towers [mailto:towers@concord.edu]

Sent: Friday, December 10, 2010 8:25 AM
To: facultystaff@concord.edu
Subject: Fall 2010 Final Exam Inclement Weather Schedule

Hello Colleagues,

In the event that next week's weather conditions cause Concord University to announce the Final Exam Inclement Weather Schedule, the schedule shown below will be followed.

If the University is closed due to adverse weather during finals, rescheduling instructions will be issued at that time.

Fall 2010 Final Exam Inclement Weather Schedule

Classes that begin:

Exam Time on Normal Schedule

Exam Time on Inclement Weather Schedule

MWF 8:00 AM
Monday, Dec. 13, 9:00-11:15 AM
Rescheduled: Friday, Dec. 17, 2:00-4:15 PM

MWF 9:00 AM
Friday, Dec. 17, 9:00-11:15 AM
Rescheduled: Friday, Dec. 17, 4:30-6:45 PM

MWF 10:00 AM
Wed., Dec. 15, 9:00-11:15 AM
Rescheduled: Wed., Dec. 15, 4:30-6:45 PM

MWF 11:00 AM
Monday, Dec. 13, 11:30 AM - 1:45 PM
No change: Mon., Dec. 13, 11:30 AM-1:45 PM

MWF 12:00 PM
Fri., Dec. 17, 11:30 AM - 1:45 PM
No change: Fri., Dec. 17, 11:30 AM - 1:45 PM

MWF 1:00 PM
Wed., Dec. 15, 11:30AM-1:45 PM
No change: Wed., Dec. 15, 11:30 AM-1:45 PM

MWF 2:00 PM
Monday, Dec. 13, 2:00-4:15 PM
No change: Monday, Dec. 13, 2:00-4:15 PM

MWF 3:00 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2:00-4:15 PM
No change: Wed., Dec. 15, 2:00-4:15 PM

TR 8:00 AM
Tues., Dec. 14, 9:00-11:15 AM
Rescheduled: Tues., Dec. 14, 4:30-6:45 PM

TR 9:30 AM
Thursday, Dec. 16, 9:00-11:15 AM
Rescheduled: Thurs., Dec. 16, 4:30-6:45 PM

TR 11:00 AM
Tues., Dec. 14, 11:30 AM-1:45 PM
No change: Tues., Dec. 14, 11:30 AM - 1:45 PM

TR 12:30 PM and
TR 1:00 PM
Thurs., Dec. 16, 11:30 AM - 1:45 PM
No change: Thurs., Dec. 16, 11:30 AM - 1:45 PM

TR 2:00 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2:00-4:15 PM
No change: Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2:00-4:15 PM

TR 3:30 PM

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2:00-4:15 PM
No change: Thurs., Dec. 16, 2:00-4:15 PM


Evening classes will have a two hour final during the regularly scheduled class meeting time during finals week, December 13-17.

If a rescheduled exam results in a conflict with an exam in an evening class, the student must notify the professor of the evening class and either arrange for a late arrival time or reschedule the exam at the discretion of the professor.


Sincerely,

George Towers
Professor of Geography / Associate Academic Dean
Concord University
Athens, WV 24712-1000
voice: 304.384.5220

4 comments:

  1. Meh.. it's over.. it sucked yes.. but alls well that ends well.. everyone got home.. the people that were supposed to graduate, graduated.. and everyone is having a nice long break from Concord..

    Which i have an idea for ya.. Write a blog about how long the fricking break is this time... That is beyond me.. After MLK day??? That's a long ass break

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  2. True, it is always good to look at the positives. Nobody was injured because of driving through the snow, and everybody eventually took their finals.

    And, yes, January 19 is quite a while from now. It's a pretty long break.

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  3. I personally don't understand why you worry yourself with useless bullshit.... Just fucking graduate already and go "rake some muck" in the real world. Just a suggestion. :)

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  4. I'm glad you understand the title of the blog, a lot of people don't get that. I stole it from an episode of "The Simpsons." It's a take on the NY Times slogan. It was a good episode. Homer started a website. It was funny.

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