Saturday, August 16, 2008

It Starts, Already

Not even done with the placement appeals, I have received a grade appeal!

No, don't worry, this is not a pre-emptive appeal of a fall course that hasn't even started yet. Oh that we could only be so lucky. It's from summer. Reasonable enough.

From reading the email from the student, it appears that the claimed grounds for appeal is that the student doesn't have very good financial aid and, therefore, paid more for the class than the other students enrolled. Therefore, the student deserved… something more than the other students. An algebra assistant? A calculus concierge? Unclear from the email. All I know so far is that the overall experience did not meet the student's expectation of a good value, and the student wishes to be compensated.