Saturday, August 29, 2009

I'm Reluctant to Help You When You Lie to Me

Yesterday was the last day to change your schedule via the online system. As of today, you can't add a section, can't change sections, can't drop without a W. If you want to get a math class added to your schedule now, you'll need the permission of the math department. Depending on the course number, that is likely to be me.

Students write to me, portraying themselves as innocent victims of circumstances beyond their control.

The ridiculous registration system logs every single action taken by every single user.

When the student's story is significantly different from what the log shows, I'm unlikely to sign the form.