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Can a professor require this?

Anonymous
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I am so annoyed right now. Nothing in our syllabus said this would be required but here we are.

I am taking a intro to speech course. Wednesday she said that Monday she is going to use some poll program where she puts up some questions and then we text in our answers. Well i emailed her my concerns yesterday telling her that i do not have a smart phone. I have a old flip phone that i don't even have texting for. I told her how my husband took a huge pay cut recently and it was one thing we had to get rid of.

Well today right at the beginning of class she mentioned the poll program again and how "useful" it is to gauge results of classroom opinion when you can do it anonymously..she then rats my email out..asking how many lack texting on their phones..I didn't raise my hand because she already knew my answer and then she says well Carla sent me a email and she does not have texting since she is the only one I will still do the assignment and require you to make up the participation points in a different way.

this one guy in there ( who looks like a newly high school grad who has no family responsiblites) laughs out loud and says how 1990 i am to not have texting and then says you should make her state her opinions on the questions publicly.

everyone laughs..including the stupid professor. I am literally the only one in there in my 30s. everyone else is 18-20. seriously. we had to do intro speeches and i felt like a old woman..i am even older than my stupid professor!

I literally wanted to sink into my chair and die. My face was so hot and my eyes so full of water i know i had to look a literal mess.

I left as soon as class was over and am steaming mad right now. I want to email her back and be like WTF. but i fear she will publicly out me again.

can a professor make an assignment based on features of of a cell phone that not everyone may have? Then require me to "make up the points in a different way?"

 

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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imvanilla
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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I would report her to student services. Completely uncalled for.
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UxorQuodMatris.
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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Yep.


Quoting imvanilla:

I would report her to student services. Completely uncalled for.
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mommytoeandb
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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Since you have an alternate way to make up the points, I think it is fine.  However, calling you out in class was not cool.  Sorry.  :(

Can't you send a text message from a computer?  http://www.ehow.com/how_2160755_send-text-message-cell-phone.html

JulesFairy
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM

I would contact your Omsbudsmand, or wahtever the student liason is and ask them. I have no idea if they can require it or not. But I understand your situation. When I was in college I was the only one doing it on my own, no mommy or daddy supporting me, so I didnt have a laptop and the teacher kept doing things that required us to see the slides and such she emailed. I ended up buddying up with someone else.  Good luck on this one.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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Quoting imvanilla:

I would report her to student services. Completely uncalled for.


 Thats what i thought. just didn't know if my humilation was making me see it as something it may not have been.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:32 PM
I'd drop the class. Those aholes aren't going to change. :(
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:32 PM

 


Quoting mommytoeandb:

Since you have an alternate way to make up the points, I think it is fine.  However, calling you out in class was not cool.  Sorry.  :(

Can't you send a text message from a computer?  http://www.ehow.com/how_2160755_send-text-message-cell-phone.html

Well i don't have a laptop. we only have a desktop. since this in a inclass assignment i can't do it from home.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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I would've asked that kid who pays for his phone and then did a 'poll' to see how many of those brats pay for their own shit. Take it to a dean, that was completely unprofessional.

singlemom1208
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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Since she gave you an alternative to make up the points, I don't think there's a lot you can do.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

 


Quoting Anonymous:

I'd drop the class. Those aholes aren't going to change. :(

If i drop i have to take a withdrawl. I am not in the add/drop period anymore.

 

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