I get my fair share of grade challenges, especially from my graduate students. It is not uncommon for several students to email me at the beginning of a class saying “professor I need an A”. However, those same students are usually the ones who are absent and not turning in work, and then they get surprised when they do not get the grade they want. Of course they challenge the grade, and while there has not been a successful grade challenge yet, the process is still time consuming and I think some students are hoping I will just cave.
Looking at a blog today: “A Student Is Challenging Her Grade, But My Computer Ate My Records. Help!” (https://chroniclevitae.com/news/858-dear-forums-a-student-is-challenging-her-grade-but-my-computer-ate-my-records-help?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en#sthash.QLrb2Ner.dpuf) , I realize this is more common then I had hoped.
How do you deal with grade challenges?
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III