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Initial post: Feb 21, 2012 6:37:24 PM PST
Kim says:
My department chairperson changed one of my grades without my knowledge or permission. I can not find any written documents at the college that cover this bizarre behavior. Does any one know a law that would cover this.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 6:44:46 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 22, 2012 3:34:43 AM PST
I was told by a dean years ago that they had the authority to do so. At that time the deans changed several grades for politically connected friends. It was usually the grade of an adjunct, however, and the adjunct was never told.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 7:04:39 PM PST
Kim says:
Thank you for the information. I think it is very unethical, don't you?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 8:18:29 PM PST

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2012 3:34:21 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 22, 2012 3:35:08 AM PST
I concur. In all of the cases I remember the student involved was not showing up to class or was being irresponsible in some other way.

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 11:30:47 AM PST
Kim says:
I have found that there is no written rule at our college. The rule of thumb is that dept chairs should not do it unless the instructor can not be contacted for some reason. I did get an apology but the damage has been done and I am not sure it will not be done again in the future.
Thanks for the thoughts.

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 8:08:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2012 9:07:30 AM PDT
Kim says:
I found 12 other instructors this has been done to in Fall 2011, just amazing to me. Don't we want the students to be responsible and earn the grade anymore?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2012 10:48:25 AM PDT
Lisareads says:
"Don't we want the students to be responsible and earn the grade anymore? "
No, education is a business to employ people. They are just concerned about the customer that keeps paying.

Education does not need grades, it just needs inspiration. The whole thing is just subjective anyway.
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