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No Grandmothers Killed: Reflections on My Late Policy

posted: 2.6.14 by Traci Gardner

I’ve heard my fair share of excuses about late assignments. I’ve been regaled with dozens of tales of grandparents who weren’t doing very well, had taken a turn for the worse, and had unexpectedly passed away. There have been extensive stories of colds, flus, and details that included far too much information on food poisoning episodes. [read more]

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Due Dates, Deadlines, and My Late Policy

posted: 9.9.13 by Traci Gardner

I lamented recently about the difficulty of figuring out a late policy that I could live with. Everything I could think of felt random. There are time-honored policies like ten points off for every day late and a flat ten points off no matter how late. I have dealt with complicated systems for excuses and documentation for extenuating circumstances. [read more]

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Pre-Planning's Rewards

posted: 3.11.09 by archived

Several days ago, I was messaged by my WPA–former WPA, actually–at the CSU where I taught this past fall. She reminded us that our self-evaluations and paperwork were due. And that made me happy. Very happy.

I took care of that a month ago, thanks to Google Calendar and some pre-planning. I regularly post all of my coming deadlines so I don’t forget what needs to be done. And when it comes to publishing, writing, or work-related due dates, I try to post two, four, and six week reminders. Now, I do not have to worry about being late with my work. Not to mention, it’s also very professional looking.

It relieves the tension and stress that looms in my mind. Instead of having to focus on yet another project distracting me from my current classes, I can remain focused on my students.

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