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A Little TMI about a Vacation

posted: 7.29.14 by Traci Gardner

Last week, a student emailed me to explain that he was leaving Friday for a vacation and would be out of the country this week. He wanted to let me know that he should have Internet access, but if something went wrong, his work might be late. He didn’t say where he was going, but I assume he will be frolicking in some tropical beach resort like that in this photo.

This student has done exactly what I asked him to do—and I genuinely wish he hadn’t. [read more]

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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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