Okay, you asked for it. This did not happen in my class, but a fellow professor gave a writing assignment, and about 10 of the students actually xeroxed
the same document and had the nerve to turn it in. Boy, did not even take the time to at least put in in their own words!XEROXED!!!! Can you believe it???:angryfire
I had informed my class that finals were mandatory, no make-up exams would be given except for a compelling reason - like hospitalization. I had a student ask me if being in jail would count as a compelling reason. Guess what......he did not show up for class on finals day. I got a call from the policeman at the jail asking me on his behalf if he could make up the final. YIKES.:trout:
I think the most complex/compelling situation I had was a student with multiple personality. I would love to tell you this story, but the professional in me says I really can't tell you .because of breech of confidentiality. Bottom line....with much couseling she graduated with honors, is now totally integrated and working as a healthy nurse.!!!!!!!!!
I love all my students. I love to see them grow academically and professionally. Sure, it's challenging, and "different" being on this side of the desk.
Students really want to be good nurses, they work hard, sure, they grumble.....we all do!
I tell my students.....hey, I passed my boards....YOU have to do that now. I can give you the information, but it is up to YOU to learn it.
If I think of more, I will write again!