unfair treatment by professors

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Has anyone ever hadan unfair professor that treats students unfairly except for a fewstudents. I felt I was treated unfairly by a teacher and wantsomething done about it so she doesn't treat others unfairly. I'mafraid reporting her will only harm me and the problem won't getresolved. I don't want my future hindered by this problem. I gotreally upset with us today because I asked her if she was gradingpapers for people who stayed after class and although I was the firstto ask her, she made sure she graded my paper last. She never givesus full class time to finish a test. Today she gave us a 45 questiontest and gave us less than 35 minutes to finish it. I read thechapter 3 times plus studied and still made a 69 on the test. Italked to another student after class, finding out she uses her powerpoints which are totally different than the book. She lies aboutwhat's on the test and adds question that are not in the chapter thatwe are going over. Luckily, I could drop her anatomy class since Ionly retook the class for a refresher course. I'll keep my B”and she can play head games with someone else. I took many collegecourses in the past few years and never had problems with myprofessors. Hope everyone drops her class at midterm and she ends upwith no students left in her class. I must find a way to prove whatshe is doing before I can report her. I'm glad I got a great math anda fantastic nutrition teacher.How would you handle the situation?

springchick1, ADN, RN

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Why are you wanting to fight this? So she test from her power points. It's fair material. And why does it matter if she graded your test last? You're lucky she graded the test then. Most classes you wait a week for your grade.

She isn't playing head games or treating anyone unfairly. You are going to have a hard time in nursing school if this kind of stuff bothers you.

Bumex, DNP, NP

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Specializes in Assistant Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine. Has 13 years experience.

You're explaining most of my teachers through my three degrees. Springchick is right, nursing school I much harder. Not everyone will treat you the same nor will everyone test students the same. My advice to you is let it go. Either drop or keep trying.

Specializes in Prior military RN/current ICU RN.. Has 16 years experience.

You "handle it" by completing the course and moving on. If you can only handle life when it is easy and "fair" then good luck in nursing. You adapt to the situation and you navigate the course successfully. I don't even get the point of your post. So you had a difficult situation? So what? If you don't like it quit and go work retail or somewhere with no challenge.

Your post is full of assumptions and in the real world if you start accusing people of things with assumptions you will be straight up fired. Assuming someone "doesn't like me" is wasting your time. You do what the class requires and you move on. If you want to complain you better make sure you have FACTS (on Dec 1st at 1500 in rm 200 professor X was 15 minutes late to arriving for class". Not "I think my professor doesn't like me and treats me unfair". When you call at doc at 3am and say "i think the patient is getting worse" you better have quantifiable information or you are going to be ripped apart.

Lizzly

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I had some great professors in college and not so great professors in college. She's one of the not so great teachers. It's one of those cases where you see stuff but hard to prove it. I did not give great details of the whole situation. She's in a position where she has power over people and it goes to her head. Of course, I must learn to deal with all kinds of people in the world. The hardest situation for me is someone flat out lying about me to snowball my job. I've had that done to me at a job. I was a nurse's aid for two years and knows how to deal with situations. The hardest part of the job was dealing with overbearing family members and lazy employees but I did well with it. I'm done with this situation and still have a "B" in the class so good riddance to a rubbish situation that could have hindered me from going into nursing. I just needed to rant about the situation and did not explain well.

NurseEmmy

271 Posts

Has 11 years experience.
I had some great professors in college and not so great professors in college. She's one of the not so great teachers. It's one of those cases where you see stuff but hard to prove it. I did not give great details of the whole situation. She's in a position where she has power over people and it goes to her head. Of course, I must learn to deal with all kinds of people in the world. The hardest situation for me is someone flat out lying about me to snowball my job. I've had that done to me at a job. I was a nurse's aid for two years and knows how to deal with situations. The hardest part of the job was dealing with overbearing family members and lazy employees but I did well with it. I'm done with this situation and still have a "B" in the class so good riddance to a rubbish situation that could have hindered me from going into nursing. I just needed to rant about the situation and did not explain well.

I too had a terrible professor recently. She is a VERY smart person, and a very nice person, however she was not a good professor, not to mention English is not her first language so sometimes she struggled with translation. Not everyone is meant to teach. Plus schools are forever changing policies which makes it a challenge for the professors as well. Before you take the class again make sure you can have a different professor or learn from your former classmates about what they did to pass.

Specializes in Hospice.

The "she grades my test last" argument is going to go badly for you. And you have some study issues if you don't know to study the power points more than the text......... Of course the test will be mostly based off the information she thinks was important enough to highlight. Buck up and turn this around . Good luck!

elkpark

14,633 Posts

I had some great professors in college and not so great professors in college.

So did all the rest of us. Hang in there. :)

Specializes in Family Practice, Mental Health. Has 32 years experience.
Has anyone ever hadan unfair professor that treats students unfairly except for a fewstudents. I felt I was treated unfairly by a teacher and wantsomething done about it so she doesn't treat others unfairly. I'mafraid reporting her will only harm me and the problem won't getresolved. I don't want my future hindered by this problem. I gotreally upset with us today because I asked her if she was gradingpapers for people who stayed after class and although I was the firstto ask her, she made sure she graded my paper last. She never givesus full class time to finish a test. Today she gave us a 45 questiontest and gave us less than 35 minutes to finish it. I read thechapter 3 times plus studied and still made a 69 on the test. Italked to another student after class, finding out she uses her powerpoints which are totally different than the book. She lies aboutwhat's on the test and adds question that are not in the chapter thatwe are going over. Luckily, I could drop her anatomy class since Ionly retook the class for a refresher course. I'll keep my B”and she can play head games with someone else. I took many collegecourses in the past few years and never had problems with myprofessors. Hope everyone drops her class at midterm and she ends upwith no students left in her class. I must find a way to prove whatshe is doing before I can report her. I'm glad I got a great math anda fantastic nutrition teacher.How would you handle the situation?

This sounds like a typical day out on the floor as a new nurse.....

A day full of conflict, the manager is giving preferential treatment to a few of his/her "pet-nurses" on the floor. You're pretty sure it's happening, but you're not sure how to go about proving it.

Today, you got assigned to the patient making works of art with his own poop as his medium. You're pretty sure that you got the assignment because you're not one of the favorites. Not only that, but the manager told you that your overtime has Got to stop and you need to work on your time management skills.

You'd like to just quit your job, because you're sure that you have a pretty good job offer somewhere else. The manager can just stay and keep playing "head games" with those who stay.

Hopefully, Everyone will just up and quit in the middle of the next work schedule, and the manager will have to work the floor him/herself.