Many of my readers known since Dick has left college he has taken on the toughest classes. There is no class too hard for Dick. From Intermediate Macroeconomics w/ Calculus, to Advanced GIS Analysis to Data Structures. (a programming class where he took the two prequisites three and ten years ago) I am reminded of this video featuring Robert Irvine in Dinner Impossible.
Last Friday was the first day of classes at the local university. I don’t even know why I am in these classes. When I was finishing college I wanted to be an investment banker. I saw my classmates getting jobs at the Federal Reserve and top investment banks. People could say that is because they majored in quantitative subjects like Mathematics and Economics but one girl worked in finance and majored in environmental science. So I began taking economics classes at another college and then accounting but that did not get me any closer. In any case now I am just a few courses shy of becoming a CPA.
This professor has the thickest Chinese accent. When it came time to speak about her syllabus all professors now have to mention the disclaimer about disabilities. If you have a learning disability or special accomodation please speak to her and provide her with documentation blah blah blah.
She mentioned last semester, she had a student who had a heart attack during one of her examinations. They had to call the EMT and the professor later found out that the student had a history of anxiety. If the student submitted documentation of her condition the professor would have no problem with giving her extended time on the exam. She then briefly said that as a student she wish she had extra time on the examinations and certainly she would of done better.
I asked her what are the format of her exams and she said she gives her MBA students 150 multiple choice questions. But since this is a senior level undergraduate class and the class session is only 75 minutes she probably would only give 100 questions. (that works out to about 40 seconds a question is this woman crazy)
It is no wonder students have heart attacks. At the end of class she also made every student tell us their name and where they were from. Every time a student was from a different country she made a comment. Here are some examples:
She did not know where the country of Belaruse was.
She thought the French Guiana was a country on the continent of Africa.
When someone said they were Mexican she asked if that was the same country as Jennifer Lopez.
When someone said they spoke Cantonese she asked them to wish the class a Happy new Year in Chinese.