Saturday, November 12, 2011

In the groves of academe

A’s for everyone:

Students at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences who received A’s for two [online] courses that were never taught will get their money back, but they’ll still get to keep the academic credit, an administrator reported on Wednesday. . . .

After reviewing the course work of the enrolled students, the university decided that all of them had met the learning objectives of the two online courses “through other courses, clinical experience, and educational activities embedded throughout the curriculum.”

Students of Professor Who Didn’t Show Up Keep Their A’s and Get Refunds, Too (Chronicle of Higher Education)
It’s telling, I think, that only three students complained when the professor went missing.

[For the plural of a letter, Garner’s Modern American Usage recommends italic type followed by a plain -s: As. I’ve followed the Chronicle in using an apostrophe.]

comments: 2

Elaine said...

You know what they call the lowest-scoring student in med school?


normann said...

That would only be a cause for concern if you did.