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the ombudsperson [Feb. 12th, 2007|08:23 pm]
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I just want to remind everyone about the uvic ombudsperson. She helps students deal with issues between students and faculty members. I nearly totally broke down today because I was, out of my control, late for a class and the professor decided to punish me by making my assignment due today instead of thursday. A total breach of the course policy. The ombudsperson helped me go through my course policy handouts and advised me on a way to diplomatically approach the chair of the department and the professor again, to explain my situation. Everything got sorted out in a positive way in the end.

If you ever think you're being treated unfairly by a professor, you don't need to just take it because "they have power and we don't".
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[User Picture]From: safeiscynical
2007-02-13 04:38 am (UTC)
Fuck, that's so lucky, Tyler! Way to fight the man. Good luck on the final draft.
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[User Picture]From: leaf_green
2007-02-13 04:50 am (UTC)
That's absolutely horrible. Surely, that merits some kind of punishment for the prof? I'm glad it's working out though. Fight it all the way!
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[User Picture]From: les_encores
2007-02-13 09:24 pm (UTC)
I felt so bad for you when I saw you... I'm glad it all worked out well! :)
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