Do your teachers...skip class too?

@stvasile (7317)
Romania
March 22, 2007 4:09pm CST
I have this teacher that came to class only one time in 5 weeks! And to think that we come to college on Thursday only for this guy's classes... What can be done in such a situation?
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
5 Mar 10
I would report him to the administration. Publish his name in the school/university newspaper... :)
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
6 Mar 10
If you really want to take attitude against a teacher around here it means you have a back-up college to move to. That's because the teachers have supreme power and the students have no actual means of reporting their faults. The administrative repression system is very strong and reporting a teacher for anything leads to the student's oppression.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
6 Mar 10
I can understand that it is very difficult to take it against the establishment However if it is something which is at heart of all students that if you are all united, something could be done. A group of University students in my country managed to make their lecturer sacked for not turning up for several lectures plus other things.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
6 Mar 10
Hi, stvasile. How many of times does this teacher have class??? When is he expected to be there??? Because, all of this comes into play as well. If he is supposed to be there and is not, then you may need to talk to someone in the attendance or an office manager. Someone should tell you if this teacher is supposed to be in his classroom or not. Hopefully he has an legitimate reason for not being in his own class. And if not, then he may be skipping from teaching his class, which isn't fair to you all that faithfully come to attend class.
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
6 Mar 10
Well, that class is finished now. He was supposed to be in class 4 hours each week for about 15 weeks. He came about 3-4 times. He's been doing that for years and everybody knows he's doing it, but they just don't give a da*n. In this college they are all accomplices to his behavior, because he is protected by an older professor, who is very influent. This lad is pretty good in what he does, so he is useful to have around in all sorts of projects, but he doesn't give a dam*n about his teaching duties...
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
I believe so that there are also teachers who skip classes for several reasons we never knew. And that's how college life is. Teachers do come and go. BUt of course, they have to be role models. They also must know what their commitments and responsibilities as teachers. So, if teachers won't be coming to classes, it's acceptable as long as it doesn't happen almost all the time. Of course, students are paying them through their tuition fees and we also deserve their time to teach us too. :) But, come on! WE've gotta admit it! Isn't it just so nice if teachers are absent? Meaning, there's no class at all. lol :)
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
28 Mar 07
Yes, you are totally right. My problem is that from 5 meetings he only came once...
@nicu1985 (587)
• Romania
26 Mar 07
What happens if you skip his classes too? I can say that in high-shcool all of our teachers were present to school. Now I am at faculty and I can say that things changed a lot. Here no one gives nothing if you don't learn, or do not pass your exams or to explain you something, just come to class and put something on the table. If you don't understand it's your problem. I have a teacher who comes to school drunk, if you stay at 1m in front of him you can smell vodka, rom or other stuff he is drinking. But I'm not complaining because this teacher don't stress us, there are a lot of "killers" who feel pleasure in falling you at the exams and when you don't understand what they say.
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
26 Mar 07
Well, considering that teachers make the rules and change them whenever they like, I may end up not being allowed to take the exam. Plus, there is no written book on his subject and if you don't go to classes you don't have anything to learn for the exam....
@mongtot (90)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
I think the best way to deal with this situation is to not attend the class. My professor before was absent for two weeks and was only present in 2 - 3 days the following two weeks. I thought I have seen the worst professor already, but I was mistaken. The course outline states that we have to cover up 18 chapters of the book but we only took up 6 chapters.
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
25 Mar 07
Well, the problem is that for this subject there is no written book, and everything we must know for the exam is what we write during classes...
@ojav87 (4)
• Saudi Arabia
22 Mar 07
If it happens often, you need to know why, report to the Department Heads.
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
23 Mar 07
Reporting him to the Department Heads is not so easy, because most of the students don't really care if he comes to classes as long as they pass the exam...
@mobeans1 (28)
• United States
22 Mar 07
Maybe there is a remote possibility that he or she might be taking refresher courses or maybe is ill. I really don't know, I am not there to find out. You need to go to the Dean and ask why this teacher is never there and tell him why you took their class, maybe there is a good reason.
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
23 Mar 07
The fact is we actually bumb into him around the building, but he always says he's busy, or he sends someone to tell us he had to go somwhere...
@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
Yeah, i had that kind of teacher when i was in college. He's really irritating, he should be teaching us 3 times in a week, but he appeared only once. What's more? He will came to class if not for graded recitation a long examination. We don't learn anything from him.
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@gegegelay (934)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
You should report your professor immediately. Yes, I have on professor who shows in our class very seldom.. he's even late sometimes! No one had the guts to report him and so I did what I had to do. I talked to one of my closest professors and informed her about him. I don't know what happened, but as far as I know, I did what's right. You have all the right! You're paying your professors to teach you and show up to class so they have no right to skip class just like that.
@davis123 (507)
• United States
27 Mar 07
do the peple in charge know maybe theres a problem or somthing
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@gbaben (509)
• Russian Federation
25 Mar 07
You can't do anythin in such case,most of the lecturals that skip class are usually those that are having too much of work in the school.Except on few ocasions.One of my lectural that do this always come to ruch us when the exam period is very close,which is very bad.