Don’t you wish you had a teacher that would allow you to grade yourself? One professor at the University of Georgia thinks this is a good idea.
According Professor Richard Watson, as first reported by Campusreform.org, he has placed on his course syllabus a “stress reduction policy” to avoid emotional reactions in class. Watson is allowing students in two business courses to adopt this policy if things get a bit tough.
“Emotional reactions to stressful situations can have profound consequences,” he wrote at the top of the syllabus. Watson also explains that students can take exams using their books, notes and laptop materials.
Watson further states that if a student is “unduly stressed” by the grade they have, the student can just email him the grade they should get in the course.
Also, Watson describes that only positive statements will only be given when evaluating presentations.
Watson also states that such policies will “hinder the development of group skills and mastery of critical material” and that content mastery is really left up to the student’s responsibility as long as the student is provided every opportunity to master the content.
Where do I sign up?