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Professor Lenford Smith

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As students enrolled in class with Professor Lenford Smith we are concerned with the quality of our education. The majority of our class feels we are not performing to the best of our abilities and it is in large part due to the performance of our professor.

Problems with Professor Lenford Smith throughout the semester:

Consistently late to class
Dishonors commitments to students: showed up 30 minutes late to study session for Exam III (04/17/14), repeatedly promises to be in office at times and fails to show up, Failed to to post review answers for exams I and II (week of 02/14/14 and week of 03/21/14), promises to post materials to BlackBoard and does not do it
Extreme lack of availability: unavailable during syllabus defined office hours, does not respond to students emails
Repeatedly canceled class with no notice: Canceled class several times including dates (02/10/14 and 02/12/14)
Does not use class time effectively: goes off topic, limited problems
Improper allocation of resources: does not post exam reviews timely, does not post exam review answers, gave out departmental the day before it was due with no guidelines, rubric or information

Solution options for current students:

Drop the lowest test grade for each individual student
Adjust class grading scale by 10%
Give retakes of exam(s) or replacement exam(s)
An extra credit exam or assignment for significant points
Give students an incomplete alongside their grade with the option to retake test(s) with next crop of students

Solutions to prevent repeat or similar situations:

Remove Professor Smith from the Accounting Department
Stress the importance of professor availability to students
Stress the importance establishing a line of communication between professors and students
Consistency in grading and teaching amongst professors in the department
Require all professors post all available departmental resources on BlackBoard

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