Weekend Schedule Conflicts
To Shuwen Chang
This petition has been endorsed by the students of Web 9 & 10 (as well as web 8) who are unable to accommodate weekend classes as an option for "make up classes" for instructors.
It came to our attention last week ( for the first time ) that in order to graduate we would need to accommodate the personal schedule wishes of an instructor who is unavailable to teach inside the normal teaching times as his "Job" interferes with the programs scheduled times.
We are writing
this as we will need to amend this before hand as many of us are unable
to accommodate this teacher wishes and intend on graduating regardless
of his moonlighting.
There are two main issues with this on the whole:
1) When we first registered to take this program we were never told that weekend classes would be a per-request for completion of the program and to receive our associates degree. No where in any literature, the website, or during registration was this mentioned, nor is it still.
2) Many of us work during our weekends and the rest need that time for study or mental breaks, and as a result, are unable to miss work in order to "make up classes" scheduled out side of the normal class schedule. Especially to accommodate instructors who are unavailable to teach as their primary employment is during our class time.
We payed a substantial amount of money to attend this program, where as the faculty are payed to be here. Asking the students to change their schedules if they wish to graduate to accommodate the outside and unrelated work schedule of an instructor, 3/4 of the way through the program, is unfair and unprofessional (and probably against some kind of rules that govern schools like this one).
We are bringing this to your attention now so other arrangements can be made for the majority of us who can't accommodate Dan, can still graduate regardless of his personal and professional outside life.
Web 8 through 10