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Mon Apr 27, 2015, 05:50 PM

Texas A&M-Galveston professor fails entire class, quits course

One college professor found his students so hopeless that he flunked them all and quit the course. In an email to his management class at Texas A&M Galveston, professor Irwin Horwitz came down hard.

"I am frankly and completely disgusted. You all lack the honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level," he wrote, according to Inside Higher Ed. "I will no longer be teaching the course, and {you} all are being awarded a failing grade."

In the message, Horwitz said students had cheated, told him to "chill out," called him a "{expletive} moron" and spread false rumors about him online. He told KPRC news he even felt unsafe in the classroom at times, and had never thought so low of a class in his 20 years as a college professor.

"None of you, in my opinion, given the behavior in this class, deserve to pass, or graduate to become an Aggie, as you do not in any way embody the honor that the university holds graduates should have within their personal character," he wrote to the students.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Galveston-professor-fails-entire-class-and-quits-6226206.php

[font color=maroon]Texas A&M has standards?[/font]

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 06:19 PM

1. Who knew

Texas A&M has standards?
professor Irwin Horwitz didn't get the memo that he's suppose to pass all his "legacy" students.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 07:08 PM

2. Lower than Rick Perry? Even he made C's. And D's.

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 07:59 PM

3. Well that was mismanaged n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 11:58 PM

4. I understand the temptation ...

I've certainly taught classes where I thought only one or two students deserved to pass. The rest expected good grades just for keeping a seat warm.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 01:24 PM

5. Lets say this is a class expecting to become doctors. Would you pass these people out into

society to have a private practice? How would hospital administrators and the public accept such behavior from a graduate?

Society has standards to match the high standards of Texas A&M and every other university in this state and country. IMO, professors are the top of the pack that we must rely on to separate fact from myth or we would still be living in caves along a clean stream or under cliffs near clean ocean marshes. Electronic video used for teaching on line classes is also enough to fail and or dismiss students. Are the students that can afford college, there to prepare for a practice/career, by degree? Why they are there goes back to their application.

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