you ever wonder why my name is crankygrrrrrl? well, i just decided to use it as a handle one day because i had a string of cranky, cranky, cranky days. it’s long, a bit annoying to type, and a real embarrassment to spell. but. it stuck and i’m keeping it.
i might have to add another ‘r’ to the name. it’s been another one of those days…scratch that, weeks! the straw that broke the camel’s back? registering for classes. when you attend a fine institution like the ohio state university, you would expect that schedules are made and kept. OHHH NOOOOOO. not ohio state, not at the college of nursing. months (and that’s no exaggeration)…MONTHS have gone by with class schedules neatly displayed through the registrar’s website. now, mind you, this is graduate school. people work. people (generally) have lives outside of academia…you know like a house or family or significant other. we need to plan. fair enough. so we do.
but how is it that a group of students complain, then get class schedules changed? tell me. if you were the college secretary (not the secretary, admin assistant), would you not inherently see that a schedule change, litterally DAYS before registration begins, can wreak havoc on people’s schedules? worse yet, make the change and NOT notify the students?
fine. change. go ahead and do that. but damn. at least tell us!!
now here’s the clincher: all the hullabaloo was about two evening classes, 602 & 603. these were scheduled in the evening from 430-730, both once during the week. 603 was on tuesday evening (perfect for my schedule!)….but instead of just moving 602 to the afternoon slot tuesday from 130-430, the idiots changed the time for BOTH classes, moving 603 to the afternoon time-slot and 602 to the tuesday evening time-slot. sure screw two classes over.