I recently learned that according to the Faculty Handbook 9.6.1, “instructors should not schedule major assignments or tests for the last three calendar days of scheduled classes or reading day. Students should be allowed time to prepare for their final exams and benefit from feedback on material relevant to exams.”
To comply with this rule, I need to change the due date for your Genre Analysis Report, as shown below:
- 12/1 (Fri): Post a draft of your report for peer review.
- 12/5 (Tue): Provide feedback to everyone in your group.
- 12/8 (Fri): Submit your Genre Analysis Report (the due date).
- 12/13 (Wed): Submit your Genre Analysis Report, if you are using the grace period.
All the dates have to move back a bit to make the due date occur BEFORE the last three calendar days of scheduled classes. Note, however, that I am NOT moving the end of the grace period, which remains at 11:59PM on the last day of classes.
If this change throws your world into chaos, let me know and we’ll figure something out. My hope is that since you can still turn in your report on the original due date, everything will be okay.
Photo credit: Due dates are closer than they appear by Wesley Fryer on Flickr, used under a CC-BY-SA license.