We are in the middle of a semi-crisis here at home. Tiffany has been in the LPN program now for about 15 months. This last term she said from the beginning that there was a professor, new to the school, that was really making things hard for the kids. She used her own "style" of teaching and the kids were failing right and left on the tests and exams. She had to add 25 points one time and 2-7 another just to have some kids pass. She taught over the kids heads and used a different book for her information than was supplied to the kids. Several of the kids contacted someone at the school and they were told they were aware of the problem and to "just hold tight". Now it seems nothing was done. There was a couple occasions that Tiffany questioned in class her grading and showed her the passages in the book to support the answer the kids gave. The teacher still would not count the answers stating that was not the correct protocol. At the end of the term grades were so bad she gave an extra take home test for them and told them they could work on them together. When they got their grades Tiffany got 5 points less than the girl she worked with even thought their papers were the same. Tiffany made an appointment and went to talk to the professor about the grades and was pretty much just degraded by the professor. This deduction in points put her .08 below passing. She spoke to the student advocate and he went to the school on her behalf but the grade was still not changed. Yesterday he e-mailed Tiffany and told her she would not be graduating. Tiffany is supposed to graduate from the LPN tomorrow! Nice timing huh?
So now we have to file an appeal and I am not sure what we need to add to it or what the process is. At this point failing by .08 puts Tiffany out of the program, no credit for the other classes, all A's by the way, she is out......not allowed to retake the class or even the quarter. So far Tiffany has 18,000.00 in student loans to the school and 15 months time. I am finding it very hard not to be MAD about this. It just defies all logic to me that failing a class can throw you out with no credit given for all the work she did.
Sorry this is so long or rambly............... I would love to hear any ideas I feel pretty helpless right now. She has not taken school lightly and works for her grades. At this point my plan is to be a the school with Tiffany first thing Monday morning and have a talk with the Dean or anyone else that will listen....
2 weeks ago