My coworker is warming up a frozen cake.....she was hungry....and it's cake
What a week. It started off rather snarky, but morphed into a more "normal" (what ever that is) routine. Actually it improved after the OM left for her month long trip to India. (and yes, I agree, that a month in India might be 28 days too long)
I wrote a letter to the Dean of Students, the Dean of the Arts & Sciences, and the Provost of UNM. The main point of the letter:
It has been my experience that UNM does not value the working, non-traditional student, which is exclusionary despite a policy of inclusion.
.....the impetus for the letter? A history class I registered for the spring. The following weekend after registration I received an e-mail that "a class you registered for doesn't actually exist", and you will need to re-register for the class which ~ instead of being from 5pm to 7:30 on Tuesdays, it will now be on Tues & Thurs from 11am to 12:15. This change in the schedule puts the class out of my reach as far as work goes, and this class was basically the cornerstone of my spring schedule. Frack. On the plus side, the 8 week course in history, which I was wait-listed on, opened up and I was able to get in. I am both excited and terrified ~ this is a full 3 credit course, which means I will be extremely busy for 8 weeks.
I did receive a response the next day from the Dean of Arts & Sciences ~ who is apparently the head honcho for the history department ~ he simply asked me how many hours I need in history, and a day later I received an e-mail from the head honcho of the history department. Part of her e-mail included this statement:
I will also make note that while 4pm is technically the beginning of the EWDP offerings, we must be aware classes after 5pm are better for most students. According to the registrar, the new on-pattern start times for classes for EWDP are: 4pm, 5:30pm, and 7pm.
Well, that's nice. I wish I knew what EWDP means. I tried to google it and came up with nothing. I think e=evening and w=weekend (although the only weekend classes I've ever seen were exercise classes). D & P? Your guess is as good as mine. And although they have classes that start at 4pm and 5:30pm, I've never seen a class in history that starts at 7:30. Not sure I would take one, as I would probably nod off about 8. ha ha At any rate, I wish I had written this letter two years ago. Although I still have my doubts how much of a difference it will make in the class schedule in the future. Call me cynical.
Someone posted this on FB.....so apt.