WTF: Professor Proposes Policy That Lets Students Choose Grade to Reduce Stress

What’s been going on in today’s colleges is objectively insane. Yesterday we published an article about SMU rejectinh a 9/11 memorial on campus in order to avoid students feeling #triggered and today we have a story about a professor’s almost-inconceivable policy proposal.

University of Georgia’s Richard Watson submitted a syllabus to the university that allows students to choose their grades to “help reduce stress,” among other things.

A copy of the syllabus was obtained by Campus Reform. “If you feel unduly stressed by a grade for any assessable material or the overall course, you can email the instructor indicating what grade you think is appropriate, and it will be so change. No explanation is required, but it is requested that you consider waiting 24 hours before emailing the instructor.”

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Photo: CampusReform

Additionally, all tests will be open book/laptop and only “positive” comments about presentations will be given in class. Students may also leave a group project if they don’t like their teammates without any explanations. Towards the bottom of the document Watson acknowledges this policy may hinder the point of school in general, but oh well.

Watson tried to institute this system for two business classes this fall. Yes, this guy holds a PhD and no, we aren’t able to understand how either.

After submitting this policy to the school for review, the sane individuals that work for UGA have denied his request. In short, they basically said “wtf? No?” but you can read the real message below:

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Photo: University of Georgia/Twitter

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