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|Quote (Dr.GH @ June 16 2012,23:21)|
|Quote (CeilingCat @ June 14 2012,22:29)|
|And I'm going to have to agree with you. Although it's possible for such a relationship to be non-exploitive, it's far more likely to be so.|
Except maybe at Faber College. "Knowledge is Good."
I really enjoyed teaching in community colleges. I did have young (and not young) women come for an office visit and explain they "Just have to have a good grade for my graduate school application. I would do anything for an "A."
I would pull out my grade book. Mostly, the dear young virginal darling was turning in about 1/3 of their homework assignments, and had just tanked the first of three exams. I always set final grades as 50% home work, 15% for two sectional exams, and 20% for the comprehensive final exam. Homework was dropped 1/2, or 2.5% of total, if turned in late. "Late" was not turned in during the week it was due, since I graded homework on Sunday. (I taught all day every Saturday).
I next suggested the sweet, innocent sacred virgin turn in the missing homework for +8%, study for the next test, and if absolutely desperate, she could take advantage of the +10% extra credit "research" paper option.
That usually earned a disdainful stare, and one "darling" asked if I was a queer.
I had colleagues who could have added to their syllabus,
A's are for Ass, B's are for Blowjobs, I don't give C's for sex.
They were scum, and often Department Heads.
That's pretty good, but I would suggest something like this:
a: Innocent Young Thing informs you that she will do Anything to get an A.
b: Grin broadly. Unlock a desk drawer, remove Mr. Leathers (with KF tastefully embossed on one side and GEM on the other) and lay it on your desk.
c: Hand her a pound of warm butter and tell her to "lube up" while you adjust the video cameras. Tell her to ignore them, they only go to Sal, who never gets a date.
d: Ask her to start praying to Jesus while you apply Mr. Leathers.
e: When IYT exits rather hurridly, put Mr. Leathers back in his drawer, put the butter back in the refrigerator and email "No joy" to Sal.
Works every time.
Like every other academic field, philosophy of religion has its share of hacks and mediocrities. Edward Feser
‘Anything is a “real possibility” in the mind of one seeking to deny the obvious.’ – William J Murray