Sunday, February 02, 2014

Giving All Your Students A+ Can Get You Fired

That's what happened to a physics professor at the University of Ottawa, where he gave an A+ grade to each of the 23 students in his freshmen physics course.

Given the professor's extreme actions and the university's equally extreme response, one would have thought the two parties would have tried to find some middle ground. But no, they took the case to an arbitrator, whose decision upheld the university's extreme punishment.

That story is worth reading just for the kinds of arguments each side brought to the arbitrator.