:: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 ::
College Is Better Than High Skool, But the MCB People Still Suck
When I went to my MCB 405 class lecture today, the following was being written on the blackboard by our lone TA:
1. No Class, (Professor) is sick
2. Conflict Friday, no class
3. These are the first two classes (Professor) has cancelled in 11 years. Don't expect any more.
4. Discussion sections anticipated to begin Sept. 13
Regular readers may know that discussion sections for this week were already canceled due to an MCB TA shortage. Talking to our lone TA, we found out that the supposed cause for the shortage was due to the mass numbers taking MCB 251, the sophomore-level lab course. I'm not sure how this was allowed to be a problem, since a)it's a sophomore class, meaning that enrollment was nearly finalized last April; b)they therefore had a count on sections months in advance; c) IB 150 is organized so poorly that most bio students choose the MCB option, so high enrollment is to be expected, and d) all the other advanced courses were also determined back in spring, so they knew about everything back then. I realize that this is the first year that MCB is offering a full range of advanced courses (so that the seniors don't kill them) but not having TAs three weeks into a semester not only stifles the class but also helps to cause students to lose interest. I didn't think it possible, but my opinion of the School of MCB has hit a new low.
:: The Squire 10:52 PM :: email this post :: ::