Texas A&M Galveston Professor Fails Whole Class
When enough was enough, a frustrated professor at Texas A&M Galveston sent a lengthy email to his whole class explaining why everyone would get a failing grade.
After what he described as a semester of disrespect, backstabbing, lying, and cheating, professor Irwin Horwitz sent his Strategic Management class an email calling them a disgrace to the university and informing them that everyone would be failed. Horwitz claimed the class lacked the maturity to enter the workforce, and that in his two decades as a professor he's never dealt with a class as unruly and disrespectful as this one,
It became apparent that they couldn't do some of the most simple and basic things they should have been able to do.
I was dealing with cheating, dealing with individuals swearing at me both in and out of class, it got to the point that the school had to put security guards at that class and another class.
This class is unique. I have never failed a class, it is very rare that I fail students, sometimes learning incorporates tough love.
Upon receiving the email from Horwitz, several of his students were shocked, to say the least. Senior John Shaw claimed to have never had an issue in the course and was concerned the failing grade would harm his new job he has lined up after his May graduation,
I had never had a problem in the class. I thought I had done pretty well, done pretty well on the first test and then I get an email saying I am going to get an F in the class, it was overwhelming.
Dr. Patrick Louchouarn, Vice President of Academic Affairs, has said that Horwitz's threat is premature as the course has not ended. Until then, the head of the department will be replacing Horwitz as professor for the course.
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