So today in my Social Issues Class, 1/2 of the students have a big group project that is worth 35% of their final mark. Last week in class, I randomly picked which students would go this week and which students would go next week (it's a big class, and there is only time for 1/2 the class in one period). One student told me he had MT (membership training) this week, so I made sure his group could go next week. No other students mentioned any issues with dates.
Today (Wednesday) at 8am (the day of the project, which is at 2:10), I was out jogging around campus and I saw one of the students in that class. He told me he had a problem, since one of his group members has a physical test for ROTC (army officer training).
My response: why didn't you tell me in class last week?
His response: we found out Monday morning.
And why didn't you tell me then?
How exactly? You have my Twitter, email, phone number, all of which I check multiple times each day. And, I was in my office almost all of Monday morning.
Soooo...what can we do?!
(big sigh), you can go today. It's far too late.
(back to Jackie again): Anyway, what if he randomly didn't see me out jogging? Were they just going to tell me at the beginning of class? I like group projects and presentations, I just don't like the stress that goes along with them. How do other people deal with it?