In December I called and scheduled a doctor's appointment for tomorrow. I called today to
Five minutes later, I realized I had MISSED MY MORNING CLASS! As in, I am the professor and a class of 30 students were sitting there waiting for me this morning. I failed to show I did not even realize it until 1:15 this afternoon.
Let me backtrack. This semester I am teaching 2 classes as opposed to the one I taught last semester so things are bound to be a bit more crazy (Yay-I thrive on being busy!). In the fall, I was given a schedule for the Spring, which said one of the classes was on Tues and Thurs evenings and the other was on Mon and Thurs mornings. This was good so I was only teaching 3 days a week, but only one day a week would be doubled-up. In December, I looked up my schedules and classrooms and I started writing my syllabi based on those schedules.
Because of the holiday, there were no Monday classes this week. So that left me teaching a Tues evening class, a Thurs morning class, and a Thurs evening class this week. Totally manageable for the first week of class. (The extra Mon class would be made up at the end of the semester).
At 1:15 this afternoon, I double-checked the online schedule to make sure I had the correct classrooms. It was then I noticed my Mon and Thurs morning class was actually on Tues and Fri mornings. What?
Somehow between the paper I was given and when the schedules were published online, the days, times, and classrooms of one of my classes had completely changed. And no one bothered to tell me.
So yes, I had to make a great impression on my students this afternoon by sending an email explaining how I, the instructor, had missed the first day of class. Awesome.
Question: What would you do if your professor failed to show up for class on the first day? Never mind, please do not answer. I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW.