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'I'm Very Disappointed by the Midterm Scores,' Says Professor With 0.82 Instructor Rating


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Professor J. Scott Walden, who teaches CIS 239, was appalled when he saw his current class’s performance on the first midterm. Although Walden has consistently received an instructor quality rating between 0.7 and 0.9 out of 4.0 for the past nine semesters, it is the first time he has seen his negligence in teaching truly affect his students.

"I'm very disappointed with the midterm scores," Professor Walden said to the 40 out of 120 students who actually showed up to class after grades were released. "This was a very simple exam. It was basically the same as the homework.”

Students confirmed that the midterm was indeed basically the same as the homework assignments, which typically take around seven hours to complete. While the midterm was conducted before the drop deadline, grading was not complete until more than two weeks after, giving students no time to decide whether to drop the class.