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Professors that schedule classes before 9 am terrible people with unrealistic expectations. amirite?

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Do professors really choose their class times?

I always picked 8am classes when possible.

I could be totally done with classes by noon if I played it right. Left time to hang out, pick up shifts, study, etc.

Gangstacat4882s avatar Gangstacat4882 Yeah You Are +8Reply

Whiney, entitled, little, Bitch.

At least they can get parking. Try parking on campus at 9am..

Vishwasm123s avatar Vishwasm123 Yeah You Are +6Reply

Pre 9am classes work great for some students.

Everyone has to juggle different schedules, and the solution should be more options, not fewer. I shouldn't have to take Calculus at 8am because it's the only timeslot available; I'm going to suck and not retain any information.

But someone else can only take it at 8am, because of their particular course load, or a job, or family responsibilities.

The real issue is tight university [academic] budgets and limited flexibility.

Achilles982s avatar Achilles982 Yeah You Are +5Reply

Welcome to adulthood.

KilljoyXs avatar KilljoyX Yeah You Are +5Reply

wake up buddy nobody cares

Vexontes avatar Vexonte Yeah You Are +5Reply
@Vexonte wake up buddy nobody cares

Idk, I got a lot of feedback...

BriRuns avatar BriRun Yeah You Are +2Reply

All of my high school classes started at around 7:30. This is very tame. Even 8:30, my earliest start time for two of my classes this semester, is a little late from my previous standards.

Good luck when you get out of school OP.

Tanmoykayesens avatar Tanmoykayesen Yeah You Are +4Reply
@Tanmoykayesen Good luck when you get out of school OP.

Different stage of life, college at age 18-25 should be a considerable deal different than an office job at 25-65, and my job offer after college affords me flexibility to go in when I please.

BriRuns avatar BriRun Yeah You Are +3Reply

Professors don't do the scheduling. They often dislike those classes more than students because they know they'll get up and go teach empty rooms. And then waste time later in the semester when idiot students need extra support because they missed key information due to absence from class.

My students always blame me. But it's out of my hands. Like completely. Scheduling is hard especially when they're trying to make a time for a class with students who have different majors and making sure the class doesn't conflict with other classes.

The university does all the scheduling without input from professors.

@Tontonsflingueurs Professors don't do the scheduling. They often dislike those classes more than students because they know they'll...

And then waste time later in the semester when idiot students need extra support because they missed key information due to absence from class.

Yep! I used to adjunct... They don't show up all semester and then they suddenly need all this extra support from you.

I was harsh because I had to be... I was working a full-time job outside of adjuncting because adjuncting pays nothing. I let them know that they could come to my office hours, but outside of that, I didn't have the time to help because I was at work.

Tanmoykayesens avatar Tanmoykayesen Yeah You Are +3Reply

Welcome to reality. Where you have to do things you don't want to, just so you can do things you do want to.

You are lucky 9am is the standard in your country. 7am for us here 😅

@Framie1 You are lucky 9am is the standard in your country. 7am for us here 😅

Last semester I had classes from 8 AM to 9 PM last semester (where I live you can't pick your own hours)

God forbid the students take responsibility for their actions like an adult. Don't these universities know they need to get a 3.0 KD ratio on Fortnite before Saturday?

Not an unreasonable expectation. I've had jobs start T 4 or 5 am in the morning, but most of them have started at 7:00 or 8:00 am. I was lucky as hell that my current job lets me start at 9:00 am.

BriRuns avatar BriRun Yeah You Are +4Reply

Part of maturing and becoming an adult and living in the adult world is disciplining yourself to get where you need to be on time every day.

Terrible people 😂😂😂 they have a schedule they'd like to stick to, don't like it change classes, don't like the uni change unis, it's not the world's job to cater to your concept of what is or is not inconvenient

What you guys have classes at 9? All of my classes begin at 8, just grow up

Professors don't choose this. Most professors would choose to not teach at all and focus on research only.

A lot of jobs start at 7 or 8am. I don't think it's that unrealistic for someone to be working at 7am.

Tldfonats avatar Tldfonat Yeah You Are +3Reply
@Tldfonat A lot of jobs start at 7 or 8am. I don't think it's that unrealistic for someone to be working at 7am.

OP gonna be in for a real shock when he joins the real world lmao.

Most people have to wake up to go to work early, and pretty much every one of those people also have a life outside of work. All I can say is good luck if even 9 is too early for their lazy ass.

JoshByer2s avatar JoshByer2 Yeah You Are +5Reply
@JoshByer2 OP gonna be in for a real shock when he joins the real world lmao. Most people have to wake up to go to work...

Yeah seriously. I worked at factory I had to get up at 5am. Idk where he got this idea that most jobs don't start until 9.

I attend school online and I work full-time and part-time (two jobs) so I get up at 3am to do school work every single day. 9 is lunch time.

Sir, join the ARMY, they'll teach you to do better.

I just took a job where it starts at 4:30 AM.

Even if you get a 9-5, typically, you have to be there at 8:30, maybe 8:45.

ambitiouscorners avatar ambitiouscorner Yeah You Are +3Reply

Unrealistic to expect you to be somewhere before 9am? You're gonna hate the real world.

dankXDs avatar dankXD Yeah You Are +3Reply

What about 9:00 on the dot?

School before college has always started at 8. Just adapt

I've been a TA for a basic STEM course for five years, I've taught at every single time of day and honestly, students never show up no matter what time it is. There are plenty of exceptions, but undergrads as a whole are a really unreliable lot.

Also, lol, in my experience, professors stay up far later working and have much worse sleep schedules than anyone else I know over the age of 25. They don't schedule their own classes and I'm pretty sure none of them are thrilled to be teaching that early, too.

JoshByer2s avatar JoshByer2 Yeah You Are +2Reply
@JoshByer2 I've been a TA for a basic STEM course for five years, I've taught at every single time of day and honestly...

students never show up no matter what time it is.

Exactly this. I used to teach two sections of a class—one was at 8am and the other at 2:30pm. My 8am actually had far better attendance than the 2:30 class.

I disagree.

"College students stay up late doing homework, going on dates, watching sports, and playing video games. Most jobs after university don't start until 9."

Are you listening to yourself speak? Maybe if you weren't going on dates, watching sports, and playing video games, you'd have time to finish homework in a timely manner, and be able to get to bed on time. The real world is going to be rough for you.

Bahahahahaha

Balkany4Evers avatar Balkany4Ever Yeah You Are +2Reply

When has school ever started after 9pm?

Professors don't choose to do this.

Colleges can't have all their classes start late in the day - students wouldn't be able to take the courses they need because they would overlap.

Very rarely do professors get a say in their course times.

Also:

they think that it's unprofessional not to be there

College students stay up late… going on dates, watching sports, playing video games

Yeah, that would be the "unprofessional" part.

@Milkzey Professors don't choose to do this. Colleges can't have all their classes start late in the day - students...

When I was in uni I would do all of those things and still make it to my lectures on time, op shouldn't stay up late if they can't hack it

Postingloudlys avatar Postingloudly Yeah You Are +2Reply

in what world do professors get to choose the time(s) their classes run???

World opens at 8 am. Might as well get use to it.

jodzdzownicas avatar jodzdzownica Yeah You Are +1Reply

The students should do better and not stay up too late. Learn to adapt to your schedule.

@404ChompyNotFound The students should do better and not stay up too late. Learn to adapt to your schedule.

Sure, on an individual level that might seem plausible, but when class attendance has dropped to 30% after the first month of class and slowly creeps down further as time goes on, it's clear that the students interests and priorities have a difficult time aligning with early classes. If the population as a whole has a majority view that early class isn't worth attending, then the university should consider that and change scheduling times.

BriRuns avatar BriRun Yeah You Are +3Reply

Professors don't choose to do this. Colleges can't have all their classes start late in the day - students wouldn't be able to take the courses they need because they would overlap. Very rarely do professors get a say in their course times. Also: they think that it's unprofessional not to be there. College students stay up late… going on dates, watching sports, playing video games. Yeah, that would be the "unprofessional" part.

as a former professor... we don't schedule our own classes and we don't want to be there before 9 am any more than the students do....

And classes are canceled if there aren't enough students who sign up, so blame the students for signing up to an 8 am class, not the professor who has no choice but to teach it.

Its not really the professors fault most of the time, just poor college scheduling. If possible, try to get a few extra winks of sleep if your struggling with it that badly.

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