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Title

“He Was Just a Jerk": How Students Decide Whether or Not to Ask For Extensions

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

In this study we interviewed 20 students at the University of Northern Iowa to examine how and when they asked for extensions. There were three major components that students used to decide whether to ask. Those three major factors are the course policies of the class and the professor, the relationship that the student has with the professor, and the overall attitude of the professor during class and other interactions with the students. The study showed that almost no students asked for extensions with classes that were taught by harsh professors with strict class policies.

Start Date

12-4-2021 11:00 AM

End Date

12-4-2021 12:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Kimberly Baker

Department

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Comments

This entry was part of the following session of the event:

  • Session title: Student Academic Behaviors; Monday, April 12, 2021; 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Moderator: Donna Hoffman.

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“He Was Just a Jerk": How Students Decide Whether or Not to Ask For Extensions

In this study we interviewed 20 students at the University of Northern Iowa to examine how and when they asked for extensions. There were three major components that students used to decide whether to ask. Those three major factors are the course policies of the class and the professor, the relationship that the student has with the professor, and the overall attitude of the professor during class and other interactions with the students. The study showed that almost no students asked for extensions with classes that were taught by harsh professors with strict class policies.