Tuesday, April 28, 2009

One semester to go-bring on the roadblocks

I realize it's been a while since I've written; school and work have been busy so now I've finally gotten a chance to come up for some air.

Now that that's out of the way.....so, I'm all excited because I'm down to my last two classes, I waited for the classes I wanted to open up after the distance learners had a chance to register then last night, I get an email which says the following:

We are writing to let you know that you were permitted to enroll in the Interim Class LS 590-903 with Dr. Laurie Bonnici. The class was to have been capped at 20, but due to a clerical error more permits were issued than the limited enrollment. First, students in the distance education cohorts that began their studies in 2005, 2006, and 2007 were to be allowed into the class. Unfortunately some students who began in fall 2008 were permitted to register as were on-campus students (who should have had the class opened to them only after all DE students had registered.) Dr. Aversa is asking that if you receive this message, that you drop LS 590-903 (CRN#34535) and select another course. It is her intention to offer this class again next academic year so that you will have the opportunity to take it.

We appreciate your compliance with this request and apologize for the inconvenience.

What the deuce!

So you're telling me that although I waited and woke up early to register for this class, now I'm being forced to drop it because too many students who are distance education can't get it? This blows! As you can imagine, I was none too please with this new development and promptly email Dr. Aversa (the head of the library school) about my situation. I expressed that these are my last two classes, I've already made arrangements at work and now you're telling me I have to push back my goal to graduate in August? I called to speak at Dr. Averesa today and talked to Cherry Quinn (the sender of the email). She explained the situation to her and she responded with this email:

I understand that you called Ms. Quinn regarding the problem that we had with the enrollment in LS 590-903 in Interim term. I regret that this error was made, but unfortunately permits were issued to far too many students than we could have permitted in this brief interim class. Since this class is an online class we have limited its enrollment to members of the online cohorts only at this time. I believe Ms. Quinn explained what happened.

There are a number of courses still available for summer term, so I invite you to register for one of them. If you have not done so, you could also consider a directed study or an internship since you are so near the end of your studies here. Please note that LS 590-903 is not a required course for completion of the MLIS program, so it is not required for graduation.

If you would like to look for an internship or a directed research, please contact me and we’ll discuss the possibilities.

I email her back and ask about directed study possibilities as well as taking another online class. I want to make sure I won't get booted out of this second class like I got booted out of this one.

What to do.....what to do.....guess I'll just have to suck it up and deal with it. Nothing and I mean nothing will stop me from graduating in August.

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