I sent this email this morning, I thought I would share. Names and identifying info have been left out, for obvious reasons...
Dear Instructor of Terrible Class,
attending the first session yesterday of your class I promptly made an appointment with my advisor
to find another class. After speaking with my advisor, she encouraged me to
email both you and your department chair to share why I decided to drop your
class. I have copied your department chair on this email.
concern with you as an instructor began when you chose to teach the first class
without wearing shoes or socks. Although I have had numerous instructors that
were more casual, none have taken it quite to that level of
lack of shoes and socks were not my greatest concern, however. That came when
you asked who in the class is a graduating senior, I was the only one to raise
my hand. You proceeded to tell me that you weren't "trying to be a dick", but
that if I weren't successful in your class you would keep me from graduating. Dear Instructor, I am well aware of the standards of this university, and am well aware of
how well I must do in my classes to graduate. I am a mother of two young
daughters, my husband is deployed with the Army in Afghanistan, and I have
maintained a 3.6 GPA while single parenting and attending classes full time as a
non-traditional student. I am not afraid of hard work. While you might have been
trying not to be a "dick", your vocabulary and lack of professionalism proved
truly hope that you don't think that the workload in your class caused me to
reconsider. I am a Political Science major, all I do is read, I was not
intimidated by the amount of reading you assigned. It was your attitude and lack
of professionalism that caused me to drop the class. I have never encountered an
instructor such as yourself during my time at XXX University. I am quite sure that
this is not the standard that our university tries to uphold.
OH YES I DID.