Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's Been Ages Since We Ran An Academic Haiku. Remember? "Short, Engimatic Free Verse About Academic Matters, Occasionally Referencing Margaritas?"

I had a student
in my intro class
last semester.

Freddie Flunky,
who had the lowest grade
in the class.

So he will take the course
with me again
next semester.

(He says he wouldn't
think of taking it
with anyone else!)

But it conflicts
with another class
so he can't attend.

"May I submit homework
and take exams
Maybe come to an office hour?"

"Freddie," I say.
"This is a student-centered college.
What do you think?"