"Come back in a couple of weeks..."
Posted by tim in Pissed on November 22, 2004

This is a copy of the email I sent to the dean and chancelor of the college I just graduated from:

Dr. xxxx and Dr. xxxx: As you are aware, I graduated this past May from the CIS program. In my last semester, I was taking CIS203 - Systems Analysis and Design. In this class, one of the main projects we were to turn in was a portfolio of our completed work at Ivy Tech in the CIS program. When we turned our portfolios in, it was during the last few weeks of the semester, and we were told that we could pick them up from the business division after a month, which would have been towards the end of July. After that month passed, I went to get my portfolio, and was told that they had not been graded yet and to come back in a couple of weeks to check again. This continued from July all the way until the beginning of October, which is when I was told to come back in about a month and they would be ready to pick up. During this time, I contacted the program chair, Cindy Miller, to find out what the delay was. She informed me that the CIS faculty had not been able to meet during the summer as they had planned, and that they would towards the end of September or the early part of October. I understood the situation and decided to be patient and wait. Today, I went to pick it up, and was told that it could not be found and that I would be notified when it was found. As I was leaving campus, I noticed that I had a mesage on my cell phone: It was from someone in the business division. Attached to this message is a transcript of the voice mail. I can give you an audio copy if needed as well. Basically, what has happened is I was "given the run-around" with this matter from day one, and now it has come to the point that something very valuable to me has been destroyed. It isn't just the monetary value of the portfolio that I am concerned with; it is the amount of effort I put into the projects that were contained in it. And now, the only physical evidence that I actually was able to complete large projects, is gone. I don't know what can or can't be done with this matter, but I would like for you to know that I am extremely upset and disgusted with the actions brought about from the business division throughout this matter. I feel as though some sort of compensation should take place on my behalf, but I know it is impossible to replace the portfolio due to its value. If you have any questions or comments regarding this, I would gladly entertain either. I look forward to hearing from you and I appreciate your time. -Tim Garrison tim@skudd.com Attachment: voice_mail-portfolio_purged.txt 11:38AM Hi, I'm calling from Ivy Tech State college, the Business Division... Um, this message is for, uh, Tim Garrison. Um, your portfolio from 033, from CIS203, has already been purged, because I gave you guys calls about a month ago, as for you guys to come in, and my boss gave me orders to go ahead and purge those... Um, that's not, um... After summer 041... So, if you have any questions or anything, please call me back at (765)772-xxxx. Okay, thank you. Bye.

dude, go kick some ass

  • Posted by George W. Bush (Guest) on November 22, 2004 at 11:35:43PM

Damn......go crack some skulls.

  • Posted by Matt (Guest) on November 23, 2004 at 07:10:51AM

Boo! So what are they expecting you to do? Take the class over? I think you should get an instant A for the inconvienence.

  • Posted by Jennz0rz (Guest) on November 23, 2004 at 01:11:11PM

I already got the credit for the class. That's not the issue.

I got a call from the chair of the business division, and he said that they found it, but he wants to talk with me about it. Grr.

I also got an email from the dean:

Dear Mr. Garrison, I have spoken with Mr. -------------------, Business Division Chair concerning your complaint. He will be contacting you in the immediate future. I apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced. I trust that Mr. ------------------- will work with you and his staff to rectify this matter.

Again, I apologize for your inconvenience. Please allow me to extend my best wishes to you for the upcoming holiday season.


Dean Of Academic Affairs

Lafayette, Indiana

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on November 23, 2004 at 05:27:11PM
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