Check the scenario:
A student has call one Saturday night and is scheduled to get off at 7 a.m. on Sunday. He tells his team members not to come in on Sunday to do patient rounds – he’ll do them since he’ll already be at the hospital. Call was rough, when 7 a.m. hits he goes to the house and does not go check the patients. A certain education administrator pulls his professionalism points – an all or nothing grade worth 10% of his grade. Said student comes and gets all jazzy with the ed admin saying he only did it once, that’s not fair, there’s nothing in the syllabus about taking points if one doesn’t go see patients (WTH????), etc., etc. He refuses to admit that he should’ve gone to see the patients. Ed admin refuses to change his grade – tells him to write an appeal if he truly feels he was in the right. Ed admin goes to the house. Thinks about the fact that the student is one of her favorites and with the exception of the above scenario he did really well on surgery rotation. Ed admin thinks about all of the times in her life when grace and mercy have been shown her and thinks perhaps she should extend the same to the student.
What would you do internets? Let the student keep his zero – dropping his final grade down a whole letter grade or give him – and every other student (maybe 3) whose professionalism points were pulled this year -their points back and call it a day?