The Twelve Days of Christmas for College Faculty

Well, it’s that time of year again – the end of the Fall semester when final grades are but a hop, skip and a jump away.  Students are trying to hurriedly complete whatever requirements they have for classes and negotiating with faculty over any missteps they have made over the semester (and yes, “negotiating” is a euphemism for begging, crying, demanding, etc.).  I don’t get too much of this, but my colleague Leretta who has hundreds of students (and who has the office across from mine) is bombarded with student visits this time of year.  I truly do not know how the poor woman maintains her sanity through it all.

So, for Leretta and my other college faculty brethren out there who I believe all have at one time or another suffered a similar plight, I offer you my reworking of the Twelve Days of Christmas (I felt we deserved our own version):

On the first day of Christmas my students gave to me a rationale for why they deserve a “B”;

On the second day of Christmas my students gave to me two dirty looks;

On the third day of Christmas my students gave to me three lame excuses;

On the fourth day of Christmas my students gave to me four hours of begging;

On the fifth day of Christmas my students gave to me five forgotten assignments;

On the sixth day of Christmas my students gave to me six frantic messages;

On the seventh day of Christmas my students gave to me seven
relieved thank yous;

On the eighth day of Christmas my students gave to me eight
empty promises;

On the ninth day of Christmas my students gave to me nine extra credit requests;

On the tenth day of Christmas my students gave to me ten run-on sentences;

On the eleventh day of Christmas my students gave to me eleven gratuitous compliments;

On the twelfth day of Christmas my students gave to me twelve “special” greetings.

I don’t know about other faculty members out there, but I am going to miss seeing my students during the time we are off…all the traditional end of semester angst aside, I do enjoy them so. ;-)

Day five hundred and twenty-two of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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One Response to The Twelve Days of Christmas for College Faculty

  1. Kate says:

    Patty and Kate enjoyed these. You are very cleaver. and they are very true.

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