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Wed Apr 29, 2015, 06:20 PM

Texas A&M University Galveston class receiving chance to pass after mass failing from professor

A class of Texas A&M University Galveston students who received failing grades from their disgruntled professor will have a chance to pass after all.

Irwin Horwitz told his strategic management students via email on Thursday they were a disgrace to the school, accused them of cheating and said they would all fail the class, KPRC television station in Houston reported. The failing grades will not stand, according to university officials.

Texas A&M University spokesperson Shane Hinckley said the administration at the Galveston branch campus has not taken disciplinary action against Horwitz and provided a statement from Galveston VP for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer Patrick Louchouarn.

"The report that all students in this class will be failed is not correct. Each student will receive an individual grade based upon work completed during the semester," Louchouarn's statement read. "There is no investigation of any class-wide cheating underway. The university is listening to concerns about this issue from students and faculty and will address them according to our policies."

Read more: http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/texas-a-m-university-galveston-class-receiving-chance-to-pass/article_3e17a738-3f42-5064-a4dc-32e8240dfb76.html

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Wed Apr 29, 2015, 06:28 PM

1. Accusing a student of cheating, which this professor did, is a serious academic event.

Just as the student has to prove whether he is innocent in front of a board, the professor should be held to the same standards for falsely accusing the student of cheating. Accusing an entire class of cheating is highly implausible, because there is always a set who take the course seriously.

If a professor accuses a student of an expellable offense, they should have proof.

The likelihood of the entire class cheating is extremely remote, and that should be easily proved or the professor dismissed.

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