One of my students hasn't turned in several assignments, and just emailed me to let me know that s/he'd turn them in on the last day of finals.
I've no wish to mess with this student. I know there have been problems.
But I'd really like to express my frustration with the situation.
I know it's not about me. But I get extra stuff to grade late because the student didn't get it done on time. And I get to figure out how to deal with the lateness so far as the grade. What's fair?
I hate the legalistic syllabus thing where we all state exactly what we will do to a grade for every increment of lateness, but even more, I hate the need for that legalistic stuff.
I'm involved in something that's made me realize I'm not the worst professor ever, but when I feel so frustrated by a student turning in stuff late, I sort of feel like I could be.