I was having lunch and a conversation with a couple of colleagues in out lunch room this afternoon, when a student stopped in and asked if someone had office hours. He explained that he needed to have someone proofread his portfolio right away before he sent it off, and the writing center didn't have an open slot, so he needed one of us to do it. None of us jumped up to offer to proofread, but we did suggest that he talk to the professor he'd written it for. That, it seemed, wasn't possible. None of us recognized the name he said, so it wasn't someone any of us knew.
And off he went.
I later heard that he walked into another prof's office and put the portfolio on her desk, expecting her to proofread it. She declined.
I hope he doesn't get to fill out a satisfaction assessment form, because we'll all fail on the "doing everything we can to help all NWU students succeed" part.