A is for absentee? (USA)

17th November 2011

A professor has resigned from her post at a US university after accusations that she did not teach for two-thirds of an academic year and had awarded As to all her students. Venetia Orcutt, an assistant professor in the department of physician assistant studies at George Washington University, resigned after students complained, the Associated Press reported. At least three students wrote to George Washington's provost alleging that Professor Orcutt had failed to teach two out of three semesters of a course on evidence-based medicine during the 2009-10 academic year. They claimed that they were never given an explanation and that all had received top grades. The university is investigating the claims.

Source: The Times Higher Education http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=418121&c=1