No Snacks? No Class!

George Parrott, psychology professor at Sacramento State University, cancels class because no one remembered to bring snacks.

Among the no doubt brain-numbing subjects taught by Prof. Parrott is is “Sports achievement and prediction.”  Is that for coaches, sportswriters, or for bookies—and who needs to go to university to learn it?

3 thoughts on “No Snacks? No Class!

  1. Pitch313

    I like the idea of a class organizing itself (even if a requirement imposed) to bring and share snacks. I see some slightly subversive sense in that.

    But I kinda don’t care for canceling a class session because nobody did bring snacks. Good reasons exist for nobody being able to. And students have already paid plenty of tuition for classes.

    Recalling my university days, I don’t think that I would ever have taken a class in any department or discipline that had “sports” in the name (it meant, in my days, “football”). Neither would I have taken a class with “police” in the title, my university’s policing department having aided in training a variety of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American (secret) police officials to better their agencies, so the buzz but not the official line went.

    1. My nearest experience was once when I taught a class on American religion (an extension class from a Catholic college in Illinois) to a group of nurses. It met one evening a week for three hours.

      The students organized their own snack system for the midway break; otherwise, I would have had to give them time to run to the hospital cafeteria or to the vending machines. Their system meant better food, I think. But had they forgotten to bring it, I would not have canceled the whole three hours!

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