UofT Students Are Too Apathetic
For example, for one of my math courses we just had our midterm a few weeks back and the marks came up last week. As expected the average was very low, and the coordinator didn't even post the average on Blackboard (the course website). From talking to various TAs who marked the test, most of us gauged that the average was below 50%. Regardless of this fact the prof is saying that no adjustments will be done to the marks because in their eyes it was 'an easy test'.
The test we had barely tested us on course material, but rather just knowing little tricks, and little bits of general calculus knowledge that only a math grad student would readily know. It was a hit below the belt because if you didn't know those little tips or tricks, you could barely do the rest of the test.
Most people in the class were upset with the difficulty of the test so some of us tried to rally others to talk to the professor, and send emails stating that the test was way too difficult. However, we were shocked at the responses we got. They were mostly along the lines of, "yeah the test was unfair, but we shouldn't complain" or "yeah I failed miserably but I should have just studied harder". A few of us did go forward to the prof but all he said was that not many people complained so he assumed they were happy with their results.
I have seen this played out in a lot of my classes. I have friends in Waterloo, Western, McGill, and Ryerson and they tell me about how when similar things happen in their classes there is a much bigger uproar. Marks are adjusted to be higher in those places, but at UofT I have hardly seen significant adjustments made. I think the students at UofT like to get low marks just as much as Professors there like to give them out.
A lot of friends at UofT tell me the same thing, but are there others who have noticed this as well?