Everyone knows academia is pretty much screwed beyond repair.
What were once epicenters of innovation are now breeding grounds for rotund blue-haired warthogs who feed on victimhood. Due much in part to coddling from their superiors. Take this silly little story for example. For fear of hurting their precious feelings, a professor at the University of Georgia is letting his students pick their own grades.
A University of Georgia professor has adopted a "stress reduction policy" that will allow students to select their own grades if they "feel unduly stressed" by the ones they earned.
…if students feel "unduly stressed by a grade for any assessable material or the overall course," they can "email the instructor indicating what grade [they] think is appropriate, and it will be so changed" with "no explanation" being required.
Similarly, when it comes to "tests and exams" for Watson's "Data Management" and "Energy Informatics" courses, all will be "open book and open notes" and "designed to assess low level mastery of the course material."