Yes, I know it is hard to believe but even the best colleges have a lowlife or two as part of their student body and lucky me managed to get one in my class.
Shithead is a good looking well built freshman. His blonde hair and blue eyes have probably taken care of lots of his problems. When this doesn't happen, he can get quite agitated.
Last week Shithead missed an exam and then missed the day after. He waltzed into class the following day and demanded a makeup. For the day of the exam, he offered a legitimate excuse but no documentation to back it up. The day after was, "on him". He insisted I check out his excuse and walked out in a huff when I refused. The next day he came in with that same crappy attitude and then got really nasty as I refused to deal with him.
At Packemin, I would have been responsible for documenting, calling parents and ultimately, Mr. AP would have accused me of causing the problem. Not so now. I reported the incident to the chairman of the department who was appalled at Shithead's behavior and insisted no teacher put up with it. She then gave me the name of the Dean in charge of such incidences. I couldn't reach him by phone so I sent an e-mail, detailing the behavior. Long story short, I didn't have to do anything else. Shithead was brought up on charges. He sent an apology e-mail, apologized in person and he knows that another incident like this means he is out of this school.
There shouldn't be kids like Shithead in college but there are. At least the only Shitheads in the school I work in now are the students. It is good not to be working for the Shitheads running schools anymore.