Was this ever a real thing? Such a timeless urban legend
@heybruh, one time in college our professor missed the first day because he thought it was next week classes started. We waited til 30 minutes went by, then another Professor asked wtf our problem was. When we explained he just told us to go, and email the head of the department.
@heybruh, I mean, its college, you paid to be there so if you don't want to go to class there really isn't anything stopping you (other than the natural consequences). This is different from grade school where you are legally required to attend (save home schooling) until you're 16. Your parents can actually be charged with a crime for you not going to school.
@heybruh, One time in high school, everyone left after 15 minutes because the teacher didn't show up. Everyone but me and two other people. I only stayed because I was reading my book and too lazy to get up. Teacher came in maybe ten minutes later and the three of us who stayed got rewarded. I don't know if the others got punished or not.
Same thing happened with recitation.
There was a 'class help' forum where you could post about any class problems we needed advice for.
We all posted that our TA was missing.
Our recitation was not liked for the rest of the year.
Does this apply to Zoom classes too? Like if the teacher doesn't log on after 15 minutes we can all sign out?