1. Make sure you have a case. Collect assignments and test scores to prove you did the work to a satisfactory level. Review the syllabus. It should have information about how you will be graded and how much of your grade each assignment is worth. Remember that you are not entitled to a good grade just for attending class and doing the assigned readings but that you actually have to do the work to a satisfactory level. If you still think you’re being treated unfairly, continue to the next step.
2. Start by Meeting with your Professor. It is best to address the issue right were it started. Set up a meeting with your professor or drop by his office during his scheduled office hours. You can usually find them on the syllabus. If you’re taking the college course online, call or email your professor. Ask what you could do to bring up your grade. If he tells you there is no way, question how you were graded on previous assignments. This is most effective in classes for the arts where there is room for interpretation, math and science doesn’t have much room to budge.
3. Go to the Department Head. If nothing can be done and you still feel as though you should have passed, speak with the department head. You may not be the only one having a problem with the professor and the department head will be able to sort out any personal issues that your professor may have had with your work. Be sure to bring examples of work to show your case as to why you should have passed.
4. As a final effort, meet with the Dean. You pay good money to go to school and you should be treated fairly. If you feel that this is a matter that goes beyond academics then it is time to meet with the big guy. Again, be sure to bring test scores and past assignments to argue your case.
Hugo Schwyzer (The Real Reason You Shouldn’t F%#* Your Professor).
I was reading the article and the last paragraph hit me. It sums up the way I view the professor who I am incredibly attracted to.
A couple of months ago, 24-year-old Austrian law student Max Schrems requested Facebook for all his personal data. The European arm of Facebook, based in Dublin, Ireland, was obliged to turn over this information, as they had to follow an European law that requires any entity to provide full access to data about an individual, should this individual personally request for it. Accordingly, Max received a CD containing about 1,222 pages (PDF files), including chats he had deleted more than a year ago, “pokes” dating back to 2008, invitations, and hundreds of other details.