GW Professor Quits After Complaints of No-Show Class

Students say everyone in class given As

By BEN NUCKOLS
|  Monday, Nov 7, 2011  |  Updated 7:58 PM EDT
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A George Washington University assistant professor is accused of giving A grades in a class she didn't bother to teach.

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A George Washington University medical school professor resigned after students complained that she never taught a required class and assigned all her students a “A” grades.

Venetia Orcutt resigned last month as assistant professor in George Washington's department of physician assistant studies. She also served as chair of the department.

At least three students wrote letters to GW's provost this fall complaining that Orcutt did not teach two out of three semesters of a course on evidence-based medicine during the 2009-2010 school year. In the letters, obtained by The Associated Press, the students claim they were never told why the classes weren't taught and that they were all given “As.”

The university said in a statement that it's investigating the allegations that led to Orcutt's resignation.

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