- A "short" summer course is offered, to be taught in July, and students begin registering and paying for it.
- By early June, only eight students have registered, so some
kleptoadministrator decides to cancel the class. The instructor slated to the teach the class is notified, not in writing, but verbally.
- The day before the class is scheduled to begin, the class is still listed on the university's web site, and nobody, other than the instructor, has been told that it was canceled.
- On the first day of class, the course is still online and the eight students are still registered. The instructor goes to the classroom at the appropriate time. Seven students are present. None have been told that the class was canceled. Some are upset to learn this, since the course is required for their major. When asked whether they had paid for the class, most students answer affirmatively.
- Finally, the day after the first class, the course is removed from the web site.
- At least one student was able to get a Late Schedule Adjustment in order to register for a different class.
- As of this writing, the instructor still has not received official, written word that the course was canceled.
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