I'm a freshman in college and for one of my gen eds I'm taking a 200 level into to cultural anthropology class. So far, we've had a two page paper that we turned in at the beginning of October, and a midterm that we took at the beginning of November that was 20 mc questions on a scantron and a 1 page essay response. We have a research paper that's due the last day of classes, in a couple weeks.
This all seems fine, except that my professor hasn't graded ANYTHING at all this semester. Every class period he tells us how he will get them back to us "soon," and that he appreciates our patience. He also canceled the final exam to give himself more time to grade everything else. Basically, I have had no feedback on my work, and I won't have any idea about what my grade will be until after grades are due. He said that he will be "generous" with the grade distribution, whatever that means.
This guy is a lecturer, meaning that he's not a tenured professor, so he has to get a new contract every semester. He wants us to show up on the last day of class so we can fill out a course evaluation, and he would appreciate it if we were "humane" in our evaluations.
I guess my question is whether or not this is normal behavior from non-tenured professors, and if anyone else here has had a similar experience.