Professor and Student Confidentiality

<p>Recently, I had to miss class because I had to attend court in another state. On this day, we had a project due and I had originally anticipated showing up for class to submit it, but I wasn't able to make it back on time. I emailed my professor about the matter and he told me that the paper was due on that day and if I submitted it later he would grade it accordingly. </p>

<p>Today, I got an email from another professor, not the one I have for my class, saying that I have to provide documentation to my professor. I'm extremely ****ed about this because another professor was informed about my personal matters. What should I do?</p>

<p>You should make sure that if you have things that may interfere with your getting your coursework submitted on time that you hand the paper in early or let the professor know well in advance.</p>

<p>It's normal and appropriate for professors to talk to other professors at their college about students. In fact, departments have meetings in which professors discuss problems with students and how to handle them. This includes concerns about students whose personal lives are hurting their academic performance.</p>

<p>Though I can't be certain, it's possible that this other professor is the department head. I can't see why he'd be emailing you if he wasn't. You're within your rights to ask.</p>