Archive for March, 2017

Sent to Academe@aaup.org – Part 1

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Query:

I’m trying to get background information on situations like the one I’m describing here (as succinctly as possible):

Three students in a journalism ethics class of 21 decided that they didn’t like the class (two flunked an assignment and one didn’t do the assignment) and met with a deputy chair of my department who told them how to file a complaint against this instructor and the deputy chair said that the department has been trying to get rid of this instructor and that their complaint would help.

The three students took the information back to the instructor’s journalism ethics class, relayed what the deputy chair said and tried to recruit students to joint in the complaint. The deputy chair also told the students that one they should tape the instructor’s class. One did. A dean told the instructor that at least 13 students supported the complaint but it was subsequently learned that this wasn’t true, that there was a hardcore of about as many as six students.Eventually, three students filed the complaint and, later, another student joined the complaint. Usually complaints about grades are settled by the grade appeal process.

I’m trying to learn how widespread is this abuse of a policy as well as the manipulation of students to attack professors this way.

Thanks for any information,
Gregg Morris
Assistant Professor
Tenured

The Workplace Bullying Institute 2017 National Survey

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

By Mike Schlicht [mikes@nyhwa.org]

The Workplace Bullying Institute has created a Gofundme page to raise money to update the national trends on workplace bullying in the United States.

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Foundation for Individual Rights in Education – Part 1

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Waiting on response.

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When Bullies Become Bosses …

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

 

Must reading for my Colleagues in the Department of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York

The Workplace Bullying Institute 2017 National Survey – Part I

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Wow! Isn’t this something of interest for my Colleagues in the Department of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York?

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Activist Colleague Kathy Cole, Who Supports the NYS Healthy Workplace Bill, Speaking Out About, “No One is Watching Over the Education Department…”

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

On this Sunday I am asking my friends, my family, my sisters and brothers who are fighting for the rights of our children to take 12 minutes and watch this interview, share this interview … I am an advocate for the children’s educational rights. I am fighting for the rights of the differently abled learners and their right to a NYS diploma as well as the safety they are entitled to by law in their school gym.

I am in court as we speak trying to have education law 409-f enforced and expose the dysfunction surrounding it. It was enacted after two students were crushed and killed in their school gym.I am not asking for your signature, your money, or your time … well, just 12 minutes of it to watch this and to share this to educate the parents and the tax payers of why I fight for our children’s rights. Why we ALL fight for our children’s rights … I choose to FIGHT rather than sit back and accept the dysfunction in our education system as I was TOLD to do.

They say SUNLIGHT is the best disinfectant … I say FACEBOOK and parents dedication to a cause is pretty good too … Thanks … Please make a comment if you see fit on you Tube after viewing this. Couldn’t tag everyone so PLEASE share.

Thank You and enjoy this beautiful day.

Gregg Morris, Editor, the WORD & this site.