Archive for the ‘The Beast’ Category

The Hunter Administration Greatly Appreciated?

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Academic Freedom, Free Speech and First Amendment Rights Under Siege in the Department of Film and Media Studies?

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

Study Suggests Rude Behavior in the Workplace Is Contagious

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

By Zawn Villines, GoodTherapy.org Correspondent

Incivility—defined as unsociable or rude behavior—in an often politically charged workplace can spread like a virus from one employee to another, according to a new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Researchers say workplace unkindness can leave employees feeling psychologically fatigued, and that exhaustion can cause them to mistreat other workers. This cycle can lead to a workplace that some may consider emotionally abusive.

Read full article here. (Note my comments at end of article)

 

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Attention Colleague Larry Shore Who Calls Himself a Professor on Linkedin

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Recalling as I do, your short stint as chair of the #D:F/M grade appeals committee, this link’s for you!

The Syllabus as a Contract

How Unchecked Capitalism and Massive Inequality Made America the Bully Nation

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

photo-433A corollary below.

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Coming to New York Soon!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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