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Open Letter to Colleagues Who Sent Three Students Who Failed an Assignment into My Classroom to Tape This Colleague and to Recruit Students for a Bogus CUNY Complaint Proceedure

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Part 1

This is what the AAUP said:

Dear Gregg Morris,

Thank you for your inquiry, which has been forwarded to me.  Since we do not have data regarding abuse of student complaints against faculty members, I can only say anecdotally that such accounts do cross my desk on occasion.  More often, we see administrators eager to use the student complaint process against a faculty member whom they perceive as troublesome.

Anita Levy, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officer
Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance
American Association of University Professors
1133 19th Street NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036


This ain’t over until it’s over.

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017


Senate Bill S4053

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?

Hunter College Threatens Disciplinary Action Against Tenured Journalism Professor Because of Exposés About Academic Corruption & Debauchery

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The threat is revealed in this copy of a letter below, a response to the Chair of the Department of Film and Media Studies, Jay Roman, who was a messenger for the threat.

April 7
Jay,

This is a response to your November 11 letter. It shouldn’t be confused with that request you repeated at the November 7 meeting for me to contact Hunter Attorney Sandra Nunez. In this April 7 message to you, I address the saber rattling about “disciplinary action.”

The following action would much better serve the truth because it would be nonpartisan, impartial and independent as well as free of the department’s rank nepotism and cronyism and any Administration imprudence, and it would be transparent. Hunter is accountable to certain city, state and federal agencies. An investigation by such an agency, besides the benefits described, could require statements given under oath.

[Note: Regarding Hunter Attorney Sandra Nunez who emailed me April 10, Monday; see below. I have no idea what she means.

RE: Response to November 11 Letter
Sandra Mary Nunez
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2017 3:40 PM
To: Greggory w Morris
No. I did not.

Sandra M. Nunez
Office of Legal Affairs
Associate Attorney/Deputy Labor Designee
Telephone: 212 -772- 4098

From: Greggory w Morris
Sent: Friday, April 7, 2017 11:28 PM
To: James Roman
Subject: Response to November 11 Letter

 
April 7
Jay,

This is a response to your November 11 letter. It shouldn’t be confused with that request you repeated at the November 7 meeting for me to contact Hunter Attorney Sandra Nunez. In this April 7 message to you, I address the saber rattling about “disciplinary action.”
The following action would much better serve the truth because it would be nonpartisan, impartial and independent as well as free of the department’s rank nepotism and cronyism and any Administration imprudence, and it would be transparent. Hunter is accountable to certain city, state and federal agencies. An investigation by such an agency, besides the benefits described, could require statements given under oath.

The rest is in the attachment.

G Morris]

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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

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education – Part 1

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Waiting on response.

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