Posts Tagged ‘academic integrity’

Ode to a D:F/M Legacy

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
Peter Parisi: Self Anointed Chaperone for the Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism

Peter Parisi

It was several years ago that Colleague Peter Parisi, inspired by a muse yet to be understood or identified – but I have suspicions that it is as old as time itself – emailed our D:F/M Colleagues that he had decided that the WORD, a collaborative creation between me and my students, and a primary teaching tool, awarded several grants from the College, the FORD Foundation and others, with a stellar reputation and track record for helping students with career decisions, was passé and that it was time for the department to support the Hunts Point Express which had been started by Colleague Bernard Stein.

I still have my copy of the Parisi email.


D:F/M Flash Mob Does a Bronx Cheer – Part 1 of 3

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

[A version of this blog post was sent to D:F/M Members Regarding the March 14 Faculty Meeting]

This rebuttal addresses comments of Colleagues Isabel Pinedo, Kelly Anderson, Larry Shore, Peter Parisi, Karen Hunter, Ricardo Miranda and Jay Roman at the last faculty meeting, especially the attack victimology embraced by several Colleagues and threats about censoring the WORD.


The Usual Suspects

1) Isabel Pinedo & Savage Humiliation


A Letter to the Prof

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Below is an excellent description by a student (ambushed by circumstances beyond his control) about an advance news writing class which started with an enrollment of 11 and is being taught this semester.


How I Learned to Bite the Bullet and Let Them Eat the “F” Without So Much As a Blink of an Eye – Sort Of

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Several years in the making.

If institutions of higher learning desire academic honesty, they must be institutions of obvious integrity, places where students, faculty, and administrators seek truth and wisdom and technical expertise in an environment marked by trust, honesty, respect, fairness, responsibility, and courage. — Peg Hogan, Former President, The Center for Academic Integrity


Revisiting the 2009 UFS Faculty Survey Review: Re-Visit I

Monday, November 16th, 2009

I whisked through questions to complete the survey even as the questions were raising more questions. Like this one, Question 5f: Level of Respect Shown to Faculty by College President. Should there have been a similar question about department chairs?


Thursday, November 12, 2009, Weird: Part I

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Fall, 2009, MEDP 299.47: One of the Best Feature Writing Classes with Talent in Recent Memory.

But …


Faculty Experience Survey – Uh Oh!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009


A Call for Proposals: State of Higher Education

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

June 9-12, Washington, D.C.:The goal of the conference is to provide a faculty perspective on critical issues in higher education presented in a format accessible to the general public.”


Spring 2009 Grades – Whoa!

Monday, June 8th, 2009

I want to preface this semester wrap-up with an anecdote that I believe provides an insightful, behind-the-scenes look of inner workings and thinking as well as speaks to important matters, such as student learning, undergraduate journalism, Academic Freedom and the kind of baleful malaise that corrupts academic values and principles.

The D:F/M chair informed me a while back that he and the D:F/M Policy & Budget Committee wanted me to take a leave from teaching Basic Reporting, MEDP 292. I was suspected of being the culprit responsible for the drop in enrollment of department majors. There was this concern that a lot of students were flunking my classes (which have high standards and expectations for students, high – I’m being kind – in light of this department’s standards).

The result, if one was to believe the chair and the P&B, was a cosmic resonance so strong that what occurred in my classroom emanated beyond its boundaries and was discouraging students (who didn’t take classes with me, who weren’t even planning to enroll in my courses) from taking the major or were being encouraged to drop it. 


Lame courses, lame instructors were not being considered. Not to mention lame policy decisions.

I refused, of course.


A Xmas Present for The Four Barnacles of the Apocalypse?

Monday, May 18th, 2009