Posts Tagged ‘Grade Tampering’

Protected: Dogfighting in the Department of Chimera (A Work in Progress) – Part I

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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The 4 Barnacles of the Apocalypse (A Work in Progress)

Thursday, January 15th, 2009


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This – I’m referring to all the words below is an edited version of an email sent to my department about grade tampering, and I also alluded to gross violations of academic freedom and academic collegiality as well as to what seem to be odious F/M customs and practices, such as colleagues engaging in defamation and slander. This kind of sleazy office politics seem to be cherished traditions in my department and are regarded, insanely I have to add, by too many colleagues as “Collegial.”

I have also referred to these perversions in various communiques, emails, listserv postings as well as as Farce and Mediocrity. The original title for the email to my department was:”Recommend For New Business, Wednesday, Grade Tampering in F/M- A Big Barnacle: Is a discussion needed?” I was interested in a discussion at the last department meeting of the fall semester, 2008, not that I was expecting a discussion. But I wanted to know how colleagues would respond and I needed to gauge things.


I Pinged F/M December 10, 2008

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

This is an esoteric post. It most likely will be abstruse and cryptic for anyone unfamiliar with my postings on the Hunter College Listserv known as Hunter-L, the f/m listserv of the Department of Film and Media Studies, the SENATE-FORUM@LISTSERV.CUNY.EDU or the CUNY UFS Discussion Forum as well as numerous inter-department emails and postings and memos and Fatwas. So, I asked the big question at December 10 department meeting. Quotation marks for effect: “Don’t you think this ongoing conflict can harm the department’s image?”