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I am a liberal Professor and my liberal students terrify me

By lostand confused   2016 Sep 13, 5:27pm   2 links   1,807 views   18 comments   watch (0)   quote      

http://www.vox.com/2015/6/3/8706323/college-professor-afraid

I'm a professor at a midsize state school. I have been teaching college classes for nine years now. I have won (minor) teaching awards, studied pedagogy extensively, and almost always score highly on my student evaluations. I am not a world-class teacher by any means, but I am conscientious; I attempt to put teaching ahead of research, and I take a healthy emotional stake in the well-being and growth of my students. Things have changed since I started teaching. The vibe is different. I wish there were a less blunt way to put this, but my students sometimes scare me...

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1   Tenpoundbass   2016 Sep 13, 6:20pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Milo is fixing that for us. Thanks UK!

2   landtof   2016 Sep 13, 7:15pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

yeah they don't understand what it's like to have the government seize your property, then wage an internal war, then put you in a prison camp, then force you into a risky exodus into another country.

spoiled fucking rotten + dumb as a brick.

3   landtof   2016 Sep 13, 7:16pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

lostand confused says

#IronmoronBitterChild

@patrick looks like somebody found a new trick.

4   Ceffer   2016 Sep 13, 7:32pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Maybe he should stop teaching that course in Immense Hirsute Lesbian studies.

5   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   2016 Sep 13, 7:41pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

ASSHOLE! should be packing a roscoe.

Anyone starts any shit gets capped.

6   someone else   2016 Sep 13, 8:12pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

landtof says

looks like somebody found a new trick.

@"lostand confused" just edit your original post and change it. A tag can be added with that box under the post only if there is no tag in the original post.

7   P N Dr Lo R   2016 Sep 13, 9:21pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Judge Judy hit the nail on the head several years ago when she told a young black girl, after mocking her attempts to explain why she went back to her boyfriend after he published nude photos of her and denied her suit: "You're dumb as dirt and got what you deserved!". She doesn't mince words!

8   Ceffer   2016 Sep 13, 11:13pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Most Professi don't give a rat's ass. The clod, spoiled brats came in stupid and ignorant, they leave just as stupid and ignorant with a piece of paper saying they spent the money and put in the time.

What's the biggie?

"Students, you ignorant sluts!"

9   bob2356   2016 Sep 14, 12:36am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Anyone notice after 9 years of teaching this guy isn't tenure or tenure track? That says a lot.

10   lostand confused   2016 Sep 14, 4:27am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

@"lostand confused" just edit your original post and change it. A tag can be added with that box under the post only if there is no tag in the original post.

I tried in edit mode. It won't let me enter a tag-I guess because someone already put a tag in there. it jsut says add a tag-but no place to add.

11   lostand confused   2016 Sep 14, 4:34am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

bob2356 says

Anyone notice after 9 years of teaching this guy isn't tenure or tenure track? That says a lo

bob, it is easy to do some research. Adjuncts now make up 70% or more of the college professor/lecturer population. They get paid by course and teach in multiple colleges. IT is all part of the new flexi workforce. Some adjuncts receive 2-3k a course. Some live in poverty. Nobody wants to give tenure to a Professor and pay him full benefits-when you can deal with adjuncts.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/when-a-college-contracts-adjunctivitis-its-the-students-who-lose/

12   P N Dr Lo R   2016 Sep 14, 8:17am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

A good case could be made as to why does America deserve educated young people in the first place when so many boondoggles of diversity, multi-culti, -studies, Marxist professors, deconstruction are placed in the path to education? When I was in college we had normal professors and normal courses and if you didn't pass the tests you failed the course.

13   someone else   2016 Sep 14, 9:21am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

excellent article! this is actually how it is:

I once saw an adjunct not get his contract renewed after students complained that he exposed them to "offensive" texts written by Edward Said and Mark Twain. His response, that the texts were meant to be a little upsetting, only fueled the students' ire and sealed his fate. That was enough to get me to comb through my syllabi and cut out anything I could see upsetting a coddled undergrad, texts ranging from Upton Sinclair to Maureen Tkacik — and I wasn't the only one who made adjustments, either.

14   ja   2016 Sep 14, 9:53am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

THe best part of the article:

Update: After a discussion with a woman whose tweet was quoted in the story, the editors of this piece agreed that some of the conclusions drawn in the article misrepresented her tweet and the article was revised. The woman requested anonymity because she said she was receiving death threats as a result of the story, so her name has been removed. Unfortunately, threats are a horrible reality for many women online and a topic we intend to report on further.

15   ja   2016 Sep 14, 9:56am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

16   lostand confused   2016 Sep 14, 9:59am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Looks like someone added a picture and changed the hashtag in my OP !

17   Heraclitusstudent   2016 Sep 14, 10:54am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Moby Dick is offensive literature. There's the D word, it's big and it's white.

18   Ceffer   2016 Sep 14, 11:03am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Heraclitusstudent says

Moby Dick is offensive literature. There's the D word, it's big and it's white.

You mean, like Hugh Mungus?

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