Author Topic: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom  (Read 1996 times)

Eddie Teach

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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #60 on: September 06, 2020, 10:49:42 am »
That is something that applies to minors.
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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #61 on: September 06, 2020, 10:54:19 am »
It's not clear to me that they were asking for exams to be cancelled, or merely delayed.  In any event the professor is the adult here and should respond accordingly.
Agreed. Not sure if it's a firing offence but it's definitely inappropriate.
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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2020, 11:28:13 am »
It's not clear to me that they were asking for exams to be cancelled, or merely delayed.  In any event the professor is the adult here and should respond accordingly.
Agreed. Not sure if it's a firing offence but it's definitely inappropriate.

It should not be a firing offence, but was still inappropriate.

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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2020, 11:28:35 am »
That is something that applies to minors.

Not necessarily.  Google it.

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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #64 on: September 06, 2020, 11:44:03 am »
In any event the professor is the adult here

So college professors should treat their students like children?

No, they just shouldn't be jerks.

There was a way to decline the demand without being a condescending prick. 
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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2020, 11:47:16 am »
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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #66 on: September 06, 2020, 04:51:50 pm »
In any event the professor is the adult here

So college professors should treat their students like children?

No, they just shouldn't be jerks.

There was a way to decline the demand without being a condescending prick.


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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2020, 07:50:07 am »
It's not clear to me that they were asking for exams to be cancelled, or merely delayed.  In any event the professor is the adult here and should respond accordingly.
Agreed. Not sure if it's a firing offence but it's definitely inappropriate.

It should not be a firing offence, but was still inappropriate.
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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #68 on: September 17, 2020, 08:55:11 am »
In any event the professor is the adult here

So college professors should treat their students like children?

Google in loco parentis.

Case law would be better than google in this circumstance.  Eddie is correct.  Universities do not owe a loco parentis obligation to students. You are getting that mixed up with high school.

Oex's response is much better.  University professors should not be condescending pricks. 

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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #69 on: September 17, 2020, 08:56:22 am »
It's not clear to me that they were asking for exams to be cancelled, or merely delayed.  In any event the professor is the adult here and should respond accordingly.
Agreed. Not sure if it's a firing offence but it's definitely inappropriate.

It should not be a firing offence, but was still inappropriate.

Why?  In your opinion what would be grounds for termination?

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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #70 on: September 17, 2020, 11:12:03 am »
Oex's response is much better.  University professors should not be condescending pricks. 
they should also have the capacity to transmit information to their students in a way they can comprehend at their level.  they should also have a genuine interest in teaching students at the level they are, not only doing research with a few assistant.

But that does not always happen either.
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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #71 on: September 17, 2020, 12:36:34 pm »
Oex's response is much better.  University professors should not be condescending pricks. 
they should also have the capacity to transmit information to their students in a way they can comprehend at their level.  they should also have a genuine interest in teaching students at the level they are, not only doing research with a few assistant.

But that does not always happen either.

Not always, but often.

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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2020, 05:55:57 pm »
Oex's response is much better.  University professors should not be condescending pricks. 
they should also have the capacity to transmit information to their students in a way they can comprehend at their level.  they should also have a genuine interest in teaching students at the level they are, not only doing research with a few assistant.

But that does not always happen either.

It's obvious they don't teach grammar or punctuation too.
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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #73 on: September 17, 2020, 09:31:51 pm »
Oex's response is much better.  University professors should not be condescending pricks. 
they should also have the capacity to transmit information to their students in a way they can comprehend at their level.  they should also have a genuine interest in teaching students at the level they are, not only doing research with a few assistant.

But that does not always happen either.

It's obvious they don't teach grammar or punctuation too.

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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #74 on: September 18, 2020, 09:08:08 am »
Oex's response is much better.  University professors should not be condescending pricks. 
they should also have the capacity to transmit information to their students in a way they can comprehend at their level.  they should also have a genuine interest in teaching students at the level they are, not only doing research with a few assistant.

But that does not always happen either.

It's obvious they don't teach grammar or punctuation too.

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When you can converse fluently in a second language you might be able to comment on the linguistic shortcomings of another person speaking a second language.  But after reaching that level of sophistication you will likely have realized it would not be appropriate to be so childish. 

In the meantime, keep up the stereotype of the Ugly American.