The prof in question is extremely formal and proper in behavior, and presentation style. Suit and tie, organized and structured, maybe to a fault in terms of spontaneous interaction. Expects students to be serious.
I wonder what the circumstances were, hard for me to imagine what moving a distraction to the front of the class accomplishes other than breaking up some conversation or horseplay between students sitting together.
I'd assume some probably relatively small problem existed, maybe repeated even after some complaint by the prof, and a series of events escalated, could be anything. Texting in class, sleeping, who knows.
Prof could, probably should ignore it up to a point, but eventually I'd be sympathetic about some reaction by him. Hard not to react at all, but there had to be a better choice than escalating it to this level. You have lost the class completely now.
He could have kicked the kid out of the class if he was being a distraction. And then if the kid was belligerent and disruptive you could call the police. But it sure didn’t appear that was warranted in this case.
Post by JacksonStreetElite on Jan 22, 2020 13:29:50 GMT -6
It's strange how news organizations basically just report what is posted on social media. I've never understood why they post the tweet in the article and then quote the tweet right below it. There's so little content that we have to literally have the exact same text twice? Once in the form of the post itself and once quoting it?
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An incident occurred yesterday in one of our classrooms that was not reflective of our core values here in the Miller College of Business. We have reviewed the situation and are reflecting on what we can do better as a college to prepare our students for personal and career success. We want to reaffirm our commitment to inclusive excellence that infuses all we do as a college. We want every student to have an outstanding experience here in the Miller College and to become an enthusiastic alum.
In this particular situation, our faculty colleague has apologized both to the class and the individual student involved. I am in the process of implementing other measures and training that will help to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future. We intend to use the lessons from this situation to learn and to improve as a modern college of business.