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U. Akron Prof Tries to Give Female Students Higher Grades Just for Being Women

U. Akron Prof Tries to Give Female Students Higher Grades Just for Being Women

“The university was not impressed”

If women are so powerful and equal to men in every way, why do they need to be given an advantage?

The Washington Examiner reports:

Professor tries to give female students better grades just for being women

A University of Akron professor inadvertently devised a creative new way to insult female students this week, all in the name of boosting gender equality.

Liping Liu sent an email to his Systems Analysis & Design class outlining the “categories of students” who may see their “grades raised one level or two.” One of those categories was listed as “female students,” indicating Liu intended to artificially increase women’s grades based on their gender. In the email, which was first posted to Reddit on Monday, Liu said the move was part of a “national movement to encourage female students to go [in]to information sciences.”

In a comment to The College Fix, Liu elaborated on his reasoning: “Liu’s own classes have ‘one or two female students’ on average in a class of 20 to 30, and they are ‘not doing well,’ he told The Fix in an email. These women will probably have to ‘repeat the courses or leave the program’ without a grade boost.”

The university was not impressed. “While the professor’s stated intention of encouraging female students to go into the information sciences field may be laudable, his approach as described in his email was clearly unacceptable,” provost Rex Ramsier told The College Fix.

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I’m confused. Why would any professor “artificially” raise student’s grades?

Why don’t they “artificially” lower his pay?

pilgrim1949 | May 17, 2018 at 10:52 am

Who wouldn’t want to have surgery performed on them by someone who just barely(!) graduated from med school because of grade inflation and who otherwise lacked the knowledge and expertise required?

Wuddah a moroon this prof be.

Artificially inflating the scholastic standing (via selectively and arbitrarily boosted test scores, grades, offers of internships, etc) of those populations singled out for favorable treatment (i.e., Affirmative Action) is old hat. Although it’s not widely discussed publicly, it’s no secret and has been standard procedure for decades. Exactly which groups are benefited, and by how much, are not so well known, but the basic fact that this is happening is hardly in doubt.

So, what’s this particular prof’s faux pas? That he’s inflating the grades directly? Is the only “approved” method to inflate, say, scores on standardized application tests? Or has he broken some “code of silence” by confirming to the world that all this is happening?

It seems that Liu is being pilloried for the crime of being honest.

his approach as described in his email was clearly unacceptable

Yes, apparently a procedural violation. But it seems that the grotesque perversion of making things academically “easy” on members of officially favored groups isn’t in question.

Obviously, pretending that students who just can’t master the material have actually learned a useful amount is not a good way to turn out competent graduates. In Women’s Studies this probably is of little consequence. But in some fields, this is how we get bridges which collapse under their own weight. Politically correct academia is killing people right now, and will continue to do so.

And the article doesn’t tell us which other students it’s OK to “insult”—

A University of Akron professor inadvertently devised a creative new way to insult female students this week …

Liping Liu sent an email … outlining the “categories of students” who may see their “grades raised one level or two.” One of those categories was listed as “female students” …

So what’s the implication here? That it’s safe—even de rigueur—to “insult” everyone except women with impunity?

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