“how is reporting a faculty member teaching online instead of in person keeping someone safe???”
The Covid pandemic is basically over and some people are very unhappy about that.
Campus Reform reports:
‘I broke down and sobbed’: Profs lose it over UF attempt to make them show up for work
The University of Florida implemented a new feature that allows students to alert the school when professors assigned to in-person classes are teaching online instead.
Professors on Twitter have expressed outrage at this accountability mechanism, prompting the university to eventually cave to some of their demands.
In a Jan. 11 memo, Vice President for Student affairs D’Andra Mull asked students to report “[i]f there are any inconsistencies with course delivery for your face-to-face or online courses, such as not being provided the opportunity to meet in person for your face-to-face class…UF staff will review every concern and follow up as appropriate.”
That statement was met with swift backlash from professors.
“Students can report instructors not in person via the gators safe app,” UF Psychology Professor Lisa Scott tweeted. “They added a button just for this purpose. I’m more than a little disturbed by this.”
She then urged UF to “do better,” reminding the school that “we’ve been working our asses off for you through all of this.”
UF Biology Professor Norman Douglas tweeted in response to Scott, “turns out something that was legal is something we could be ratted out anonymously for?”
Students can report instructors not in person via the gators safe app. 👀💩They added a button just for this purpose. I’m more than a little disturbed by this. @UF do better. We’ve been working our asses off for you through all of this. pic.twitter.com/IcVRAEZxX7
— Lisa S. Scott 🧠 (@lisascottbcd) January 11, 2021
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