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Saturday, September 8, 2012

State University wanted to give course credit for Obama campaign volunteers.

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Yes, it's illegal - but Adams State University, a publicly supported University in Colorado, offered course credits to students who would volunteer to work on the 2012 Obama campaign! 
Unfortunately for Obama, students around the country are wising up - including those at Adams state.. According to the school, the course was cancelled for "lack of interest".

According to the Daily Caller: 


"A Colorado-based taxpayer advocacy group is calling on Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia to investigate Adams State University over its abandoned plan to offer course credit to students who volunteered with the Obama
campaign.
“We are very curious to know how [the plan] was vetted, and who made the decision to do something that appears unethical and questionable,” said Sean Paige, state deputy director of Americans for Prosperity, in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation."


A few years back, a professor at UNC Wilmington was disciplined for offering course credits to those of her  students who agreed to participate in a protest she was supporting! She is no longer employed at UNCW.....now she is at Appalachian State!



6 comments:

guy faulkes said...

A few years back, a professor at UNC Wilmington was disciplined for offering course credits to those of her students who agreed to participate in a protest she was supporting! She is no longer employed at UNCW.....now she is at Appalachian State!

Is this the same professor that had her students attend a county commissioners' meeting to try to get them to set the minimum amount a private business that she had singled out had to pay it's employees?

I beleive she was in trouble with the university over another matter such as the one on this thread also.

NewGuy said...

Yes, Guy....same professor. As far as I can tell she currently is under some sort of a 'probationary' status with orders to comply with certain restrictions and/or be subject to some oversight/monitoring of her classes. Several other professors are expressing their concerns that someone could actually be taken out of the classroom pending an investigation into her conduct. They continued to pay her full salary while she was being investigated, but wasn't allowed to go back in the classroom until the allegations against her were investigated and a determination made about her fitness to teach.

guy faulkes said...

Thank you for the information, New Guy. Why is this not surprising? If she has tenure, then this is certainly a good argument against it.

guy faulkes said...

It seems other professors at ASU do not want to have any responsibility for their actions and or conduct.

http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/News/story/Faculty-fearful-wary-at-ASU-id-008991

NewGuy said...

Some of those complaining would think that even if she was conducting human sacrifices in her classroom, she should be allowed to continue until such time as she has had a "due process" hearing and all of her appeals adjudicated.

Taking her out of the classroom while continuing her full pay and benefits is, to my mind, the most lenient way you can deal with a situation which requires investigation as to her fitness to continue to teach.

Tenure is more important to these people than performance, professionalism or appropriate behaviour!

guy faulkes said...

I thought she was in the process of getting her "due process" and had been suspended as other public employees are when an issue with which they are connected is under investigation, i.e. police officers.