I find this story from today’s Inside Higher Ed chilling.
You need to click on some of the links in the story and watch the “rants” by the professors. The exercise by the “liberal professor” does not show the entire story – though he could have perhaps made it clearer that he was “antagonizing” all sides of the argument.
The rant about “audible yawning” is about respect in the classroom, but the video clip makes him seem as one commenter noted, “a petty tyrant.” I have had to ask students not to audibly yawn before.
I’m interested in what others think about this trend. Are our students taping us? If they do, do we own any of the information at all? Do we have control of information we give out?
I find this worrisome. Is this a good thing for the Academy?