This story in , beginning with its headline, fails spectacularly to explain what is happening right now to universities all across this country. The conflicts over plans for the fall are warning signs of an epic crisis for higher ed.
Stay tuned for the sequel, "A Problem for College in the Spring: All the Professors are Dead."
It’s a sad indicator of employee power in the US that if a group has enough job security to push back against risky work conditions, that’s framed as a problem. We should want all employees capable of using such leverage.
I can’t even with this piece. The entire framing, including but not limited to the headline, belies uncritical acceptance of a narrative that the faculty are the “problem.” Maybe the faculty are those who save students this fall???
A Problem for Colleges in the Fall: WE'RE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF A FUCKING PANDEMIC.
We are not reluctant, we don’t want to murder our students, friends, and family
A problem for the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory: reluctant workers don’t want to die in fiery inferno
Excuse me? Who is the problem?
Teaching my grad seminar online in the fall does not make me “reluctant” or a “problem.” I’m working hard this summer to put together a great class, and I plan to deliver an outstanding educational experience for my students.
Here , I re-titled this story for you: A Problem for College in the Fall: Professors Believe in Science and Understand How to Read Basic Trend Charts and Forecasting Models
A problem for coal mines: reluctant canaries don't want to die from carbon monoxide
“Instructors at Georgia Tech said they were told last week that they would either have to be 65 or older or have one of seven specific health conditions, like diabetes or chronic lung disease, to qualify to teach remotely.”
“Until there’s a vaccine, I’m not setting foot on campus.” More than 3-quarters of U.S. colleges and universities have decided students can return to campus this fall. But many of their teachers are concerned about joining them.
“Until there’s a vaccine, I’m not setting foot on campus,” said Dana Ward, 70, an professor of political studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., who teaches anarchist history and thought. “Going into the classroom is like playing Russian roulette.”
A Problem for College in the Fall: A Fucked Up National Response That’s Made It Objectively Dangerous to Have In-Person Instruction fify
More like A Problem for Professors in the Fall: Irresponsible Administrators
1/Colleges are encouraging students to come back to campus in the fall. But one big unknown: will professors be willing to return to the classroom?
The issue of college faculty refusing to teach in person during the pandemic is getting more national media attention, and similar concerns are also coming from K-12. Expect some nasty faculty vs. administrator interactions over the next few weeks.
I have work to do but I guess some Friday morning rage tweeting is in order first. "A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors" A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors
I opted to teach online in the fall. I miss teaching F2F but I won’t risk my health - or anyone else’s to do it. Colleges Are Reopening in Fall, But Many Professors Won’t Be Present - The New York Times
What happens if Professors opt not to return to colleges? Via
Why why why did you lead with a 70yo lounging emeritus prof who teaches “anarchist history,” and that not even until the spring?! Horribly unrepresentative of higher ed.
I guess the has no idea what TAs are either🙄 when TAs at hundreds of unis are forced to choose to teach or lose job/health insurance nxt semester, w/o same option as profs to stay home, the media won't even know enough to care🤦🏻‍♀️
A Problem for Drunk Drivers: Reluctant Passengers
Understated headline of the year: A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors
Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors
“Until there’s a vaccine, I’m not setting foot on campus”, says prof age 70. UK employees have a right to refuse dangerous work: Employment Rights Act 1996 s 44. I had and survived covid-19 but any colleague who refuses to work gets unconditional support.
I am willing to wager now that all quarter-system colleges (typically September starts) will be remote in reaction to the disastrous relaunch lessons from semester-system colleges (typically August starts).
To teach in person or online this fall? “University officials say they are taking all the right precautions”; instructors are not so sure: “I shudder at the prospect of teaching in a room filled with asymptomatic superspreaders”
So thinks reluctant professors are the problem for reopening colleges in the fall. I would have said that it's COVID-19.
It can't be said enough: the biggest impediment to reopening universities, schools, daycares, sports, and so many other activities is an uncontrolled epidemic. No amount of planning circumvents 100k+ cases a day, which seems to be where we're heading.
A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors
I just can't get over the fact that the dude they featured is emeritus status. He has a pension, a garden, and prolly tons of books to read. WHY GO TO CAMPUS? Faculty meetings?! His own farts smell better in his office?
RT if you refuse to teach in the classroom this fall
College this fall is going to be rough and possibly filled with conflict. Great reporting from
" 'Due to these extraordinary circumstances, the university is temporarily suspending the normal requirement that teaching be done in person', the University of Chicago said in a message to instructors on June 26."
A Problem for College in the Fall: Professors don't want to die.
Publish or Perish by Perilous Pandemic Pedagogy.
If a class can be taught online, it should be taught online until a vaccine is discovered. Forcing a vulnerable population into the classroom against their will when it’s unnecessary is insane.
Talk about blame the victim, motherfuckers. A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors
"Scared to join them." FFS.
Reopening of schools, #colleges, & #universities during the #coronavirus outbreak has numerous challenges. In addition to thinking of students we must also consider the safety of young faculty, grad students, and professors. There is lots to consider
I can't believe we are in Bend The Curve 2.0 by the way, but sadly saw it coming with the aggressive, "too soon" reopenings #WearAMask
A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors
A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors - ⁦⁩ I am not surprised and totally understand why professors may be reluctant to return but we know how to protect ourselves, wear a face mask +/- a face shield and you will be fine.
Universities should reconfigure to enable faculty and students to work remotely until a #COVIDー19 vaccine is available.
Thousands of instructors at American colleges and universities have told administrators in recent days that they are unwilling to resume in-person classes because of the pandemic.
“A Cornell University survey of its faculty found that about 1/3 were not interested in teaching classes in person, 1/3 were open to doing it if conditions were deemed to be safe, and about 1/3 were willing and anxious to teach in person.”
A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors
"Colleges Are Reopening in Fall, But Many Professors Won’t Be Present"
A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors Most universities plan to bring students back to campus. But many of their teachers are scared to join them. via #HistSAHE
Colleges Are Reopening in Fall, But Many Professors Won’t Be Present - The New York Times
“37 percent are 55 or older, compared with 23 percent of workers in general — and they are more than twice as likely as other workers to stay on the job past 65, when they would be at increased risk of adverse health effects from the virus.”
Interesting development. I wasn’t expecting some faculty to refuse to teach in person. Is in-person vs online teaching covered by academic freedom? Mode of in-person teaching (e.g. seminar vs lecture) is, but is this bigger difference?
Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors < combined with the economic challenges faced by universities, possibly the moment in evolution of universities where "mammals" out manouver "dinosaurs" ...
a problem for moloch in carthage: reluctant child sacrifices
Colleges Are Reopening in Fall, But Many Professors Won’t Be Present - The New York Times
A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors
Algorithm to maximize RTs and hot takes: 1 Professors: 0
A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors - via #college #academia #covid19 #academictwitter
A Problem for College in the Fall: Reluctant Professors
Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors. Most universities plan to bring students back to campus. But many of their teachers are concerned about joining them.