I am an adjunct professor. For some reason, I seem to draw out student complaints about full-time faculty from the students.
The complaints include:
- Slapping a student’s hand out of the way when the student wasn’t performing a lab fast enough.
- Calling a student “deaf and dumb” in front of the whole class.
- Reducing student grades for being “disrespectful”.
- Not grading any homework until the last week or so of semester, and then not being available because they have too much marking.
The students tell me that they have complained to the Chair, the Dean, and the President --- to no effect. I'm not privy to the contents of most of these complaints, but the ones that I have seen are quite thorough and professional.
The complaints I have seen:
- Identify specific problematic faculty behaviors.
- State specific times and places where the problematic behaviors occurred.
- Suggest (partial) remedies for the behaviors.
- Request action from the hierarchy.
Is there anything else that the students can do, given that the college management structure seems unable or unwilling to deal with the problems?