Inside Higher Ed
May 26th, 2015
It might be every professor’s worst nightmare: losing control of a
class with no hope of getting it back on track. That appears to be what happened this semester
at Texas A&M University at Galveston, where a management instructor
threatened to fail the entire class for poor behavior before the
university intervened. The professor described a class full of students
who wouldn't do the work, who weren't performing according to his
expectations and who were consistently rude to him.
The specific case certainly appears to be an outlier, and questions
remain about how and why the situation got so extreme. It nevertheless
captured the attention of fellow faculty members, probably because many
have struggled at one point or another with classroom management.