(I have to admit that my own guess is that featuring a 15 year old in the sex issue certainly sent someone into a panic.)
Anyway, the discussion online is of course quite public, as most of these have gone to some commonly used listserv addresses. Here are some of my favorite comments:
- All of us should also understand that every comment made on this discussion board over the past few days is being scrutinized and compiled for later possible use as “evidence” against us—should the “opportunity” arise for any future disciplinary or termination actions, this “evidence” will be used to “validate” and “confirm” patterns of behavior like “defiance,” “incivility” or “lack of collegiality.” And for those of you who think I’m crazy, I and several other faculty members that I know of, unfortunately have first-hand experience with such “quality-based” management practices at CNM.
- If a faculty member was responsible for such an egregious violation of rights and principles, he/she would be fired immediately.
- The last episode of Saturday Night Live was far raunchier than the current edition of the CNM Chronicle and far less educational.
- CNM has given me the direct message, “We don’t want to hear from you. We don’t want your truthful versions of events and we certainly don’t want you to express your opinion on any matter set forth by Administration. You are our subservient underlings and you should be grateful we allow you to work here or attend school here.”
- One question I have for the CNM Administration now is if we're "allowed" to discuss this issue with our students? If so, what if a student brings a copy of the paper to class for "show and tell?" Are we obligated to confiscate it or should we call Security or [he police]?
- I guess we should all be anxiously awaiting guidance from The Party, so we don't violate The Party Line.
- In March 2013, CNM administration discovers that 'its' students are having SEX.