Friday, February 24, 2006
Rating my Fellow Professors.com?
The Chronicle: Daily news: 02/24/2006 -- 03: "U. of Saskatchewan Fires Tenured Professor Accused of Maligning Colleagues on RateMyProfessors.com
By DAN CARNEVALE
U. of Saskatchewan fires tenured professor accused of maligning colleagues on RateMyProfessors.com
The University of Saskatchewan has fired a tenured professor after determining that he had anonymously posted disparaging messages about fellow faculty members on RateMyProfessors.com.
Stephen Berman was a math professor at the university for more than 30 years. According to an independent arbitration panel, he maligned colleagues in postings to the Web site over a seven-month period during 2002 and 2003. The site is designed for students to share their views of their professors with other students.
Barbara Daigle, associate vice president for human resources at the university, said investigations had found that Mr. Berman had crossed the line of professionalism and had disrupted the institution's work environment."
And we were worried about disgruntled students!
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