A Laurentian university prof has been removed from his class for his use of profanity.
Dr. Michael Persinger is a neuroscientist and was teaching a first-year psychology class, had his students sign a “Statement of Understanding.” This statement included a list of profanities and homophobic slurs that could be used during his class. He claims to use it as a teaching tool, and exposes students to all types of words, whether they’re silly, complex, or profane. The union says his academic freedom has been violated.
But here is a different take—faculty is saying the professor in question was not removed from his class for the use of profanity, but because he had students sign a waiver. It’s not up to him to decide the qualifications of entry. Critics say his academic freedom has been infringed upon.
But don’t you have to abide by the rules at your work?