Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Snackies, Coda

Remember this idiot, the professor who walked out of class because his students didn't bring him snackies? Well, the university has made a decision regarding his conduct:
Students of Sacramento State professor George Parrott won't have to supply snacks anymore in order to be taught psychology.

The Bee's report on Parrott walking out of his Psychology 101 lab class before a midterm review two weeks ago because of the lack of snacks made headlines across the country.

Since then, members of the psychology department at California State University, Sacramento, met and decided it was unacceptable for the professor to have left the class, said Kim Nava, university spokesperson.

"He's been told by the dean not to repeat the behavior," she said.
This is an appropriate response, but I hope they were a little more, uh, direct in their closed-door discussions with him.


Ellen K said...

I hope that slap on the hand didn't raise a welt.

allen (in Michigan) said...

An appropriate response made not as a result of the prof's behavior but as a result of national publicity about the prof's behavior:

"Parrott has had the snack requirement for at least 39 years"

The professor's a self-indulgent putz but the administration isn't all that interested in the professional conduct of its employees.

Mrs. Widget said...

My PhD husband swears up and down that part of the use of the hood on Dr. robes is so students could bribe the instructor by putting food in the hood.