Adjunct Puts His Foot in a Pile O' Palin
Andrew Hallem, an adjunct, teaches English at Metropolitan State College of Denver. There, he is quaintly referred to as an “affiliate” faculty member. According to a local Denver news source, “Metro State College is investigating a professor who asked students to write an essay critical of Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin.” Dang. It gets worse, though. Much worse. A student alleges that Hallam singled out Republican students in his class and allowed others to “ridicule them.”
A spokesperson for the University was quoted as saying, “Should he have broadened it and included all the political figures, yes.”
What will happen to Andrew Hallam?
For starters he “revised” his assignment. Next, methinks, he should be revising his résumé, for surely the “affiliate faculty” at Metropolitan State are not entitled to due process when they get the old bum’s rush! Unfortunately, local journalists in Denver probably won’t find that little detail worth covering after the election is done, and Andrew Hallam has turned in his grades for the semester and suddenly finds himself without courses the next semester.