Professor Is Accused of Creating a ‘Hostile Learning Environment’ for Assigning Too Many Male Authors

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Instead of fixating on the gender of the authors on a syllabus, shouldn’t we focus on the quality of the work?

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A University of Utah student reported her business professor to administrators last year for transgressions, including assigning too many male-written works, which she said created a “hostile learning environment.”

Although the student also accused the professor of using sexist language, most of the December 2018 complaint consisted of her taking issue with the gender of the authors of the work he assigned, according to a report by The College Fix, which obtained a copy of the complaint. The student wrote that the professor’s actions were “derogatory,” “degrading,” and “intimidating.”

“I believe it to no longer be necessary when teaching the foundations of

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