Suspended ASU Professor Created "Hostile Environment'
The ASU Professor who was suspended after reportedly showing an innappropriate film in class has not been dismissed from the University but has been accused of "creating a hostile environment". Jammie Price recieved a letter from the University in which she posted on her Academic Freedom and Due Process” page on Facebook. The letter states that Mrs. Price has not been dismissed from the University but will now have to meet a number of corrective actions to ensure a productive learning environment in the classroom. The letter stated that the investigation did not focus on whether showing a documentary film dealing with the pornography industry was appropriate, but centered around how she conducted her classes after students reported Price often commented about an allegedly racist environment at Appalachian and about student athletes. Additionally, students stated that Price repeatedly criticized students for attending Appalachian. Price has been forced to meet with the Associate Dean and draft a a professional development plan. That plan will include a Process for midterm and end of semester teacher-course evaluations, an attendance policy, assignments that give the students graded feedback before the Midterm, and Random peer reviews from individuals with knowledge of either the course content or best practices for undergraduate teaching. Price must follow these guidelines in order to return to the classroom. Failure to comply with the regulations could result in stiff penalties and dismissal from the University.