Why is it so hard for people to not read into things? Just answer threads as they are presented, and give the information that the OP is requesting. Ragingkatsuki didn't need personal help (with his character). You obviously just didn't read about what the professor was doing if you can't see that it's clearly the professor's fault. I just don't understand why it's this complicated.
It's this complicated because we're talking about a very real professor with a very real life invested in a very real institution. These are not abstractions.
To presume that because his story has narrative coherence (which about a dozen posters have asserted that it does not) gives you an accurate perception of reality is problematic at best.
*You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
*Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
I've read the first page... and I'm going to give the answer I got from my father-in-law (who's a leader of several school committees).
First step: document, document, document. Gather all the complaints. Present them as facts, not as complaints. Make them as concrete as possible. (I know. Not easy.)
Bad example: He's making life hell!
Good example: I asked him a question and he answered I that was lazy and would know the answer if I studied.
Go higher up. If the dean is not responsive, go to the vicerector - and document the actions of the dean.
Is there an "educational service" in your university? I don't know the right name in English - in Dutch it's Dienst Universitair Onderwijs - the ones responsible for the education and didactics. Go to these people, too.
Assistants can not change much by themselves. If they are willing to help, gather their testimonies too and add them to the list you're going to present to higher authority.
Students CAN do something. I will give you an example.
In our university, they wanted to throw Mechanics out of the Physics curriculum. Now, all the students love Mechanics - the professor is good, the subject is interesting and important to physics, the combination really helps you to understand physics.
They decided this during the summer break.
First thing we did was talking to the Mechanics professor. He was almost depressive - and we convinced him to not give up the fight.
Then, we (the students) stated that the decision is not valid, as there were no student representatives due to the exams. So a new meeting was called. We had the right to 5 student representatives. They asked me to be the fifth. A lot of professors were really surprised - students asking for MORE lessons!
And it worked. From then on, whenever the students asked for something, the good Mechanics professor voted in favour... :-)
Edit: if you dare, let the word "press" fall somewhere. There is nothing so scary to a university as a bad reputation.
^ If I were in your position I'd probably say the same thing so I won't hold anything against you. But that would mean that I'm ignorant... and so many times I am. I'm sorry, your advice is invalid to my situation.
Look, I don't mean to be a person who is deliberately trying to be a pain in the (yeah) that does not understand, but look at it like this:
Why are you taking the hard way out? Just change classes! Why waste your time on this asshole? He's got a method you don't like, the chemistry sucks, well...you know how it is. Quit.
If you cannot change classes, may I suggest you see this as a challenge? You're always going to have asshole bosses who are never happy. Are you going to blow up their cars every time you're pissed? Well, let's hope not.
On the other hand, if he's doing something ILLEGAL or UNPROFESSIONAL, you HAVE to do something about it immediately. Find proof. Concrete evidence. Line it up. Then attack.
Though I might come into the rough line of fire for saying this, remember that this guy IS new. He'll mellow the hell out, but initially he's not going to take any risks. As an ESTJ, he's probably going to tow the hard line initially. However, he's going to mellow out when he sees what is going on.
One last thing: If you DO decide to seriously complain (especially about illegal activity), do EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING - IN WRITING. None of this discussions behind closed doors shit, yeah I'll talk to him bullshit. No no no no...IN WRITING. Once things are in writing, on black and white, they can no longer be ignored. And if you really want to stir up the shit, send it via mail with a confirmation of receipt. And if you really want to take things all the way, demand that an incoming stamp be placed on your letter with a signature, and THEN make a COPY and keep this copy in a VERY safe place. Do this EVERY TIME you have any kind of correspondence. Rally your fellow students. If enough people bitch about this guy - again IN WRITING with a signature of receipt - the college cannot ignore this forever. If they do, you have such an arsenal again the uni/prof, they cannot ignore it.
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^ Can't change classes. I'm really not in the mood to talk about every point you've made so I'll say that everything you have said has been discussed.
I've got a new update:
As soon as I walked in class today a group of girls came up to me. These are the goody two shoes kind of girls somewhat like hermione in harry potter.
Anyways, they asked me whether or not I liked the professor. I said of course not in which they next gave me a sheet to sign with signatures of students from the whole class saying they are disappointed with the teacher. Now, this was done before but it didn't have much of an impact. This time an assistant lecturer assisted them so hopefully it will be stronger.
Also the class decided to get revenge in which they would all say they haven't brought in work today not allowing him to mark anyones work. It would be a mental hit to our professor which is good as he can't punish us all at once. He will realise he is doing wrong.
I asked if their was a curve and apparently I got no proper answer. He avoided the question and walked away. The thing is their has never been a curve in any of my other subjects so it's unlikely these ones is the same.
I've had numerous disagreements with professors in the past. Certain ones are just unbearable. 'Sucking it up' just isn't an answer some times. Give him hell in return. Turn the classroom environment into disorder. Do things in a completely disorderly way that still provides the same result as a structured way would.