Well, a few of us met with the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences on Tuesday, December 17. Essentially, the conversation was somewhat of a giant circle. We expressed our concerns and disappointment. The dean assured us that Patti was still a professor of the university, but it was in her best intentions to "cool off" – not teach the class – next semester. Through further discussion, it was discovered that Patti has the option to have the class reviewed by other faculty members.
Apparently Patti was unaware that she had the option to have the class reviewed. It seemed as if no one was aware that she had this option until today. The only thing she was told was in fact that it was in her best intentions to not teach the class next semester.
As for the petition, the dean did acknowledge that it was impressive how many signatures we have been able to gather!
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