Reinstate Dr. Kyung Woon Jung’s Organic Chemistry (CHEM-322 Al 17396 R) for Fall 2021

Reinstate Dr. Kyung Woon Jung’s Organic Chemistry (CHEM-322 Al 17396 R) for Fall 2021

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Gabrielle Lee started this petition to University of Southern California and

To Whom It May Concern:

Dr. Peter Qin's recent email stated that Dr. Kyung W. Jung will not be teaching Organic Chemistry (CHEM 322A Section 17396 R) for the Fall of 2021 semester because of an email Dr. Jung sent after registration urging students to switch out of his full CHEM 322 A section to another CHEM 322 A section with Dr. Rebecca Broyer in order to make room for sophomores and students with major requirements that need this course for graduation. For a highly sought-after professor to be removed because of an email aimed to help students gain access to his class is absolutely wrong. Dr. Jung’s emaIl was not offensive or mean-spirited. If anything, it demonstrated Dr. Jung’s passion for his students to have access to his class.


We, as the student body, strongly oppose removing Dr. Jung from teaching his section of CHEM 322A. Dr. Jung’s email was NOT confusing or inappropriate. His email was absolutely necessary since his class is highly sought after, and O-Chem is an extremely difficult class that should have a forewarning. Dr. Jung’s email only showed his compassion and empathy for students who could not get into his class. He recognized that there were many students with time conflicts that could only take his class, and Dr. Broyer's earlier section still had many seats open. So he encouraged those who could be flexible to change sections. He went out of his way to accommodate the hectic disorganization and tried to ease the chaos of registering for classes. Dr. Jung handled the situation directly and professionally and his actions reflect that he was trying to accommodate as many students as he could. Many professors would not have gone the extra mile that Dr. Jung did for USC students.

To remove Dr. Jung merely because a few people may have found his email “offensive” is an injustice to the majority of the student body who found his email to be helpful. We find the removal of Dr. Jung to be extremely unfair and unjust. We strongly encourage the administration to reinstate Dr. Jung to teach Organic Chemistry for Fall 2021.


Please sign this petition if you feel like Dr. Jung should be allowed to keep his teaching position.

The USC Student Body

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