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Supporters

Patti Adler is a professor in the Sociology Department at CU Boulder who teaches Deviance. In her lecture, she presented a skit about prostitution as an interactive learning activity. The university saw this as "inappropriate" and decided to force a buyout upon her. The lecture was attempting to make a lesson about a deviant activity more interesting (considering that the class is indeed entitled "Deviance"). Patti is a well-respected and dedicated educator who has literally been the face of the Sociology Department – students in a variety of majors want to take her class and love it as well. She puts all her effort into this class and is always making sure we are learning and understanding the material by making lectures captivating. Currently there is a movement trying to help her keep her position here at the university. This petition will assist in presenting to the school's administrators how important she is to the student body here, and how much of a poor decision we think this is by the school.

Letter to
Sociology Department University of Colorado Boulder
College of Arts & Sciences University of Colorado Boulder
I want Patti Adler to stay as a professor and employee of the University of Colorado Boulder.