The instructor was not in the class.

Instructor modified the class a virtual.

Instructor can not be achieved.

Instructor does not have virtual conferences during the class period.

The University of Florida has updated the categories of reports on the course, as they debuted in their Gatorsafe application earlier this month. But some teachers still think of the new function of the application as a "suitable button" designed to trap teachers who do not want to teach in person.

"demoralizing, is insulting, I think it's a real statement about how they feel about us as professionals, so they do not trust that they seriously think about how to deliver our courses," said Susan Hegeman, professor English and spokesman for the Florida United campus faculty. Chapter of the Union. "They need to check ourselves." "

Many institutions experienced clashes between administrators and faculty members about whether or how to proceed with person instruction throughout the pandemic. Florida tensions have been particularly high, with the university that presses As many courses in person this spring, as was scheduled in the spring 2020, before the closure of Coronavirus. University officials say that half of the 50,000 students enrolled enrolled for at least one course in person, this term, and administrators They want teachers in the teaching of the classroom in the Hyflex model, with some students of social distancing in the classroom and others following synchronously online, to accommodate them.

Some teachers oppose the university embrace of instruction Hyflex as an inappropriate solution, a single size for a complex problem. The union, for example, says that the discussion sections are digging S to teach with part of the class in person and the rest online. Foreign languages ​​are also difficult to teach in masks, according to members.

Beyond the pedagogical problems, some graduate teachers and students report that they already had to jump through administrative hoops to obtain a medical exemption to teach remotely or that they were denied one.

In the midst of these discussions, the rumors began to fly around the campus on the teachers who possibly taught their courses in person remotely. The University responded to this talk and other concerns about the experience of the student, by adding a function to the pre-existing Gatorsafe Public Safety application so that students register their concerns about spring courses.

Under the initial function of the application To learn about the concerns of reports to this term, students who choose from the options from the drop-down menu, including the "Class modified by the Instructor A virtual".

"If there is any inconsistency with the delivery of the course for your face to face or online courses, such as the opportunity to meet in person for your face-to-face class, you can use the Gatorsafe application for Report concerns, "D'Andra Mull, vice president of student affairs, wrote to students in January. 11 Memo "UF staff will review all concerns and follow-up as appropriate."

The faculty was not happy, with some teachers who say that this kind of surveillance and undermine of their professional experience would push them on the edge in the resignation. , Or cry.

Paul Ortiz, president of the Union of Faculty and Director of the Samuel Proctor of Florida Program, said to the Sun of Gainesville that the "SmackS of McCarthyism" function.

"We work hard to do our jobs," Ortiz said. "And then we have a university that is treating us as if we were idiots, that's why many people are annoying."

Last weekend, in response to some of the negative comments, Florida modified the function. For students to have to write in their concerns, without having practical suggestions about what their teachers had done wrong.

Steve Orlando, spokesman for the university, said the university had received 12 legitimate reports through the function. far, including two reports that

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