Ryerson profs threaten to walk out over students' unruly behaviour

November 25, 2010

Ryerson University's student paper reports that in an announcement posted on Blackboard last month, a pair of first-year engineering instructors announced 2 measures to address the "constant disruptions" in general chemistry lectures. One of them is a 3-strike policy -- after 3 warnings the professor would walk out and it would be up to students to learn the rest of the material on their own. The other is to make exam questions harder since "the class appeared to know the material well enough so as not to listen during lecture." Ryerson president Sheldon Levy says professors should ask the university for support before walking out. "Walking out doesn't sound to me like it would be in our policy," he says. The Eyeopener (student newspaper) | Maclean's OnCampus