COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES


7/7/2020 9:50pm

Hamilton Hall, home to many Social Justice classes, pictured on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

UNC professor accused of ignoring students of color's concerns over role-playing class

A UNC sociology professor is under fire for the use of role-playing pedagogy in his classroom after a student went public with allegations that he created an unsafe learning environment for students of color within his Social and Economic Justice class last semester.  The student also said she felt her issues with the class were at times “blatantly ignored and unaddressed” and that the professor didn’t initiate conversations regarding her and other students’ concerns about how the class addressed issues of race.


11/26/2019 12:38am

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Waitlists and frustrations grow as UNC's computer science department tries to keep up

Student participation in the computer science department at UNC has skyrocketed over the last decade, but issues have emerged from the department's inability to accommodate its newfound demand. While the number of declared or intended computer science majors has increased by more than tenfold since fall 2009, the department's faculty total has risen only 8.2 percent over the same time period.  While the University recently extended a hint of incoming relief, the expectation remains that class cuts, reduced enrollment availability and other restrictive measures will make life increasingly difficult for computer science majors.