Prof: Academic rigor reinforces ‘power and privilege’

NewImageThere should be zero tax dollars going to fund this kind of nonsense. 

This is the bigotry of low expectations on steroids. 

And no surprise that she taught at Smith College…

The leader of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education recently declared that academic “rigor” reinforces “white male heterosexual privilege.”

Donna Riley, who previously taught engineering at Smith College for 13 years, published an article in the most recent issue of the journal Engineering Education, arguing that academic rigor is a “dirty deed” that upholds “white male heterosexual privilege. 

Defining rigor as “the aspirational quality academics apply to disciplinary standards of quality,” Riley asserts that “rigor is used to maintain disciplinary boundaries, with exclusionary implications for marginalized groups and marginalized ways of knowing.”

Via Campus Reform