Professor values refer to the common value system embraced by a large percentage of professors, just as Hollywood values refers to the common value system of many in Hollywood and the entertainment industry. Professor values are currently one of the most prevalent forms of liberal indoctrination.
An extremely high percentage of professors disagree with conservative principles, but very few replace them with the discredited philosophy of postmodernism. Professors' common value system typically includes atheism, antichristian politics, censorship, socialism, unjustified claims of expertise and knowledge (for example, the dogmatic promotion of the theory of evolution), liberal beliefs, liberal grading, liberal bias, anti-patriotism, lack of productivity, bullying or discouraging conservative students (for example, homeschoolers), and promotion of sexual immorality. In a Zogby poll, 58% of Americans said that the bias of professors is a serious problem, while 39% said it is a "very serious" problem. The survey demonstrated further that "an overwhelming majority also believe that job security for college professors leaves them less motivated to do a good job than those professors who do not enjoy a tenured status - 65% said they believe non-tenured professors are more motivated to do a good job in the classroom." One study in 2008 found that "Texas university professors overwhelmingly favor Democratic candidates in their campaign contributions."
Professors rarely engage in wrongdoing while completing research. "About 1,000 potential incidents of fabrication, falsification or plagiarism in scientific research go unreported every year, according to a survey that suggests such misconduct is far more prevalent than suspected. ... 22 percent was by a professor or senior scientist."
|“||There is no place on earth so close-minded as the modern University. The lack of diversity of thought is unmatched anywhere on earth. ||”|
- 1 Poor performance and often failing to meet the needs of society
- 2 Politicizing Hiring
- 3 Professor values and bestiality
- 4 Crimes and Alleged Crimes by Professors and Former Professors
- 5 Immoral, Unethical, or Bizarre Behavior
- 6 Are Professor Values a Crime Against Humanity?
- 7 Atheist and evolutionist Professor PZ Myers fails his applied biology course - satire
- 8 References
- 9 Sources
- 10 Links
Poor performance and often failing to meet the needs of society
See also: Academia and intellectual development
Presently, there appears to be a higher education bubble that will burst. In addition, college is clearly not delivering the goods in terms of intellectual development for a large percentage of its students. An American study found that forty-five percent of students achieved no significant improvement in their critical thinking, reasoning or writing skills during their first two years of college. After four years, 36 percent displayed no significant increases in these so-called "higher order" thinking skills. Students, particularly those who made poor curriculum choices, are increasingly angry that college does not adequately prepare them for the marketplace and leaves them with a pile of debt.
Faculty boards have been known to (on multiple occasions) block the granting of a tenured professorship to candidates for tenure who:
- criticize the theory of evolution
- criticize feminism
- criticize abortion
- oppose the homosexual agenda
- criticize the global warming hoax
- criticize the liberal bias in academia itself
- profess a Christian faith
- endorse the mere investigation of Intelligent Design
For example, professors at Washington University wore white armbands to protest an award of an honorary degree to Phyllis Schlafly, a noted conservative, in an act of political partisanship and utter unprofessionalism. At the University of Chicago, more than one hundred professors signed a letter to protest a proposal to honor conservative-leaning Nobel Prize-winning colleague Milton Friedman.
Politicians are routinely given high-ranking academic positions. Examples include:
- Al Gore
- Alexander Downer
- Michael Dukakis
- Gary Hart
- Bob Kerrey
- John Edwards
- Tony Blair
- Tom Kean
Professor values and bestiality
The atheist philosopher Peter Singer defends the practice of bestiality (as well as abortion, infanticide and euthanasia). Despite holding these immoral views the liberal and pro-evolution academic establishment rewarded his views with a bioethics chair at Princeton University. Peter Singer was installed as the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University in 1999 and in 2006 it was reported that he still worked part-time in that capacity. In 2006, it was also reported that Singer worked part-time as Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics since 2005.
Crimes and Alleged Crimes by Professors and Former Professors
- A University of Alabama biology professor, Amy Bishop, was arrested for shooting three fellow faculty members after being denied tenure. Bishop has been described by her students as "a socialist".
- A Goucher College professor, Leopold Munyakaz, is "accused of genocide in his native Rwanda [and was] arrested on suspicion of being in the United States illegally, U.S. immigration authorities said."
- Brandon Millay, 41, a professor at Owensboro Community & Technical College, was indicted on Dec. 2, 2008, on steroid distribution charges.
- Retired Bucknell University professor Jack Harclerode pled guilty on Dec. 1, 2008, on 20 felony counts of child pornography for having 245 images of child pornography on his computer and a portable hard drive. He faced a maximum sentence of 140 years (life without parole) in state prison.
- The head of the Economics Department at Bard College, 54-year-old Professor Kristie Feder, was arrested on drug charges on November 14, 2008 "after State Police found 16 marijuana plants growing in her home ... ranging in size from eighteen inches to seven feet."
- Sociology professor Hassan Diab was arrested for his involvement in the 1980 bombing of a synagogue which killed four. 
- A college professor accused of intercepting the e-mail of a student with whom he had an affair pleaded not guilty to the charges. Stephan Grzeskowiak, 34, entered the plea. A federal grand jury indicted the former assistant professor of marketing on five counts of intercepting electronic communications and one count of computer fraud. He is accused of intercepting e-mails and instant messages on a computer used by the woman in May 2007.
- "Vanderbilt University professor James J. Lang was arrested [on a] Friday evening in Fairview on a charge of receipt of child pornography."
- Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor Jeffrey Hunker, 51, "was charged with drunken driving three times in eight days" in August 2008 and, as a result, prosecutors asked the judge to imprison him. He had worked in the Clinton Administration and was driving his new BMW when stopped for the third time.
- University of Iowa political science professor "Arthur H. Miller, 66, [was] accused of demanding sexual favors from students in exchange for better grades .... He was arrested on four counts of bribery, a class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison ...." After being released without bail, Miller then disappeared and police wasted thousands of dollars looking for him. Later his body was found in a park. "He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound."
- Arkansas Tech University chemistry professor Albert Snow, 33 years old, was sentenced to 10 years in jail "on a charge he stalked a person he believed was a teenage girl on the Internet ... Snow was arrested in January 2007 after showing up at a Russellville apartment complex where police say he expected to meet a 15-year-old girl."
- At Northern Kentucky University, language and literature professor Sally Jacobsen incited some of her students to vandalize a pro-life display by Northern Right to Life, the campus pro-life group. Jacobsen herself also participated in the vandalism, which involved destroying rows of white crosses symbolizing the graves of aborted children. Jacobsen justified the vandalism as free speech, stating, "I did, outside of class during the break, invite students to express their freedom-of-speech rights to destroy the display if they wished to." Jacobsen was unrepentant until given the choice of facing criminal charges of theft, criminal mischief and criminal solicitation or apologizing. She chose the latter and also paid Northern Right to Life for damage to the display. Jacobsen was suspended by the university and subsequently retired.
- College of New Jersey adjunct professor of engineering Bruce R. McKenna, 43, "surrendered to authorities after allegedly having sexually explicit conversations with an undercover officer posing as a teenage girl." He was "charged with six counts of attempting to endanger the welfare of a child, six counts of attempted sexual contact, sexual assault and attempted luring. ... Before McKenna was arrested, the situation escalated to the point where the professor was allegedly trying to meet with a 13-year-old girl."
- A South Korean court sentenced a former university art professor to 18 months in jail for forging her US degree certificates, officials said. The Seoul District Criminal Court found Shin Jeong-Ah guilty of forging undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Kansas and Yale University to secure a job at Seoul's Dongguk university.
- Villanova University professor Edward R. Ritter was arrested on March 21, 2008, and charged with selling marijuana to undercover police officers, and a subsequent search of his home uncovered 19 bags of marijuana.
- Kansas State University English professor Thomas Murray was a popular teacher, but he was convicted of murdering his ex-wife with 17 stab wounds and blunt trauma to her head. She "was found dead in her bedroom atop a dresser." Professor Murray had written several books, including "The Language of Sadomasochism." He did not testify in his defense and spoke only at sentencing, where he called the state's case a "fairy tale."
- Shortly after the end of the school year and his contract, Marshall University Psychiatry associate professor John M. Adams burglarized and murdered Bobby Burns on July 2, 2003, and then kidnapped two women and forced them to drive him across the Ohio River.
- University of South Florida professor Sami al-Arian pled guilty to "aiding a terrorist group" and was "sentenced to 57 months in prison." He then "spent more than a year in civil contempt after refusing to appear before two grand juries investigating Islamic charities in Northern Virginia."
- Claremont McKenna College visiting professor Kerri Dunn was sentenced to a year in state prison after she was found guilty of staging a phony hate crime, in which she "spray-painted her car with racist and anti-Semitic slurs and then reported a hate crime on campus."
- University of Hawaii professor Marc Fossorier was arrested and later convicted and sentenced to one year in jail for attempting a sex crime with a girl apparently only 15 years old.
- A New Jersey Cumberland County College professor "was arrested on charges of harassment, trespassing and stalking."
- University of Central Florida political science professor Michael Shawn Reichert was arrested for having "a stash of more than 100 child pornography pictures on his work computer, ... plus three pornographic movies."
- University of Wisconsin adjunct professor Victor M. Zamudio-Taylor resigned after being charged with viewing child-pornography in a campus computer laboratory.
- Concordia University professor Valery Fabrikant shot and killed four other professors in 1992. 
- A British university professor was jailed for ten months when convicted of plotting to defraud a hospital trust. 
- French Marxist structuralist philosopher Professor Louis Althusser (1918-1990) killed his wife in 1980 and was afterwards confined to a psychiatric hospital.
- Professor Daniel Storm, of the University of Washington, flushed 4 liters of the flammable solvent ethyl ether down the sink, rather than pay the safe disposal fees. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Oesterle said that his using an axe to open the containers was particularly dangerous because a spark could easily have ignited the ether. 
- An Associate Professor at Youngstown State University was locked up and fined $50 after baring his buttocks in front of children at a county fair. 
- Philosophy professor Abimael Guzman of the National University of San Cristobal de Huamanga in Peru founded the bloodthirsty Shining Path organization, one of the most violent terrorist groups of recent decades.
- A childcare lecturer at Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, was convicted of sexual assault while on a trip to Amsterdam. Despite this, AIT let him keep his job - until the crime was exposed in the local media.
- A lecturer in sexual health at the University College of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom was fined £3,000 for child pornography offenses. 
- Professor Antonio Lasagna of the ultra-liberal Yale university was convicted of child pornography and of molesting a child. The crimes were committed on campus.
- University of Tennessee Physics professor J. Reece Roth was found guilty of passing U.S. Air Force secrets to China and Iran. The jury concluded he was guilty on 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud, and violating the Arms Export Control Act. 
- University of Georgia professor George Zinkhan shot and killed his wife and two others at a community theatre in Athens, Georgia, then was found dead a few days later.
- A hundred German professors were investigated for accepting bribes in exchange for helping students get their doctoral degrees. One professor confessed to accepting more than 200,000 euros because he needed to renovate his mansion. 
Immoral, Unethical, or Bizarre Behavior
- April 2011, University of Iowa professor Ellen Lewin who studies same-sex relationships was upset by an email from a campus Republican group. She hit reply-all on her email with the comment "F--- you, Republicans." 
- In 2009, CCSU [Cen. Conn. State University] student John Wahlberg gave an in-class presentation on gun control, pointing out that if students were permitted to carry concealed weapons on campus, school shootings could be more easily stopped. Wahlberg's professor, Paula Anderson, complained to campus police, who interrogated him about the location of all his firearms. 
- Arthur Butz, professor of electrical engineering at Northwestern University, is a prominent Holocaust denier. His most infamous book is The Hoax of the Twentieth Century, one of the first major works of Holocaust denial written in English.
- A Texas Southern University professor was investigated for allegedly plagiarizing his grant proposal. 
- The President of the University of Texas-Pan American is under investigation after allegations that she plagiarized her 1974 dissertation. .
- An Iowa community college president resigned after publication of a photo that appeared to show him pouring beer into a young woman's mouth. But the school's board of trustees approved a severance package that officials said was valued at about $400,000 plus benefits.
- A Kansas university professor, Fort Hays State University debate coach William Shanahan, came "under fire after a video showing him mooning a room full of students and faculty during a heated debate found its way onto YouTube." He "is shown on the video in a profane, in-your-face argument with his counterpart from the University of Pittsburgh ...."
- Emory University History Professor of History Michael Bellesiles, a gun control advocate, wrote a book entitled Arming America, The Origins of a National Gun Culture (2000). Gary Wills gave it a glowing review in The New York Times, but admitted later that "I was took. The book is a fraud." Bellesiles resigned from his position as Professor of History when an independent committee of scholars examined his work and concluded that "his scholarly integrity is seriously in question."
- According to one columnist, 88 Duke professors -- more than 10 percent of the Duke professorial faculty -- endorsed and published an advertisement hurtful to the 3 students who had been wrongly accused of rape during a lacrosse team party, which "helped create the lynch-mob atmosphere."
- When student Rebecca Beach circulated an email at Warren Community College in New Jersey disclosing that decorated Iraq war hero Lt. Col. Scott Rutter would be visiting, English professor John Daly replied: "Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors." Young America's Foundation later placed Beech on Fox News's "Hannity and Colmes" to expose this and other intolerant e-mail. The resulting outrage ultimately forced Daly to resign and for the president to issue an apology, stating that faculty would now be required to undergo free-speech sensitivity training from now on.
- Ward Churchill was fired from the University of Colorado for fabricating his research and for plagiarizing the work of others. He had falsely claimed to be of Native American descent in applying for the post. Previously, he had infamously insulted the victims of 9/11 as 'Little Eichmanns.'
- Richard Lenski of Michigan State University was rude and demeaning when replying to a member of the public who asked about his research.
- When challenged to provide data, professors who push evolutionism on the public evade the question 
- Madonna Constantine, a Columbia University professor claimed she was the victim of racism in the fall of 2007 when a noose was found on her office door. She was later fired for plagiarizing the work of other professors and even her own students. 
- Vulgar and viciously bigoted anti-religion (mainly Christianity) University of Minnesota Morris professor and blogger PZ Myers infamously raised the hackles of Catholics by stating his desire to desecrate a Holy Communion wafer (viewed by Catholics as the Body of Christ). The resultant outcry from Catholics resulted in the university removing all links to Myers' blog from their website. Myers has also stated that he is looking forward to the death of George W. Bush so he can travel to Texas and urinate on Bush's grave.
- Thirty-two hundred educators, most of them professors, signed a letter supporting unrepentant domestic terrorist and fellow professor William Ayers. They claimed Ayers' bombing of the Pentagon and other government buildings, his direct involvement in at least three deaths, were just "history." Notable signers included Professor Rashid Khalidi (No. 5), known for his call to destroy Israel, and the above-mentioned Ward Churchill (No. 814). George Leef, director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, Raleigh, N.C., said, "History should be important to teachers." 
- Professors engage in grade inflation, giving their students artificially high grades—whether they deserve them or not. In addition, classes have been dumbed down at most universities and require much less work than previously.
- On August 7, 2009, the above-mentioned PZ Myers visited Answers in Genesis' Creation Museum in Kentucky with a large group of students. During the visit, the 52-year-old eagerly climbed atop a saddled kiddie dinosaur meant for souvenir pictures of children 12 and under. To complete his buffoonery, PZ borrowed a cowboy hat.
- A Boston University professor was dismissed after sexually harassing a colleague and several students. In his defense, he claimed his medication made him do it.
Are Professor Values a Crime Against Humanity?
- Time magazine's Atomic deacon William G. Pollard has pointed out how professors victimize students, robbing them from experiencing the supernatural and transcendent world (i.e., God):
"Throughout the whole wide range and diversity of human experience, with the sole exception of the West in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the world of nature has been alive with, and immersed within, a supernatural world which everywhere made contact with it, although was transcendent to it. It is this whole dimension of reality which the scientific age has lost the capacity to experience or know. An age such as ours which has lost a genuine capacity for knowing and responding to some great segment of reality is actually, without knowing it, in a dark age.... We really have lost a genuine capacity which the rest of mankind has possessed and actively exercised, and we have become a people trapped and in bondage within the prison of space, time, and matter....It is primarily the business of the university...to maintain the imprisonment of our time. It saddens me to see a new generation being victimized by this all pervasive spirit of the epoch."
Atheist and evolutionist Professor PZ Myers fails his applied biology course - satire
- "90 percent of United States professors called themselves liberal or moderate.
- For example, a $100,000 "environmental" prize was awarded for work on a politically correct "theory of convergent evolution." 
- The Atheist Antidote
- Study of college education and critical thinking skills
- Forbes - Higher education bubble
- "As reported last week, two members of the department that denied tenure to astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez at Iowa State University (ISU) have publicly admitted that Gonzalez's work on intelligent design played a role in his denial of tenure." 
- Beginning early in 2001, "Gore will be [at UCLA] to develop a new curriculum for family-centered community building, a multidisciplinary approach that brings together authorities from such fields as education, business and public policy to work on problems that ail our society and affect our children. ... He also will be teaching at three other universities - Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and Fisk University in Nashville - in addition to his teaching and research work at UCLA." 
- Downer is so pro-abortion that, as Foreign Minister of Australia, he "asked for a review of the government's ban on funding for abortion services in other countries."
- UNC-Chapel Hill named him as director of a new "Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity." 
- Blair was given a prestigious visiting lectureship.
- The Basis of a Christian Worldview
- CMI answers philosophy/religion professor on biblical exegesis and the problem of evil
- The Basis of a Christian Worldview
- The Basis of a Christian Worldview
- Tenn. Professor Guilty of Passing Military Secrets AP, September 3, 2008
- Iowa professor, Ellen Lewin, under fire for vulgar email telling college Republicans: 'F--- YOU!', NYDaily News, April 21, 2011
- Arthur Butz Extremism in America. ADL
- http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,403781,00.html Kansas Professor in Trouble for Mooning Incident
- Jonah Goldberg, Reports of the 2nd Amendment's death have been greatly exaggerated ... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Apr. 8, 2007.
- More Than 3,000 Academics Sign Pro-Ayers Petition Fox News, October 22, 2008
- Faith and Knowledge, Douglas Sloan, Westminster John Knox Press, 1994, ISBN 0664228666, ISBN 9780664228668, 272 pages, page 194
- National Center for Educational Statistics, "Table 178, Historical Summary of faculty, students, degrees, and finances in degree-granting institutions: Selected years, 1869-70 through 2005-06"
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