Does berating a grad student in front of their peers constitute abuse? Does tearing down a student verbally in a paper constitute abuse? SOS?
- NosehairLv 710 months ago
There is no law against criticizing someone in public as long as the criticism does not include lies. Someone criticising or making another person look bad someone in public based on lies is or can be liable to be sued for defamation (not abuse).
- curtisports2Lv 710 months ago
No, it does not. A grad student ought to have the wherewithal to stand up for themselves, by the time they reach post-graduate age.
- STEVEN FLv 710 months ago
verbally in a paper
That is IMPOSSIBLE.
- PearlLv 710 months ago
i think it is abuse too
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- Anonymous10 months ago
I suppose it depends what it is they say. In your case, I wouldn't call the humiliation abuse per se. You've reported the incident so hopefully something will be said to them, but I wouldn't hold your breath. Some people in "authority" thrive on being mean, I've experienced it myself as a mature age person. If a teacher tries that on me again, I'll humiliate them in front of everyone.
- 10 months ago
Berating for example: "I TOLD you not to pass those out until I SAID so!" Then pulls the papers out of the all the students hands. Everyone went quiet. One student commented to me personally, "there was nothing timed in that paper to require it be passed out any specific time." I reported the professor as did the class, and I was assigned to another mentor. But abuse has continued like this by other professors.