Friday, September 7, 2001
Please Help Us!
CSU Fresno is not a student-friendly
By Mad Max, Student Contributor
FRESNO STATE --Last semester
I attended CSUF. I took two classes in the Criminology Department
from Mr. Late who habitually arrived at both classes late.
The times varied from 5 to 10 minutes to 15 and even 20 minutes
on at least one occasion.
Mr. Late was also impersonating
Mr. Under-prepared who often brought no teaching
aids, or handouts with him. To help students learn the material,
he even had students learn from another professors web site ...
many students took this as laziness.
This instructor was also known as Mr.
Short, as he usually dismissed class early although he was
being paid for scheduled classes that were to run for the hours
During the time that Mr. Short
was actually conducting classes, he would interrupted himself
repeatedly to answer incoming calls to his cellphone. At these
times he would assume the identity of Mr. Hall as he would
leave the lecture room and stand outside in the hallway where
he could be overheard by the students discussing his personal
I have attempted to contact this professor
through e-mail without success.
Under miserable conditions like these, fellow students wanted
to complain to him or to the administration about his conduct.
But, students who had the courage to
do so did not. Speaking for myself, I can only say that I was
both intimidated by him and by my fear that if I did so he would
further misuse his position at Fresno State to penalize me through
degrading my work.
In talking about this matter with class
members, it was the consensus that even if we complain it would
not make any difference in the manner this Criminology instructor
The students at CSUF need to know about
this guy so they can avoid his classes. Just ask any student in
the Criminology Department about Mr. Late, Mr. Short,
and Mr. Hall we all known him, too well.
This is sad when many campus employees wear
badges proclaiming the university to be a “student friendly”
environment. In spite of much advertising to the contrary, my
study of the situation, and my personal experience in the Criminology
Department teaches me not to believe university sponsored
related e-mail about this column. The actual names of the
CSU Fresno student writer identified as "Mad Max" and
the Criminology instructor variously identified as "Mr. Late"
"Mr. Under-prepared", and Mr. Hall" have been witheld
and "pseudonyms" substituted in the column in order
to proctect their privacy.]