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College teacher suspended after viral video of online classes him scolding hearing-impaired student

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An Oxnard College professor was sent on administrative leave after berating a hearing-impaired student for inattentiveness during an online classes.

"Professor? She's actually hard of hearing so her translator goes in... she can't respond right away," said one of the students.

“She's not trying," Professor Michael Abram responded.

After the incident became viral, the Ventura County Community College District reviewed the video and concluded that the professor should be removed pending investigation.

The Ventura County Community College District is deeply troubled by the behavior seen in a video posted on social media by students on Feb. 18, showing an interaction between a student who is hard-of-hearing and an Oxnard College faculty member.  

“The Ventura County Community College District is opposed to any language or behavior which is offensive or harmful to anyone based on gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability,” stated Board Chair Joshua Chancer. “Comments in the video do not reflect the District’s values of integrity and honesty in action and word, respect and the constant pursuit of excellence.”

“Oxnard College is wholeheartedly committed to treating all of our students with the utmost respect. We denounce discriminatory behavior or harassment of any kind and we remain deeply resolved to providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for students of all backgrounds,” commented Oxnard College President Luis Sanchez.

 

Author: Usa Really