The large number of higher education institutions has turned students into consumers and teachers into salespeople
Date: Apr 26, 2015
By: Eddy Chang / Staff reporter
If you were a university professor, what would you do if your students kept
playing with their smartphones or tablets in class? Assistant professor Lin Wan-hua (林婉華) banned their use. And guess what? She was almost fired by Da-Yeh University (大葉大學) in Changhua County, where she has taught English at its International Language Center for 14 years.
STUDENTS AS CUSTOMERS
After banning electronic devices, Lin got into an argument with a student who refused to turn off his smartphone. The student later filed a complaint to the university. Surprisingly, the school allegedly threatened to dismiss Lin over the dispute.