Saturday, February 16, 2013

University of Phoenix Indefinite Suspension

As of Thursday, February 21, 2013, the University of Phoenix has scheduled me to be "suspended indefinitely," for failing to comply with an administrator's request to respect the confidentiality, apparently of James Rebel, who called me an "idiot" on their message board, and James Coppi, who implied, also on their message board, that my wife, Libertad Green, is "whoring" herself. 

They also complain that I have posted a link to a violent video on their message board, which includes footage of someone being shot in the head. 

UPDATE:  As of Friday, April 5, 2013:

Presumably, the link, on the University of Phoenix' message board, to a violent video, was a link to my official demo reel, the updated version of which is here:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

University of Phoenix

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, I received notification, via certified snail mail, from Camie Pratt, JD, Associate Vice President/Title IX Coordinator for the University of Phoenix, that they have issued official warnings to James Rebel and James Coppi for bullying me.

Thursday, February 7, 2013, I posted a message to this effect on my current class' Main message board:

Vaughanster to University of Phoenix Chat Room Forum

Saturday, February 9, 2013, I received an e-mail, apparently from the same person (Camie Pratt) who sent me the certified letter, telling me that my post had been brought to her attention, and that my "post is highly inappropriate, and is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.  Specifically, it violates the following paragraphs:

 2. Harassment that has the effect of creating a hostile or offensive educational environment for any student, faculty, or staff member.

 5. Disruptive behavior that hinders or interferes with the educational process.

11. Failure to maintain confidentiality and respect the privacy of personal or professional information communicated about clients, one's employer, other students or their employers.

Furthermore, Camie Pratt tells me, "The Title IX complaint that you made and that was resolved is to be kept confidential.   Please immediately cease from this type behavior."
I replied, via e-mail, that "If James Rebel and James Coppi were concerned about a 'failure to maintain confidentiality and respect the privacy of personal or professional information communicated about clients, one's employer, other students or their employers,' they should have thought of that before they called me an idiot and implied that my wife was whoring herself, in a forum open to approximately two dozen employees of Edwards Air Force Base where they work."
I posted this same paragraph on the Main message board of my class, so I doubt I will be continuing my studies at the University of Phoenix.  I'll be lucky if they let me finish my current class.

UPDATE:  I finished the class I was enrolled in, and received an A, and more importantly, to me, well wishes from the professor.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Glenn Arola of the University of Phoenix

Bottom Line Up Front:  James Rebel and James Coppi are bullies, and Glenn Arola allowed them to bully me and my wife.

Monday, January 28, and Tuesday, January 29, 2013, I attended classes at the University of Phoenix.

Monday, Glenn Arola taught the class, which was Week 5 of 5, of Management 230.  

Prior to going to class, fellow students James Rebel and James Coppi had posted impolite remarks in the class' Chat room.  The Chat rooms, as opposed to the Main rooms, are for social networking and discussing topics which are off-topic.  I had posted a dozen posts about my wife, Libertad Green, and her modeling and TV gigs, etc.  James Rebel asked who cared, and stated that he didn't.  

I replied that I didn't care if he cared about anything.

James Coppi commented that some people apparently thought the Chat room was for furthering their own agenda.

I replied that I did think the Chat room was for furthering my agendas, plural.

Both of these men were in class Monday night, laughing and chatting rudely, while Glenn Arola addressed the class.

Then Glenn had me and my partner give our PowerPoint presentation.  I took advantage of the opportunity, since my topic was about leadership, to show the contrast between U.S. Presidents' leadership and Obama's lack of leadership.

Rebel and Coppi continued to chat with each other and laugh during my briefing, although I was talking about such grim subjects as U.S. Ambassadors Killed in the Line of Duty, and U.S. Marines Killed in Action.

Later, when Rebel, Coppi and their team gave their presentation, Rebel mocked me by using a pointer as I had, and their last slide included a picture of Obama smiling, with the words "In Obama We Trust!"

Thursday, January 31, I discovered that Glenn had given me 10/15 points (66.666% or a D) for my presentation, because I had gotten way out of control, used one swear word, and had offended and frightened my fellow students.  He also told me that this had to "stop."

I also discovered that Rebel and Coppi had continued to post rude comments in the Chat room.  Rebel called me an "idiot," and Coppi implied that my wife is "whoring" herself out.

I posted a reply to Mr. Arola, telling him the above, and that I was offended.  I told him I agreed that this sort of thing did need to stop, 'cause if I ever find myself operating in such a hostile environment at the University of Phoenix again, I'd take my business elsewhere.

I also sent a similar e-mail to my academic advisers and my current professor, who taught Week 1 of 5 of my Business Information Systems 220, starting Tuesday.