Communication Studies faculty member Courtney Wright is the author of an essay that was recently posted on Inside Higher Ed.
According to her article, faculty members at colleges and universities around the country are grappling with how to address potentially sensitive topics such as race and ethnicity, sexual assault, gender and sexuality, religion, and political discord in the classroom. Trigger warnings, microaggressions and political correctness now frame what and how they teach. And students’ protests and demands reveal that they are encountering incidences of incivility in the classroom that are negatively affecting their educational experiences and personal well-being. Read the story online.