I'd be happy to assist you.
Are you present? I have some questions I need to ask you.
What class was this in connection with?
And what was the nature of the "study" for which you feel you were a "subject"?
Did the professor publish any results using your name?
In what state did this occur?
OK. And when you say you "could feel and sense and see and hear some of what was going on" What do you mean specifically? Can you provide me an example?
Not easy to explain, however one example was a student on my left and on my right, each pressuring me to use an unfamiliar softwareprogram, of which I said I do not currently have a need for it now but will consider a class at a later time. There were several instances of this and one day when I arrrived to class to find my computer opened to the program. This sounds silly writing it out - but the point is their consistency and tenacity for no apparent reason.
Interesting. Was the software installed on your personal computer, or on a computer at a workstation at the school?
workstation at school.
If you used the software, was there any charge for its use?
OK. Based on what you have said, I do not believe that you have had any legal right violated. The specific legal right would be the right to privacy. However, there has been no disclosure that you can pinpoint that would activate this legal right. On the other hand, if you feel that information is being gathered about you that is not relevant to your academic measurement by the school, and to which you believe you should have informed consent regarding, then this may be an issue you need to take up with the school administration.
Have you made any such attempt?
Yes. And the reply is, "Do you really think a teacher with x amount of students will go to the trouble of ....." :( I believe the study she is conducting is my reaction to the scanarios she produces. Sometimes they are quite pushy. It made me feel very uncomfortable.
Have you confronted the professor yet?
Yes. She does not accept and most intersting, does not deny doing anything, only that she is sorry and that she never meant to make me feel uncomfortable. She was very guarded, in what she said.
Ok. Well, if the behavior continues, you should press a complaint with the administration. You should make the complaint in written form, and you should look up the university code of conduct applicable to professors.
Again, unless your private information is being made public in a way that personally identifies you or reveals any of your academic records, no legal rights have been violated.
Do you have any other questions I can answer for you?
Hm... so no law against making you apprehensive and ill at ease in class and watching you....lovely
I'm afraid not.
If there were, I would have sued all my law school professors
Good Luck, if you are satisfied with my work, please press accept so I may receive credit. Thanks - Zach
Ok - on the last day of finals, the combined stress of finals and her "scanrios" a couple of days previuosly, nearly caused me to be "non-functioning" meaning difficult to think and speak when trying to give my final presention in a class that was not hers...I think going into depression...not something you like to admit. :( Fortunately I was able to pull myself out of it by the time I got home and could relax. AND I was in counseling because of what I belive was happening in that particular class - but the instructor never stopped even though when I confronted her I asked her to stop doing whatever she was doing. :( And my counselor knew I was very upset, but she believed it was caused by something else...ugh! :( Whether there is or there is not, the point is, is that this particular instructor caused me to nearly slip into depression. And a class room of students saw my odd behavior - but they may have simply attributed it to stress...don't know and school is out now.
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