They Should Call It "Universitiepoo Of Arizona," Because They Treat The Students Like It's Nursery School
This little ouchiepoo directive below is from a handbook, "Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Classroom," by Jesús Treviño, Ph.D., who goes by the puffed-up, "diversity"-flavored title, "Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence."
Treviño's title seems even more absurd when you see the directions for "Creating a safe space for students for engaging in dialogue about challenging topics..." -- using the word "ouch" if some other student makes some remark that gives you hurt feelz:
Oops/ouch: If a student feels hurt or offended by another student's comment, the hurt student can say "ouch." In acknowledgement, the student who made the hurtful comment says "oops." If necessary, there can be further dialogue about this exchange.
Not, "Engage with the other student -- tell them that they said something you find offensive, and why" (which, by the way, by the time you're in college, no one should need to advise you).
No, it's "You gave me an ouchie!"
And then there's this "safe space" business, which it says, is "vital in promoting positive intergroup interactions."
Remember when universities were about teaching students and helping them develop into people who could think and even debate a point?
As Bre Payton at The Federalist notes:
The guide, which is supposed to "maximize free speech in the classroom," appears to do the exact opposite. Rather than fostering a lively, academic debate, which is a major reason for higher education, the oops/ouch method seems to encourage students and professors to end a discussion the second someone doesn't like the direction it's headed.
Or when mommy needs to change their diaper; whichever comes first.