I have a very weird situation going... Some of you are aware that I'm taking university courses. I have been enjoying them tremendously. Last year, we had a very "unusual" professor. Let's just say that he has difficult child tendencies...to put it mildly. His favorite words begins with the letter "F". He uses it FREQUENTLY. He also shows favoritism to students. He mentions his religion OFTEN and favors students who are of the same denomination. He doesn't try to hide it one bit. He name drops and is intimidating. He makes sexual references. We had him again this year. It was much the same. However, after one of the tests, he called everyone "idiots," with the exception of the his favorite two students, etc. Two students in the class ended up crying...one uncontrollably. He did not go to a break during this. When one person complained about a test score...he exposed her test grade to other students and ridiculed her. There was so much anguish going on...after it was all over...I LITERALLY could not get out of bed for 24 hours. My entire insides were a mess. Flash forward... He is scheduled to be the professor for an upcoming class of ours. We are in shock. It's a long story...but there are indications that some administrators are protecting him...a common practice. My question... I have thought of trying to see the Dean to discuss this matter. There are some students who are willing to do this with me. I have also thought of filing a formal grievance. Generally, these things do not do much good. On a rare occassion, they are helpful. I just don't want him to teach our classes anymore. We travel in a pack of sorts...a cohort. There are other classes he could teach. Some in the class say we should leave it alone. This guy is a trouble. He is vindictive. He has friends in high places. I am of a certain age...that this doesn't intimidate me excessively. I have my moments. It makes me wonder how one gets to be such an incredible BULLY. When does it end? What to do???? Take a chance and complain or grin and take it? by the way...I might be able to take this class at a campus ONE HOUR AWAY. However, I have to go on a waiting list....and if I get in, the drive will be very difficult. Thoughts?