The use of the “progressive stack” in Occupy Wall Street appears to have fueled its use on campus in a few of the cases identified by .
In a 2014 essay published online, then-UC Berkeley Ph.
The packet asks “all participants to privilege the voices of those who might easily be marginalized in academic conversations in the [U.
Mc Kellop’s comments ignited a firestorm over the controversial teaching method and prompted her university to look into the situation, but a review of online documentation shows Mc Kellop is far from the first instructor to employ the “progressive stack” in the classroom.
Use of the progressive stack, which is lauded by advocates as amplifying oppressed voices and criticized by others as discriminatory, has been used in college classrooms for years, and has roots in liberal activism.
Painter did not respond to a request seeking comment.
In a 2013 article published in the journal “Radical Teacher,” a cohort of instructors who taught an “Occupy Wall Street-inspired” course admit to using the progressive stack in the class.
, University of New Mexico psychology professor Geoffrey Miller denounced the “progressive stack” method and said it will further alienate universities from their stakeholders.
“It’s obvious that universities feel deeply embarrassed when whistle-blowers publicize that progressive stacking is being used in their classrooms; they know that parents, alumni, legislators, and taxpayers can see how discriminatory it is, and will withdraw financial support if it continues,” Miller said.“[[n] the management department, women get to speak first.I think that that is a primary issue that we actually have to look at, how to do question and answer [periods]. When probed about whether that tactic could lead to sexism against men, Haiven reportedly said “yes, I suppose at some point that could happen.” Haiven did not respond to a request seeking comment.The method has been met with resistance by students as well.It drew complaints in one college course because students felt it “silenced straight white male students on the basis of their identities,” according to an article published by the course’s instructors.Painter inferred that white male students were actually called on first since they were a minority in the class.