Students Complain About UTEP Professor Accents Again
POSTED: Friday, February 19, 2010 - 5:41pm
UPDATED: Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 8:11pm
UTEP students say they're having a hard time in class, all because they can't understand their professors through their thick foreign accents.
We told you about the problem at the beginning of the week. Officals at UTEP said nothing could be done if complaints were only going to the media and not straight to them.
News Channel Nine talked with a student who says she did go to UTEP officials, and it didn't help.
Student Kate Lopez says she's taking most of her classes at El Paso community college because every time she takes a class at UTEP she ends up with a professor she can't understand.
In an interview earlier this week Student Affairs Vice President Richard Padilla said any student with complaints should speak with their department heads.
Katie says she talked to one of the dean's about it, but she doesn't feel like that dean helped to solve her problem.
Anny Morrobel-Sosa is the dean of Science and Mathmetics at UTEP. She says no one has complained to her about the way the professors speak.
Morrobel-Sosa says the faculty is full of people from all around the world and that's part of the education that the students are paying for. "After all, when they leave us, they will be working in an environment where they will be dealing with individuals from all areas and all walks of life," said Morrobel-Sosa.