- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 24, 2016

Conservative students who want to avoid biased college professors now have access to a database that will inform them with the click of a button.

Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA concluded in 2014 that 60 percent of college professors identify as “liberal” or “far left.” Given that, the education watchdog aptly named ProfessorWatchlist.org created a tool that would help them make a prudent decision while signing up for classes. The team’s work is a project of the nonprofit organization Turning Point USA.

TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk spoke ideological ally Campus Reform about the database on Wednesday.

Professor watch list is intended to expose document and organize radical professors across the country who have been engaged in anti-American and leftist behavior in their classes,” Mr. Kirk said. “We believe these professors have a right to say whatever they wish, but we feel a responsibility to students, alumni, and parents to expose the radicalism that has institutionalizes our colleges and universities.”

Students who use the free product can search by school or an individual professor by name.

One of the most well-known faces included in the database is Melissa Click, the former University of Missouri communications professor who ordered “muscle” to remove student reporters from campus race protests.

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The academic was hired in September as a lecturer at Gonzaga University.

“Dr. Click has excellent recommendations for both her teaching and scholarship, which includes an extensive record of publication,” Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said in a statement upon the hiring, The Washington Times reported Sept. 3. “We are confident she has learned much from her experiences at the University of Missouri and believe she will uphold the rigorous standards of academic excellence demanded of Gonzaga faculty and students.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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