During the month of March 2023, the University of Wisconsin reopened my complaint for hate/bias in the veterans lounge at their Whitewater campus. A 48-page confidential exhibit and complaint amendment created the first linear document for reporting a hostile learning environment.
The exhibit was a rhetorical analysis excerpt from the convergent media studies submission for the independent study 498 course during the fall 2022 semester, which was an appendix to the Autumn Landmine Productions business plan.
The exhibit documented the university’s retaliation for filing a complaint. The university libeled me on several counts and have handed the exhibit over to the Dept. of Education for review.
On March 15, 2022, I set out on a journey to unearth the barriers for veteran and service member success at the Whitewater campus. I have been working hard to stay focused after receiving backlash for doing so.
With that being said, I am going to keep this brief. The proctoring professor of my Madison College honors project went beyond the scope of her role as the oversight. She deceived me into signing a contract that had an informal ad infinitum clause stating I could turn in late work and improve the grade and that “I cannot modify the paper.”
The variables of the honors project survey the barriers and facilitators for success. I am eliminating the success variable and focusing solely on one term.
The veteran college experience deals with attrition and social isolation. The rewrite is an excerpt from the next phase, which is the writing of a survival manual for veterans and service members believing the lie their nation told them at the recruiting station.
The lie: You can go back to school and use your G.I. benefits without hassle.
I am announcing today I am trademarking under the Outpost 422 linear writing style a term I will be referring to as “Vet-quity,” which is the disenfranchisement of veterans and service members in the classroom who deal with lowball grades and micro assaults when writing papers and participating in person.
This happened to me frequently at the Whitewater campus. We need to make this stop. “Vet-quity” is a call for revitalization or a total boycott of using veteran benefits and a walkout from university attendance. We deserve buy in. We deserve a quality education. We do not deserve to be loathed for our service.
Please fill out the contact form if you are dealing with academic abuse and come forward and share your story here. You deserve respect for using your G.I. benefits. Not the “non-traditional” beratement we receive. We are one.
Bradley J. Burt