I met this girl when I was working for a Coast Guard College. She had gone to the university I was currently attending and told me this story about this particular physics prof. She had been an engineering student and had to take physics from this prof. He was the only one who taught it at the time (small university). Anyway, they'd had this test and apparently 95% of the class had done terribly, so the prof was answering questions after class.
So she's in line, and the prof is taking to the guy ahead of her. Key word: "Guy". This particular guy had flat out flunked the test. She listened to the prof explain a few questions, and at the end of the conversation he patted the guy on the back and said, "Don't worry about it too much. You'll do better on the next one."
So then it's my friend's turn. She hands the prof her test, which she didn't fail, just did poorly and had a few questions. She doesn't get a single question out. The prof looks at her test, looks back at her, and unceremoniously states, "Well it's obvious that you don't belong in any kind of engineering class. Why don't you take a walk down the hall and go check out the nursing department where you clearly belong."
Needless to say, she was beyond shocked. She snatched her paper out of his hand and immediately stalked down to the human resources and wellness department where she promptly bawled her eyes out and filed an official complaint against the asshole.
Soon later she actually did decide to change her program and so she lost track of the complaint. When she told me this story she had since graduated, so I looked into it for her.
What I found was that this prof is still working with absolutely no slight against him on his record at all. I asked the guy at human resources about it and he sighed and told me that, unfortunately, there were many levels to these complaints and that at any time someone who liked the asshole could have swiped the complaint out of the system and gotten rid of it. He said it sucks, and he'd like to see the guy fired, but there's nothing he can do because he's just the guy who writes down the complaint.
As a little bit of extra: I watched that particular professor while I was at school....he taught physics and calculus, and both of his classes had an EIGHTY PERCENT FAIL RATE. Um...WHAT?! And these aren't just any students. As I mentioned before, these are engineering students...they aren't exactly stupid when it comes to math and science. And as a bit of further proof, there are two other calculus teachers, both of whom only have 25% fail rates with the same course material. Honest, I've seen this guy's final exams.....I took Calculus from one of the other profs and made 80's, but I would have flunked this guy's course. @_@ So he's a misogynist AND loves to bash people's dreams and futures. Lovely.