An article published in The Advocate on Monday quotes an American Association of University Professors’ report that states that “BIOL 1001 had long enjoyed a reputation as the easy option among introductory LSU science classes.”

The average grade in this class over the past 10 years has been a C+ (2.24 on a grade-point scale of 4.00), hardly an easy A.

In their zeal to defend one professor, the AAUP has implied that all of the other instructors teaching this nonmajors course are either doing a poor job or lacking rigor.

That is not the case.

The other freshman biology teachers do an excellent job and have high expectations of their students.

James V. Moroney, chairman

LSU Department of Biological Sciences

Baton Rouge