Academic Gibberish Watch: We Have Another Winner
"Yes, I too was sure this was a parody, but in fact the lead author is the associate dean at the University of Oregon." I attended the U of O back in 1977-1979. They filmed Animal House back then, so we were somewhat familiar with slapstick and hoopla. It seems they haven't strayed far from the script today. The university is still lockstep with the slapstick and hoopla.
It is all but impossible to take Portlandia/Oregon seriously, the people live in a reality free enclave.