Some requests for additional work are worth granting. But what about the ones that aren't?
Students sometimes need a bit of help understanding email etiquette. Here are a few ideas—some more comedic than others—on how to give them pointers.
Students and faculty who complain about each other are focused on the wrong target.
What would you tell a student who asks if it's still OK to enroll several weeks into the semester?
"I worked really hard on this paper," a student says, "so why did I only get a C?" Here's how several professors would respond.
Some students shy away from buying required books because money is tight; others have too many top-of-the-line sneakers to cry poor. Here's how to respond to the latter group.
Every semester, on college campuses across America, there's a rash of students whose grandmothers suddenly pass away. Some cases, of course, are real. Here's how to respond to the ones that probably aren't.