Category Archives: General

You mean I can’t do my online class on my phone?

Background provided by Instructor: I received this email shortly before the midpoint of a fully online course. This “student” had been emailing me with excuses for not completing assignments that ranged from not having the textbook to not understanding the … Continue reading

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Feminist = You hate men

Background provided by the Instructor: I just wanted to share how stunning it is that some students continue to equate “feminist” with “hates men.” I happen to teach a class where we discuss gender issues, including violence against women. Here … Continue reading

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Can we discuss a solution?

Background provided by Instructor: After an exam, I post the answers for students to review. A student emailed me later in the day asking to meet with me. She said she had misunderstood the question and now that she has … Continue reading

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Spoon-feeding 101

Background provided by Instructor: As part of the term paper assigned for the class, students are told to use APA style and are given links to resources such as http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/, along with handouts explaining APA, and sample papers that use … Continue reading

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What’s a deadline?

Background provided by Instructor: Somewhere along the way students lost the meaning of a deadline.  Too many wait until the last minute – literally. I feel this email represents way too many of today’s college students. For this class, the … Continue reading

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It is in the syllabus

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I don’t have the book

Background provided by Instructor: I received this email from a student telling me they do not have the required book to do the assignment (10 weeks into the semester). All books are sold in the campus bookstore and also placed … Continue reading

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Educating the professor

Background provided by the instructor: In my small undergraduate seminar class, I corrected a student who was stating some things as “facts” – which were actually inaccurate representations of the research in my area of scholarship.  After class, I followed … Continue reading

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I have to buy books?

Background: Students seem to resent having to purchase books for class. A month before the course started, I sent an email to students informing them of the books needed. I explained that in addition to a new  textbook, there are … Continue reading

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I just need to know how to flunk out!

Hello, A few of my friends and I were curious as to how many classes you can fail until you are offically kicked out .

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