Talk to Us!
- — Richelle C. Brown (@BirchCelloWren)Tue, Sep 04 2012 18:32:53@wcaleb I'm not a professor, but as a student it was always really rewarding for me to just stop by and chat at least once in a semester.
- — Richelle C. Brown (@BirchCelloWren)Tue, Sep 04 2012 18:35:41@wcaleb That way, we got to communicate about something that wasn't a problem I was having. And then if I did, we had a rapport.
Forms of Address
- — Gautham Rao (@gauthamrao)Tue, Sep 04 2012 18:10:54@wcaleb Texting language is not appropriate for communications with your professor. Unless you are texting them. Also, don't text them.
- — Gabriel Rosenberg (@gnrosenberg)Tue, Sep 04 2012 17:55:18@wcaleb Always begin emails with "Dear Professor X." Many faculty enjoy the mystery and allure of being referred to as Professor X.
- — A_D_Medievalist (@ADMedievalist)Tue, Sep 04 2012 19:42:23@wcaleb 1) Politely. 2) people vary; for me, no txtspk & salutation of some sort before my name (and Dr. or Prof., not Mrs or Ms!!)
- — John Overholt (@john_overholt)Tue, Sep 04 2012 18:28:03@wcaleb Remember to actually say who you are. My wife gets unsigned emails from "BieberFan16"-style usernames & has no idea who they're from
- — Gale Kenny (@glkenny)Tue, Sep 04 2012 18:46:36
- — Shane Landrum (@cliotropic)Tue, Sep 04 2012 18:18:59@wcaleb Understand that we're busy people. Allow at least 48 hours for a response to email, if not longer. Better yet, come to office hours.
- — Joseph Adelman (@jmadelman)Tue, Sep 04 2012 18:20:43
- — Shane Landrum (@cliotropic)Tue, Sep 04 2012 18:22:54
Communicating with Professors
In advance of a presentation to undergraduates about talking with faculty, I polled my Twitter followers for their advice. Here's what I heard back.
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