Monthly Archives: November 2017

Dear Not Working as a Team

Dear Ms. Scholar, Last semester, I had a class that had a group project worth about 1/3 of the overall grade. One team member was frequently absent and didn’t actively participate when they were in groups. The team was unhappy, … Continue reading

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He Made a Difference

– Jeanne M. Slattery I heard a story recently that got me thinking. A student emailed a faculty member asking him whether he was going to go to graduation. He was not her advisor and had never had her in … Continue reading

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Dear Devastated and Embarrassed

Dear Ms. Scholar, I received my first grade complaint this year, and I don’t know what to do. I am devastated that my student would complain, as I bent over backwards for her at several points this semester. I’m also … Continue reading

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It’s November

– Mel Michel It’s November. It’s just past midterms and there are still three weeks ‘til the Thanksgiving break. And everybody is getting squirrelly. I started the semester so full of enthusiasm this year. Fresh from the Partners retreat, where … Continue reading

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