Tag Archives: Ms. Scholar

Dear Worried Sick

Dear Ms. Scholar, I have a student in class who is visibly depressed. She no longer interacts with her classmates, appears less engaged and more apathetic than in previous semesters, is performing more poorly on homework, and is missing class … Continue reading

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Dear Hopeless About Evaluations

Dear Ms. Scholar, I’ve just gotten my student evaluations – which were not as kind as I would like. How much should I trust my student evaluations? I’m feeling hopeless about my student evaluations. Dear Hopeless About Evaluations, Student evaluations … Continue reading

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Dear Still Filled with Anger

Dear Ms. Scholar, I’ve been in a very conflict-filled situation in my department. The particular problem has been at least partially resolved, but I am still filled with a lot of anger. Unfortunately, some of that anger is being misdirected … Continue reading

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Dear What Can I Do to Prevent Sexual Assault?

Dear Ms. Scholar, I recently watched The Hunting Ground at a conference and was profoundly disturbed. I was especially appalled by the statistics it reported about sexual assault on college campuses. What can I do to make a difference? Dear … Continue reading

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Dear Curious

Dear Ms. Scholar, I’m curious. Do you have thoughts about the new administrators coming on board and what characteristics make strong administrators? Dear Curious, Of course! Ms. Scholar  has many thoughts about what characteristics strong university-promoting administrators share. Administrators can strongly influence morale … Continue reading

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Dear Feeling Frightened

Dear Ms. Scholar, I’ve been feeling intimidated by a student in my class. This student hasn’t physically attacked me (yet), but I’m feeling frightened and don’t know what to do. Help! Dear Feeling Frightened, It doesn’t really matter whether you’ve … Continue reading

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Dear Avoiding Target Practice

Dear Ms. Scholar, I am committed to social justice and frequently talk about issues of class, race, and gender in my classes. This semester, though, I only have one African American and one international student in class. I often find … Continue reading

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