Tag Archives: Ms. Scholar

Dear “Disrespected”

Dear Ms. Scholar, I clearly tell my students that there’s no texting in class; nonetheless, there’s a small group in one class who do. This bothers me for several reasons: it feels disrespectful, my student’s performance in class is compromised, … Continue reading

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Dear Left Confused

Dear Ms. Scholar, I watched the report from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) and was left confused. There were good ideas, although these ideas were often so vague that, as I read the media and listened … Continue reading

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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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