I started this blog out of a genuine desire to help people and, let’s be honest, to blow off some steam. The purpose of this blog is to help incoming and current post-secondary students (and even their parents) understand what professors think about what goes on both inside and outside of the classroom. You might be shocked at what actually happens. Or maybe not.
I plan to share real stories of communications, meetings and exchanges with students to give you an idea of what works and what doesn’t with the goal of helping students understand the expectations and etiquette that goes into a successful post-secondary education experience. Power trips don’t turn me on but remember that at the end of the day the professor assigns the grade. It’s best not to p#$$ off your prof.
I certainly don’t claim to represent the opinions of all post-secondary faculty (or my institution of employment for that matter). After a decade in the post-secondary teaching business, I have had my fair share of conversations informally in the hallways and formally at teaching conferences to believe that the views I share represent a significant number of faculty in the field.
Enjoy reading and please share your comments and questions.