College freshman meme: Emails Prof / "Dear Miss"
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Pop Quiz: What did you call me?

My school tends toward the informal.  Many professors encourage their students to call them by first name.  This likely because many of the students are non-traditional, or because we’re a women’s college. I hate that. I insist my students call me Doctor or Professor Apostrophobia.  I have overheard students complain …

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Batman and Robin meme: Excuse me Mr... / Doctor!
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Pop Quiz: What did you call me?

Those of you in the education biz have probably seen this recent essay by Katrina Gulliver on the “epidemic” of informality in today’s college classrooms, and probably also this rather clueless response to it by Will Miller. For those of you unfamiliar with the exchange, Gulliver’s point, broadly speaking, is …

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