Here is a story from the NY Times on the emails that college students send to their teachers. The story says that “e-mail has made professors much more approachable. But many say it has made them too accessible, erasing boundaries that traditionally kept students at a healthy distance.” However, in KSU the story is quite different. I remember one of my biochemistry teachers who told us that if any of us has any question, “he can come to my office at anytime.” He did not provide us with any way to contact him; not even the phone number of his office. So, being the geek that I am, I asked him if he could provide us with at least his email address. “What? What did I just tell you? I said come to my office!” he said angrily. I never found him in his office.
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As with most things in the world, the ability to e-mail your professor could be positive or negative. Depending on the person sending of course.
It would scare me to some point if I was a professor. If anyone’s angry at me or obsessed with me or in love with me they have the ability to look up my school email and send me something.
It could be a virus, death threat anything!But if I was a professor I hope i’d be smart enought to not open up attachments.
The positive side is that you get to help your students more, at least I believe so. Especially the shy students who find it difficult to speak in public. Or even face to face with an authority figure.
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