Professionalism and Expectations
What are some suggested do's and don'ts for fostering professionalism?
- organize your course and content so that students can follow easily
- present current or relevant research and examples, theory, and practice
- respond to questions in a timely and respectful manner
- be open to meeting the needs of diverse and special circumstance students
- assess student progress, give constructive feedback, and make meaningful suggestions for fostering learning
- Set and then follow your own standards
- If you require cell phones and laptops turned off, turn yours off, etc.
- If you require a specific dress code of students, exceed your own expectations, etc.
- Maintain a positive, respectful, and inclusive attitude with all students, at all times
- Be fair and equitable in the assessment and grading of all assignments
- Provide a syllabus outline all of the expectations set forth for your students, as well as for yourself
- Do not show favoritism
- Do not speak about a student's personal issues in public, to another colleague, or to another student
- Do not breach expectations of privacy
- Do not belittle students when they ask or answer questions
- Do not grade based on your personal affect towards a student or their demeanor