Monthly Archives: March 2015

TTYL, Professor

I get a fair amount of e-mail (as I’ve lamented), but there’s a special category that I get during teaching terms like this one: e-mails from students. Most are perfectly courteous inquiries about my assignments or questions about the readings, but occasionally I get messages from students that are … well, in need of a lesson in letter-writing conventions. A salutation (“Dear Prof. Ullyot”) and some effort at self-identification, for starters.

Sometimes I can’t figure out who the writer is, what s/he wants or needs, and why it should concern me.

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Teaching + Learning News 2.06

Semi-regular reports on higher-education teaching and learning from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts. By Michael Ullyot, Associate Dean (Teaching + Learning): saving your inbox from overload since 2014. Follow me on Twitter, if you do that sort of thing. Feedback and submissions are always welcome. Leave a comment below, or drop me a line.
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