Question: How to deal with "parents of college students" as a university instructor?
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|Thu, 03-15-2012 - 9:38pm|
I'm new to IVillage. I've made a couple posts on other boards these past few days, but I specifically came here to pose a question for "parents of college students." I hope no one here has been the perpetrator of the scenario I'm about to describe, but if any of you have done this, please don't take offense to my post.
I teach college (I'm a graduate assistant, currently getting my PhD). The term "assistant" is actually a bit of a misnomer, as I'm entirely responsible for my own course. Without getting into too many details, I teach a humanities/social sciences-related subject in a highly conservative area (by conservative, I mean combatatively so). Because of this, I'm already at somewhat of a disadvantage because few students see the value of my course. My problem, however, isn't