Set limits and model professional communication

Administrators and faculty alike can face the awkward problem of receiving inappropriate emails from students, so Natascha Chtena, a University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) doctoral student and TA, offers tips for responding to them gracefully.

“About once a week I will open my inbox and be greeted by an email that will leave me at a loss for words,” Chtena writes in Inside Higher Ed. In some cases, those emails can be too informal, personal, or disrespectful of an instructor’s time, as students are still learning to develop appropriate boundaries. (READ MORE)