Faculty Mentoring Program | Remember: Professors are People Too!

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Always remember that professors are people too! Don't be intimidated by them.

If you have a professor that comes across "mean" or "arrogant" in the classroom, chances are that it is just their teaching style. If a professor appears annoyed when you approach him or her, don't take it personally. Chances are it has nothing to do with you. Teachers face many of the same challenges and struggles that students do.

They will appreciate it if you take the time to get to know them as people or show an interest in their field. You will be amazed at how accomplished some of your professors are!

Some professors may be more approachable than others. You may get someone to answer a question after class, or someone who ends up being a mentor. Whatever role they play, they are here to help you learn. They are a resource that you should not pass up.

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