The New York Times reports that as email has made professors more approachable, the demands on their time and availability by students have dramatically increased. Whether the email comes from students who missed class and wants notes, to the student looking for feedback on a paper that is due, email has removed some traditional layers of deference in the professor-student relationship that have existed in the past. Some professors lament the steady stream of email that comes from students in addition to the tone, which can range from informal to downright inappropriate... (Note: This site requires free registration)...

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