Wednesday, May 3, 2017

What Would You Do Wednesday: Scenario 12

Each week we will bring you a short scenario to address issues that you, your colleagues and students might face. How would you respond to these scenarios? Would you file a report, or do something different? Talk to your colleagues about these situations - the classroom should be a safe learning environment for students AND instructors!


Sometimes it’s not students we have to be concerned about. You have a colleague and friend whose office is in the same hallway. Recently your schedules have matched up and you are both leaving your offices at the same time. Coincidentally, you both teach an evening class this quarter, and because you get to campus later in the day, you have both struggled to find parking, and end up parking in the farthest lot from campus. It’s getting dark, and as you are both walking towards your cars, you notice your colleague slow down, and she gets an anxious look on her face. There is someone standing by her car – it’s another instructor from a different department, so you aren’t too worried initially. However, because your friend is hesitating, you become a little concerned. Although the other teacher seems really glad to see her, she doesn’t seem glad to see him. What should you do?

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