Inappropriate communication (verbal, email, phone, etc.) with the course instructor and/or teaching assistants is not acceptable. It may result in a reduction in your course grade or an “F”.Other action may also be warranted. Your relationship with your course instructor and/or teaching assistant should be academically-appropriate and respectful. In this course, the appropriate way to address these individuals is by title (instructor= “Dr.” or “Professor”; TAs= “Mr.” or “Ms.”). Phrases or words such as “Hey,” etc. do not show professionalism or academic respect.In addition, you are expected to use proper grammar, complete sentences and appropriate language when putting together written correspondence. AWORD ON EMAIL ETIQUETTE. You are expected to send only “business appropriate” emails for all email communications related to this course. The following tips are provided to help you make professional choices in your contact with the professor and the TA’s. Use an appropriate Subject line ▪Put something in the subject line to give us a hint as to what your email is about. This could be something like “Exam Question”, “Absence”, “Family Issue”, “Appointment Needed”, etc. Just a couple words so that we know what your email will be about. Also make sure that “NEP 1034”is included in the subject of all emails directed to the professor. Start with a greeting ▪Keep things professional. If the person you are addressing has a title (Professor, Dr., etc), use it! If you don’t know the title, Mr. or Ms. is appropriate. For this class specifically, which has a class email that any one of 6 people could be answering, using something like “Dear TA Team” is appropriate and acceptable. Make sure the topic is appropriate for an email ▪Specific grade issues will NEVER be discussed over email. If you need to talk to someone about your grades, please visit one of the TAs during office hours. Please “Ask”, don’t “tell”. ▪This means that if, for example, you would like to request some special accommodations (e.g. an extension on an assignment due date), you are expected to ask. Keep in mind, that you are not entitled to special accommodations; they are a gift. So, it would serve you well if you were polite in your requests! Be as thorough and specific as possible ▪We realize that there are some things that cannot be discussed over email, and should be discussed in person. However, if this is an issue that can be discussed and solved over email, please be as thorough as possible so that it can be ideally fixed with as few emails as possible Sign your name ▪All emails for this class should be signed with your: first & last name, student ID number Don’t expect a reply in 5 minutes▪Give us 24 hours (or 1 business day) to reply to all emails about this class. Did you email us
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