Zack Whittaker of ZDNet offers “Five Techie Tips to Cope With University Professors.”
Professors can be difficult people to deal with. Their often strong personality can easily trickle down to associate lecturers, professional colleagues and postgraduate students who often pick up the slack on their behalf.
As Sir Ken Robinson says, famous for his TED talks on creativity in education and schools, academics and professors often live in their heads. Their bodies are merely a transportation device to get their heads and brains from one place to another.
But there is a psychology to master. To know the professor is the key to understanding how the professor thinks. Here are five tips to deal with college and university professors, as well as their subordinate lackeys.
In response to the five tips in the article, Professor Pete says:
1) As old-fashioned as it may be, use email to contact me, or come by my office.
2) Say what you have to say.
3) LinkedIn and Twitter.
4) Times New Roman 12, or (my preference) Georgia 12
5) Always advisable, whether in academia or on the job.
and, I would add,
6) You can’t go wrong with cookies.