In our classrooms, we urge our students to express a range of opinions, to disagree, to become critical thinkers. Online is a different matter. On their Facebook and Instagram feeds, they are learning to conform and be uniformly agreeable, because opinion and difference can come with a high price.
Do interactions between students and faculty in university settings draw from a larger sociological context? Are impeccably proofed, grammatical, formal emails tied to good pedagogy and a liberal credo?
CASE offers tips on how to appeal to literature-loving alumni.