Don’t Be a Helicopter Professor!
Don’t Be a Helicopter Professor: How to Free Your Students and Yourself
The term “helicopter parent” and the supposed damage these over-involved parents are doing to college-age kids has become a familiar topic of conversation on campus. But what about helicopter professors, professors who just can’t seem to get out of their students’ way? Berlin Fang, director of instructional design at the Adams Center for Teaching and Learning at Abilene Christian University, talks with Andrew Hibel about how some professors have developed habits and teaching methods that make their own lives harder and inhibit student learning.