Reviews and Responses
Students do not always approach professors’ offices for help with their homework. Or with questions about the upcoming test. Sometimes their visits are more confessional, with the goal being atonement for the “sins” of poor academic performance. One thing that I found striking in the just-completed school year was the number of young people who self-divulged their mental illness, or treatment for mental disorders. While such a revelation was a rare, every-year-or-two phenomenon for much of my teaching career, in 2005/2006 its frequency jumped tenfold.
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