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Strategy: Report the incident, with or without names

Get help for someone better placed to intervene
Make people responsible for this class, department, residence, office, etc. aware of what is going on.


  • Situation #2: A fellow graduate student receives a public dressing down by a professor in a lab meeting.

    Response: Let the chair of the department know. Either name the professor (but not the graduate student) and ask the chair to discuss appropriate behavior with graduate students with the professor. Or do not name the professor (and your communication to the chair may be anonymous), and ask the chair to speak generally with professors in the department.
  • Situation #3: In a small to medium-sized class you see another student repeatedly surfing the net on a laptop. It’s distracting. The instructor has not said anything.

    Response: You might mention the incident to the professor and ask him/her to make a general announcement about not distracting others in the class.


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