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Welcome to the FacultyWorkshop Podcast, where faculty learn the most successful strategies used by other educators. Whether you are looking for ways to improve your teaching, productivity, or simply looking for professional development opportunities, we've got you covered. This podcast is hosted by Dr. Fawaz Al-Malood from FacultyWorkshop.com.
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Ep16: Students Letters of Recommendation
Nov 27 15
Dr. Al-Malood shares his techniques on screening and managing requests for student letters of recommendations, as well as what to include in your letters.
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As we approach the end of a semester or academic year, we are sometimes flooded with requests from students to write them letters of recommendation. I'm usually honored to be asked to write these letters, and I usually look forward to working on them but only if they are warranted and meet the criteria that I establish for the students requesting the letter.
As faculty, our duties and responsibilities extend way beyond the classroom, and while we are typically compensated for working 40 hours a week, many of us actually invest 60-80 hours or more engaging in campus related work. Due to our limited time, we need to be selective about who we write recommendations letters for and when.
To manage these requests, I've developed a system to screen the requests and the people applying for them. The system is quite simple and includes two things:
A defined need
Ability to meet the screening criteria.
Defining The Need:
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Date published: 2015-12-21