The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 03, 1969, Page PAGE 5, Image 5

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    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1969
Visiting hours are important to students and
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school to put teachers somewhere
above themselves, he said, and it's
hard to forget that "It takes courage
for a student ot visit a faculty
a matter of treating them (students)
like human beings, not inferiors," he
said. Hardly a day goes by when at
least one student does not come by
to talk, he added. They make
"confessions of first love" and ask'
for help as in the case of a girl who
was pregnant but unmarried, and a
young man who had been caught in
a girl's room, he said.
Some professors invite students to
their homes. Pharmacologist Wells
said that his students are invited to
call or drop by his home "any time
before 10:30 because that's when
I go to bed."
Students, according to their com
ments, are not all disenchanted with
these student-initiated contacts. As
one student remarked, "I feel that
if the students show an interest and
attempt to get aid from tteir advisers
or teachers, most teachers and ad
visers will do their upmost to help
them. The students do need to make
the first move though."
The student in a large school gets
Not all teachers are inaccessable. In
tor Simone Messih aids Kaye George.
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Here's what: at IH you won't have to stand
in line waiting for responsibility. YouU get it
Right from the start
And you won't be pushed into a job
that leads to nowhere.
YouTl move up on your merits. The sooner you can
cut h, the quicker you'll move.
You see, we're looking for the thinker. The innovator.
The type of guy who has lots of imagination
and plenty of guts. (It takes guts to make decisions
and stand up for your ideas.)
YouU have to be on the ball all right But well
give you plenty in return.
For one thing, we're diversified. YouU find all kinds
of action in steelmaking, motor trucks,
construction or farm equipment And lots of things in
research and development (We've got some far-out
ideas on laser beam construction equipment
solar energy and nuclear power.)
In other words, we're working on things that should
shape the future. Yours and ours.
So talk to your campus placement officer
about us. Hell give you the word on the jobs we have
jin engineering, accounting, production
management and sales. O
Sure, we're a big company. But we're big b
lot more ways than just size.,
An aqusl opporurvty emoioy Hf
' out of his education what he puts
into it rraessors are usually very
willing to help."
The teacher's attitude seems to be
highly important in student contact.
A student emphasized this in saying,
"If a professor is willing to be a
friend ... he will make it known
by his attitude. By the same token,
If a student would like to know a
professor, the student must take the
numbers Is seeming indifference on
the part of the instructors. According
to one freshman, "Professors just
don't care."
But Dr. Thomas B. Thorson,
chairman of NU's zoology depart
ment, said that he spends many hours
In his office with the door open,
though he holds no specific office
hours. About office hours, he said,
no one ever used them anyway.
AND WHAT about those office
A student complained that his pro
fessor was "never in his office."
Another said, "They (professors)
often don't live up to office hours."
A third said that his adviser's office
hours are nearly impossible to meet
and he couldn't be reached to make
an appointment.
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Twentv-three Drofessors intervlpwort
agreed that if students can't meet
scheduled office hours, they may
make appointments for any
reasonable hour.
SOME students seemed to realize
this and appreciate it. One remarked,
"I was surprised at the fact that pro
lessors try to find time to help
students who desire help." Another
said, "My profs have all been very
cooperative as to office hours."
Dr. Lloyd Teale, associate professor
of Romance Languages, stated that
office hours are very important
because they seem to help students
relax. A student who comes into the
office by appointment sticks to
business, he said, while one who just
wanders in during office hours tends
to talk more freely.
But, appointment or no appoint
ment, it's hard to talk freely about
private matters in a crowded office
of which NU has an abundance.
All 11 professors interviewed who
share or have shared offices until
recently agreed that the lack of
privacy hindered student frankness.
Wells, who has a private office,
- agreed that his office situation might
enhance his chances of having close
student-professor relationships, but
said that the door is usually open
and he seldom has a really private
conversation with a student.
HOW GREAT is the effect of
crowded office conditions on students?
Does it prevent their visiting with
their professors?
Of 23 professors responding, 21 ex
pressed dissatisfaction with the small
numbers of students who consult with
Why, if teachers have time and
would like to see more students, don't
students talk to their teachers?
Office hours and crowded offices
may be one factor, but students list
"I couldn't even find him (his ad
viser). I didn't know what room or
building he was in," said one student
departments of the University are
moving around. This is not a
representative situation, said Dr.
Dudley Bailey, chairman of the
English Department one of those
moving. But for the students needing
help now, it's a problem to be dealt
Is ego the reason for time spent
in research? No according to pro
fessors. A coed, listing another reason for
lack of student-professor contact said
I've got my interview set
between computer lab and econ
hurry up bus
I'll be late for class
wonder if Alcoa's doing anything
about traffic jams
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PUnt one
she didn't visit her professors often
because, "I'm frightened by most of
my professors."
Yet not all students are frightened.
Not all are lost. Not all are
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Before you dectda on the Job thaft to start you on your professional
career, Ifs good to ask a few point blank questions . . . likes
Will this job let me rub shoulders with
engineers doing things that havent been
done before, In all phases of engineering?
Will I be working for an engineering
oriented management whose only standard
is excellence?
Will I have access to experts In fields
other than my own to help me solve problem
and stimulate professional growth?
Will I be working with the widest range of
professional competence and technological
facilities in the U. S.?
Are engineering careers with this company
stable ... or do they depend upon proposals
and market fluctuations?
Why not ask these questions about Bendlx Kansas City when Mr. R. &
Cox visits th. Unirersity of Nebraska
Feb. 5,6, 1969
Or you may write Mr. Cox ab
Bax 303-AE, Kansas Cty, Me. 64131
I read somewhere they're solving
rapid transit problems
and helping explore the seas and
outer space
and working with packaging
and automotive applications
So when I go in
and they'll tell it like it la
ter them
Changs for the better
with Alcoa
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A student in Teachers' College said,
"I have had three fine professors who
saw great good In developing student
teacher relationships. After f o n t
years, I continue to visit one of these
teachers." .......
Straight questions straight answers
and they won't care If the
bus is a little late
Get together with Alcoat
February 17
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