Interpersonal Boundaries in Teaching and Learning by Harriet L. Schwartz
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 131

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews


While issues of interpersonal boundaries between faculty and students is not new, more recent influences such as evolving technology and current generational differences have created a new set of dilemmas. How do we set appropriate expectations regarding e-mail response time in a twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week Internet-connected culture? How do we maintain our authority with a generation that views the syllabus as negotiable?

Complex questions about power, positionality, connection, distance, and privacy underlie these decision points. This sourcebook provides an in-depth look at interpersonal boundaries between faculty and students, giving consideration to the deeper contextual factors and power dynamics that inform how we set, adjust, and maintain boundaries as educators.

This is the 131st volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education series. New Directions for Teaching and Learning offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.


About Harriet L. Schwartz

See more books from this Author
Harriet L. Schwartz has worked in higher education for more than a decade. She collaborates with students on issues of personal, academic, and professional development. Schwartz began her career as an academic advisor for a Division I men's basketball team. Currently she serves as assistant director of the Career Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, providing career and personal support to students in the performing and fine arts. Schwartz is also an active freelance writer and photographer, covering music and other aspects of pop culture for regional and national publications.
Published September 20, 2012 by Jossey-Bass. 121 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

Rate this book!

Add Review