Professor Etiquette

For two years during my undergraduate years, I was a resident adviser for University Housing at NC State. With the position came many responsibilities, including attending committee meetings to plan academic programming initiatives for our division of housing. In the month of March 2015, our committee decided to do a passive program about how to properly communicate with professors. Several of the other committee members helped film the interviews, and I volunteered to do the editing (I always love making a good video, especially when I have help). The result was a video entitled, “Professor Etiquette: Your guide to communicating and interacting with professors.

Of the videos I’ve produced, this one is incredibly useful for college students and aspiring college students. Everything in this video is valuable, so if you’re in college or know someone who is, tell them to watch this video. Hopefully they’ve figured these things out already, but if not, maybe they’ll learn something. You might even learn something too.

Here is the YouTube description:

For the month of March 2015, the NC State University Housing East Campus Academic Initiative Committee interviewed professors at NC State to get their input on the proper way to communicate with professors inside and outside the classroom.

Questions they answered:
What are the best ways to stand out to a professor?
What’s the best way to stay in touch with a professor after a course is over?
What is your preferred email etiquette?
What are your academic pet peeves?
Do you have any general words of wisdom or advice?

Special thanks to:
Dr. Lisa Bullard, Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Dr. Rachana Gupta, Professor and Interim Director of ECE Design Center, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Bradley Lindsey, Assistant Professor, Poole College of Management
Professor Barbara Zelter, Lecturer & BSW Field Coordinator in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Social Work Department


Directed by: Ethan D. Smith
Written by: Brooke Bailey and Ethan D. Smith

Original concept developed by:
Brooke Bailey
Thomas Dintino
Wallace Exum
Anne Montgomery
Addison Randolph
Ethan D. Smith
Erin Tooley

Interview footage by:
Wallace Exum
Anne Montgomery
Ethan D. Smith
Erin Tooley

Non-interview scenes filmed by Sarah Snow

Music used with permission courtesy of Footage Firm, Inc.

Filmed on location at NC State University

A production of the East Campus Academic Initiative Committee, copyright March 2015

Produced with Adobe Premiere Elements 13

It should be noted that this was the first video I produced with Adobe Premiere Elements 13, and I have fallen in love with the software since. It’s extremely versatile, and the education pricing for it is unbeatable. I highly recommend it for light to moderate video editing. It will pretty much do everything you could possibly want with the exception of visual effects and animation.

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