1. K-State home
  2. »Counseling Services
  3. »Additional Resources
  4. »Self Help
  5. »Tips for good relationships with instructors

Counseling Services

Counseling Logo

Kansas State University
Counseling Services
1105 Sunset Ave, Rm 101
Manhattan, KS 66502

Monday - Friday:  8am-5pm

785-532-3932 (fax)

Parking Information

Tips for good relationships with instructors

**Avoid these negative behaviors.**

  • Making excuses (your instructors have heard them all). Accept responsibility for your mistakes and failures.
  • Arguing angrily- especially over exams.
  • Treating classes as social hours or unwanted obligations.
  • Being a know-it-all student.
  • Telling emotional and personal stories leading nowhere
  • Demanding that your instructors give you special favors and consideration.
  • Telling other students what you dislike about the instructor instead of going directly to the instructor.
  • Being irritating to an instructor who irritates you.
  • Asking your instructors to be personal counselors.

**Much of this material was taken from Becoming a Master Student, Ellis.

Tips for good relationships with instructors (pdf)