'Rude' texting students say they're only multitasking

Two Seton Hill sources are mentioned in this local story.

Millennials appreciate professors who bring technology into the
classroom, whether it’s YouTube, PowerPoint or posting grades online
after assignments, said Theresa Conley, 27, a junior at Seton Hill
University in Greensburg.

“That way, you can see where you’re at and what you’re getting, so
you’re prepared,” said Conley, a communications and creative writing


Seton Hill professor Mike Arnzen puts his texting policy in the
course syllabus: If students place his class in the background by
texting, he marks them as absent.

“Because they’re not attending,” explained Arnzen, 42, chair of the
school’s division of humanities. He has even experienced students
answering cell phones in class.

“It’s very rare, but I see it as rude. I take it as an insult,” he
said. “I tell them to take it in the hallway. Then, after class, I’ll
talk to them. Teachers find themselves policing basic civility more
than we used to.” —Mike Cronin, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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