Interesting article on what students see as the most important characteristics of faculty…. See http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/philosophy-of-teaching/what-students-want-characteristics-of-effective-teachers-from-the-students-perspective/?c=FF2 The full paper is online at http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/Resource_library/handouts/28251_10H.pdf (Student Perceptions of Effective Teaching in Higher Education). Number one on the list? Respect! And read the full report to see what students mean by that term…..