The enormous size of the University of Florida means that there are a plethora of classes and professors you will encounter in the next four years. To be better prepared for your classes here are the seven types of college professors you will definitely have at the University of Florida:
1. The Difficult and Strict Professor
This professor will make your life wretched. You will be up all hours of the night getting the impossible list of assignments and readings done for them because just skimping by will not work. They will make grueling exams that make you want to have an anxiety attack because it will be a miracle if you can pass it. This professor will push you to your limit. You are attending one of the best universities in Florida and this professor will make you earn that right. The positive to this type of professor is that they will force you to become a better student. If you can survive this type of class, it will make the classes that follow less daunting. It is truly rewarding to pass this type of professor’s class with an A and can be a total confidence booster.
2. The Caring professor
This professor will show that they really care about their students. They want you to be successful and are willing to help you along the way. They understand that life happens and are willing to be a listening ear with some of your troubles. This is the type of professor that will bring in snacks to class as an award for good exam scores or just because they know you are a poor college student living off of ramen. This is the type of professor that will bring you donuts and juice because they felt so terrible for canceling class one week. They may even throw a class party just to have fun. This type of professor makes you feel known and that your ideas matter.
3. The Passionate Professor
You can tell that this professor loves the subject they are teaching. They get excited during every lecture and always wear a huge goofy grin on their face. Their sheer passion for the subject makes you become captivated and enthralled in the lectures. You will not want to miss their lectures because each one is amazing.
4. The Relate-Able Professor
These types of college professors are very laid back and calm. They typically go with the flow and try not to stress you out. This professor will be open and honest about their life and experiences in order to teach you the valuable lessons they learned from them. These professors are usually on the younger side around their 20’s to 30’s. They will try to be in the know about what students your age talk about. Some of these professors are trendy and enjoyable to be around because they seem to like anyone else your age.
5. The Comedian Professor
Lectures with these types of college professors will leave you doubled over in laughter. Your professor will have the best anecdotes and stories to bring you into a fit of giggles. They are so hilarious you feel like you are occasionally at a comedian show. They have the gift of humor and use it well to their advantage in class. Class will be more enjoyable and lighter. This type of professor can even make an awful and boring subject more entertaining.
6. The Unattached Professor
You will be able to tell from day one that this professor does not care about teaching. They will make it obvious that they do not want to be at lecture and that they hate all their students for no reason. This type of professor will put in as minimal of work as they can. They get their PowerPoint and lecture ideas from other professors. The TA’s make all the assignments and Exams. They will make the TA’s do all the grading. Do not bother going to this professor’s office hours because they will just send you towards one of the TA’s. You can tell that all they care about is their research or that they are just teaching this subject because it is a job not a passion. This is definitely one of the types of college professors you’ll have at UF.
7. The Mentor and Inspirational Professor
This professor will be the one you go to for career advice, connections, and opportunities. They are dripping with experience. They know all the tips you need for your future career. At first this professor may seem intimidating because of how wise and experienced in their field they are. Eventually they will be purely inspiring to you. You will most likely look up to them and maybe even see them as a role model. Make sure to get to know these professors because they are an excellent source for your future career. Trust me when I say they would love to help you!