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A Discussion of Student Academic Entitlement and Possible Strategies To Mitigate The Associated Challenges
Academic entitlement, students’ expectations of un-deserved successes, is a growing concern among professors as it is becoming more prevalent in higher education. Academically entitled students typically have lower GPAs and are more dissatisfied with their classes. Our research explores techniques for mitigating the negative consequences associated with academically entitled students by integrating empowering leadership behaviors into the classroom. After sharing our preliminary research results, we will lead a discussion with participants identifying academic entitlement behaviors that are experienced in the classroom, discussing the risks associated with this type of behavior, and share useful strategies for mitigating the negative outcomes.