b'make-up. For example, rather than setting a make-up exam date and time at the beginning of the semester, provide the make-up exam based on the group of students who have communicated (through the formalized mechanism) that a different date is needed (e.g., for religious reasons or significant health concerns).The Center for Teaching Excellence at Cornell University offers resources based on best practices for assessing student learning at: cte.cornell.edu/faculty/assess.html OPEN POSSIBILITIES VS. CLOSING DOORS Challenge the thinking that students must get into the one and only top graduate school or field. Emphasize that there are lots of graduate schools, opportunities and careers and that they will find something that will work for them. There is so much stress and competition especially for pre-meds. If I dont make it to medical school, what will I do with my life and what will my parents say? I wish I knew of other options for using my passion for biology. Biology StudentI try to get the looming large off the table and get them to concentrate on what they need to do today. Professor,Finance, Accounting, and Real EstateHelping Students Balance Stress64'