Last time I taught summer school was in Hawaii, so take this for what it's worth: Aloha shirts are considered professional wear, at least if you avoid garish tourist designs, and that what I wore Fall, Winter and Summer terms. And pants. Nobody, least of all my students, wants to see my legs in a professional setting.
The teaching uniform: Dockers pants, a no-iron pinpoint oxford (short sleeve for summer, long sleeves for winter), black or brown lace-up shoes. Every day is casual Friday in my classroom.
shorts and t-shirts are my uniform for the summer (and flip flops).
Ancient cotton pants, a vest covered by a long-sleeved shirt (usually stained), a large floppy hat, hiking boots and sun glasses. Mind you, my summer teaching consists entirely of running field skills courses, which does somewhat influence my sartorial decisions.Grumpy Academic
More than occasionally this summer, my nightgown (I'm teaching online, and have some fairly early morning office hours to accommodate those who work 9-5). When I do head in to campus for an in-person office hour, a casual dress. When I first taught a summer session (face to face) 15 years ago, I had to upgrade my summer wardrobe a bit, since I didn't have many warm-weather teaching clothes. But my summer teaching wardrobe is much like my winter one; "business casual" probably covers it.
I don't know, but I call my students "bro" and say "No worries" a lot. Dude.
As a woman, I use a combination of light-material pants and short-sleeved button-up shirts (think office) or a reserved skirt with the same.I used to try to go more casual but I found that affected the way my students spoke to me. Sad, but I changed my image accordingly, heat or not.
Much like CC above, I'm teaching online this summer, so I've had the pleasure of wearing jammie shorts and tank tops. I'm young enough that I'm still mistaken as a student when I don't dress at least business casual, so when I teach in the classroom during summer, I wear a lot of knee-length dresses with "dressy" sandals/flip-flops, or knee-length skirts with short-sleeved tops. Occasionally I'll wear capris and a button down. I never wear shorts and tank tops to class.
Dresses, capris. T-shirts. Jeans. I long ago stopped dressing up for my students. As long as I don't dress like they do, and I don't, it's okay. Yesterday, though, a male student's eyes were roaming all over my body, especially my chest (though nothing I wore was form fitting or revealing in any way). It was not nice. The cardigan always helps with that but it's not such an option in the summer.
summer dresses with a light sweater or jacketsummer weight pants with a short-sleeved blousesandals or flatsIf I'm not teaching - but am just in the office doing research/writing/planning/whatever, I can get away with blue jeans, but that's hot. I wouldn't wear shorts to work.
Star Trek uniform or any "futuristic" outfit from Star Trek about covers all weather (summer or winter)... and students won't know WHAT to call you...I've noticed that at my SLAC, the men wear shorts and t-shirts and the women dress as they always do, in business casual.
I don't teach, but as a student I like to wear summer dresses...sometimes I also wear swimsuits to class and tell people it's flood season.
During the summer, I switch to polo shirts with no logo. They are confortable and look semi-professional.
I dig out the rainbow suspenders, toe-socks, and baseball cap with wings. Every summer is the summer of '79 to me.
I don't wear pantyhose or support in the summer, and I often wear open-toed shoes. However, I draw the line at shorts, short-sleeves, and flip flops. Most of my male colleagues don't.
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