Collette is convinced that the other mages of the college look down on her for specializing in Restoration, and is very defensive about her specialization. She complains about them leaving nasty notes on her bed and at work, although no such notes can be found in-game.
She also can be heard wandering the halls complaining of her research material going missing, though is polite to the Dragonborn.
Colette Marence delivers a lecture on the importance of Restoration magic in the Hall of the Elements. Most of the members of the College gather around her in the Hall to listen to her lecture. After she finishes, everyone goes back to their usual schedule.
Firstly, the ability to repel the undead cannot be ignored. Skyrim is well known to be full of these... Draugr, ancient Nord warriors who cannot find peace. I submit that everyone in this College has, at one time or another, relied on one of the Restoration spells that can keep them at bay.
Secondly, how can anyone forget wards? They have become essential to any mage working in dangerous situations. They are counted upon every bit as much as Candlelight, or Invisibility. But more importantly, wards have saved lives. This is a simple fact. Every mage in this College regularly uses wards for practice, so as to avoid physical harm. I truly hope that these points actually sink in, and that more care and thought is given to this subject in the future. Thank you."
- During the quest "The Staff of Magnus," Colette will not talk to the Dragonborn, but simply repeats, "What are we going to do? We have to save the college!"
- When starting the "Restoration Ritual Spell," her voice is full of pride when telling the player that they are "so dedicated" and that she is "so comforted" by their mastery of Restoration, before going on to complain about her colleagues again.