An idea to begin with in relation to program planning, fosters the development of a program for higher education professionals in relation to adult learners and campus climate. Our idea was to hypothetically create a webinar for adult learners that would benefit professionals in the field of higher education. We wanted to focus on the topic of campus climate, because that is a hot topic in student affairs. This type of program will provide easy access to learning to a multitude of individuals and should be extremely cost efficient.
College is a place for new experiences and a place for all types of people to come together. When going to college there are countless new people to meet and experiences to learn from. As students are entering adulthood, they are faced with new responsibilities and copious amounts tough decisions to make. One decision that all students face is whether or not to live on campus. The differences between living on and off campus in college are striking and they deserve thorough examination.
Many people don’t know the real meaning of the word “stereotype”. Stereotypes are always a part of our everyday life. We see and hear about stereotypes in many different situations of our lives. Sometimes we can find ourselves in a situation where we make stereotypes for a large group of people. Everyone is marked with either positive or negative stereotypes. Stereotypes affect people’s social lives, emotions, educational status and how people interact with their environment. There is a rumor among community college students that they only attend the college because they can’t afford to go to a four-year university. However, statistics deny this assumption. It may be correct that in average community college students have lower SAT and ACT scores than university students, but most of the students attend community college for convenience, family, job or financial considerations. Community college makes a point, purely for economic reasons. We expect more students to use community colleges in the future because of the sheer cost of a university education. Community college
Students willing to step outside their comfort zone will be able to handle adversity and change better than others. This is an important aspect for individual growth. Taking risks, trying new things and facing challenges will help us in all aspects of life. Colleges need to equip students with the skills they need to face these challenges. Graduates need to be prepared for living outside their comfort zone.
Rudgers and Peterson identified collisions over campus climate as an issue that will continue to impact colleges and universities in 2017. In their discussion of campus climate concerns, Rudgers and Peterson mention the experienced and potential negative impacts of white nationalist groups, as well as Donald Trump’s rhetoric towards immigrants and Muslim individuals. The article mentions institutions of higher education’s long-term efforts to create welcoming environments for female students, as well as racial minorities. The institution is currently facing some of the effects of this issue. Beyond the campus climate being described as hostile, racial minorities are leaving the institution at a higher rate than white students, the institution
Throughout the daily course of one’s life, he or she enacts distinct social roles in order to effectively communicate with others. Whether talking to a parent, a boss, or just a friend, one partakes in the act of code-switching, formally defined as changing from one variety of language, dialect, or behavior to another as the situation demands (Lavenda & Schultz 2016, 33). However, these episodes of code-switching can be influenced by many factors that may affect one’s ability to do so. I interviewed three first-year college students who currently attend the University of Iowa (all whose real names I have kept anonymous and replaced with fake ones) that I have met through both high school and attending the university: Adrian, a male from a small high school of about 450 students; Kate, a female from a larger high school of about 1,900 students; and Peter, a male also from a small high school of about 300 students. Through elaborate interviews with these four informative participants, I have discovered that it tends to be more difficult for students from smaller high schools to transition to a substantially sizable university than it is for students from larger high schools. Through an abundance of clubs a well as broader student bodies being provided at bigger high schools, it may be easier for students of a Class 4A school to adapt to their surroundings than it is for a student of a Class 3A or 2A school, where they may have slimmer alternatives in friend groups, student
College campuses function as a collective organization, meaning that all of the offices and departments play an integral role in making the college experience great. The departments need to work together to guide students in matters such as financial aid, class registration, student accounts, and so many more. For example, if a new student were to contact the CONNECTIONs Orientation office and ask about their housing, the department secretary should either know how to answer the question, or know who to connect the student with. The current issue that we are finding on campus is that offices aren’t working together. Students are being directed to a different office, each time being told that the answer will be at the following office, and these types of experiences can make or break whether a student wants to come back to Kutztown University. Organizational structure and connectedness are necessary to avoid a dysfunctional campus environment.
This article the author is really trying to push for Student Affairs officials to bridge the gap between campus and commuter students. And that means doing whatever it takes to make that the university commuter-friendly whether by making more space for commuters on campus or areas to tend to all of their psychological needs. And this idea is similar to residence hall on campuses that have learning communities within them to tend to a certain group of students. The results in this article show that psychologically, students who were commuter students and attended a community college (as opposed to students at research universities, regional universities, or liberal arts colleges) had lower gains in psychological well-being over the first year
Walk onto a community college camps today and you will see a student population that does not quite match the college campus stereotype, and is much different than what is traditionally portrayed in film and literature. The true dynamic consists of a diverse group of students, ranging in age from older teens just out of high school, up to an unlimited age of adults who returned to school later in life. A substantial portion of community college students are considered to be nontraditional students, based on demographic factors including their age, living arrangement, and financial situation.
As teenagers grow older and head off to college, they must face new challenges, make new friends, and embark on their plans for the future. To some this may prove too much, so they need a place to revert to their childlike states to escape their challenges. These places are self-proclaimed safe spaces. Intended to shelter those from opposing or self-defined, “micro-aggressions”, safe spaces have facilitated the coddling of the American college student. The culture of safe spaces is not only a threat to the people around them, but also the people in them. They project a sense of entitlement and use this entitlement to push around the students, professors, and deans of many American colleges and universities.
The most important factors that contribute to one’s character are the choices he or she makes and the environment that the person lives in. Even though humans do not have the ability to fully choose their environmental surroundings, they are greatly influenced by them. Berreby claims that college students are aware that they could have ended up at other universities; however, students still culturally assimilate to their college’s traditions and maintain their loyalty throughout their lifetime, allowing their college to become a part of their identity (8-10). Being loyal to
More than 98 percent of understudies live on grounds in residences. Rookies and sophomores should live in private universities, while youngsters and seniors regularly live in assigned upperclassman residences. The real quarters are tantamount, however just private universities have eating corridors. In any case, any undergrad may buy a supper arrange and eat in a private school eating corridor. As of late, upperclassmen have been given the choice of staying in their school for every one of the four years. Youngsters and seniors likewise have the choice of living off-grounds, yet high lease in the Princeton region urges all understudies to live in college lodging. Undergrad social life spins around the private schools and various coeducational eating clubs, which understudies may participate in the spring of their sophomore year. Eating clubs, which are not authoritatively partnered with the college, serve as eating lobbies and collective spaces for their individuals furthermore have get-togethers all through the scholarly
Viewed as a mecca for top notch basketball talent and one of the most historic programs in the nation, the University of Louisville is broadly known for their winning tradition, ,accumulating three NCAA National Championships and 10 Final Four visits in over 40 March Madness appearances. The Cardinals understands what it takes to be a winner, founded on the belief of holding oneself to the highest possible standards on and off the field, the Cards however find themselves facing a potential downfall after allegations of a sexual scandal involving the school’s basketball team in 2014. In a book titled Breaking Cardinals Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen, rumors of sex orientated recruitment strategies involving recruits and current players,
Student housing isn't what it used to be. The transformation from bare necessity digs with hard tile floors and white-washed cinder block walls to professionally designed and decorated luxury apartments is nothing less than mind boggling for many who attended state colleges in the 70s and 80s. With the rising cost of education for students living away from home, parents and students are demanding more value for their room and board spend – which could be as much as $1200 per bed in parts of the country.
Several education, prevention, and punishment programs can be enforced in high school and college campuses to discourage and prevent: extensive use of alcohol to the point of alcohol poisoning potentially leading to the death of the individual(s), prevention of reckless sexual behavior, date rape and other sexual violence. By enforcing more and effective programs through means of education, prevention and punishment the frequency of these actions in high schools and college campuses will decrease substantially. Furthermore, all of these programs must strongly correlate and correspond with each other because they can all relate to one another and affect the actions of various people on college campuses.