Understanding a Contemporary Campus
Most campuses these days are home to many thousands of students and that population is more diverse in every way than ever before. The class lectures your child attends will very likely have hundreds of students involved take a range of subjects more varied than ever offered in the past. This truly is a brave new world.
Your child is considered an adult in this environment and will be expected to find their way around and function without anyone telling them what to do or reminding them about appointments or deadlines. At college or university they are completely dependant upon themselves to fulfil their responsibilities.
Likewise, if they need help they will be expected to seek it out for themselves from the appropriate department. That is why orientation and a full list of resources available are important for the student to attend and acquire. Making sure they attend orientation week and get that list of resources is one way you can help them to settle into college life.
Related Links and Resources
- College Orientation Tips
- Colleges offer orientation courses for parents - Parenting - TODAYshow.com
- Information for Parents - US Dept of Education
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- Multiculturalism on Campus: Theory, Models, and Practices for Understanding Diversity...
- Understanding and Preventing Campus Violence
- Educating by Design : Creating Campus Learning Environments That Work
- Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice
- Online Social Networking on Campus: Understanding What Matters in Student Culture