Investing in Students’ Futures


The future of our nation rests on our students. That is why parents and teachers are responsible for grooming them to become responsible citizens and leaders. Students are entrusted with duties and responsibilities that should be fulfilled to help the society in which they live. Charity starts at home and students must practice the same in school. Whether students are shy in class or have difficulty grasping difficult concepts, they have responsibilities towards their school and their community. Whether they are seeking vocational education or returning to college, students have responsibilities and duties to fulfill in school.

Technology has become nearly ubiquitous among students, and students are increasingly using computers and the Internet to complete tasks. They also use mobile devices to stay connected and access online information. This is causing colleges to invest significant amounts in these areas. But while these technologies may ease students’ administrative burdens, it has not yet proven its value in improving their education. Nonetheless, college students can benefit from investments in these technologies. Investing in them is a good idea for all students.

Earlier studies have shown that younger students expected teaching to be more information-transmitting and more shallow than that of mature students. However, recent recognition of “Life-long Learning” aims to attract more mature students to higher education. This means that students must consider their specific needs. A recent UCAS report shows that the proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, first-generation, and ethnic minorities is increasing. Students must be taught how to balance the desire to succeed with the enjoyment of academic activities.

For example, a college with a high percentage of working adult enrollment should consider mechanisms for awarding credit for prior experience. Some such mechanisms include the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the American Council on Education. These efforts will help increase college enrollment for working adults. These measures will also increase social mobility. The costs of higher education have risen faster than average family incomes and are not addressing the demonstrated needs of low-income families.

Before designing a new course, do some research on how students learn. Consider the course sequence of the previous course and ask a colleague to share a syllabus. Study the exams and assignments that the student took. Pay attention to how the student applied the knowledge acquired. Are they expected to make predictions or identify theories? This information will help you develop a coherent course. Aim to develop a course curriculum that is based on student-centred learning.

The Students United Board has committees to help them carry out their duties. Its four standing committees are responsible for reviewing and recommending policies and practices that affect students. In addition to this, they support fundraising efforts and sponsor events and activities for alumni. One such committee is the Students United Board. However, the members of these committees do not have any power outside of providing input to the board. In addition, they provide recommendations to the board on issues such as student recruitment, financial aid, and scholarships.