Research + News | Topic: Student Engagement

Why College is a Risky Time for Students’ Mental Health

Dana hadn’t had any prior experiences with mental illness when her son Oliver went away to school at Kenyon College, but just three weeks into his freshman year he suffered from a mental break. Read the full article here.

The Case Against Laptops in the Classroom

Some teachers and professors are rethinking allowing laptops and other electronics in the classroom. Read the article here.

The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers

The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at developing the qualities of powerful teachers. From the article:

American higher education seems to be experiencing a kind of teaching renaissance. Articles on the subject proliferate on this site and others, suggesting a renewed interest and commitment to the subject across academe.

Read the full article here.

10 Things Every College Professor Hates

College professor Lisa Wade is doing college students and professors a big favor by voicing the pet peeves that professors have about their students. Her article in “Business Insider” offers students a helpful tutorial on some aspects of how to be a better student. Her list of “10 Things Every College Professor Hates” is worth a look. She writes:

“I reached out to my network and collected some things that really get on instructors’ nerves. Here are the results: some of the “don’ts” for how to interact with your professor or teaching assistant. For what it’s worth, No. 2 was by far the most common complaint.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Financial Stress Affects Academics for College Students

According to the annual results of The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) a majority of students surveyed worry about paying for college, and as many as one in three frequently opt not to purchase required academic materials due to cost. Full-time students working more than 20 hours per week face the greatest financial stress: three in five said that their job interfered with their academic performance, yet just as many had considered working more hours.

Read the NSSE Press Release here.

Download the full report (.pdf) here.