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The pandemic has impacted exercise, diet and sleep habits of students, who are also experiencing the physical effects of increased screen time. As the pandemic eases, colleges and universities can support students as they return more fully to campuses and hope to get back into healthier routines.
The Campus Vaccine Scene
June 07, 2021
Higher ed vaccine mandates are a hot topic for college students. Here’s what they think about requirements and related communication.
Health Habits: Emerging From the COVID Crush
May 27, 2021
Students who have fallen into unhealthy lifestyle routines this past year need support in getting back on track. How can colleges help?
Standout Stat: Only 27% of students have experienced no physical symptoms caused by increased screen time during the pandemic.
Racial Justice and Equality
In the past year, people on campuses and off have engaged in discussions and activism related to racial justice and equality with renewed intensity. What are students thinking about the racial climate and actions (or inactions) they see?
Infographic: Campus Racial Climate Expectations and Observations
May 14, 2021
Students speak out about what they’ve seen and what they expect from their colleges with regard to racial justice and climate.
More Discussion Than Action: Racial Justice on Campus
May 06, 2021
The latest Student Voice survey shows what college students think about their institutions’ actions in the aftermath and year since George Floyd was killed last May -- and what campus leaders can do now to take bolder steps toward racial justice and equality.
Standout Stat: Only 6% of survey respondents agree strongly that the BLM movement has resulted in their institutions being a better place.
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The Transformative Power of Student Voices in the Midst of Racial Injustice
May 17, 2021
The demands that come from student activists can lead to transformative change if campus leaders work with them respectfully and in partnership, say Joy Gaston Gayles and Alyssa Rockenbach.
Mental Health Perceptions
A year into the pandemic, student mental health remains a big problem. With many not accessing campus counseling services, what can colleges do to help?
Infographic: 6 Factors Impacting Campus Counseling Centers
April 21, 2021
Students need mental health help but often don’t turn to their colleges and universities for support. Knowing where the challenges lie can help higher ed leaders figure out solutions.
Students Struggle but Don’t Seek Colleges’ Help
April 14, 2021
While students are still reporting COVID-19 mental health challenges, they are generally not taking advantage of counseling center services. As the following 12 ideas show, even centers strapped for resources can strive for better supports, both now and post-pandemic.
Standout Stat: 47% of students say they could have used some or a lot more support from their college during the past year.
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Students: You're Doing Better Than You Think. And You Should Still Ask for Help
May 11, 2021
In the wake of the pandemic, it’s time to rethink how we approach campus mental health, says Elisa Bolton.
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We Are Not OK and We Need Your Help
April 23, 2021
Student Joseph Maronski reflects on mental health and what higher ed leaders and staff have done this past year to support their campus communities.
Learning From COVID
Students have gotten experience living and learning during the pandemic. One year into this era, it’s clear that higher ed institutions should not be returning to the old normal, but rather learning from this time and evolving.
Distant Existence: Virtual Internships and First Jobs
April 02, 2021
How comfortable are students with remote work experiences, and what can colleges do to help ensure a virtual role is still successful?
COVID-Era College: Are Students Satisfied?
March 24, 2021
Students reflect on what has worked, what has not and what they want from their colleges post-COVID. (Hint: Keep that lecture recording button handy and virtual support options available.)
Standout Stat: 67% of students back on campus in some capacity had not expected in-person events to be canceled this year.
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The Remote College Experience: More Than Just Zoom Fatigue
April 15, 2021
Relationship building is not just a wish for college students but also the foundation for success in jobs, communities and more, writes JP Flores, a student at Occidental College in California.
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Masked and Engaged
March 30, 2021
Enhancing student experience during a pandemic, as seen through the eyes of Tom Ellett, the new chief experience officer at Quinnipiac University.
Student Influence on Campus
Do students feel “heard” by professors in the classroom and by administrators at their college or university? The survey explores the issues students most want a voice in and offers insights into how campus officials might listen and respond better.
7 Ways Colleges Can Help Support Students in Speaking Up
March 02, 2021
Findings from the Inside Higher Ed/College Pulse survey on student voices across campus and in the classroom -- plus ideas for action.
Do Students Feel Heard on Campus?
February 24, 2021
When students have problems or concerns, they are likelier to seek out professors than administrators and to feel faculty members listen more to their perspectives, Inside Higher Ed’s initial Student Voice survey finds.
Standout Stat: 50% of students are just slightly or not at all confident that if they had to raise an issue on campus, they would know which department could address it.
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The Student Connection Challenge
March 10, 2021
As both a professor and a vice provost, Claudia Lampman reflects on students’ comfort levels in approaching faculty compared to administrators and on the need to build meaningful interactions.
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Talk to Us, Please! We Really Are Here to Help!
March 04, 2021
Jon Kapell, a campus activities administrator, suggests questions college officials should be asking about giving students support in sharing their opinions and concerns.
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