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If you could change one thing to improve student learning on the LSUA campus, what would it be?
#Response DateResponse Text
1Apr 19, 2013 9:42 AMKeep tuition low and increase distance learning offerings.
2Apr 18, 2013 4:39 AMmore personal contact
4Apr 15, 2013 12:11 PMAdd additional courses and include more variety.
5Apr 15, 2013 11:37 AMAs I have stated previously, I think if all faculty on campus were held to the same standards regarding teaching capabilities, testing capabilties, advising prowess, and abilities to counsel and retain students, all of this would positively affect the learning environment, and thus assist the students to learn.
6Apr 15, 2013 11:31 AMDepartment head to "open her eyes" and ask why students are leaving to go to other schools
7Apr 15, 2013 11:29 AMCoordinating student interest with the concepts learned in their classes. Make learning as useful, practical and enjoyable as possible.
8Mar 24, 2013 4:42 PMThe two biggest problems I see with student learning are self discipline/motivation/expectation issues and absolute lack of complex thinking skills. So, I'd like to see us address those and I'd like to see it done in a way that would not be one-size-fits-all and centralized. I don't think the issues or the solutions are necessarily the same for all departments.
9Mar 22, 2013 9:18 AMHave students come into class understanding HOW to study, Provide faculty with innovative teaching ideas Encourage faculty to closely examine success and failure in their classes and approach lack of success as a challenge to be addressed, not that it is just the students fault. Make reading a priority on campus, every discipline would benefit if students came to class prepared, but they may not know how to do that
10Mar 22, 2013 6:45 AMreadiness
11Mar 19, 2013 12:15 PMWave a magic wand and make them read and study!
12Mar 19, 2013 11:37 AMmore course offerings at various times/days to fit student schedules
13Mar 19, 2013 6:38 AM1. Getting them to ask why, not why should I learn this, but why does this work and how does it work. I think that they are more likely to remember it and understand how it's used if they can understand why.
14Mar 18, 2013 3:29 PMcannot think of anything right now
16Mar 16, 2013 11:15 AMno ideas
17Mar 14, 2013 8:01 PMHave students receive reading comprehension training a class that students must take that helps them understand how to study, how to turn in assignments, use MOODLE, how to use APA, student expectations that increase success in class.
18Mar 14, 2013 12:43 PMA more proactive bookstore and financial aid services.
19Mar 14, 2013 11:45 AMA more varied course schedule to fit student needs - 2 days per week; on line; evening classes etc.
20Mar 14, 2013 9:41 AM* I know the answer does not count, but: get more faculty! Suggestions are in the top fields.
21Mar 14, 2013 8:31 AMCreate a course that meets once a week. All freshman are required to attend. Other can attend optionally. This course would meet in a large lecture hall and invited expert speakers would be brought in to talk about their research and the importance of learning. The idea would be to motivate students to want to learn new things and give them an opportunity that they have probably never had living in Cenla of hearing someone who is truly enthusiastic about what they have learned in their life and is eager to share that knowledge with others. To me, our students seem to lack energy. They are taking college courses not because they find it interesting, but because they don't know what else to do. They don't see what the use of it is. This all relates to their understanding of what opportunities await them. They lack vision. I believe this lecture series would provide a spark for their imagination and spur their natural curiosity which has been dulled by the influences of dull people.
22Mar 14, 2013 8:19 AMEnsure that all incoming students develop study skills to enable them to be successful in current and future courses.
23Mar 14, 2013 7:38 AMHire more faculty so more courses and sections can be offered. LSUA is essentially a four-year university with a two-year budget. More faculty must be hired and the existing faculty must be given raises in order to attract and RETAIN quality faculty. It's HIGH TIME to rennovate the library. It's one of the oldest structures on campus. Even though it has a dedicated staff the building itself is not conducive to learning in the twenty-first century. Spending five figures on consultants was a huge waste of resources in these lean times. The money could have been better spent on hiring more library staff. We know what we have to do. LET'S JUST DO IT!
24Mar 14, 2013 7:32 AMDeemphasize high stakes multiple choice testing with arbitrarily high cut scores.
25Mar 14, 2013 6:55 AMI would work to create a truly student-centered system of learning in which students would move from course to course when they demonstrate competence rather than when 44 hours have passed.
26Mar 14, 2013 6:22 AMMake the students accountable for their own mistakes
27Mar 13, 2013 10:22 AMSome way to encourage our students to develop better study and comprehension skills. Foster group study to pair weaker students with stronger ones. We have a population of older wiser students but are weak in the fundamental skills and younger ones who are still fresh with knowledge but not dedicated to learning. If we could pair them up maybe they would compliment each other and learn to learn.
28Mar 13, 2013 10:20 AMI would really like to help students understand what college level learning really entails, help move them from the culture of a novice learner to an experienced learner more quickly. I think as long as they hold on to their mistaken beliefs about the nature of knowledge and knowledge acquisition, the more difficult it will be for them to be successful in any class. I think the QEP has to hit at something this cross-disciplinary to really impact student learning.
29Mar 13, 2013 9:10 AMImprove technology in the library to make students feel that the library is an important resource for their educational progress.
30Mar 13, 2013 8:22 AMMore focus on faculty excellence and development, less on everything else.
31Mar 12, 2013 6:41 PMMake it so that students wouldn't have to carry as many hours to get financial aid if they are working full time outside the campus. Make it so that committed students don't have to work while going to school.
32Mar 12, 2013 4:56 PMKeep up the good work!
33Mar 12, 2013 3:40 PMRequire 1000 level course for all incoming freshmen/first time college students that would introduce and/or enhance critical thinking skills.
34Mar 12, 2013 2:34 PMHire more faculty to spread some of the responsibilities of current faculty and improve wages for faculty to motivate them in their job. Happy faculty lead to improved student learning in my opinion. Better manage our LSUA budget administratively to make this change.
35Mar 12, 2013 2:23 PMRestore the theatre major and strengthen the role of Director of Theatre.
36Mar 12, 2013 2:18 PMBetter funding.
37Mar 12, 2013 1:58 PMAllow for reduced committee work so that faculty members can focus on their courses and their students.
38Mar 12, 2013 1:51 PMI would continue to support and emphasize student tutoring services and to value faculty time spent on these vital services to students.
39Mar 12, 2013 1:51 PM1. Extended library hours, especially nights and weekends. 2. More access to tutorial programs. 3. Learning style workshops for faculty.
40Mar 12, 2013 1:46 PMAdministration's lack of respect for faculty.
41Mar 12, 2013 1:46 PMStudent advising might be one thing. Not everyone advises students effectively. Also, students should be seeing the same advisers (aside from the time that they spend with the Advising Center) throughout their academic career unless there is a change of major or a faculty member leaves. As it stands now, they are sometimes switched to a new adviser in the same department. This affects retention and the ability of an adviser to really get to know a student's strengths and weaknesses.
42Mar 12, 2013 1:42 PMhelp students learn how to improve reading comprehension.
43Mar 12, 2013 1:34 PMSchedule 1 hour at the same time each week for faculty and students to communicate / meet informally. Permit no committee meetings at that time. Schedule the hour in the middle of the day, not at the end of the day.
44Mar 12, 2013 1:27 PMMaybe get more students involved in cohorts such as I see with the Nursing students. They seem to help each other study and prepare for classes. Maybe develop a center that advocates on behalf of students would be good as well.
45Mar 12, 2013 1:25 PMI would have better connectivity within the other departments. It takes a whole campus of folks to educate or train a nurse, but only specific departments for other degrees. I often feel like one department doesn't know what the other departments are doing or planning towards... Student's general education scores on national exams are not refective of where they should be...
46Mar 12, 2013 1:23 PM?
47Mar 12, 2013 1:21 PMMore time for faculty to spend teaching and working with students and less time on committee assignments and non-teaching duties