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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 15, 2013 1:09 PMI am not knowledgeable on the subject, I wish I was.
2Apr 15, 2013 12:59 PMMore faculty/student interaction on an overall basis
3Apr 15, 2013 11:56 AMHave free coffee with cream and sugar in all buildings for everyone. A refrigerator that is emptied on Friday after 3PM that is available for lunches. **One religious free meal each week where students can be from any-faith and feel welcome!
4Mar 26, 2013 1:21 PMEmbrace what we have to work with rather than complain. A positive attitude reflects better on the university and makes it more enjoyable to teacher and student alike. A bitter attitude can make any experience bad, no matter how great the assets you have to work with.
5Mar 26, 2013 11:00 AMsome teachers are working themselves to death because they care, and some don't.
6Mar 21, 2013 10:43 AMI think that we need to refine our degree programs. A lot of students are struggling with not being able to keep the major that they started with because their classes they need to graduate are no longer being offered. Therefore, they are having to change their majors and start somewhere different. Because of this process, some of us are having to stay in school longer, or transfer somewhere else that is offering what we originally started out for. If we have a program, we need to stick to it and make it last. We keep loosing students to other schools because we continuously change the programs and keep dropping classes that students need. I have now been at LSUA for 7 years because of this situation. My major was transformed and my concentration, dropped. So I had a choice to either go somewhere that was teaching it or stay here and change my major so I could finish. Now I cannot wait to graduate with SOMETHING so that I can move on, go to grad school, and get a degree in what I originally wanted.
7Mar 20, 2013 9:35 AMhave a free breakfast for everyone on campus, students, staff, and faculty. Try it one year! see what happens. A hot breakfast....not junk food
8Mar 19, 2013 8:40 AMbetter coordination of when classes are offered with the intent of meeting student needs.
9Mar 19, 2013 7:36 AMMandatory study skills classes--even the "smarter" students don't intuitively know how to study for college classes. I find that most students take a couple of semesters to figure out the study skills game. Those are the students who eventually graduate. We have far too many students who don't ever learn how to prepare for, study for, and pass classes. This class needs to address more than learning styles and flash cards--include active listening, taking notes, respect for instructors and classmates, organization, time management, etc.
10Mar 18, 2013 7:10 AMsee above
11Mar 14, 2013 2:37 PMI believe that I have already answered this in the previous questions in this survey.
12Mar 14, 2013 11:26 AMMentoring and encouraging group study. Extra point assignments for those with difficulties.
13Mar 14, 2013 9:26 AMI feel by having an intervention time during the semester with those students in classes with low grades would be beneficial because they can open the door for students and professors understand they the grade is low and how to remedy the situation. This could be used as a
14Mar 14, 2013 7:18 AMGet rid of negative and innofective employees and support and encourage those who are serving students
15Mar 14, 2013 6:56 AMHelp increase the student morale for learning; interact more with students; find more innovative ways to teach student
16Mar 14, 2013 6:52 AMPlease see the above statement. Also, we may want to think of trying to add some form of online tutoring. I think the tutoring we have now is great but alot of students have voiced concern to me that they have families and jobs and do not have the extra time to come up here to utilize the tutoring available, just a suggestion.
17Mar 14, 2013 6:44 AMwe could greatly benefit all involved if we implemented 2 additional courses into the General Education Requirement: 1) A new student/freshman seminar style course where students learned more about how to truly succeed in college. 2) A graduating senior course that focused on the transition from college to the workplace.
18Mar 14, 2013 6:42 AMget rid of tenure so only the best and helpful teachers stay and are properly rewarded with pay. same concept with staff
19Mar 14, 2013 6:38 AMNot sure.
20Mar 14, 2013 6:21 AMNot sure.
21Mar 13, 2013 10:28 AMImplement a required one hour course of orientation.
22Mar 13, 2013 9:25 AMA bigger afterhour (weekends included) facility for studying equipped with computers, and maybe 5-6 individual rooms for study groups.
23Mar 13, 2013 6:23 AMMore rewards/incentives for performing well in the classroom. High achievers should be highly rewarded, and others will follow.
24Mar 12, 2013 3:54 PMI don't know if anything can be done to improve this in the foreseeable future, but my sense is that the central Louisiana community--and LSUA itself to some extent--persists in viewing LSUA through a 1960s two-year commuter college mindset. My sense, additionally, is that there won't be any discernable improvement until LSUA approaches its 75th anniversary (but I've got my fingers crossed that I'm wrong).
25Mar 12, 2013 2:22 PMTreat faculty and staff as professionals...this will rub off on the students.
26Mar 12, 2013 2:01 PMHappy staffs, happy students, happy professors. Give us a raise and get the financial aid to student as quickly as possible without all the red tape. Do not raise tuition cost and stop the budget cuts to univerisities and colleges in Louisiana. The moral is low and it shows. Disgruntle employees and unhappy students because of tuition increase and a lack of pay raises in 4 years to faculty and staff.
27Mar 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.
28Mar 12, 2013 1:39 PMi would design our degrees to be more closely knitted, so if a student has been unsuccessful in perhaps one or two course, they could quickly pick up alternative couses and receive an alternative degree. increase the number of degrees that could be completed totally onine.
29Mar 12, 2013 1:39 PMGet rid of the people that aren't doing their jobs.
30Mar 12, 2013 1:31 PMRequire freshman experience course.
31Mar 12, 2013 1:28 PMOffer more courses online. There should be no reason that this campus does not have more degree programs offered 100% online. If Nursing is about to be online, with all the lab work entailed, there is no excuse that we can't even offer a Gen ED program to our students. If a professor doesn't want to teach online, that's fine - there should be some incentive though to those that want to and/or will. The opportunity for funds, technology, etc would be an added bonus to promote the necessity for online courses.
33Mar 12, 2013 1:22 PMopen library on weekends & evenings.