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Do Students Feel Heard on Campus?

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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. shaunl/istock.com

Inviting feedback from college students doesn’t necessarily mean they feel heard — just as spelling out campus department functions online doesn’t guarantee students know whom to turn to when an issue arises. With higher ed financial models relying on satisfied students who stay and complete their studies, those realities spell trouble.

Add COVID-19 to the mix, and there’s even more reason for concern. Although higher ed institutions transitioned quickly last year to teaching and supporting students from a distance as COVID kept them apart — and continued to enhance their offerings as pandemic life settled in — many students have struggled to access needed help remotely.

The above truths emerge as key takeaways for higher ed from the inaugural Student Voice survey of 2,000 undergraduates from 114 two- and four-year colleges and universities. Student Voice, a project conducted by Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse and presented by Kaplan, explores higher education from the student perspective, providing insights for college and university administrators and instructors.

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