ERIC Number: ED227112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May-5
Reference Count: N/A
College Press and Student Fit.
Six generalizations are offered regarding the collective requirements and expectations that colleges and universities impose on, or expect of, their students. (1) Colleges and universities in varying degrees expect and require students to demonstrate "basic academic skills" in reading, writing, and mathematics. Students must also learn how to adopt the professor's point of view. (2) Schools have given students considerable autonomy, thus expecting students to exhibit "self-sufficiency" with regard to managing time and to be able to learn through self-instruction. (3) Students must have a high level of "sociability" to get along with their peers as well as with the faculty. (4) Colleges and professors assume a certain and sustaining degree of "motivation"; professors do not feel it is their duty to interest the student. (5) Research indicates that those students with clearly defined goals and a sense of "direction" are more likely to persist and attain a college degree. (6) Colleges and universities require students to pay for their education; those students with "financial security" will study more effectively. (JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Personal Autonomy, School Role, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Costs, Student Development, Student Motivation, Student Responsibility, Student Teacher Relationship, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.