One of the skills every college student needs to learn is how to relate with their classmates. This can be a challenge for everyone, but for adult students going back to college, sometimes it can seem a little insurmountable! This can be true for professor’s as well, which was the prompt for the mind-set list put out by Beloit College. Each year, they produce a list that highlights things that are true for most of this year’s traditional aged students.
A few highlights from this year’s list:
- They are the last class to be born in the 1900s, the last of the Millennials — enter next year, on cue, Generation Z!
- Zappos has always meant shoes on the internet.
- They have always been searching for Pokemon.
- As toddlers, they may have taught their grandparents how to Skype.
This year, a professor from Vanderbilt put together his own list of things that are true for those faculty members in their 50s. If you’re a traditional aged student, this would be a helpful list to check out as well! After all, understanding your professor’s mindset is a key ingredient to succeeding in college classes…
A few highlights from the faculty list:
- There was only one computer on campus. It was called “the computer.”
- A student who was not in their room was impossible to reach on the phone.
- Cutting and pasting required actual cutting and real paste.
- A textbook cost less than a calculator.