Student Voice

The Student Voice

Student Voice is a news hub spotlighting the student perspective on higher education. This collaboration, presented by Kaplan in association with Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse, informs higher ed leaders and inspires institutional action by providing student polling data, news and analysis about the critical issues affecting today’s college students.

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Learning From COVID

Students have gotten experience living and learning during the pandemic. One year into this era, it’s clear that higher ed institutions should not be returning to the old normal, but rather learning from this time and evolving.

Distant Existence: Virtual Internships and First Jobs

April 02, 2021

How comfortable are students with remote work experiences, and what can colleges do to help ensure a virtual role is still successful?

COVID-Era College: Are Students Satisfied?

March 24, 2021

Students reflect on what has worked, what has not and what they want from their colleges post-COVID. (Hint: Keep that lecture recording button handy and virtual support options available.)

Standout Stat: 67% of students back on campus in some capacity had not expected in-person events to be canceled this year.

Opinion

Masked and Engaged

March 30, 2021

Enhancing student experience during a pandemic, as seen through the eyes of Tom Ellett, the new chief experience officer at Quinnipiac University.

Student Influence on Campus

Do students feel “heard” by professors in the classroom and by administrators at their college or university? The survey explores the issues students most want a voice in and offers insights into how campus officials might listen and respond better.

7 Ways Colleges Can Help Support Students in Speaking Up

March 02, 2021

Findings from the Inside Higher Ed/College Pulse survey on student voices across campus and in the classroom -- plus ideas for action.

Do Students Feel Heard on Campus?

February 24, 2021

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.

Standout Stat: 50% of students are just slightly or not at all confident that if they had to raise an issue on campus, they would know which department could address it.

Opinion

The Student Connection Challenge

March 10, 2021

As both a professor and a vice provost, Claudia Lampman reflects on students’ comfort levels in approaching faculty compared to administrators and on the need to build meaningful interactions.

Opinion

Talk to Us, Please! We Really Are Here to Help!

March 04, 2021

Jon Kapell, a campus activities administrator, suggests questions college officials should be asking about giving students support in sharing their opinions and concerns.

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