Most college and university employees know that many faculty sit in their offices during weekly office hours without a single undergraduate visitor.
This means that students are squandering an opportunity to do something that could enhance their intellectual and academic experience immeasurably: get to know faculty.
Why does research confirm time and time again that connecting with faculty in a substantive way is so beneficial? Here are a few reasons:
For many years, as a dean at three Ivy League colleges and now as an AVP at a university with an extraordinary mission, I have had a front row seat to the obstacles to success that college students and their parents confront every year. Even at so-called elite, highly selective colleges such as Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia, where I spent some of my career, students struggle on a daily basis to remain healthy, happy, grounded, and to stay in school. I am dedicated to helping them.