Students with Solutions

My Solution is:  Students on the Board
I know that this is already in practice at some Colleges, but like most of the students I personally had no idea that my school had one of these Liaison Committees. 
See, the Board and the Department Heads make the big decisions.  The Student Liaison Committee is suppose to bring the student’s opinions and ideas to these big decision meetings, but if nobody knows about this outlet, how can it be effective?  
My solution is spread the word about these committees, implement them where there aren’t any, and give the students a real vote.  Not just a student who comes and reads off their ideas three times a year.  We pay good money for our education, and we deserve a say in it. 
For example: If the Board thinks they need to tear down the only all girls dorm to update the building, the girls who live in that dorm should get to vote whether this change is necessary. 
One of my biggest things is respect.  If students don’t think they’re getting any respect, which I usually don’t, I personally feel less compelled to give any respect in return.  Higher Education should be about the love of knowledge. The Professors, Department Heads, and Students should work and learn together in harmony.  
Sorry about the preaching, I’ll try not to do that.  Read more about Liaison Committees at the link below or try and find one for your own school.  
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/classics/about/gov/sslc.aspx  The picture came from the Acumen Fund website. click on through to see the article.  

My Solution is:  Students on the Board

I know that this is already in practice at some Colleges, but like most of the students I personally had no idea that my school had one of these Liaison Committees. 

See, the Board and the Department Heads make the big decisions.  The Student Liaison Committee is suppose to bring the student’s opinions and ideas to these big decision meetings, but if nobody knows about this outlet, how can it be effective?  

My solution is spread the word about these committees, implement them where there aren’t any, and give the students a real vote.  Not just a student who comes and reads off their ideas three times a year.  We pay good money for our education, and we deserve a say in it. 

For example: If the Board thinks they need to tear down the only all girls dorm to update the building, the girls who live in that dorm should get to vote whether this change is necessary.

One of my biggest things is respect.  If students don’t think they’re getting any respect, which I usually don’t, I personally feel less compelled to give any respect in return.  Higher Education should be about the love of knowledge. The Professors, Department Heads, and Students should work and learn together in harmony. 

Sorry about the preaching, I’ll try not to do that.  Read more about Liaison Committees at the link below or try and find one for your own school. 

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/classics/about/gov/sslc.aspx  

The picture came from the Acumen Fund website. click on through to see the article.  

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