Parents and Family Members: Partners in Student Success.
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Parents and Family Members: Partners in Student Success
Right now, I am… A. Feeling stressed about leaving my student at this big place B. Glad that I am finally getting my student out of the house C. Overwhelmed by the Day on Campus schedule D. Ready for a nap! Question Time:
How do I help my student navigate through the challenges he/she will face during his/her first year?
Moving Out/ Moving In Recognize that preparation for the transition may be emotional/stressful for student Affirm transitions with excitement of what lies ahead Prepare for emotional phone calls Decide on how often you will call and when those calls will take place (ex: every Sunday night)
Question Time: How often will you communicate with your student when classes start in August? A. Once per day B. Once per week C. Once every two weeks D. I don’t know
Question Time: Please be sure to have a conversation with your student about how and when you will communicate (e-mail, cell phone, snail mail, etc). Setting up expectations in the beginning will make for better communication throughout the school year.
Building a Support Network Friends and family from home Roommate and other new friends on campus Encourage staying on campus during the weekends Faculty members, academic advisors, university staff
Getting Involved Higher satisfaction with college experience Meet new people and connect with university staff Leadership development Stronger connection to the university
Choosing a Major Exhibit patience, tolerance, and support Encourage exploration of a variety of interests Encourage visits to the career center and academic advisor Communicate genuine understanding and support when final major is chosen
Question Time: What percentage of students will change their major at least once in their academic career? A. 20 % B. 40% C. 50% D. 80%
Question Time: What percentage of students will change their major at least once in their academic career? The answer is 40% Source: Purdue University Enrollment Management/Office of the Registrar
Developing Habits for a Positive Learning Experience Encourage treating academics like a full-time job Remember attending class is crucial Encourage students to make connections with faculty and classmates
Question Time: For every hour in class, my student should be studying a minimum of ___ hours out of class? A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4
Question Time: For every hour in class, my student should be studying a minimum of ___ hours out of class? The answer is 3! This means a student with a full 12-credit class load should spend 36 hours every week studying outside of class. You may find that this number is a lot higher than your student expects that it will be.
Accessing Campus Resources Academic Resources Career Services Counseling Center Faculty, Academic Advisors, University Staff The Academic Advising Partnership brochure Residence Hall Staff Health Services Student Success Guide
Question Time: ___% of Purdue University students have consumed alcohol in the past 30 days (according to a 2006 survey)? A. 45.6% B. 61.5% C. 71.9% D. 88.2%
Question Time: ___% of Purdue University students have consumed alcohol in the past 30 days (according to a 2006 survey)? The answer is 71.9% You will find a section on talking with your student about alcohol in the Student Wellness section of the Parent Handbook. Source: SIUC/Core Institute Core Alcohol and Drug Survey, July 2006.
Becoming Responsible Help your student learn to solve problems independently Be resourceful- utilize the Parent Handbook Talk through options with your student, but allow him/her to make the decisions
Question Time: What is the biggest cause for procrastination in college students? A. Lack of motivation B. No interest in the subject C. Video games and the computer are more interesting D. Students don’t know how to manage their time
Question Time: What is the biggest cause for procrastination in college students? While your student, may be distracted by the other categories mentioned- most students struggle with how to successfully manage their time
Preparing for the First Visit Home Prepare a favorite meal Affirm changes in appearance Be ready for new ideas, values and opinions Student may prefer time with friends over time with family Negotiation of freedom
Tips to Helping Your Student Succeed Be continually loving and supportive Listen, listen, listen Send care packages or Boiler Treat Packs Set-up weekly phone dates
Tips to Helping Your Student Succeed (Cont.) Let your student learn from their mistakes Don’t show up unannounced Accept choice of major; it rarely determines career Help your student tackle challenges him/herself TRUST YOUR STUDENT!
Question Time: If my student was having a roommate problem, I would… A. Call the President of the University B. Offer advice and then let my student work it out with their roommate C. Suggest they speak with their Resident Assistant D. Call the roommate’s parents and speak with them about the situation
Question Time: If my student were having a roommate problem, I would… The best advice we could offer is to empower your student to become responsible for their success. We suggest that you advise your student on what their options are and then let them work it out with their roommate.
Questions or Concerns? Student Access, Transition and Success Programs (765) 494-9328 www.purdue.edu/sats University Residences (765) 494-1000 www.housing.purdue.edu Helpful Resources: www.purdue.edu/helpdesk www.purdue.edu/parents