One of the skills every college student needs to learn, is how to relate with their classmates. 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.