Lessons in Student Affairs


For many of us, the next few weeks are filled with graduations, transfer celebrations and student government elections. As one group of students leave us, another group will be arriving into our offices and classrooms before we know it. However, it is important to reflect on what we learned this past year. For me, the biggest lesson I’ve learned is “Not one student is special, but what they do can be special”. It is important that when students bring us challenges, new ideas, and positive changes, that we focus on how our response would help or hurt future students. At first, we might want to say “this is one student”, but the truth is, that student is not special and that is okay. Just keep in mind that how we respond is not special but putting future students in perspective.

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