Improving Student-Faculty Relationships


Developing a good relationship with faculty members can be the key to a student’s success. During this session, the presenter will discuss strategies that will help students make valuable connections with faculty to improve the overall teaching and learning experience. This workshop will explain the difference between high school teachers and college faculty, ways to demonstrate enthusiasm and interest, how to respectfully communicate with faculty, and behaviors to avoid.

Objectives:  Students will learn:

  • Differences between high school teacher and college faculty
  • Characteristics of a great student and a great teacher
  • Ways to demonstrate their enthusiasm and interest in the course
  • How to respectfully communicate with their instructor via email, phone, and in person
  • Behaviors to avoid when working with faculty
  • Strategies for applying these techniques to their

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