Reflective Journal Week 9

This week we learned about engagement commuter and pat-time students. It is very interesting the differences between these two groups. Part-time doesn't mean commuter and commuter student is not always part-time. Commuter student live out of campus, on their own for different reasons. Because the own their own apartment, they rent for a better price, or they live with their parents or another family member. According to NCCP and CAS, commuter students represent more that 80% of the U.S. college students and they could be traditional and non-traditional, full-time or part-time

There are many reasons why students prefer live out of campus: personal, financial, and professional are the most common.
Today, universities should focus more their attention on commuter and part-time students.
Common needs and concerns of commuter students are:
  • Transportation
  • Multiple life roles
  • Integrating Support Network
  • Sense of belongings

This video shows the differences of living on or off campus

This week, I agree with the authors about commuter students need more attention and engagement. They are also traditional and non-traditional, part=time or full-time, and diverse who deserve same treatment as if the live on campus.


Created with images by Joe Shlabotnik - "Roommates" • mrbill78636 - "ROOMMATES ..." • Flóra - "a lakótársam/my roommate" • Carrington Vanston - "IMGP0191"

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.