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.

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

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