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Listening Skills?

Yes, career college students definitely have different needs. Sometimes providing those needs is very discouraging; but so very rewarding in many cases.

One of the problems we have faced with our student body over the last year or so is their unwillingness to conform to policies and to follow directions. We try to present policies (rules) in a positive manner; but something they are told today, they won't do tomorrow.

For example, our students know the importance we place upon attendance. They know the attendance policies, yet several are withdrawn each term because of consistent violations of the policies. This is even with the instructors calling the students when they miss, rewarding those with good attendance, etc.

How do you teach them to be "responsible"?

LaVerne Adams
Academic Dean
West Tennessee Business College
Jackson, TN 38301

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