What Students Want Instructors to Know About Responsive Teaching
Beth McMurtrie, The Chronicle of Higher Education
As a first-generation student from Bangladesh, Hurum Tohfa wants her professors to understand that students don’t all come to science and math classes equally well prepared. Some may have graduated from high-performing high schools or completed internships. Those students are well equipped to handle the expectations of a college classroom. Others, like her, spend their first semester in college just playing catch-up.
For many professors, the pandemic shined a light on how much their students have to deal with outside of class. In this interview, students offer insight on professors who adapted to the moment—and what they hope to see when things go back to normal times.