Crowder College '12
Majoring in Medical Office Assistant
Member since 11/16/2010
Some staff members are naturally great and supportive, but most others you just have to be very-extra-persistent in getting them to help. The financial aid process is no longer easy, but cynical. The snack bar is always crowded, students cut in line, and staff has neither control nor empathy over it; so it's best to pack food or eat out if you've got the time between classes. There's a cafeteria, but the food can be quite expensive for many of us college students.
For teaching, professors are friendly and instructor to student ratio is very low, so that's nice. However, it would be nice if the instructors offered more feedback to students for improvement. Quantity over quality is never the way to go because someone may just end up feeling like they're an inconvenience - no one likes to feel that way...
The career center and job website need to be regularly updated. The job prospects don't have thorough details and are very limited. There aren't a variety of jobs that students are actually capable of doing.
The Student Body at Crowder is very diverse, pertaining to race/ or ethnic, religious, and political individuals. However, everyone seems to be doing their own thing. A few times, I've held doors open for students, but none of them ever thanked me nor looked at me. There was one time that I recall a peer in one of my classes open the library doors because my hands were full. It was really nice and I thanked her, but students there aren't very sociable unless they were mutual friends or family members.
Unfortunately, even at lunch time, I was picked at for being a different ethnicity. It was unfair, but I never reported it. I believe that schools should be more strict about discrimination because it's important. If men and women are equal in the United States, it should be enforced.
The tuition and financial aid at Crowder college is often a long and tedious process to apply for. Financial aid representatives make themselves very difficult to be available to students. My financial aid information was mixed up with someone else's information and caused an ineligibility for me. The connection between students and tuition and financial aid representatives seem very distant with no mutual relationship. It makes me as a student uncomfortable to discuss my finances.
I feel as though some of my online teachers don't care about my progress. These particular teachers have never asked if I needed assistance or offered any help whatsoever. They are difficult to reach because they don't answer student concerns in time. It is also very uncomfortable to approach these teachers because they put up the attitude of "I just want to get my job done and tell my students what to do no matter what students think or are capable of." This attitude doesn't make the class worth the money.
However, the great thing is that I am satisfied with financial aid covering most of my classes.
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