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Opinion-Students: Interact with college

9082010pg2College is like a relationship.

Working hard and nurturing every part helps the relationship grow and succeed hopefully to produce a graduate ready to enter the career world.

Communication is key between the partners — the school district and the students. Paying attention to likes and dislikes can help any relationship improve.

TCC has offered a hand to students to bridge this communication gap. Students need to take a step forward and return the favor. Without doing so, like in any relationship, it is much harder to succeed.

WebAdvisor offers two ways to communicate in the middle of the page.

One icon says “Thank a Teacher,” the other says, “Ask the Chancellor.” Both of those offer ways to give feedback on how to improve the quality of the school.

It’s not much, but it is a starting point that students should take advantage of while they are here.

Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley even directly responds to her questions.

These two options are not the only way students can suggest improvements, ask questions and give thanks.

TCC instructors often say at the beginning of the year “if there is an issue, please stop by the office or catch me before or after class.”

Too often, students don’t take advantage of that opportunity.

Don’t be afraid to reach out. This is a chance to provide input and create an environment that will help you succeed.

Various school services also provide ways for students to find help in classes they struggle with, like academic advisors, learning centers, libraries and many others. Throughout the year, success seminars bring tips on how to improve the college experience.

These opportunities present a chance for students to trust in the district and work to change something they dislike.

More often than not, the things left unsaid or the questions left unanswered are what cause regret after a relationship is over.

More often than not, partners in a relationship hope the issue will fix itself with time.

More often than not, the things worth the most in life have to be fought for to succeed.

Students, with plenty of options to grasp the hand offered and work on improving your personal college experience, don’t let this relationship with the district slip by.

Not only will taking the time to offer ideas help improve your relationship with the college, but also it will help those who follow behind you.

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