Samuel Abrams at RealClearEducation:
Student development and wellness, both inside and outside the classroom, are now top priorities for many colleges and universities, which have hired more administrators to work with students on a wide range of initiatives promoting professional, academic, and interpersonal growth. In theory, these seemingly ubiquitous administrators support students during their college journeys. But new data, collected just as schools are transitioning out of pandemic lockdowns, make clear that students don’t feel that these administrators understand them very well. A nationally representative survey from College Pulse of more than 2,000 students reveals that students felt closer to their professors than to the administrators.