On today’s college campuses the role of faculty has changed drastically from the time Generation X replaced baby boomers in the student’s chairs. With today senior teachers began their career role of faculty was to classify sort students based on their abilities. Faculty would perceive the capabilities of each student and make a determination of the student was trying their best to learn the concepts or information being taught.
This is not much different than what younger generations expect. They see faculty’s purpose as developing student competency and talent beyond the traditional viewpoint.
No longer is it acceptable to sort students into advanced, mid-level or remedial classifications and courses. Now students expect faculty to place them on teams were other team members will make them better students.
This is not to say the faculty has relinquished their responsibility to team members. Instead it is up to the faculty to ensure as much as possible that every team member is able to “teach” at least one other team member in some aspect that will make them a stronger thinker.
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Learn more about today’s generations:
Builders / traditionalists, also known as the greatest generation, born before 1944
Baby boomers, sometimes relabeled the sandwich generation, born between 1943 and 1964
Generation X, born between 1961 and 1980
Generation Y, sometimes referred to as the millennial generation, born between 1977 and 2000
Millennials, sometimes referred to as generation Z, born after 1998
“Because I Said So! ”: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids.
“When Generations Collide”: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work.
More books about generations.