By all measures, 2020 has been hard for students and the semester just coming to an end has been no exception. In a survey of college presidents conducted by the American Council on Education, student mental health ranked as their top concern. With good reason. According to a new student viewpoint survey conducted by the Strada Education Network, more than half of students responding reported “feeling lonely or isolated” during the fall semester.
Tellingly, a recent survey sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators found that the single biggest concern of students enrolled in remote or hybrid learning was staying engaged in their classes.