The interviewer wants to better understand your level of engagement with the students on your academic roster. Are you more hands off...waiting for the student to come to you? Or, do you take a proactive approach and make a note to connect with your students on a regular basis? Discuss the ways that you ensure your level of engagement with your students is high.
"I understand that most educational facilities recommend that a student connects with their academic advisor at least three times per semester. That's great for the students who are excelling; however, I prefer to have a better pulse on the students who are struggling a bit. This year I started using engagement software with the students on my roster. This software, called 15Five, elevates the engagement of my students by asking questions and starting the right conversations on a bi-weekly basis. The student logs on, they rate how they feel from 1 to 5 and then answer a brief question that I have pre-loaded into the form. If a student is feeling a 2 out of 5, this is an indicator that I need to check in more frequently."
"I believe in very regular progress monitoring with all students. It's important to me that they know I care about their progress and achievements."
"All the time! Maybe they get tired of me always checking in on them, but so far, my active involvement in their lives has shown positive results."
"I believe in regularly monitoring all students. It is important to me that they know I care about their progress and achievements."
You show a good amount of care for students. Nicely said.
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