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“ NAME: GITONGA EUNICE MUTHONIID NO: 650426COURSE: SENIOR EXPERIENCE INTEGRATED SEMINAR (SEN 4800)COURSE INSTRUCTOR: NJERU, GODWIN KINYUATASK: MID-SEMESTER TERM PAPERSEMESTER: SUMMER 2019TABLE OF CONTENTIntroduction……………………………………………………………….pg 3-4Impact of student- lecturer relationship…………………………………pg 4-6Impact of student-staff/workers relationship………………………….pg 7-8Impact of student-student relationship…………………………………..pg 8-9Conclusion…………………………………………………………………pg 9-10References…………………………………………………………………pg 11Question: University Education is about relationship with faculty, fellow students, staff and others. Discuss the value of the relationships formed at the university in determining people’s lives in their professional and social roles.IntroductionA relationship can be defined as the manner in which at least two individuals are connected, or the manner in which they behave towards each other. Important or rather significant relationships formed in the university impact the quality of the university experience and they additionally influence commitment at work after college. These relationships formed in the university, both peer to mentor and peer to peer are at the core of a significant college or university experience. An essential objective of institutions focused on a great undergraduate experience ought to be the persistent examination of its practices to guarantee the intentional cultivation of influential and important or meaningful personal relationships.A university is usually a big institution when contrasted with the size of secondary school institutions and certainly the bigger the institution, the larger the number of staff and employees. For learning to take place, there must be qualified lecturers and professors, accountants, course advisors, librarians, nurses, security guards, cleaners, grounds men, caterers and of course students to make up an institution. For everything to work out easily, every one of them requires the assistance and presence of the other and therefore, it is usually important for students to interact with every other person within the institution including the staff, faculty and fellow students so as to have a favorable learning condition as they gain more from one another and furthermore learn how to deal and communicate with people in their professions after school.Impact of Student-lecturer relationship.On average, students spend six and a half hours at school each day for 180 days throughout the year. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that teachers have an enormous amount of influence on their students. This influence or power can significantly impact the learning environment, which in turn affects a student’s achievement in school. The most powerful weapon teachers have when trying to foster a favorable learning climate is a positive relationship with their students.Lecturers accept or assume a critical job in the direction of students all through the formal tutoring knowledge. Despite the fact that most research concerning lecturer-student relationship looks at the simple extensive stretches of lecturing, instructors have the unprecedented opportunity to help students academic and social progression at all dimensions of tutoring. (Boynton & Boynton, 2009).Students who are fortunate to get support from their instructors in their learning environment are at a higher possibility of getting a positive effect in both their social and academic end result, which is certainly essential for the entire direction of school and over the long run. For my situation, studying in USIU has been a good experience for me because students and lecturers are constantly urged to have a good relationship and the university does this by allocating students with lecturers as their mentors to guide them in their academic and career goals.I believe that a student-lecturer relationship is very important in the university because lecturers can be of great help in helping students acquire internships and also secure entry level jobs where they have a chance to. Some lecturers are also likely to support students from poor backgrounds in their education if they have the financial capacity to do so. According to (Murray & Malmgren, 2009), through constructive lecturer- student relationships, more students from poor backgrounds tend to benefit more than those from financially well-off backgrounds. As a result of this generous act, we end up seeing some of these students develop a habit of helping others who are in need when in a position to help because they got to learn this art of giving from their lecturers or rather teachers.A good student- lecturer relationship can help a student build his or her confidence and propel them to set higher goals in life. The manner in which students and lecturers communicate can change or influence how fellow classmates and people in general perceive them. Confidence additionally affects the student’s mental wellbeing in that it alleviates depression and anxiety. In this manner, even in job meetings one would feel certain to talk before every other person in the board room, basically on the grounds that their lecturer’s helped in structuring or rather building their confidence.Whenever students and lecturers interact positively, the two could gain from one another through sharing thoughts and furthermore, the students can find or gain the courage to address the lecturers or rather the instructors when they do or say something that appears to be off-base. This kind of relationship ends up bringing a positive impact to a student thereafter in their professional lives. Through this they are able to have a positive relationship with their bosses hence helping them achieve their visions by perhaps sharing new ideas with them and also feeling free to correct them when they are about to make a wrong move or decision in regards to something related to the performance of the work. At USIU, students have a chance of being work studies in the sense that they are able to assist the lecturers in some of their tasks. By being a work study, one is able to create a good relationship with the lecturer which can be of great help in the long run when one is seeking for a job because the same lecturer can assist you in securing a job. Also through this working environment with the lecturer one gets to learn and acquire quite a number of skills. Some being management skills and communication skills. Having a healthy student- lecturer relationship is often beneficial for certain students especially those experiencing learning challenges and those with low financial status. So as to enable students build up a feeling of self-esteem, it may sometimes be important to seek out opportunities to give them acclaim with affirmations of academic accomplishments. Students with little confidence or rather low self-esteem are regularly considered in danger hence will respond emphatically to positive feedback from their instructor thus providing them with a feeling of pride.Students are not the only people that benefit from healthy student-teacher relationships. One primary benefit for the lecturer is that as teachers work strategically to develop these relationships, they improve their interpersonal and professional skills as well. Teaching is a profession that requires the ability to clearly communicate information even during stress-inducing scenarios. It is important for teachers to find ways to successfully manage stress, in order to express concepts and avoid frustrations. For some lecturers, improving their interpersonal communication skills helps to reduce stress and develop positive student-teacher relationships, in addition to positive relationships with parents and co-workers. An added benefit of improved interpersonal skills includes personal and professional growth, which may be positively reflected in a lecturer’s level of communication with students and the amount of student engagement that occurs as a result of it. (Boynton & Boynton, 2009)Impact of student – staff/worker relationshipOther than lecturer’s, other staff members include accountants, librarians, nurses, cleaners and security guards. All these staff members are very crucial in the running of an institution because they create a conducive environment for learning to take place. It is usually sad that majority of students in universities look down upon some of these staff members yet they are not aware that some of them have degrees in certain fields and due to unemployment they end up into this kind of jobs like that of being a cleaner or a security guard which I believe are decent jobs. However it is important for students to realize that by interacting with these workers, one is able to develop even the basic professional skills from being a good time manager and a good performer in your job.It is estimated that about forty two percent of first and second year students in the university fail to complete their degree program and that out of the those students, fifteen to twenty five percent of them drop out due to lack of motivation, poor performance, financial challenges and some do not have clear reasons as to why they quite from school. (National Center for Education Statistics, 2012) Having a positive relationship with members of the staff other than lecturers in the university is clearly associated with university completion and persistence in the years of studies. This kind of interactions have been associated with a positive outcome for students, including increased effort, greater student engagement and a high level of student acquisition. When students have a good relationship with members of the staff, they are able to involve them in their research projects and other aspects of academics. The faculty members can also mentor them in regards to their career goals and also assist them in their psychological growth. (Pascarella et al, 2010)By interacting with workers in the university one gets to learn why humility is important and also how to interacting with people from different walks of life and to appreciate what people do and respect their jobs.Impact of student to Student relationshipRelationships formed in school are very important for career development and that is why in the universities lecturers encourage interactions among students and they do this by putting them in groups and assigning them with topics to work on. With this kind of groups, students get a chance to interact with each other and develop meaningful friendships. Through collaborative participation in group work activities, when students secure jobs after completing university they are able to work comfortably in teams because of the skills acquired from school through group work activities. Something else is that one is able to start conversations with new people and also have an open mind in regards to people’s ideas and opinions. When student have a positive relationship with or among each other, they can enhance feelings of safety and also stimulate the willingness and motivation to participate in class. Hence one would not be wrong to say that students with positive relationships with their fellow students are more likely to participate in dialogues and discussions in class, which then increases opportunities for promoting involvement in societal issues. The nature of student to student relationship is different from that of student to lecturer relationship. Positive student relationships for instance do not necessarily have a positive impact or rather effect when creating an open environment and they may be disruptive or less stimulating in class. However, without this positive relationship among students who are expected to steer safety and the willingness and motivation to participate in class, it would be difficult to create an open climate.Getting an opportunity to interact with fellow students in school and especially people from different cultures and background one is able to learn and acquire a lot of life skills that are essential in life. In order to succumb to depression due to peer pressure from fellow students, it is important to start by appreciating oneself and getting to know that not all people are equal and that is important to accept who we are and what we have. Students with positive peer relations have a high self-esteem, a more positive self concept, a greater satisfaction towards school, a greater academic achievement and a greater achievement in school. On the other hand, students lacking peer acceptance and support from their peers end up experiencing fewer opportunities to learn social skills and develop healthy relationships, have more internalizing problems, more externalizing problems, they end up abusing drugs, they are bullied by others, increased dislike of school or emotional disengagement and are at a developed risk of dropping out of school.ConclusionAside from just getting education, a college or university is really a spot or rather a phase in life where you get the chance to get other fundamental abilities that come as a result of improvising ways of surviving in school. It is the point in life where students face the truth in the outside world and the choices they end up making could significantly determine how their lives could be later on in future. That is the reason why it’s said every choice has a consequence. One is presented to numerous opportunities while in the university and the general individuals one interacts with could either make you or break you, since it is evident to the point that most students in college lose their concentration and objectives and goals by joining the wrong group or having the wrong company while others make it in life by keeping the right and meaningful companies and friends. Thus, it is one’s obligation to choose what they need or want in life and make the right decisions. ReferencesBoynton, M & Boynton. C. (2009). Developing positive teacher-student relationships. In Educators guide to Preventing and Solving Discipline Problems.Komorraju, M., S. Musulkin & G.Bhattacharya. (2010).The role of Student-Faculty Interactions in Developing College Students’ Self-Concept, Motivation and Achievement: Journal of College Student Development.National Center for Education Statistics. (2012).The Condition of Education. Washington D.C: National Center for Education Statistics.Pascarella, E.T & P.T.Terenzini. (2010). How College Affects Students.”