Lately, i saw so many students made a big gap between them and the lecturers. They think lecturer is beyond their reach, thus they wouldn't dare to communicate with their lecturers. They don't dare to raise their hand and ask if they don't really understand about the course. This is wrong.
IMHO, effective learning means good communications between the mentor and the students. Lecturers must be open-minded and supports their students not only in classroom, but also outside the classroom. By having a chat session outside the regular class, i think this could help creating new environment where students can talk more freely with their lecturers.
This is what i'm trying to do with the new students. I'm trying to make them understand that college is different with high school. You must work together and be communicative with your lecturers in order to be success. Ganbate... let's hope this works