Friday, January 24, 2014

How to Talk to Your Student About Grades

We’re days away from the new Spring semester. For many parents, winter recess is a time to check-in with their students to see how well they did during the Fall semester and to help plan for the Spring semester. In a best-case scenario, your student has shared with you his or her grades, presented an official printed copy of his or her transcript, and initiated a conversation with you on their plans for the next semester. However, students can be tricky and life doesn’t always go as you planned. If your student is leaving you in the dark in regards to his or her academic progress from last semester, know that you’re not alone.
Below are our tips on how you can have a productive conversation with your student about his or her grades, as well as, campus resources available to your student throughout the year.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

“Land of the Rising Sun: Art of Japan”

Keisai Eisen, Fukagawa from the series One Hundred Famous Places in Edo for Flowers, ca. 1810-1845,
color woodcut, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Goldberg, Hofstra University Museum Collections, 74.05.17

Hofstra is keeping busy this winter season and invites you to check out a fantastic exhibit. If you’re dropping off your student for the spring semester, take a break from heavy traffic and check out the Hofstra Museum’s current exhibit, “Land of the Rising Sun: Art of Japan,” which is currently on display through February 2, 2014, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the David Filderman Gallery located inside the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library (south campus) on the ninth floor. The exhibit, which features 41 works of art and objects dating from the 16th to the 20th century, was recently covered in a New York Times article found here. Local parents will appreciate experiencing a rich exhibit without having to travel into the city.