University employee sees things from students' viewpoints

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University employee sees things from students' viewpoints

Post by CielOnTap » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:49 pm

Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada has an employee that decided to enroll in a fashion design course to see how university policies were affecting students inside classrooms. The employee, a vice-provost at Ryerson, will also take on other student experiences, which will help her work on policies impacting the academic and social realms for enrolled students.

Anxious to get to know those whom her policies affect, Lane Vetere, 53, enrolled in a capstone course, requiring her to craft a five-piece collection for the school’s annual Mass Exodus fashion show.

It’s all part of her recently launched project, In Their Shoes, which will immerse Lane Vetere in various student groups for a semester at a time. Following her fashion student stretch, she’s toying with stints on a sports team or in an infamously dreaded first-year calculus class.

“I don’t have a chance to meet students except for at huge events like convocation, and then it’s thousands of them and me,” she said. “(In Their Shoes) is a way to connect with students and catch people’s imagination.” ... dents.html
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