Syed Saad Andaleeb

Former Vice Chancellor of BRAC University and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University.

January 1, 2021
January 1, 2021

Times have changed. Teachers should, too.

The Academic Experience Project is a faculty-student collaborative work aimed to glean insights about the experiences of tertiary-level students. Each Friday, The Daily Star publishes an op-ed highlighting its findings. This is the ninth article of the series.

December 25, 2020
December 25, 2020

Teach me, Sensei!

The Academic Experience Project is a faculty-student collaborative work aimed to glean insights about the experiences of tertiary-level students. Each Friday, The Daily Star publishes an op-ed highlighting its findings. This is the eighth article of the series.

December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020

Student Counselling: Unconscionably Neglected?

The Academic Experience Project has already highlighted several significant and strategic themes that deserve greater attention of the policymakers and administrators in higher education.

December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020

How many students want to leave their university and why?

Do any of our universities, public and private, ever ask their students: “Have you thought of leaving your institution for another?”

December 4, 2020
December 4, 2020

Institutional reputation through enabling students first

The Academic Experience Project is a faculty-student collaborative work aimed to glean insights about the experiences of tertiary-level students. Each Friday, The Daily Star will publish an op-ed highlighting the findings of the project. This is the fifth article of the series.

November 27, 2020
November 27, 2020

Do I Belong?

John Denver felt at home in West Virginia. Similarly, students want to feel at home in their academic institutions. At least that’s what a recent survey by The Academic Experience Project, conducted on university students of Bangladesh, has shown.

November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020

University Life: A Dream or a Nightmare?

University life is going to be the best time of your life! We often hear this growing up, and yet when we do reach that level, we find that it is not at all what we expected it to be. So, what exactly did we expect and why are we not satisfied?

November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020

How relevant are academic programmes in universities?

The unemployment rate among university graduates in Bangladesh has risen sharply. A study conducted by the Centre for Policy Dialogue indicated that about 46 percent of the total unemployed youth are university graduates.

November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020

Rekindling the Joy of Learning

Many are the number of universities in Bangladesh, both public and private. Large numbers of students graduate every year from these institutions. But how many of them really experience the joy of learning? This question must be answered by the country’s academic institutions.

November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020

How to get the best out of our students?

How should we see our students: as customers or products? In my four-plus decades in academia, I have seen them quite differently: as co-creators of knowledge.