Do you think students should be allowed to eat in college classes? It personally bothers me.
No, too distracting. People pay a lot to attend classes. It's selfish to interfere in their classroom experiences.
There is a place for everything. Eat in the cafeteria
Munchie no bother. Eat, students, eat.
I think it depends on the class, for one. If it’s a straight lecture, then I don’t see a problem. It also depends on the time of day. I have two classes this semester back-to-back, from 5:45 until 8:15. That’s dinner time for most people. A lot of my classmates bring dinner to class, and it doesn’t bother me. Finally, I think the food itself is an issue. If it’s very crunchy or fragrant, I can see how it would be disruptive.
I think it should be up the professor and the environment. In a science lab? Then the answers no. If your food is disruptive my answer would also be no. Other than that the few courses I taught, I permitted and even encouraged it (it was evening classes for working teachers and many missed dinner).
I currently substitute in my kids’ school district. Kids in grade school have two designated snack times (the teacher does read aloud) and snacks need to not be disruptive and healthy. Kids in middle school get to pick snack times according to their schedule (same rules) and the teachers let the students know if it’s ok in their classroom (all ELA, Social Studies, and Math classes are fine). I think that is fair as they have science lab, gym, and others that aren’t snack friendly.
It doesn't bother me when the college students I teach eat as long as they still participate actively in class. Many have begun eating before class starts because they have discovered our classes are often too active for them to easily eat during class time. The classes I teach are not me lecturing students, and class sizes are small, so students are actively involved.
Time is a limited resource
Quiet snacks are fine. Rattling open a whopper and fries is way past the line.
I think no matter the grade, you should be able to eat in class. Here in the real world, I’ll eat wherever I damn please. At work, during a conference or meeting, in a vehicle, etc. It’s like having to ask to use the potty. Grow up
I swear some professors are delusional.
Let us eat
Let us type
Let us what ever as long as it doesn't disrupt the lecture
Yeah, my professor in my classes doesn’t let us use a laptop.
I have had this occur in my classroom. I only ask the student to eat towards the back of the room so as not to distract the other students.
Part of my tuition included having the right to eat in class. Don’t assume you know everything about someone else’s life. They might not have time to dedicate to sitting around eating and doing nothing else. I sure didn’t at many points in college.
Never had a single professor who had a problem with food/beverage. Aside from the obvious, like in a chemistry lab.
I haven't either. Phones are a bigger issue, not food. I think most professors are reasonable about the lives of students outside of class.
Right on, with work, all my dr appts, extra outside of class academic stuff, its that or miss eating. Ive not had a professor care.
I don’t see why not, as long as it isn’t something stinky or noisy. Not a major meal, but something like a bag of trail mix or potato chips sure makes it easier to focus.
They are paying, so they should be able to.
Agree, we shell out big money, as lomg as youre considerate
Depending on what people eat, the food occasionally could be so pungent as to make others dizzy and disoriented.
Like certain people’s profile pics.
And that’s just crazy, Jane.
Just leave it up to the professor. I don’t think a snack matters but when students bring in a full meal and make loud noises it’s defiant disturbing to lecture
What's next? Bring your pet to school? Smh
Yeah thats next, sign me up
As long as it's not loud food like potato chips.
No. Some people have disgusting manners. No, because they can spell food. No, because some people have allergies. No, because when you’re dieting the smell of pizza or something really drives you nuts.
No because students should concentrate on the class. College students are in class for maybe three hours a day? Four hours with a lab? They can't find another time to eat? My long college classes (2 1/2 hours) had a 15 minute break to get a snack if you wanted to. But you couldn't finish it in class. Is it college or kindergarten?
Some of us work and other academic extras and end up with 12 hr stretches :) we cant all do nothing but class.
I hated it when people ate in class. The crinkle of the bag, crunch of eating. It was annoying and distracting.
You’re like me sounds really bother me.
Agree. And the whole room will smell
I say absolutely yes. I recall a time my sophomore year of college that I literally had class every minute of the day from 8am until 5:30 pm on Wednesdays. I tried to bring sandwiches and eat while walking between classes, but sometimes I would bring food that I needed to eat while sitting down. Sometimes it’s inevitable.
Outside of laboratories where food can be dangerous, it should be allowed, as long as the food isn't obnoxiously loud.
Depends on the food. Snacks are usually fine, like pretzels, granola bars, or raisins. Meals on the other hand would not be ok. Don't bring Chinese takeout or your leftover potato salad. 🤢
Yes. They’re paying x number of $s to be there, so i’m not going to tell them what they can and can’t do in class. If i, as the professor, fine it to be a distraction then i have the responsibility to handle it as i see fit, but banning it outright is wrong.
No. A person should be able to eat before or after classes. It’s a distraction.
Depends. If it's a noisy, smelly, or otherwise distracting food than no. Otherwise sure.
i️ eat in high school
I have a class where the professor orders two pizzas and we just chill and read papers.
That is one very lazy professor!
No it’s a seminar. We go over graduate level papers for three hours and rarely anyone gets full points. The pizza is just to help it not be so tense.
As long as they are quiet sure
No. Eating makes noise that is disrespectful the professor and the other students who are trying to hear the lecture. It is also messy and leaves crumbs which may attract bugs. If you have no choice about eating, at least sit in the back, be as quiet as possible and clean up after yourself.
It doesn't bother me. Schedules are tight. Eating time isn't always convenient, but you still have to do it.
Exactly!! And using a cane doing it walking is out of the question. I also cant always at work because it gets hectic. Sometimes Im on the go for twelve solid hrs, you gotta fit food in somewhere.
I totally understand. I'm not a college student anymore, but I'm always on the run. You still have to eat!
Yeah, as long as you aremt messy or obnoxious. I do it frequently, some of us have to eat at frequent intervals and dont have breaks in tje day to do it outside class. Maybe they could treat it like they do laptops at my school, designate a place for people to sit who want to eat, so if it bothers you you have the option to not be too close.
Let the professor decide.
It doesn't bother me, but all of my classes are three hours long. If you're chewing super loud, then I'll be irritated.
Actually, most of the complaints center around loud typists.
Oh god im a loud typist😂plz forgive! Im trying to be quieter but not having much success lol
Haha the person is loud mainly because of their super long nails! I'm like please cut them or something lol
I have no idea how you could stand typing with nails like that!
No idea! I'm blown every class. It's like clank, clank, clank...I'm like girl