Last spring, Student Development pivoted to a “rapid response” protocol to support our students. What began as email advising in response to Covid-19 quickly transitioned to video options, too. We’re pleased to say we haven’t missed a beat! As a result, we are celebrating the fact that we’ve achieved 7,285 advising contacts from mid-March through early August.
What else is new? In order to meet the demand for advising in August, we’ve added “drop-in” sessions as we continue to be tech-focused – using Webex, Microsoft Teams, and Jabber.
Looking Ahead to Fall…Supporting Students with Virtual Workshops
Support on Demand – Stu Dev Style: In preparation for the Fall 2020 semester, we’ve developed new virtual workshops and presentations that can be embedded in your courses or shared with students as-needed:
- Educational Planning: Designed specifically for use in FYS (First Year Seminar) courses. Students will schedule appointments in their MyHarper portal with their assigned advisor in order to complete their “plan to completion” in Degree Works.
- “How-To” Videos: Created by the Center for New Students. These are available to students at any time in the new student, first-semester Blackboard shell. Topics include: How to Register for Courses, Find Your Educational Plan in Degree Works, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Navigating Your MyHarper Portal, Accessing Online Course Content through Blackboard, and Learn About the Focus 2 Career Assessment Tool.
- Self-Service Support from Counselors: Counselors have created self-service videos, allowing students 24/7 access to helpful information to assist with Motivation, Managing Your Math Anxiety, Building Healthy Relationships, and Stress Management. (click titles to view videos). These can also be found on our Counseling Services website.
Learn more about the Student Development division and the comprehensive services and programs that support student success.