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Title: Cyberspace: A New Meeting Place for Student Orientation and Advising


1
Cyberspace A New Meeting Place for Student
Orientation and Advising
  • Temika M. Simmons
  • Jackson State University
  • Mississippi Advisors Meeting
  • October 7th, 2008

2
Overview
  • What is CyberOrientation?
  • What is CyberAdvising?
  • Demonstration of the online process
  • What are the Pros Cons of online advising?
  • How has the program been effective with faculty,
    staff, students?
  • Q A

3
CyberOrientation
  • Introductory information for entering and
    continuing students
  • Bulleted paragraphs from catalogue quick info
    simple format
  • Primarily contains links to information on
    completing degree requirements, explanation of
    popular forms, tips and policies, links to some
    forms
  • http//www.jsums.edu/gadmappl/Orient.html

4
CyberAdvising
  • Information for students AND faculty
  • Columns from catalogue expanded explains
    processes policies
  • Primarily contains downloadable and electronic
    forms required for matriculation/degree
    completion and successful degree navigation
    strategies
  • http//www.jsums.edu/gadmappl/Resource.html

5
Pros of CyberOrientation/Advising
  • Accommodation 24/7
  • Less intimidating information format
  • Quick reference point
  • Enhances face-to-face meetings with faculty and
    students

6
Cons of CyberOrientation/Advising
  • People still call!!
  • (students AND faculty)

7
Effectiveness with Faculty
  • Easy access to information
  • Quick reference point

8
Effectiveness with Staff
  • Easy access to information
  • Quick reference point
  • Eases navigating GA turnover
  • Significantly reduces problem/incorrect forms
    paperwork
  • Added efficiency in processing paperwork
  • Allowed the condensing of traditional 4 forms to
    1.

9
Effectiveness with Students
  • Easy access to information
  • Quick reference point
  • Accommodation 24/7
  • Loosens ties to orientation meeting
  • Simplifies Graduate Catalogue
  • Presents copious information in simpler format

10
Q A
For More Information Dr. Jeffrey Zubkowski
Professor of Chemistry Associate Dean of
Graduate School Jackson State UniversityGraduate
School 1400 J. R. Lynch St. P.O. Box
17095 Jackson, MS 39217 (601) 979-2455 Jeff.zubkow
ski_at_jsums.edu
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