13. (55) Efforts are made to engage students with the program and institution.
Not Observed Insufficient Moderate Use Meets Criterion Completely
After Admission and Before Class Registration
After students are admitted but before they ever register for classes we aim to connect with prospective students. The objectives include:
1) connect with them while they wait to hear about admissions
Seven-ten days after initial application, contact message sent directing them to the blog and giving contact information for questions
2) increase admission to enrollment
Three-five messages sent at intervals between acceptance and the beginning of classes Messages give information about next steps, registration procedures, and online learning
Email communications informing them of upcoming events, school news, and admissions processes.
A custom web page that includes links to relevant content:
A custom blog where we post relevant information and welcome admitted students to submit comments: http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/blogs/enroll/
Exclusive online seminars hosted by faculty and current students covering our learning management system, career planning, and various communication channels that students can use in our programs such as Facebook and Blackboard IM.
New Student Checklist
A new student checklist helps students ease into the program
From the Associate Director:
From the Director and Faculty
From the Student Services Coordinator
American Library Association SLIS Student Chapter
American Association for Information Science and Technology Student Chapter at SJSU http://slisgroups.sjsu.edu/asistsc/
Society of American Archivists Student Chapter San Jose State University
Special Libraries Association Student Chapter at SLIS –in the process of being set up. SLISConnect (student and alumni association) provides peer support and a variety of events. http://www.facebook.com/SLISConnect
Conferences and Receptions
SLIS runs a booth and reception at many conferences –major conferences and smaller state conferences. Students who live in the area where the conference is being held can connect with faculty and staff and each other.
SLISAlert is a tool we use to help build local communities of SLIS students. It allows e-mails to be sent to SLIS students in any particular geographic area. When an activity such as a library tour, a conference reception, or a professional event is scheduled, an alert can be e-mailed to all SLIS students within a defined radius (up to 100 miles).
Blackboard IM includes several communication tools, including text chat, voice and video chat, whiteboard, and application sharing. All actively enrolled students are required to install and set up Blackboard IM in order to provide a sense of community within classes.