Student Support #13

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

In addition:
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

SLIS Colloquia


Student Associations

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

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.

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