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Cyberspace: A New Meeting Place for Student Orientation and Advising. Temika M. Simmons Jackson State University Mississippi Advisor’s Meeting October 7 th , 2008. Overview. What is CyberOrientation? What is CyberAdvising? Demonstration of the online process

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cyberspace a new meeting place for student orientation and advising

Cyberspace: A New Meeting Place for Student Orientation and Advising

Temika M. Simmons

Jackson State University

Mississippi Advisor’s Meeting

October 7th, 2008

overview
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
cyberorientation
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
cyberadvising
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
pros of cyberorientation advising
Pros of CyberOrientation/Advising
  • Accommodation 24/7
  • Less intimidating information format
  • Quick reference point
  • Enhances face-to-face meetings with faculty and students
cons of cyberorientation advising
Cons of CyberOrientation/Advising

People still call!!

(students AND faculty)

effectiveness with faculty
Effectiveness with Faculty
  • Easy access to information
  • Quick reference point
effectiveness with staff
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.
effectiveness with students
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
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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.zubkowski@jsums.edu