DL Student Services Sub-committee meeting
February 28, 2002
Attendees: Paul Smith, Dr. Melanie McClellan, Christy Talley
The group discussed the development of a 20-minute HorizonLive presentation
that informs students of career services. Bruce Brewer will be in charge
of creating the content for this presentation. The HL presentation will
be linked from the distance page and the Career services page. The presentation
needs to indicate what is available and how a student can go about getting
the available services.
The group also discussed the development of another 20-minute HorizonLive
presentation that informs students about study skills services and academic
assistance. Melanie McClellan said that she would ask Cheryl Rice of the
Excel Center to develop the content for this presentation. We also had
the suggestion of a HL seminar or series of seminars entitled “College
The sub-committee next examined how we could improve DL students’
access to counseling services. Currently, an email link does exist and
a student can also call. Paul Smith suggested reciprocity where we could
refer students to the nearest university and network with other colleges
and universities. Another suggestion was including links about depression,
alcoholism, etc. Melanie McClellan suggested studying Old Dominion’s web
site for counseling services because it was exemplary.
McClellan also suggested always sending “lost students” the Excel
Center because they have comprehensive info for students and do whatever
it takes to get the student’s their needed information or help.
Also, the groups suggested a need for student profile that would indicate
the satisfaction of non-traditional students, transients, and traditional
on-campus students. We need to get demographics of DL students from Bonnie
We also discussed the benefit and possibility of informational mass
Also to do, look at the http://isay.uab.edu
web site. It provides a checklist for incoming students.
Sub-committee will meet again end of March or first week of April.