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The Division of Student Affairs, in conjunction with Academic Affairs and I&IT, has rolled out a new web site devoted to academic advising. Called simply “Advising,” it is located at advising.
"Advising differs from the previous advising site known as BroncoCompass in that Advising focuses not only on requirements and essential services but also on various developmental issues that confront students such as career and major choice," according to Jeff Tennis, Associate Registrar, who led the effort. "The site also offers expanded student life resources that speak to the needs of students as they progress through their programs of study.”
The new site borrows from organization and design of well-respected advising sites of other universities. The developers of Advising also took suggestions from the results of a BroncoCompass survey.
“Cal Poly Pomona has outstanding faculty and staff advisors,” said Dr. Claudia Pinter-Lucke, Associate Vice President for Academic Programs. “But with all the responsibilities that our students need to juggle, they need a 24/7 information source that can act as back-up for their advisor, and give them the answers to questions they forgot to ask during their advising session."
In addition to Tennis, Student Affairs contributors to the new site included Lea Manske of Student Support & Equity Programs; Scott Tsuji of Athletics; Paula Sosta of the Disability Resources Center; Patricia Duran of the Career Center; and Yvonne Bailey of the Children’s Center.
Academic Affairs participants included Dr. Allison Douglas-Chicoye of Academic Support & Learning Services; Dr. Kara Caldwell-Freeman of Human Nutrition and Food Science; Sarah Turnbull of the College of Science; Renee Gomez of the College of Education and Integrative Studies; Dr. Vicki Peden of the College of Business Administration; and Johnson Kwong of Institutional Research and Academic Resources.
Participants from I&IT Web Development included Dr. Curtis Clark, Jinah Young, Jerry Lerma, and Crystal So. Additional I&IT support came from Hye Ok Park, Jason Beers and Terry Hogan.
The Advisement Task Force and the Enrollment Services Cluster of the Division of Student Affairs provided oversight and advice, as did Dr. Pinter-Lucke, Kathleen Street, Kevin Colander and Rose Kukla.
While Advising focuses on students seeking academic advising, a companion site, AdvisorLink, will be developed over the coming months to serve the needs of advisors.
I&IT is shifting student email to Microsoft Outlook Live, a university email system provided directly by Microsoft through the software publisher's Live@edu service.
Some 6,500 students who currently use university-provided mailboxes will need to establish their new MS Outlook Live password through the My Control Panel interface. Students who are forwarding their campus email to an outside email service and not using the university’s Exchange email service will not need to change anything unless they would like to use the new email service.
Students who need to set their MS Outlook Live passwords and change their mail settings are being notified by the Cal Poly Pomona Help Desk. Online help pages on how to change student email settings are here .
I&IT expects to end the current student email service on Exchange by late fall of 2011, by which time all students who need to transfer to MS Outlook Live will have done so. Faculty and staff email will remain on Exchange.
“We’ve been researching the best student email solution for a couple of years,” explained Joe Matsumoto, director of I&IT Systems. “Given the state budget situation it makes sense to consider sound alternatives that can save the university money. The Live@edu service will also allow us to offer students additional services without additional cost.”
Nearly two-thirds of students already forward their Cal Poly Pomona email to other email services, such as Google’s Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, or email services provided by students’ home Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
The Microsoft service is free to universities, although the Cal Poly Pomona Help Desk will still provide support for student email and I&IT Systems will support the process of verifying student information for the Microsoft service. The new user interface for MS Outlook Live will be familiar to students already using Hotmail or Windows Live services.
Students will still use their current BroncoName and BroncoPassword for other centralized technology services. These include BroncoDirect and Blackboard.
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This page was last updated on May 17, 2011.