Welcome to Fall semester 2014.
It is “all about relationships” as students begin their learning experience at PVCC. As we welcome new students on campus soon, I thought I’d share some practical advice.
- Intentionally reach out to students and make contact. “Can I help you find something today?” “Hi how are you today?” “Is there something I can help you with?” “Hi welcome to PVCC.”
- If you can, walk with a student to the office or area to which you have directed them.
- Identify a person that they can see in another area rather than just sending them to an office.
- Make a commitment to say hello to ten students everyday.
- Look for students who may need help (i.e. students looking at the College directories/maps, students walking around campus holding their class schedule, and students with that “lost look”)
- Be an advocate for the great programs at PVCC – academic advising, counseling, LSC, student life, etc.
- Commit to getting ten students involved on campus – with Student Life, Learning Support Center, career services, counseling, honors, etc.
- Know the factors that favorably impact student success – Intentional activities and service delivery that fosters a student’s ability to: establish meaningful relationships with other students, faculty, and staff; create meaningful connections to the College; establish connections between why they are here and where they plan to be in the future (goal setting); navigate through our systems, processes and procedures (know the rules – how to play the game); and get involved on campus.
Complied by the New Students@PVCC Task Force
One last reminder - Sign up to help at the Information Station in front of our new Welcome Center.