Cameron University to host Ask An Aggie Online, an interactive chat for incoming students

In an effort to inform students about the depth and variety of campus resources and to answer student questions about the upcoming academic year, Cameron University will host Ask An Aggie Online, an interactive online forum. The session will take place on Tuesday, August 7 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Ask an Aggie Online will utilize Blackboard Collaborate technology, which allows for both video and text chat and also provides the opportunity to present resources online. The session will be staffed by representatives from student services, admissions, student activities, housing, athletics, enrollment management, distance learning, the academic computer lab and the Student Government Association. The session will also provide new students an opportunity to interact in an online forum with campus staff and current students.

“In an effort to reach out to students – particularly those who are new to the Cameron campus - we determined that an online forum would be an ideal opportunity to engage students who may have questions about campus resources, what to expect when classes start, and so forth,” says Jennifer Holland, Vice President for Student Services. “By holding the session prior to the onset of classes on August 15, we hope to answer student questions and concerns in advance so they can focus their attention on their classes.”

To participate, students should go to http://www.cameron.edu/askanaggie and click on the link provided to join the chat. Video chats require a webcam; students are encouraged to log in and participate in the discussion via text chat if they do not have a webcam.

“Ask An Aggie Online is designed to ease students’ concerns as they prepare for the academic year,” says Holland. “Students living on campus for the first time may have questions about what household items are provided in student housing. Those who want to participate in campus activities can learn about the various student organizations and athletic activities available. We also anticipate questions about health care, meal plans, computer availability on campus, and other amenities. This session is designed to ensure that all students have an awareness of the depth and variety of campus resources that are available to help them succeed academically and have a fulfilling collegiate experience."

 

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July 31, 2012

PR# 12-124