Wrapping up the Semester

Can you believe it?? This coming week is the final week of class! Below is everything you need to know about what needs to happen between now and the last day of the semester.

Last Minute Office Hours
In addition to my regular office hours on Tuesday (12-2pm), I will be on campus tomorrow, M 12/16, in the afternoon, and have some availability to meet to discuss your final project write-up/presentations, final exam, &/or the final course reflection. Please e-mail me if you would like to schedule a conference with me for Monday or Tuesday.


Final Exam
As you know, your final exam will consist of reading a short article, writing a summary of that article, and then crafting an essay in response. Part I of the final exam (reading the article/writing a summary paragraph) will take place in class on Tuesday, 12/17. Part II of the final exam (writing a response essay to the article) will take place in class on Thursday, 12/19.

I encourage you, if you have not done so already, to review the “Strategies for Summarizing” post I made earlier this semester on on course site. Remember, for the response essay, while you should use your own experience (and the first person), you have to place that personal experience in dialogue with the text/article you are given (you must show connections between the article’s points–use details/quotes from the article–and your experiences/evidence).

All of the skills you practiced this semester (creating an Introduction, developing a thesis statement, paragraph development, creating strong topic sentences, critical reading, analysis, incorporating/citing sources, providing claims/evidence) apply here, so as long as you review those strategies, you should be all set for the exam.

*You may bring a dictionary (an actual, printed dictionary) to class to use both days of the exam (but you will not be allowed to use your phone, tablet, or computer in class to look up words).

The final exam is worth 10% of your overall course grade, and you must pass it to pass the course.

Please remember to arrive to class on time both days this week week, as we will begin the exams promptly at the start of class and will end exactly at the end of class. If you arrive late, you will not be given extra time to complete the exam.

 

Final Project Write-Up
The collaboratively written final draft of the Final Project as well as individual final project reflections are due by the start of class on Tuesday, 1218. Please visit the Final Project Write-Up page and Individual Final Project Reflection page on our site for more details on these assignments. As you make your revisions, I strongly encourage you to make use of the Notes for Revision and the Peer Review Assignment that I distributed/discussed in class.


Final Project Presentations

All groups will present in Professor Pawlukewicz’s class on W 12/18 (I will be there as well to watch/provide feedback on your presentations). Please visit the Presentations page on our course site for more details on this assignment.


Final Course Reflections

Your mandatory Individual Final Course Reflection is also due no later than the start of our last class (10am) on Thursday, 12/19. Make sure to bring a printed copy to me in class and to e-mail me an electronic version (Word document) before the deadline (we are not using a shared Dropbox folder for these, to retain individual privacy in your reflections). If you do not submit both a printed and electronic copy by the deadline, you will receive no credit for the work. Late assignments will not be accepted.

Please visit the Final Course Reflection page on our site for more details about what you should included in this final reflection.

Final Course Grades
The deadline for professors to submit final course grades for the Fall 2013 semester is 12/26. Please wait to view your final course grade online through CUNYfirst (I will not be giving out final course grades via e-mail). Once you see your final grade posted online, you should feel free to e-mail me for a breakdown of your grades (including what grades you received on these final assignments).

Final grades are non-negotiable, though I am always more than happy to discuss them/your work with you at any point. If you would like to discuss any of your grades/receive additional feedback on the final assignments/exams, you should e-mail me to schedule an appointment to discuss your work when we return to campus at the end of January (2014).


Thank you, & stay in touch!

Finally, it was a pleasure to work with you all this semester. I wish you the best of luck wrapping up the semester and on your final exams, and in your future endeavors at City Tech and beyond. You all worked incredibly hard this semester, and I really appreciate your consistent effort and good cheer day in and day out! I hope you enjoyed yourselves and learned a lot about reading, writing, and critical thinking. Have a wonderful winter break, & don’t hesitate to be in touch in future semesters to discuss your work in this course/beyond, and/or to just say hi 🙂

Gildaira,Ivan & Eloina bibliography

Gildaira Saladin:

http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html
This source talks about the meaning of each color. Through the meaning of each, it can be determined what changes can be made to bring a college atmosphere to a school (City Tech). Colors are meant to create different moods. We need colors that bring motivation and positive energy to oneself.

http://smithsystem.com/resource-library/article-library/color-world/
This article talks about the impact that the colors of a classroom can have on its students. It’s based on what are the colors that influence learning, from the teachers’ and students’ perspectives.
Although my group and I are focusing mostly on the hallways, this is still important because classrooms are the most important rooms and places in a school/college. It’s important that we feel happy, motivated, and energetic when being inside them. Therefore, this article’s information can be applied to our topic.

Ivan Martinez:

Baeten, M., Dochy, F., & Struyven, K. (2013). The effects of different learning environments on students’ motivation for learning and their achievement. British Journal Of Educational Psychology83(3), 484-501. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8279.2012.02076.x

This source shows how the architecture structure can affect the way of learning in students and how the environment can lead them to better their work ethic and concentrations. The architecture structure also has an influence on the motivation of students. Many students in a very safe and comfortable environment will have the opportunity to do better and study effectively as opposed to a student with a not so comfortable environment.

http://ehis.ebscohost.com.citytech.ezproxy.cuny.edu:2048/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=94c419f4-9212-41db-b5ba-383195a2e3c5%40sessionmgr4003&vid=2&hid=4205

This power point shows how statistically students do in a very stable and comfortable environment. Thus, divides the experiment and the investigation into different possible subtopics that results into the way the experiment concluded the results. As this investigation goes on there are many types of scales and graphs that has provided why architectural structure is very important to the environment of a student.

Eloina Ballinas

International Journal of Academic Research. Mar2011, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p474-477. 4p. 1 Graph.

This source can be useful because it focuses on the structure of the colleges and what should really be concerning when making a renovation of learning space in the college. It can maybe give people of higher level in City tech to be more involved in what the students would like to be surrounded by as in (color, learning spaces, etc.) Mainly the learning spaces or study places in City tech since there only seems to be a few and most don’t seem to be as quiet as they should be since those spaces are spaces that most wait til’ their next class or just hang out with a few friends. The architectural structure of a school can have a lot to do with a student’s encouragement to do well in school or even attend or pay attention in class.

 

Brittany, Dina and Esteban Ramos The Great.

– Brittany

Tax Credits Help LBHC Build Wellness Center

This article explains the importance of wellness centers and how they can contribute to helping students get jobs in the future. Little Big Horn college finished establishing its new health and wellness center that is about thirty five thousand square feet long. This wellness center was built to favor the students’ health needs as well as help them get good paying jobs as they go on to graduate, but more so into health related fields. Dr. David Yarlott, who is the president of the college states, “A healthier student tends to be a better student academically, and this facility also will help alleviate or curtail the number of community members becoming afflicted with health-related diseases.” The wellness center includes a gymnasium, a cardio room, public lockers, restrooms, strength training rooms and etc. So far as a result of the health and wellness center ninety eight construction jobs were created. Not only can people exercise in the wellness center, but they can also hold graduations there, pow wows, and other social events.

Wellness Centers should be established in every college because they can be very useful to students who want to improve their health or gain some knowledge on things that they don’t understand about their bodies and current health. This source points out the differences in wellness centers between LBHC and City Tech. At City Tech the wellness center is very small and does not have all of the different things that LBHC has. Some people aren’t even aware of where the wellness center is. It is very important that students know where their wellness center is so that they can go and ask questions if need be. It would also be very nice if City Tech’s wellness center had different things such as cardio rooms, yoga classes, and etc.

Works Cited

Heap, Beth. “Tax Credits Help LBHC Build Wellness Center.” Tribal College Journal 23.3 (2012): 51-52. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

Association Between Availability and Quality of Health Services in Schools and Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Students: A Multilevel Observational Study.

This article is about how the availability of health services in schools contributes to pregnancies among students. Researchers used, “a 2-stage random sampling cluster design to collect nationally representative data from 9107 students from 96 New Zealand high schools.” Students were then asked questions about whether they were sexually active or not, how often did they use contraception and etc. The administrators of the schools also answered some questions about how many hours per week doctors and nurses worked. The results of the research shows that the amount of pregnancies decreased the more hours that the nurses and doctors put in. “There was an inverse association between hours of nursing and doctor time and pregnancy involvement among sexually active students, with fewer pregnancies among students in schools with more than 10 hours of nursing and doctor time per 100 students.” Because the availability of the nurses and doctors was good, there were less students getting pregnant. Students should be able to come to wellness centers and get information on this topic because the information will teach them about safe sex practices. At City Tech the wellness center does provide a lot of information about safe sex and contraception, but people still aren’t aware of its services or where it is located.

 

Work Cited

Denny, Simon, et al. “Association Between Availability And Quality Of Health Services In Schools And Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Students: A Multilevel Observational Study.” American Journal Of Public Health 102.10 (2012): e14-e20. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

– End of Brittany’s

– Steven Ramos

Townshend, Timothy Guy, and Amelia A. Lake. “Relationships Between ‘Wellness Centre’ Use, The Surrounding Built Environment And Obesogenic Behaviours, Sunderland, UK.” Journal Of Urban Design 16.3 (2011): 351-367. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

As they try to examine the areas of the wellness center, they notice many things about obesity. Seeing how the environment has an impact on these sort of things, they wish to get a better feel and understanding of it. Saying that the environment may provide a sedentary life style. In other words, people tend to not do anything because of the environment and are just lazy with nothing to physically do. The group believes this idea and shows in places they go. This is great thing to use when it comes to understanding our problem, as a college and see if the environment makes the people lazy. This’ll help us in many aspects because on how they tackle on the idea of the environment being what it is and how it impacts us everyday.

Thompson, Cheryl W., et al. “Using The Omaha System As A Framework To Demonstrate The Value Of Nurse Managed Wellness Center Services For Vulnerable Populations.” Journal Of Community Health Nursing 29.1 (2012): 1-11. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

This is a great article, talks about others field work in the place and how it has grown in time. The System is a perfect thing to look at when we need a reference to what is needed if we need to rebuild the wellness center. Gives us a better insight to nursing, care, and the community.

– End of Steven’s

– Dina

Scalora, Mario, Andre Simons, and Shawn Vanslyke. “Campus Safety: Assessing And Managing Threats. (English).” FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin 79.2 (2010): 1-10. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

Ever since the shooting at Virginia Tech there have been other threats at different colleges and universities. The campus safety officials have much to deal with especially since there have been many threats going around whether it’s from the people at the college or outsiders. It’s very hard for them because of certain laws made by the campus law agencies, which, at the same time protect the people on campus as well as making sure the people still have their freedoms. Another issue is that, if things get out of hand with shootings, threats, fights then it brings the value of the environment of the campus and it becomes harder for students to thrive in their education and career. Overall the campus and law enforcement want to keep everybody on campus safe at the same time addressing this information so that the college can become a safer environment to be in.

A Collaborative Approach to College and University Student Health and Wellness

 

Fullerton, Darren S. “A Collaborative Approach To College And University Student Health And Wellness.” New Directions For Higher Education 153 (2011): 61-69. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

Many colleges and universities are facing financial downfall in which they do not have enough money to attend to certain facilities such as the wellness center. People are expecting the colleges to have these facilities and because of that colleges take a large portion of their money to make the wellness and fitness services available to the students. The universities think that students would think of the wellness center as a good place to go to but instead they find out that students are avoiding the wellness center unless someone is injured or ill. Colleges want the students to cooperate with the wellness and fitness services. As much as the universities want their students to participate in these programs their budget doesn’t allow them to remain available. Due to the fact that there are so many programs and facilities each one must fight to remain open which leads many other facilities to shut down. With the help of the students and the parents the administrators will fight to make sure these facilities can be provided to the students.

 

 

Annotated Bibliography 2

 

The heart of the campus. (2010). Interior Design, 81(14), 137-139.

 

This source can be useful because it speaks about another college and what they did in order to change the way that their atrium looks. It can maybe inspire some of us at City tech to make a change towards our own environment. This can also help other schools that are wanting to make a change but don’t have an idea of what to do. It can also be beneficial to the people at the school who did the design because it can draw attention to them and other people might want them to do a project for their school. It can help us compare our atriums and make even give us ideas on things that we can do here at City tech.

Brake, A. G. (2011). a learning experience. Interior Design, 82(3), 220-227.

 

This source can be useful because it talks about a college that wasn’t satisfied with the fact that the rest of their school was being renovated except the place where many students come together to study. That being the case they found the resources they needed in order to make a change. They were able to make a change but still have the space relate to the rest of the school so that the students would not feel disconnected. This can help because our research is examining City techs lounges, etc which can help us think about how having certain things can help students at City Tech. For example the environment and the way that it is.

 

-Diana

 

 Freebody, Peter. (2003). Qualitative research in education, SAGE publications. 31-33.

 

This source can help us better understand our observations and how we can use this knowledge to create positive change within the school. The text explains how we can reason and debate what we know about our findings in an educational facility like city tech and apply qualitative mathematics to our findings in order to create positive change. This source also supports creating social policies for the mass good and community progress. This source helps us use our new found understanding of city tech’s educational environment to take part in creating this positive change. With this knowledge we can create an environment that fosters happiness and the well being of students.

 

Freebody, Peter. (2003) Qualitative research in education, SAGE publications. 76-80

 

This source teaches us to interpret our data and most important findings in a way that we can efficiently and reasonably apply the educational conduct aspect into the relationship between socializing areas and happiness at city tech. Most of the lounges that had high levels of volume and laughter I noticed also had the most smiles. Areas of city tech with nothing exciting happening in them felt dreary and boring, which can be supported by the student I observed sleeping in one of the less exciting rooms.

-Wesley

Works Cited

Rothenberger, Stuart. “Modern Eats.” American School & University 82.13 (2010): 138-141. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

 

The source above is about some of the plans that are made by some schools and universities to improve their food-service areas. Since cafeteria is one of the socializing in schools, they are the places that “encourage a variety of social interactions”. This could be a valuable source for getting ideas on improving the wellness on the campus. By looking at this source, people might get the inspiration of what plans can be initiated to the cafeteria that is around them.

 

-Fenfang

Annotated Bibliography Reiana, Takiera & Alex

GORDON, S. STEWART. “Living And Learning In College.” Journal Of College & University Student Housing 39/40.2/1 (2013): 104-113. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

This piece of text is very useful for the research project on learning areas because it tells the differences of classrooms and dorms to learning areas of the college. Students prefer to have separate learning areas rather than doing tutoring and such in a classroom or a dorm room. They want a clear separation between formal teaching and living spaces. Students want to have faculty around throughout their living-learning centers. Also, students much rather have diversity when grouping themselves rather than grouping themselves by gender. Therefore, learning centers throughout the college can promote this aspect that students want.

“Journal on centers for teaching and learning.” Middletown, OH: Miami University of Ohio, 2009- V. 1 (2009).

 This e-book is also very useful to the research project on learning areas of a college because it talks about centers for teaching and learning. So one can compare teaching areas and learning areas and then see which one is more useful in a college. Also, it is a good source to see which one is more comfortable for the students and which one students can seek more knowledge from faculty in.

 -Reiana

James K. Elmborg and Sheriin Hook. “Centers of Learning : writing centers & libraries in collaboration.”  2005.

This is important for the research of learning centers at City Tech because it addresses the importance of the two combinations of the library and the writing area. Also, the details explains how the two centers of learning are supposed to be used and how important both are.

Stern Stefanie.  “Learning assistance centers: helping students through.” 2001.

More reliable research is how students are getting their help at City Tech, and this supports that. It also explains the importance of guiding the students.

“Journals of Learning Spaces.” 2011.

Last, the information about the student space in learning areas are important and this explains how the space should be for better concentration for students. It is very important that the student space is very comfortable, this allows the student to stay focus.

-Takiera

Johnson, Wendell G. “Educational Technology and the Learning Resource Center.” Community & Junior College Libraries. Apr-Jun2010, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p79-83. 5p. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.
This source is useful for students who are interested in using the library as a learning center. Often, the library is a quiet place used for research and studying, enhancing a students learning experience. Many community colleges provide studying opportunities for the librarian and students, in order to further develop the use of educational technologies in the learning resource centers for colleges. By further developing educational technologies, it benefits the school overall, and for the students because computers and various kinds of technologies are essential in a students study.
VanLEHN, KURT “The Relative Effectiveness of Human Tutoring, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, and Other Tutoring Systems.”Educational Psychologist. Oct-Dec2011, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p197-221. 25p. 12 Charts, 5 Graphs.Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.
This source is rather interesting, as it talks about the various types of tutoring available for students to learn from. It ranges from human tutoring, to intelligent tutoring, to other tutoring systems. Each tutoring system teaches and assists the daily life of a students work and learning experience, providing them with the knowledge they need in their studies. This study also shows how the effects of no tutoring can affect the learning process overall for a student, since it’s extremely important that students are being provided with tutors to further their learning.
– Alex Siu

 

“Annotated Bibliography from the City Tech Library website” Sophonie, Katherine, Cristian

Factors influencing the number of computer in libraries

By: Debbie Malone, Bethany Lavrault, and Michael J. Miller

Sophonie Audain

This article is about college students that use the computers in their college library. In the past “college libraries have undergone significant changes in their use of information in technology” (Malone. D, Bethany. L & Michael J. M). They discovered that 144 or 64 percent of our 225 respondents provide wireless access in their building and only 5 percent respond to the institution require their student to purchase laptops. Wireless access increased the amount of activity. “With more computers and systems in the library, technical support for them becomes a larger issue. Not all libraries can afford to hire a support person. Dependence on institutional information technology staff can be fine solution in some cases but not in all” (Malone. D, Bethany. L & Michael J. M). It true if they have more computers in the library it would affect the budget. The library is an important place for student to study and to do research

Works Cited

Malone, Debbie, Bethany Levrault, and Michael J. Miller. “Factors Influencing The Number Of Computers In Libraries.” College & Research Libraries News 68.3 (2007): 181-182. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

 

A comparison of student perceptions of their computer skills to their actual abilities

By: Donna M. Grant, Alisha D. Malloy and Marianne C. Murphy

Sophonie Audain

This article is about how computer skills have a great impact on students. These computer skills usually consist of basic to a greater knowledge in word process. The study was made in North Carolina where the students have to pass a computer skills assessment test. The assessment is for student to evaluate their knowledge of three computer application skills word processing, presentation and spreadsheet. “The finding of this study indicate some difference in student perception of their word processing skills and actual performance for their presentation skills, and a significant difference in perception and performance for their spreadsheet skills” (Grant M.D, Malloy D.A & Murphy C.M). Students need computer skills to advance your knowledge. In this world we are surround by technology, so is very important to have computer skill for school, job and etc. It a good idea that they have a computer skill test for student because student must know word processing, presentation and spreadsheet.

Works Cited

Grant, Donna M., Alisha D. Malloy, and Marianne C. Murphy. “A Comparison Of Student Perceptions Of Their Computer Skills To Their Actual Abilities.” Journal Of Information Technology Education 8.(2009): 141-160. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

 

An Assessment of Student Satisfaction with a Circulating Laptop Service

By: Louise Feldmann, Lindsey Wess and Tom Moothart

From: Katherine Culajay

Louise Feldmann, Lindsey Wess and Tom Moothart wrote an article where they talk about a new program that Colorado State university has which is about providing laptops to students when they are on campus. Also they made a survey on which they ask questions to students about the laptops configuration and their own opinion about it. Some of the questions that’s these authors made to students are how often do you use a library computer? According to this a 49% answered that they use a computer weekly. Another question was how long did you wait before you were able to check out your laptop? A 74% answered that they do not wait. As we can see, what City tech needs is a program where they put laptops available for students so that they don’t have to wait a long line on the library just to get one. Also this can be a good idea to put on city tech because as we know the learning center doesn’t have a lot of computers and sometimes they have to wait on a line in order to get a computer with internet.

 

Works Cited

Feldmann, Louise, Lindsey Wess, and Tom Moothart. “An Assessment Of Student Satisfaction With A Circulating Laptop Service.”Information Technology & Libraries 27.2 (2008): 20-25. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

 

 

Big LAN on campus

By: Lynnete Luna

Katherine Culajay

Lynnete Luna wrote an article named “Big LAN on campus” which was about a study where shows that high-speed wireless is an important fat for students when they are applying for a college. In the article it says “it used to be that high scholars looked at qualities such academics and cost when determining which college they were going to attend in the fall. Today, student access to ubiquitous high-speed internet and wireless technology are becoming factors.” As we can notice Wi-Fi us becoming one of the most important factors to students, until the point of considering not attending to that college if there is not Wi-Fi available. We think that it is important for city tech to make a stronger internet on the campus not because of the students but also because they might lose students because they want a college where they can have internet available at every moment.

Works Cited

Luna, Lynette. “Big LAN On Campus.” Telephony 242.23 (2002): 21. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

 

FEES & REVIEWS TOWARDS COLLEGE COMPUTER LAB

Cristian Corte

In the first article in The Benefits of Redesigning On-Campus Computer Labs it is basically being said that students really do like their computer labs and feel that they benefit from it. They checked out and based the article mostly on a campus called Temple University. It explains just what students actually want in their computer labs and of course most said that they would want good easy to work computers. But, other than computers students also want a welcoming computer lab and a very comfortable place to do homework and hang around in. Students pay for computer labs in their tuition and it is very expensive for colleges to build and construct a computer lab so they would try to make it worth it for the students.

On the next article is briefly explains the tuition policy in Cuny colleges. It shows different types of fees that our tuition goes for. On average for Cuny colleges full time students pay $100 for technology fees and the part time students pay on average a $50 fee.

Work Cited

Sheri Stahler

posted September 23, 2011  |  Appears in the November/December issue of EdTech Magazine.

cuny.edu/admissions/tuition-fees.html

 

 

Annotated bibliography

Annotated bibliography by Kiyanna cush

 

 

 

Improving Student Outcomes via Comprehensive Supports: Three-Year Outcomes From CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP).

 

The main idea for this article discusses the reason behind ASAP which is one of the many student advisory programs that help college students succeed. It tells the main goal behind the program the reason and a the need of the program as well as the tactics used by the program in order for it to work and actually have proof that it works . it also explains the great outcome of the program how it encourages students to achieve to their highest potential. If it was the ideology that programs like this are needed in order for people to prosper in college  and this supports my research because I am looking for information that backs up the need for ASAP.

 

Work cited

Kolenovic, Zineta, Donna Linderman, and Melinda Mechur Karp. “Improving Student Outcomes Via Comprehensive Supports: Three-Year Outcomes From CUNY’S Accelerated Study In Associate Programs (ASAP).” Community College Review 41.4 (2013): 271-291. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

 

 

What Kinds Of Advising Are Important To Community College Pre- And Posttransfer Students?”

 

The main idea of this article is basically a great suggestion of seeking advisory  to the different varieties a student  that attends college. the reason why this article supports my research is because I am basically trying to find how student advisory affect those who fall under the category of needed this type of assistance. another reason why this article stood out to me because it also addresses the students who may not want to stay at the college their attending  you still get the assistance you need in order to succeed even if you don’t plan on staying their

 

 

Work cited

Allen, Janine M., Cathleen L. Smith, and Jeanette K. Muehleck. “What Kinds Of Advising Are Important To Community College Pre- And Posttransfer Students?.” Community College Review 41.4 (2013): 330-345. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

observations Eunice Kiyanna Nahid (in that order)

 

Observations at the SEEK building (Midway)

Upon reaching the SEEK building (midway building), you notice that it’s a rather small place. When reaching the floor where the SEEK office is located, the first thing you see is a collage. A very colorful collage that seems to be made by the SEEK students. It’s promotes family, and that diversity is welcome to that site. There is a small window next to the collage. This window has bars on it, making it seem like you’re in some soft of jail, or a constricted place. Below the window are extremely comfortable chairs that students may sit in. Next to these is a table with flyers and pamphlets with information for the students. There are also boards with more information on student academics. Reaching the office, everything is very small. The cubicles seem to be too small for the workers to work comfortably. There is a small area with chairs so students are able to sit and wait, but the lighting in this area is terrible and it seems more like a place where one can sit and grieve about their dead cat. They also have a TV where information is to play, but it wasn’t even on. The staff is very nice and helpful, assisting whenever you need help and going you additional information when needed.

-Eunice

 

 

Student disability

 

The student disability office located in the namm building is constructed with 6 rooms designed and built to assist and counsel students with disabilities whether it be physical or emotional.  Once you have a one on one meeting with the counselors provided at this establishment then only will you receive pamphlets books and reports about what the program does what it supplies and who fall under the requirements of  receiving the help that is given. It doesn’t really seem like a happy environment no one really smiles except for one woman I cant recall her name, but   once you go in there and have to wait before you actually tell somebody what you want so the waiting is a problem overall the assistance in the hope that they do give with the computer lab that they do  have there and tutors is actually great.

 

Kiyanna

 

Cope Observation

The hall way and the cope room is a quiet area. The only sound that be heard is the sound of the air conditioner. There a big table in the center of the hallway with 4 chairs. It seems to be a really empty place. There is a room around the area where people go to pray. The office looks very comfy. They have a couch and pictures on the wall. The staff is busy at the time, not able to talk to the staff at moment. There’s a lot of information’s on flyers about insurance. The smell of the area has a nice coconut smell and the surrounding is peaceful. They also have telephones that can be used. There are two cubical in the cope room where the staff does their work. The cope room is accessible from the probe and Namm building.

 Nahid

Observations (Eunice, Kiyanna, Nahid)

Observations at the SEEK building (Midway)

Upon reaching the SEEK building (midway building), you notice that it’s a rather small place. When reaching the floor where the SEEK office is located, the first thing you see is a collage. A very colorful collage that seems to be made by the SEEK students. It’s promotes family, and that diversity is welcome to that site. There is a small window next to the collage. This window has bars on it, making it seem like you’re in some soft of jail, or a constricted place. Below the window are extremely comfortable chairs that students may sit in. Next to these is a table with flyers and pamphlets with information for the students. There are also boards with more information on student academics. Reaching the office, everything is very small. The cubicles seem to be too small for the workers to work comfortably. There is a small area with chairs so students are able to sit and wait, but the lighting in this area is terrible and it seems more like a place where one can sit and grieve about their dead cat. They also have a TV where information is to play, but it wasn’t even on. The staff is very nice and helpful, assisting whenever you need help and going you additional information when needed.

-Eunice

[Observations on other places are currently missing and will be posted as soon as possible]

Survey Questions from Eunice, Kiyanna, Nahid

1. How many times have you seen school student services advertise themselves around the school?

Never     Sometimes     Often     Always

2. How many times have you felt the need of academic guidance  but have nowhere to turn?

Never     Sometimes     Often     Always

3. Do student services provide for the well-being of a student body?

Never     Sometimes     Often     Always

4. Have you ever thought financial eligibility for some programs is rather unfair?

Never    Sometimes    Often     Always

5. Do you think student programs are accessible?

Never     Sometimes    Often     Always