Here are some ways to
apply what you've learned ...
student orientation is handled on your campus. Get
a copy of the student handbook. Are you surprised
at the breadth of services which are available to your students?
tutorial services works on your campus. Are
there services which target your student population. What
are the hours of operation? Include this information
on your syllabus.
Visit the counseling
services area on your campus. Identify programs which
may be available to special student populations.
Visit the Financial
Aid office on your campus. What other services are
available through the office. For example, does the
office handle student scholarships, emergency loans, etc?
Invite a representative
from a student service, which targets your student population,
to make a brief presentation to your class. For example,
if you teach in the vocational areas, there may be a counselor
specifically identified to serve the needs of your students.
Schedule a library
orientation for your class. Both you and your students
will be surprised at the number of resources which are available
to them and which specifically target their course topics.
organizations which target your student population.
For example, if you are in the Business Department, there
is probably an active business club on your campus.
Consider inviting members to present their club to your
class. This is a great way to encourage students to
participate in college life.