Student Support #9

9. (51) Student support services are provided for outside the classroom such as academic advising, financial assistance, peer support, etc.

Not Observed      Insufficient      Moderate Use      Meets Criterion Completely

Academic Advising

Each student has an academic advisor and is automatically joined to the advising site in Canvas.
The Online Student Advisor answers student questions and provides information via the advising site in Canvas.

Students also have access to the Graduate Advisor who oversees the advising process.

In support of students the Graduate Advisor maintains two blogs:
iSchool Curriculum Center blog for all kinds of curriculum information
Advising blog

We have a full time Student Services Coordinator who is the primary point of contact for administrative questions and procedures.

Financial Aid, Scholarships, Assistantships (typically 20 paid assistantships a semester)

Peer Support

All students are required to take the one unit Libr 203 class on tools and strategies for success in online learning. They work with both faculty and student peer mentors in that class.

iSchool Student Professional associations provide peer support and a variety of events

American Library Association iSchool Student Chapter

American Association for Information Science and Technology Student Chapter at SJSU

Society of American Archivists Student Chapter San Jose State University

Special Libraries Association Student Chapter

iSchool Connext (student and alumni association) provides peer support and a variety of events.

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