Good things are on the horizon! This past week the Board of Trustees approved funding for a district wide online suite of support services that includes: student orientation/advising, education planning, financial aid literacy and college success skills modules that provide students with 24/7 access to matriculation services. This suite of services is one strategy in response to the Student Success Act of 2012 which was enacted last year and requires all students participate in assessment, orientation, counseling/ advising, education planning and student follow-up. The system is accessible (including mobile devices), has multi-language capability, and incorporates text, audio and video, orientations for special populations (Veterans and International students) and tracks learning outcomes and performance.  Full implementation of the program is anticipated for summer 2014. Yes, exciting things are ahead for Skyline College.

Article by Dr. Joi Blake.