Student Development Offers Tools for Online Student Engagement

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Student Development team has been hard at work developing new, innovative opportunities for online engagement that can be used by faculty and staff to connect with our students during this period of remote learning. Below you will find a list of a few of the online engagement platforms that can be used to promote student engagement and connection.

Engage

Engage is the online platform that Student Development uses to support student engagement and involvement at the College. It can be used for a variety of purposes, but most departments/groups use it as a way to promote events and activities to students who are interested in their programming.

Engage allows for faculty to provide information on various co-curricular programs to a “captive audience” of students who have signed up to use the site and receive information on the numerous engagement opportunities provided at the institution. Want to create an Engage page? Reach out to your Student Development campus lead for more information.

Newsletter

The Student Development team is excited to present the opportunity to faculty to author or co-author an article with a student to be published online in the Student Development newsletter “Emergence.” The online newsletter is designed to highlight student stories, student expression (artwork, poems, etc.) and the various engagement opportunities occurring across the College. To view copies of the newsletter, click here and then select the Student Development newsletter folder, where you may download past issues.

If you have any student stories, forms of expression or engagement opportunities that you would like to see highlighted in the newsletter, please send them to studentdevcw@valenciacollege.edu or your Student Development campus lead, and we would be happy to include them in future editions.

Discord

This fall, Student Development launched a Discord server for students and student organizations to communicate and interact from a remote setting with their friends and peers outside of the classroom. This includes open forums for discussions, hangouts, voice chats, playing games, joining events and more.

Student Development also hosts a virtual office space for students to reach out about events and co-curricular opportunities throughout the semester. Faculty members who would like to set up a virtual meeting/engagement space for their classes or student organizations can contact their Student Development campus lead for more details.

If you have any questions related to these virtual engagement opportunities, please feel free to contact the collegewide Student Development team at studentdevcw@valenciacollege.edu.

Or you may contact your Student Development campus lead:

East and Winter Park Campuses
Charles Ensminger, director, student development
censminger@valenciacollege.edu
407-299-5000, extension 2038

Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses
Nelson Sepulveda, director, student development
nsepulveda@valenciacollege.edu
407-299-5000, extension 4159

West and Downtown Campuses
Joshua Austin, director, student development
jaustin27@valenciacollege.edu
407-299-5000, extension 1486

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