Thursday, August 9, 2012

WSU president meets new online leaders

ASWSU_onlinegov_2WSU President Elson S. Floyd was the surprise guest as incoming ASWSU-Online leaders met face-to-face Thursday for the first time.

“When he came in, I thought he looked familiar,” said student government Vice President Demian Ford, a North Idaho native who is serving in the Navy.

Floyd started by asking the group why they chose an online program. The answers came from around the table, and included flexibility, cost, quality, and the ability to take your schoolwork wherever you go, even to Mexico. (Don’t get sand in the keyboard, one senator advised.)

Floyd called the new Global Campus, which includes WSU Online, a “significant step forward” for WSU. The addition of Global Connections and the Digital Academy, he said, lets WSU replicate the residential experience by offering extracurricular activities.

“We’re building capacity,” he said, “in a student-centric way.”

The ASWSU-Online team is on the Pullman campus until Friday, meeting with WSU Online staff and representatives of campus groups. Among the topics of conversation will be the next ASWSU-Online event, a Seattle pregame party Sept. 29. For more information on ASWSU-Online or upcoming events, please go to the website.

In other news: American Public Media is doing a radio show and wants to hear from online students. Select this link to participate.

No comments:

Post a Comment