Information Station Opening in the College of Education
By Asia Myles
Adorned with vibrant colors and inviting design, seamlessly breathing new life into an old space on the main floor is the new Information Station (IS) that is being unveiled in the College of Education. This warm and welcoming activity and resource center is a model of the creativity and innovation that resembles the COE spirit. It will offer a helpful, engaging and collaborative environment for students, faculty and staff.
A gracious one-stop shop, the Information Station will orient visitors to the College of Education and encourage students to utilize its services when they seek general information regarding the college and its programs, informational sessions and various other COE-sponsored events and activities.
Access to quick services such as academic advising and financial aid will also be available to students:
Mondays and Wednesdays each week a graduate and undergraduate advisor will be present in the Information Station to offer continuous coverage and provide answers to immediate questions as well as assist students with scheduling appointments through the university’s new Wayne Advising Management System (WAMS).
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Information Station will host rotating COE faculty members in select programs who will discuss program information and answer specific questions from students pertaining to their areas of expertise.
“Financial Aid Fridays” will be an opportunity each week for students to meet with a Financial Aid representative in the Information Station and discuss general financial aid questions and/or receive assistance in matters specifically related to their financial aid accounts. On these Fridays, small sessions and Q&A workshops will also be held to provide helpful tips regarding financial aid.
In addition to the advising and financial aid services, students and faculty will be able to receive information about library resources through the assistance of Veronica Bielat. As the College of Education liaison resource librarian, Veronica will be on-site once a week to provide collection development services, instruction and research support services, assistance with faculty publishing, APA citation style information and much more.
A member of the college’s Office of Field Experiences will be present once a month to communicate with students concerning pre-student and student teaching opportunities as well as respond to their inquiries regarding these experiences.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to move to the Information Station so that I can be more accessible to COE faculty, staff and students. The IS will be a space for assistance, collaboration and monthly programs. It will work to broaden the aspect of what we call service to all community members,” said Allia Carter, Ph.D., COE Director of Outreach.
The College of Education Information Station is expected to be open to faculty, staff and students at the beginning of the new year. It will be located in Room 116 of the College of Education building. Stop by and check it out in 2014.
[Asia Myles is an Academic Outreach Assistant in the College of Education, and a member of the college’s Communication Team.]