by Jeannie Brown Leonard, Dean
Student Academic Affairs – Advising, Retention, and Transitions
The Student Success Collaborative online student scheduler is on track to be released to campus stakeholders by July 10. Based on feedback from a pilot launch of this tool in the spring semester, we are confident the academic advising community will be well served by this resource. Our current patchwork of scheduling systems is confusing to students, and some of these systems have failed Mason’s Accessibility standards (e.g., Acuity). Units using such systems need to plan for a transition to the Student Success Collaborative-Campus (SSC) product. Please note we are actively working on a guest user or “shopper” role for prospective students in SSC-Campus.
|Acuity Scheduling vs. SSC-Campus||SSC-Campus||Acuity Scheduling|
|24/7, online, student self-service appointment scheduling
Students can schedule their own appointment based on availability you control
|Two-way calendar sync
No need to maintain two calendars – true 2-way sync eliminates double booking
|Confirmation and reminder emails; optional text message||Yes||Yes|
|Coordinated network for entering, sharing, and reporting on advising interactions||Yes||No|
|Free to you!||Yes||No|
|Meets Mason’s accessibility standards||Yes||No|
Help us improve the student experience by creating a well-defined access point to academic advising across campus. Units can customize availability, set up group advising times, and accommodate walk-ins. By using this tool and recording advising summary reports (i.e., advising notes), students have a unified experience, and you will be able to generate reports to document productivity and the scope of your work.
To learn more about the Online Student Scheduler, join us for one of several training sessions scheduled throughout the summer. If possible, please RSVP for the session of interest to ensure there is a space for you.
Questions? Contact us via SSCHelp@gmu.edu.