Topics for discussion included campus lighting, updating labs, reporting to iTech, quality teaching and more.
Unfortunately, President Steven Tallant wasn’t able to attend the event at the Memorial Student Union Building. Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Administration Terisa Riley was there in his place. Also present was Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Heidi M. Anderson.
The provost answered questions about the quality of teaching on campus.
“Our job as educators is to help motivate students to learn so if you don’t teach a certain way the students can’t retain and carry the information forward, which is something we have to work on with our faculty,” the provost answered when a student raised a question about retaining information through multiple science courses.
Lonnie Nagel, associate chief information officer, urged students to be proactive in seeking redress from administrators over any concerns. He referred students to the library help desk for information about technology questions.
“I really do need to hear from you guys if anyone is having problems, which by the way, going straight to us if you have even a general question about technology, the library help desk is the way to go,” she said.
If students, faculty & staff need immediate assistance with technical issues, administrators urged them to contact iTech Support Services at 361-593-4357 or submit a help desk ticket at iTech’s web page.