The Let’s Chat Series aim is to connect students with advisors, tutoring staff, and librarians in an interactive conversation structured around the themes of advisement, registration, tutoring and library resources. Advisors, tutoring staff and librarians provide information about how to get help with assignments, and share strategies to help students prepare for advisement and registration while promoting the use of tools, such as CUNYfirst, Degree Works & Succeed@Hostos.
 
Each chat session has been designed to explore a different topic in an informal setting to enhance students’ experiences by giving them the opportunity to ask questions and getting the answers they need to achieve their academic goals. These open conversations are intended to increase students’ knowledge of distance learning resources, supports, and processes in order to minimize barriers and meet their needs. The sessions are one hour and half and are open to all enrolled Hostos students.
 
The Let’s Chat themes include:
  • Making an appointment with your advisor
  • Preparing for registration
  • Financial Aid
  • (A)synchronous courses
  • Degree Works
  • Cunyfirst
  • Succeed@Hostos
  • Getting tutoring assistance
  • Understanding and reviewing assignments with the help of tutor
  • To use databases and e-books and connect with librarians
Committee Members: Silvia Reyes, Chair, Karla Contreras, Diana Cruz, Derek Ivery, Lissette Jourdain, Damaris-Lois Lang, Chrystal Joseph, Eric Rodriguez & Elisabeth Tappeiner