Monday, January 25, 2021

Vol State Virtual Events this Week


Vol State Virtual
Events this week:
Jan. 26   Virtual club meeting to find out about online activities for students this spring, 5pm to 6pm via Zoom, https://volstate.zoom.us/j/96812500282#success
Jan. 27   Virtual club meeting to find out about online activities for students this spring, 11:15am-12:15pm via Zoom, https://volstate.zoom.us/j/96812500282#success
Jan. 27   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration, Screening one of King’s lesser-known speeches: “The Other America.”  12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Zoom, https://volstate.zoom.us/j/98517702307
Jan. 27   Virtual club meeting to find out about online activities for students this spring, 5pm-6pm via Zoom, https://volstate.zoom.us/j/96812500282#success

Three Tips for Doing Well in Your Classes


We hope everyone has a great Spring Semester. Here are three tips for doing well in your classes and getting closer to your graduation goal.
1. Attend your Scheduled Classes and Read All of the Course Materials for the Week in eLearn. It may seem simple, but missing classes and assignments are the most common reasons why students fall behind and get poor grades. Make sure you read and understand all of the assignments you have for the week in eLearn. Don’t skip over things. If you do have to miss a scheduled Zoom or in-person class, email your instructor to get caught up.
2. Get Organized. If you let assignments pile up you will become overwhelmed. Every class should have a course schedule in eLearn that describes due dates for the semester, even if just for the next week or two. Start your own personal calendar to remind you of what you should be working on and when it is due. Do this for all of your classes.
3. Ask for help. If you don’t understand something, ask the instructor. You can do that before or after class starts, even on Zoom. See what the instructor prefers. You can also email your instructor in eLearn. If you want extra help with papers and assignments use the free Learning Commons services available online this spring semester. You can get assistance with math homework, math-heavy science homework, papers, and assignments. They have an essay drop-off service in eLearn that can give you advice on how to improve a paper. They are available to all Vol State students. Visit this website for details: www.volstate.edu/learningcommons
If you run into big problems be sure to contact your academic advisor or the Advising Center. Email advising@volstate.edu or you can call them at 615-230-3702.

You can do this! We’re here to help you succeed.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Connect with Vol State and Other Students this Semester


Online classes don’t have to be isolating. We have several virtual ways for you to keep informed this spring and connect with other students.

We strongly encourage you to Like our Vol State Facebook page this semester. It's like a virtual campus. We provide students with reminders, important information, and student success tips. We even have a special Group page as part of our main Facebook page. That student discussion page is just for students to ask questions of each other, get advice, sell textbooks, and maybe even make friends. You will need to Like our main Facebook page first. Then click on the Groups tab under the “More” tab at the top of the page.

Visit: www.facebook.com/volstate

You can also join these campus Facebook pages:

Springfield: https://www.facebook.com/volstatespringfield/

Cookeville: https://www.facebook.com/volstatecookeville/

Livingston: https://www.facebook.com/Vol.State.Livingston/

We’re on Instagram, Twitter, and we have a blog.

Visit this web page for links to all of our main Vol State social media pages: www.volstate.edu/publicrelations

And Student Engagement has its primary feed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vsccstudentlife/

Friday, January 15, 2021

Free Online Academic Support for All Vol State Students


Here’s how to have a great spring semester-

Vol State has a variety of online academic support options available to all students. Get help with eLearn issues; turn in an essay for online help; get assistance with math and math-related science questions. We even have online support coaches that can help if you are new or struggling with online learning. Details and links here: https://www.volstate.edu/student-support-online

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Fall Students - Register Now for Spring Classes - Advising Help Here


Fall students should register now for spring classes on My Vol State. They start January 19. If you need help, set up an appointment with an advisor: https://www.volstate.edu/appointments
Advising will have extended online hours for virtual appointments this week and next, Monday through Thursday 8am until 8pm. You can also get assistance at all four campuses Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm. Mask and screening for required. Visit www.volstate.edu

Friday, December 18, 2020

Holiday Schedule for Campuses

Vol State staff are here to help you get ready for the spring semester. But you should be aware of some dates coming up. We are open to help you Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 21-23. All campuses will be closed starting December 24. We will reopen all campuses on Monday, January 4. During the holiday break, fall students can still register for spring classes on My Vol State. New and readmit students can apply online over the holidays. Visit www.volstate.edu/apply

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Vol State Virtual Graduation Ceremony Dec. 12


Vol State Fall 2020 graduates will celebrate with a virtual ceremony on Saturday, December 12 starting at 10 a.m. It can be found at
www.volstate.edu/graduation. If you miss the premier, you can also watch the ceremony for the next several weeks at that same location. Congrats graduates!