We have some big changes coming this semester in how we communicate with you, the students. Please read on to learn more about these exciting new efforts. These changes are a direct result of student feedback and suggestions received during forums conducted by Dean Gilmore, and were developed in consultation with leaders of the Mandel Council. Please also take a moment to look over the one-page fact sheet, which summarizes the changes.
We know that you receive a ton of email – we hope that these changes not only reduce the volume of email that you receive, but also help you organize your time, balance work, life and study, and make the most of your time while attending the Mandel School.
A new student newsletter is launching Monday, August 22! This newsletter was designed with students in mind, and contains only information pertinent to students of the Mandel School. “In the Know” is a weekly resource detailing upcoming professional and community events, important school deadlines, department updates, and student-related stories. It will be delivered to your email inbox every Monday morning.
Current Students Website
In the works! Our goal is to include more content and make important information easier to access. Here you will find links to the Registrar’s page, Field Education, and more. Stories and events highlighted in the Newsletter will also be found in the newsfeed.
We are pleased to announce that the website calendar and the Google calendar have been consolidated! The Google calendar is located on the website (http://socialwork.case.edu/student-resources/current-students/) or by clicking this link: http://tiny.cc/yy5idy. This calendar includes events for students, faculty, and staff, as well as academic deadlines and due dates for students and faculty.
The best way to use this calendar is to overlay it onto your personal Google Calendar: When you click on the calendar link, a small icon will be visible in the lower right hand corner that looks like this:
Click on this icon to add the events calendar to your personal Google Calendar. The Mandel School Events Calendar will now appear in the “My Calendars” section of your Google Calendar; click the icon next to the calendar to turn the view on and off.
You also will have the option to copy the event to your calendar. Click into the event, and choose “Copy to my calendar”:
Student and School Events
Scheduling an event for a student group? No problem. First, check the events calendar to see if there is a potential conflict. Then, send an email to email@example.com with the details of the event: Who is organizing the event? What is the date and time? Are you requesting approval of PD Hours? Does a room need to be reserved? If so, where? Also attach any fliers for the event. You will receive an email from student services approving the event (if there are concerns, those will be communicated). If you are requesting PD Hours, you will also receive an email approving those hours. Once approved, your event will appear in the next weekly newsletter, either as an event “this week”, or in the “planning ahead” section. The event will also be added to the school calendar.
We are excited about these changes; if you have any comments, questions, or general feedback, please let me know – I would be happy to discuss.