The Undergraduate Advising Center at The University of Montana recently earned an Outstanding Advising Technology Innovation Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association for creating a series of online tutorial and informational videos to help current and incoming UM students succeed.
UM academic adviser Shannon Janssen developed KPCN: The Peer Connection Network. Under Janssen’s supervision, students in the Undergraduate Advising Center’s Peer Advising program write, act, direct and produce the videos.
Videos produced by KPCN can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/uacstaff.
The two most popular videos are “How to Pay and Finalize,” which guides students through settling their registration bill online or in person, and “How Pizza & Burritos Can Help you Start a Paper,” which explains the best way to approach writing a college paper and how to use the resources of the UM Writing Center.
The Advising Technology Innovation awards recognize the most creative and unique uses of technology that support academic advising. The 2012 nominations were judged on content, interactivity, clarity and creativity. Janssen will represent UM’s Undergraduate Advising Center in accepting this award at the National Academic Advising Association’s annual conference in Nashville, Tenn., to be held in October.
For more information call Janssen at 406-243-2295, email email@example.com or go online to http://www.umt.edu/xli/imx/presentations/KPCNFactSheet.pdf.