SGA to modify College site
Results of a recent survey put forth by the Student Government Association (SGA) that gauged learning difference awareness on campus revealed student interest in including more specific details on the College’s website regarding procedures for students with learning differences. SGA members discussed these ideas about improvement at their April 3 meeting.
Suggested improvements to the website include posting information on how to get tested for learning differences, information on the College’s resources for these students and any necessary forms. SGA Vice President Athul Ravunniarath ‘11 noted that the information on this topic currently present on the College website is “about one paragraph long.”
In addition to the procedural information, SGA will also be adding information about effective study strategies and links to useful websites for students. They will also post further information about the many tutoring programs on campus.
Ravunniarath noted that the College administration supports efforts to improve the website and is giving SGA a wide latitude in the improvements that it can institute. SGA President Leslie Hutchings ‘11 said that links to scholarship and grant-related websites may also be included.
SGA has also made progress in its initiative to create a more open professor rating system for the College. Members found a California-based company that designs websites for this purpose at no charge. SGA is evaluating this company to see whether it will be suitable. “It has a potential to work,” Ravunniarath said.
SGA also approved the organizations Students for a Free Tibet and the Geology Club at this meeting. Additionally, members of SGA involved in organizing the Junior-Senior Soiree held on April 2 also announced that ticket sales from the event produced a $300 profit. SGA members also reported that the info desk in Pulver Pavillion has also begun selling discounted coupons for tickets at Flagship Cinemas in Waterville.