HACC Students

Who is the VLSAC?
The VLSAC is the student voice and virtual student government comprised of registered HACC online students that endeavor to be a group of students who consistently come together in an online meeting space to discuss and champion the wants, needs and goals of the online student body. We work to improve the online educational environment for all virtual learners at HACC through planning community building activities, advising on the use of student activity funds, representing virtual students in shared governance decisions, and partnering with administration and faculty to plan and implement initiatives designed to improve the virtual student experience. 

Paid VLSAC Student Leader Positions Available for 2019-2020 Academic Year:
Are you driven and motivated to make a positive impact on your HACC’s virtual learning student community? Are you organized, innovative, and skilled at communicating, managing time, and following through? If this sounds like you, consider applying for a paid student leader position with HACC’s Virtual Learning Student Advisory Council (VLSAC). For more information, view the VLSAC election packet and VLSAC Executive Council roles.

Interested students must email a 1-2 paragraph bio, photo, and resume to Emily Fox, Interim Director of Student Success, via email to ejfox@hacc.edu by Sunday, June 23. Qualified students who apply will be contacted in late June to schedule an interview.  

Why Should I Join the VLSAC?
Being a virtual learning student does not mean you are a faceless member of the student body... We want to meet you! We are a team committed to service and excellence. All the projects and initiatives we work on are aimed to benefit our peers and improve student life for the online student community. We want to be an online community of supportive and creative individuals. Get involved with opportunities to build leadership, communication, engagement, business, marketing, and technology skills.

How Else Can I Get Involved? 
Join the VLSAC General Council Meetings to learn about contests and events we have planned for the semester. We'll provide updates on current initiatives, discuss and vote on pending ones, and ask YOU to help us consider new ways to support students. Together we will work to improve the virtual student experience.

When and How Do We Meet...
VLSAC General Council meetings will be held online on the following Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm during the 2018-2019 school year. If you are a HACC student who takes at least one online course, you are welcome to attend! Join using the Zoom link: https://hacc.zoom.us/j/753900524. If it is your first time using Zoom on your device, you may be prompted to download Zoom. Enter the room using your first and last name as well as email address. For details about Zoom login, watch this video.

Sept. 11:
 

General Council Meeting
 
Sept. 18:
 
General Council Meeting
 
Sept. 25:
 
General Council Meeting
 
Oct. 2:
 
General Council Meeting
Guest speaker, Howard Alexander- "How to Find and Land a Job"
 
Oct. 9:
 
No meeting: Enjoy Fall Break!
 
Oct. 16:
 
General Council Meeting
 
Oct. 23:
 
General Council Meeting
 
Oct. 30:
 
General Council Meeting
 
Nov. 6:
 

General Council Meeting
Guest speaker, Jason Nielson- Interim Department Chair, Business

Nov. 13:
 
General Council Meeting
Open Chat: Share your ideas, concerns, and questions via chat
 
Nov. 20:
 
General Council Meeting
Guest speaker, Melinda Eash- Department Chair, Health and Public Services
 
Nov. 27:
 
General Council Meeting
Guest speaker, Kelley Engle- Department Chair, Engineering and Tech
 
Dec. 4:

General Council Meeting
Guest speaker, Jen Nicrone, PSECU: Managing Your Money in College

Jan. 29:

General Council Meeting
Guest speaker from the Communication, Humanities, and the Arts Department
*Meeting canceled due to HACC cancellation of classes/activities in the afternoon/evening

Feb. 5:

Movie Night at 6pm- HACC York Campus, Cytec 101 or Online (https://hacc.zoom.us/j/753900524)
Joshua: Teenage vs Superpower

Feb. 12:

General Council Meeting
Guest speaker, Valerie Gray- English Professor representing the English Department
*Meeting canceled due to HACC cancellation of classes/activities in the afternoon/evening

Feb. 19:

General Council Meeting
Guest speaker, PSECU- Creating Your Spending Plan

Feb. 26:

General Council Meeting
Gina Bowers, Virtual Wellness Counselor- Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Mar. 5:

No meeting: Enjoy Spring Break!

Mar. 12:

General Council Meeting
Guest speaker, Jennifer Koch- Account Implementation Manager, Smarthinking online tutoring

Mar. 19:

General Council Meeting
Guest speaker, Valerie Gray- English Professor representing the English Department

Mar. 26:

General Council Meeting

April 2:

General Council Meeting

April 9:

General Council Meeting
Open Chat: Share your ideas, concerns, and questions via chat 

April 16:

General Council Meeting

April 23:

General Council Meeting

April 30:

General Council Meeting

 

Students may also stay connected through the VLSAC Facebook page and the "VL Student Advisory Council" course in Brightspace by D2L.

Connect with Dr. Ski- Spring 2019
You are invited to connect with Dr. Ski, HACC's President! Dr. Ski cares about what YOU and your peers have to say. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with Dr. Ski on a HACC campus location or online. Food will be provided on campus. View Pizza with Dr. Ski dates, times, and locations. For those who cannot attend on campus, attend online April 10, 3:15-4pm via Zoom at https://hacc.zoom.us/j/598474312.

Contact Information
Contact the VLSAC at vlsac@hacc.edu

VLSAC Initiatives and Partnerships
The VLSAC has developed several initiatives for online students including:

Meet Your Student Representatives
Get to know our VLSAC Executive Council Leaders.

Mission Statement of the Virtual Learning Student Advisory Council (VLSAC):
The VLSAC is comprised of students who work to improve the online educational experience for all virtual learners, represent all students from HACC's Virtual Learning organization and champion their collective interests. The organization's goals are accomplished through frequent communication, community building activities, advising on student activity fee allocation, cooperative implementation of initiatives designed to improve online learning, and giving virtual students a voice in governing decisions of the college.

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