SIUE supports a culture of continuous improvement as part of our involvement with the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) in connection with our accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. One of our current AQIP projects involves the connection between staff engagement and student success. The recent National Study on Student Engagement (NSSE) indicated that students’ perceptions of staff engagement at SIUE have declined over the last few years. The survey results caused us to question how we can improve our results since there is a strong connection between how students feel on campus and their likelihood to stay enrolled at their institution.
The Connections NOW Program consists of a series of courses that will help SIUE improve the level of quality service to students, staff, and everyone in the campus community and was selected because of the quality service message contained in the material meets our objectives. All of the material is presented in a university setting, using a blended learning approach consisting of line training supplemented with classroom instruction. We believe that a blended learning approach is the most effective way to deliver the training material to our diverse community.
Prior to registering for the Connections NOW Program you must have permission from your area supervisor. Please do not register without prior permission and discussing the schedule for Connections NOW to ensure that you will be able to attend all the sessions.
Once those steps have been completed, please click on one of the following designated links to see available dates and times for the sessions. Please do not submit a registration form unless you are ready to register for the particular session chosen.
Supervisors interested in registering student workers and/or graduate assistants for the Connections NOW Program, please complete the Connections NOW Module Access Request Form for Students and Graduate Assistants.
Once you have submitted your information for registration you will receive an email confirming your participation.