The college has implemented "TXT.me.NP," a cell phone, text messaging service to instantly push urgent news and public safety information to the cell phones of students, faculty and staff registered for the service.
The product, e2Campus, is a mass notification system that enables school officials to self-administer and send time-sensitive messages. There is no special software or hardware needed to receive the alert. Faculty, staff and students with an existing cell phones can register in my.newpaltz.edu to receive the alerts.
Rachel Reuben, director of Web Communication and Strategic Projects, said, "We have heavy cell phone, and especially text-messaging, use on our campus and realized that's the perfect way to reach our students, faculty and staff."
Reuben said e2Campus has other features that will reduce the time we spend on our current procedures for notifications that include updating at least two different Web sites, contacting a dozen regional media outlets and sending e-mails to the appropriate lists. This is one of the methods the college uses to communicate emergency information with the faculty, staff and students.
Faculty and staff can fill out the Facilities Management Customer Satisfaction Survey until June 1. Feedback from the survey will be used as part of the department's strategic planning process to better understand the needs of the campus and enhance its services. The survey is available at SuveryMonkey.com.
The Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEI) will be administered April 27-May 10. Faculty may pick up their packets in the following locations:
- Business Administration - Dean's Office
- Education - Mailroom in Old Main Room 106
- Fine and Performing Arts - Dean's Office
- Honors and Interdisciplinary courses - department office
- Liberal Arts and Sciences - in your individual departments
- Science and Engineering - Dean's Office
Inform your administering students of the drop-off boxes,
which will also be listed on the instruction sheet inside of each
packet. The drop-off locations are:
- Coykendall Science Bldg. - upper lobby
- Education: Old Main, south-side stairwell on the first floor
- Lecture Center: north lobby
For more information, visit the Web site at the Institutional Research and Planning Web site.