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Technology Tools for a More Connected World Campus Experience

Meeting and connecting with classmates are a huge part of college life, but during my first semester at Penn State World Campus, there was little opportunity to interact with my fellow students apart from online discussions. There was none of the chitchatting, talking shop, or comparing notes that happens in real life. I definitely felt…

Student Affairs Podcast: Talking to Your Instructor

You can now listen to the latest episode of “Conversations with Student Affairs,” the podcast managed by the Student Affairs team at Penn State World Campus in collaboration with our many colleagues and partners across the University’s Student Affairs teams. Title: How to Talk to Your Instructor Participating guests: Denita Wright Watson, associate director of…

Student Affairs Podcast: Supporting THON from a Distance

You can now listen to the latest episode of “Conversations with Student Affairs,” the podcast managed by the Student Affairs team at Penn State World Campus in collaboration with our many colleagues and partners across the University’s Student Affairs teams. Title: Penn State World Campus for THON Participating guests: Penn State World Campus for THON…

How to Respond If You’ve Committed a Microaggression

People commonly commit microaggressions without even realizing it. If you have been called out for committing a microaggression, that doesn’t mean you are a horrible person. But it does mean you should take the opportunity to reflect on your actions and consider how your words (and the thinking behind them) affect — and may hurt…

Tips for Requesting Library Materials

Penn State World Campus students have access to a wealth of library resources through Penn State University Libraries. In fact, it’s consistently a top-ten research library in North America and includes millions of books, ebooks, maps, CDs, DVDs, and more. Among some of the interesting items students have checked out recently were a DSLR camera,…

Student Affairs Podcast: How Wellness and Self-Care Affect Productivity

You can now listen to the latest episode of “Conversations with Student Affairs,” the podcast managed by the Student Affairs team at Penn State World Campus in collaboration with our many colleagues and partners across the University’s Student Affairs teams. Title: Well-Being and Self-Care are the Foundation of Productivity Participating staff member: Katie Marshall, World…

Disability Services: How to Request Academic Accommodations

Penn State World Campus offers a variety of resources and accommodations to students with disabilities. Although a member of the staff or faculty or an agency liaison can refer you to Student Disability Resources, you can also contact this office directly to discuss resources available or request assistance. One of the most common reasons for…