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. 

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. 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

Spring 2020 Meeting Times:

  • Thursday, January 30, 6-7pm (Resource Awareness)
  • Thursday, March 19, 6-7pm (Guest Speaker, Valerie Kosson "Invisible Disabilities")
  • Thursday, April 23, 6-7pm (Game Night)

View important dates and events on the Virtual Learning/VLSAC Calendar.

Students may also stay connected through:

  • The VLSAC Facebook page
  • "Virtual Learning Student Advisory Council" course in Brightspace by D2L. 

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

Student Leader Open Office Hours
Do you have an idea, concern, question, or comment? Connect with one of our VLSAC Student Leaders online via Zoom. See each student leader office hours and Zoom room link below. If you would like to request to meet with a student leader at a different time or you would prefer to connect via email, please reach out to the VLSAC at vlsac@hacc.edu

Ashley Zubick
Council Chair

Thursdays
9-11am

https://hacc.zoom.us/j/3811446203

Rachel Fleagle
Vice Council Chair
Mondays
12-2pm
https://hacc.zoom.us/j/7662130820
Elizabeth Pellegrino
Finance Chair
Wednesdays
8-10am
https://hacc.zoom.us/j/2138400755
Madison Lucey
Communication Chair
Fridays
4-6pm

https://hacc.zoom.us/j/4538488280


NOTE: For spring 2020, Student Open Office Hours will begin the week of January 13 and end the week of April 27. There will be no office hours the week of spring break (March 9-13). 

Interest Groups

  • Online Dual Enrollment Student Chat:
    Are you a current HACC dual enrollment student taking at least one online course? If so, you are invited to attend a 30-minute Online Dual Enrollment Chat on February 4 at 4pm online via Zoom at https://hacc.zoom.us/j/2138400755. For more details view the Dual Enrollment Chat invitation
     
  • Online Nontraditional Student Chat:
    Are you a current HACC student taking at least one online course who identifies yourself as a nontraditioinal student? If so, you are invited to attend a 30-minute Nontraditional Chat on February 6 at 11am online via Zoom at https://hacc.zoom.us/j/3811446203. For more details view the Nontraditional Chat invitation
     
  • Online Blended College Experience Chat:
    Are you a current HACC student taking an online and campus-based course? If so, you are invited to attend a 30-minute Nontraditional Chat on February 13 at 1:30pm online via Zoom at https://hacc.zoom.us/j/7662130820. For more details view the Blended College Experience Chat invitation

Contests:

  • "Slide Into Resourcefulness" Contest: Students are invited to create a slide showcasing one of the resources available at HACC. For details and requirements, view the "Slide Into Resourcefulness Contest" flyer. Submissions are due to vlsac@hacc.edu by Sunday, March 1, 2020.
     
  • "lifeHACCs" Contest: Students are invited to create a video showing a HACC-related and/or general life hack. For details and requirements, view the lifeHACC's Contest flyer. Contest deadline extended: Submissions are due to vlsac@hacc.edu by Monday, April 20, 2020
VLSAC Accomplishment Report
VLSAC Initiatives and Partnerships

The VLSAC has developed several initiatives for online students including:

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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