Fa l l 2 012 A D P N e ws l e t t e r Volume 2: issue 1 August/September Welcome to a new academic year in the ADP at Belmont Abbey College! We are looking forward to a new and exciting year. Please be sure and welcome the more than 150 new students and 20 newTHE NIGHT OWL faculty who have joined the ADP this semester. In addition to new students and instructors, the space on the Sacred Heart Campus has also expanded with the completion of the renovations to Mercedes Hall. The opening of Mercedes has increased the number of classrooms and study areas available to ADP students. Located on the first floor you will find a student lounge. Equipped with tables, couches, vending machines and wifi, this is a great place to study, grab a snack, eat dinner before class, or sit and chat with your friends. For those seeking a more spiritual atmosphere, there is a chapel on the first floor of Mercedes Hall. This beautiful chapel is open to students, staff and faculty of all faiths who wish for a place to pray or engage in quiet reflection. A computer lab and study area will open on the second floor of Mercedes Hall later this semester. Mercedes Hall As always, the ADP staff is here to assist you in all your academic endeavors. We hope you have a very successful year. Upcoming Dates Giveaway • August 18 - New Student Orientation You’ve probably seen some of your fellow students with Belmont Abbey College Adult • August 20 - 16-Week Evening and ADPI Degree Program decals on their cars. Every (Mon/Wed) classes begin month we will be selecting one car with a decal displayed to receive a prize from ADP. If • August 21 - Day and ADPI (Tue/Thu) you don’t have a decal on your car, stop by classes begin the front office and ask for one. They’re free! • August 25 - Weekend classes begin • August 28 - Last Day of Add/Drop Student Services Feature: Ac a d e m i c R e s o u r c e C e n t e r The ARC, located in the lower- Students are encouraged to during the tutor’s scheduled level of the Abbot Vincent Taylor take advantage of the tutoring hours. Students can gain Library, provides a range of services provided by faculty access to the current tutoring services to facilitate students’ and peer tutors across the schedule by checking their BAC academic success and pursuit of academic disciplines including email account or stopping by excellence at Belmont Abbey English, Mathematics, the ARC. College. The Academic Resource Accounting, Biology, Computer Center offers space for tutoring, Science, Business, Criminal If you have any questions as well as spaces for individual Justice, History, Political regarding tutoring contact and informal group studying, and Science, Psychology, and Sharon Allen at 704-461-6683 computer work stations. Writing. Tutoring sessions are or SharonAllen@bac.edu. offered on a drop-in basis
Do you have friends or family members who could benefit from a Belmont AbbeyEducation? Have them fill out the form and drop it by our office. We can put themin contact with an Admissions Officer to start their journey to a new future.Name ________________________________________________________________________________Email ________________________________________________________________________________Phone ________________________________________________________________________________Street ________________________________________________________________________________AddressCity, State, ________________________________________________________________________________Zip ADP Office Hours I m p o r ta n t N u m b e r s Monday/ Tuesday / Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm ADP Office: 704-461-6666 Financial Aid: 704-461-6718 Wednesday/Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm Registrar: 704-461-6733 Business Office: 704-461-6715 Student Opinions Matter! ADP Success StoriesWhen you receive a survey link in your email, have you ever Have you recently received a promotion? Gotten a new job?wondered who was requesting the information and why the Received an award? Let us know your success stories and youinformation is needed? Will the feedback actually be utilized? could be featured in the next issue! Send a brief description ofWe realize that many students believe that completing surveys your success story to firstname.lastname@example.org a waste of time. In reality, student feedback is used toimprove the quality of both the academic and social experienceof students on campus.Did you know that the College has made many changes as aresult of suggestions and feedback provided by students takingsurveys? For example, students wanted more food options andthe College responded by expanding the grill options at HolyGrounds and adding smoothies! Another common frustration ofstudents is the cost of textbooks. The College responded byworking with vendors to lower the cost of textbooks by 9%,reducing the cost below many online sites. Additionally, theCollege bookstore expanded operating hours in an attempt tobetter serve ADP students. So, next time you receive a surveyrequest in your e-mail inbox, please take the time to completethe survey because your feedback is important. Without yourhelp these changes cannot happen. Let your voices be heard!