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e-Notes Vol. 2 No. 11



Did you know there is a Computer Lab open every day of the week at Shell Point?  Just check the Weekly Reminder for the days and times.  So why come to the lab if you have your own computer?  We now have “Proctors Plus”.  So if you are having some difficulties with the class you are taking, a number of the proctors have offered to be coaches while they are in the lab.  Go to page 22 in the Fall Computer College brochure for a list of proctors and the areas for which they will provide help.  Many of the proctors are also teachers in the Computer College. 


Here is another good reason to stop by the lab.  You may want to try some new program but would rather not try it on your own computer.  All the lab computers have the CompuGuard program which erases everything done on the computer when you shut it down and restores it to all the regular settings.





No one put on a waitlist!


For the first time in more than four years, the Waitlist was ZERO at the end of the third day of registration. This is when the randomization process is done and provides an equal opportunity for anyone to become enrolled who registers the first three days.


How was this achieved?  Soon after the Computer College Steering Committee (CCSC) was formed in February 2007, a number of suggestions were made to improve the operation of the Computer College.  These have resulted in very small waitlists, down from a high of 40% of those registering, in spite of a very large increase in the total number registering. The new Mobile Computer Lab (MCL), financed with resident contributions and brought on-line for Fall 07, increased the maximum number of students from 7-8 to 10-12 per class.  The instructors began offering second sections of classes when required to meet the need.  A second MCL was purchased and is now being utilized.  Modifying the curriculum to include Workshops and effective advertising by CCSC resulted in record registration a number of terms. 


New Evaluation Forms


The Academic Subcommittee of CCSC has developed a new Evaluation Form which is being used for the first time this fall.  It is designed specifically for the Computer College and will provide a lot more useful information.  The data will be analyzed to look for ways to improve the courses and determine what courses should be added to the curriculum.





A new way to register was offered for Fall 09 to residents “up north” who would not be back in time for registration in person.  The program was “beta” and performed well.  CCSC will now offer e-Registration to all residents.  The details and timing are not final.  However, the new Computer College Brochure will be posted on our web page www.spccsc.netabout mid-November.  You will be able to e-Register a few weeks later.  This will give you plenty of time to study the brochure before you have to make your selection.  Details will be in the next issue of e-Notes.





The Information Forum will feature the computer college on Saturday, November 14, at 10:00 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room.  There will be a number of short power point presentations regarding what you can expect to learn in the various courses.  Five general areas will be covered.  Residents frequently say something like, “I didn’t know you could learn that in the Computer College.”   Mark your calendar now and look for the poster.


Learn how to get more out of your computer!  Take a Computer College course.




Published by the Computer College Steering Committee (CCSC)

Russ Kraay, Editor