a new email system for MCCC credit students both full- and part-time,
is expected to be available by the end of March. Hosted by Google,
students' email addresses will follow a format similar to that of
the college email system for faculty and staff: the student's last
name and then his or her first initial, followed by "@student.mccc.edu."
to IT Director Susan Bowen, the system will be visually customized
and branded for MCCC. Google offers this service free to educational
institutions and guarantees that the addresses will not be used
for advertising purposes. "We are pleased to be able to introduce
this important component to faculty-student and administration-student
communication," Bowen said. "The system enables students
to forward their college emails to their personal email address,
further insuring that they will receive email sent by the college."
Student Affairs/Enrollment Services will be the primary sender,
student email access has college-wide value. Among the features
of the Google Apps Education Edition are 2 GB of storage space,
calendaring and instant messaging. Using the "Docs and Spreadsheets"
feature, students will be able to collaborate on projects with classmates
in real time and access documents from any computer with an Internet
connection. It will be possible to send email messages to specific
sub-groups of student.
four semesters of non-enrollment, students' email addresses will
be dropped from the system. Look for more details soon. For additional
information, email Susan Bowen at email@example.com.