Enhancing the Orientation Experience

Project Title

Enhancing the Orientation Experience

Project Sponsor

Linda Deanna, AVCSA, Dean of Students

Project Lead

Kelly McCray

Project Team

Alexa Ford

Paula Marie Black

Jeffrey Alton

Jason Maslanka

Tom Moss

Annie Pho

Joey Volpe

Jo Wagner

Jodi Stelley

Project Objectives

The purpose of the Enhancing the Orientation Experience project is to:

  • Redesign the orientation website with easy to navigate segments for First-Year Students, Transfer Students, International Students, and Families. Enhancements will include, but aren’t limited to the following: streamlined information and content, orientation staff profiles, dynamic navigation, and specifically tailored content for each subgroup.
  • Develop an online orientation platform comprised of mandatory pre- and post- orientation modules to extend support throughout the first year and ensure participants arrive to orientation with a common baseline of UIC knowledge and leave orientation with access to a tool to provide students with information on a “just-in-time” basis.
  • Partner with classroom services and facilities to ensure quality spaces with well-maintained mechanics and electronics are dedicated for orientation events in the summer leaving a positive impression on the participants.
  • Improve the participation of the advising units and faculty members in orientation.

 Project Management Plan

This document outlines the project objectives, scope, expected outcomes, expectations, roles and responsibilities. Click to open the PDF file.

Project Progress Indicator


Project Status Updates

April-May 2015 status report

June-July 2015 status report

August-September 2015 status report

Final Project Report

This project was completed in February 2017.  Click here to open the final project report.