PathwayConnect Students Meet with BYU-Idaho Faculty

Meeting in Utah aimed to improve student-faculty relations in online programs

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Current PathwayConnect and BYU-Idaho Online students in the Salt Lake City area who are interested in computer information technology got a unique opportunity Nov. 17 to meet face-to-face with BYU-Idaho faculty.

Nearly 30 students attended the meeting where Richard Grimmett, chair of the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at BYU-Idaho, led a discussion about the certificates and degrees available to students interested or currently enrolled in BYU-Idaho’s Computer Information Technology (CIT) program, followed by a question and answer session.

“We wanted to create a face-to-face opportunity where PathwayConnect and BYU-Idaho online students could talk directly with faculty about the CIT program,” Grimmett said. “Students were able to get to know the faculty and build a supportive relationship that will continue as they work through the program.”

The department anticipates holding similar meetings in the Salt Lake City area in the near future with hopes that, if successful, they can be implemented in different locations around the United States that have a large number of PathwayConnect and BYU-Idaho online students — such as Mesa, Arizona, and Southern California.