Student Council

The SMC Student Council was formed in November 2006 and is made up of a Chair and Directors whose main purpose is to focus on the distance learning needs of both Masters and Doctoral students within the program.

The Student Council provides a valuable role in creating a sense of cohesion, co-operation and community to enrich the learning experience of all SMC distance-learning students. Membership to the SMC Student Council is automatically open to all distance-learning students registered with SMC.

Mission

The SMC Student Council connects the student body to the faculty, to act as the student voice, with the goal of enhancing the distance-learning experience of students at SMC.

Distance Learning Focus

The SMC Student Council was formed in November 2006 and is made up of a Chair and Directors whose main purpose is to focus on the distance learning needs of both Masters and Doctoral students within the program.

The Student Council provides a valuable role in creating a sense of cohesion, co-operation and community to enrich the learning experience of all SMC distance-learning students. Membership to the SMC Student Council is automatically open to all distance-learning students registered with SMC.

  • Many distance-education students are older, have jobs, and families. They must coordinate the different areas of their lives which influence each other – their families, jobs, spare time, and studies.
  • Distant students have a variety of reasons for taking courses. Some students are interested in obtaining a degree to qualify for a better job. Many take courses to broaden their education and are not really interested in completing a degree.
  • In distance education, the learner is usually isolated. The motivational factors arising from the contact or competition with other students is absent. The student also lacks the immediate support of a teacher who is present and able to motivate and, if necessary, give attention to actual needs and difficulties that crop up during study.
  • In distance education settings, technology is typically the conduit through which information and communication flow. Until the teacher and students become comfortable with the technical delivery system, communication will be inhibited.

BENEFITS

The Student Council provides several benefits as follows:

Guidance

Guidance to new students entering SMC, providing them with an enhanced sense of orientation and organizational structure.

Point of reference

A point of reference for individual students who wish to put forward ideas, suggestions or concerns.

Understanding

Mutual understanding and support to overcome potential challenges resulting from the complexity that distance learning brings to students in the learning process.

BLOG

Find the latest on SMC Student Council news, events, and highlights at our blogsite – http://blog.swissmc.ch/smcsc

Student Council Representatives

Wes Zaboschuck

Doctor of Business Administration, Canada

President

Wes Zaboschuk is an instructor in the Marketing program for the JR Shaw School of Business at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Before coming to NAIT, Wes worked in sales for the Canadian operations of many multi-national companies including McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, Marks and Spencer, BTI International, and Coca-Cola. He is currently enrolled as a Doctorate of Business Administration student at SMC. Wes anticipates completing his Doctorate by 2012. Wes is married with two children, has two large dogs and a cat. He enjoys playing organized ice hockey in his spare time and spending time with his family.

Richard Miller

Master of Business Administration, U.S.A.

Vice President

Currently a DBA student, he received his MBA from the university of Liverpool, Masters in Education from Temple University (Philadelipha) and BA and BA Honours from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).

He is teaching at the Hirao Management School at Konan University in Nishinomiya, Japan as well as Dentsu University in Osaka as a lecturer. He is a Canadian living in Kobe, Japan with his wife and two young children.

Joseph Chris Moos

Doctor of Business Administration, U.S.A.

Director

Chris is the Director of an International Trade Center with over 25 years of business experience including such positions as: CFO, COO and CEO for Domestic and International Corporations.

He is also an Assistant Professor of International Business and he has taught Adjunct Faculty (International Business), U. S. Navy (Officer Leadership & Management), and English as a Second Language (ESL).

Academics: Chris holds a B.S. and MBA from Wichita State University, Naval Logistics from Naval Supply Corps School. He is also a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP).