Connect 2017, July 18-29

Engage Track

Sessions designed for current users of the Engage platform. Sessions will highlight usage of a specific feature or module within Engage.

Tuesday, July 18

* Schedule is subject to change

Tuesday
1:45 - 2:45 PM | San Antonio B

Co-Curricular Paths: From Concept to Execution

Students have more options than ever when it comes to customizing their on-campus experience. More and more campuses are creating co-curricular paths to encourage students’ involvement in experiences outside of the classroom. These programs not only showcase the variety and depth of opportunities, but also help students become more connected to campus. Campus Labs staff will demonstrate how the co-curricular tool allows campuses to measure and document the co-curricular experiences that extend beyond classroom learning.

Presented By: Wes McCormack - Consultant, Campus Labs
Katie Felton - Consultant, Campus Labs

Tuesday
1:45 - 2:45 PM | State Room 1

From CONNECT to ENGAGE: Campus-Wide Curriculums

Curriculums are not just about credits and courses. While Academic and Student Affairs can have different missions common ground is found in engaging students. This session will address how Rowan University partnered across campus to implement co-curricular paths in leadership programs, student success initiatives, and an academic college.  All of these leveraged the Paths feature to foster student engagement, increase student learning, all towards a common goal of student success.

Presented By: Katherine Kealey - Assistant Director, Rowan University
Dr. Drew Tinnin - Senior Director, Rowan University

Tuesday
1:45 - 2:45 PM | State Room 3

Promoting CORQ as your primary events calendar

SUNY Oneonta went from zero users in March 2016 to 1,864 by February 2017. Move-in day, orientation, and general marketing all played a role but it also took a willingness to give up other platforms that were keeping campus members from having a single comprehensive calendar. Learn about the benefits and challenges of pursuing a single comprehensive campus calendar.

Presented By: Bill Harcleroad - Director of Campus Activities, SUNY Oneonta

Tuesday
3:00 - 4:30 PM | San Antonio B

Branching Out! Adding Administrative Branches to your Engage Community

Creating a full campus community can help give other offices or departments more autonomy and control within Engage.  From distinct event request processes, position templates, reporting capabilities, and more, Administrative Branches can help distribute admin responsibilities across your community.  Come to this session to learn the features and functionality of a multi-branch community.

Presented By: Eric Gudmunson - Consultant, Campus Labs
Melissa LaRosa - Regional Manager, Campus Labs

Tuesday
3:00 - 4:30 PM | State Room 1

Fostering Campus-Wide Collaboration in Risk Management

Winner of a 2017 NASPA Best Practice in Preparation Activities award, the Event Permitting & Planning Committee at Florida State University is a collaboration between 25 campus partners. Learn how Campus Labs software has helped streamline their permitting process, bring more voices to the table, and better educate their students.

Presented By: Matthew Corbett - Student Program Coordinator, Florida State University

Tuesday
3:00 - 4:30 PM | San Antonio A

George Mason University's "Patriot Experience"

The Patriot Experience at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) captures student involvement beyond the classroom through four pathways: Career Readiness, Civic Learning & Community Engagement, Global & Multicultural Competency, and Well-Being. This session tours the Patriot Experience, a series of co-curricular paths within our student engagement platform, explores how it was built, and includes a live demonstration of Mason's Co-Curriculum with an interactive Q&A.

Presented By: Rebecca Keatinge - Graduate Professional Assistant, George Mason University
Wednesday, July 19

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00 AM | State Room 1

Secure, Successful, and Stress-Free Elections

Managing campus-wide elections is sometimes a complicated and high pressure task – but it doesn’t have to be! In this session, catch a preview of how the elections module functions in Engage. Bowdoin College will also share their experiences leveraging this tool in various ways on campus. The value of features such as eligibility lists, organization elections and ease of use from a mobile device will also be demonstrated! 

Presented By: Sylvia Serban - Associate Director, Bowdoin College
Jess Kitt - Director, Campus Labs
Wes McCormack - Consultant, Campus Labs

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00 AM | State Room 2

Integrating the Platform into Your Marquee Events

Northwestern optimized their student engagement site and centralized technology needs during their student organization fairs. This helped to build top-of-mind awareness for the application, showcase its features and benefits to different audiences, stay within event budget, incorporate a learning assessment project, and keep the event paperless for 2,500 new students and club representatives. Learn how to integrate your platform with your marquee events. 

Presented By: Joseph Lattal - Assistant Director, Student Organizations & Activities, Northwestern University
Shabana Karim - Business Analyst, Northwestern University

Wednesday
10:15 - 11:15 AM | State Room 2

Leveraging Institutional Partners to Transform Campus Culture in Year One

The implementation of a student engagement platform at Elon University necessitated a re-evaluation of long-standing processes, including student event registration and data collection for the Elon Experiences Transcript. This session will explore the importance of leveraging institutional partners throughout the implementation process, identify areas of demonstrated success, and outline strategies for Year Two.

Presented By: Jennifer Ciesiulka - Assistant Director of Student Involvement, Elon University

Wednesday
1:15 - 2:30 PM | State Room 2

Dollars and Cents: Saving and Tracking Using the Financial Module

The finance module allows for real-time financial access for your clubs and organizations while also serving as an encumbrance approval system. Learn how you can use the tool to keep track of finances while also saving time and human resources.

Presented By: Bill Harcleroad - Director of Campus Activities, SUNY Oneonta

Wednesday
2:45 - 3:45 PM | State Room 2

Building an Engage Coalition through Campus-Wide Collaboration

At Florida State University, Nole Central is heavily utilized across both student and academic affairs. This session will provide you with insight as to how FSU accomplished this and the challenges they faced. This presentation will include interactive component for you to come up with your own plan.

Presented By: Gabriel Marenco-Garcia - Student Program Coordinator, Florida State University

Wednesday
4:00 - 5:00 PM | San Antonio A

Digital Breadcrumbs: Electronic and Mobile Event Attendance Tracking

Take your engagement tracking to the next level with our newly released and easy-to-use Event Check-in App or card swipe functionality. Campus Labs offers a seamless process and intuitive interface which will help to make checking students in for events a part of your campus culture – giving you greater insight into your engagement efforts.

Presented By: Eric Gudmunson - Consultant, Campus Labs
Melissa LaRosa - Regional Manager, Campus Labs
Vince Bowhay - Director, Campus Labs

Wednesday
4:00 - 5:00 PM | State Room 1

It Takes a Campus: Building a Truly Collaborative, University-Wide Curriculum

One year in, UW–Stevens’ student engagement platform and CORQ have already become important tools for not only student affairs but also many departments and student life in general. Learn strategies that are used to generate strong buy-in and are applicable to both initial implementation and continued adoption efforts.

Presented By: Leigh Jentz - Program Assistant, University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point
Thursday, July 20

Thursday
9:00 - 10:00 AM | State Room 1

Data Services for Dummies

Data services like feeds, automated reports, and application programming interfaces (APIs) are the infrastructure of the internet and allow different sytems to work together. Learn the terminology and basic concepts behind these services in an environment designed for non-technical professionals. Take your new understanding back to your campus to start conversations about broadening the impact of your student engagement data.

Presented By: Ryan O'Connell - Product Director, Campus Labs

Downloadable slide deck coming soon!

Thursday
9:00 - 10:00 AM | State Room 2

Improving Processes with Forms

The Forms tool can be used in a number of different ways; University of Wisconsin–Madison will share at least 10 creative ways to use Forms to help streamline your campus or organization processes and help drive users to your platform site.

Presented By: TJ Sargent - Assistant Director of Organization Advising & technology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Thursday
10:15 - 11:15 AM | State Room 2

Creating an Automated Daily Campus Events Email via the Engage API

University of Illinois at Springfield will describe the process by which UIS implemented a daily campus announcements email via the student engagement platform API, including extraction (using Oracle's web service utilities), staging, and parsing of the XML, and the regeneration of content for consumption for different delivery schemes.

Presented By: Mark Dochterman - Director, Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center, University of Illinois Springfield
Vern Huber - Assistant Director, Application Development & DB Support, University of Illinois Springfield

Thursday
10:15 - 11:15 AM | San Antonio B

Creating Buy-in through Strategic Partnerships, Marketing, and Epic Swag

UW–Stevens Point conceptualized and programmed a First 40 Days co-curricular path for new students to connect to campus by involving campus partners in collaborations from the ground floor to garner support and buy-in. Learn how to create a similar program on campus and participate in a hands-on, re-creatable exercise to engage campus partners.

Presented By: Leigh Jentz - Program Assistant, University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point

Thursday
1:15 - 2:30 PM | State Room 1

Hawk Leadership Certificate: Connecting Student Engagement Curriculum Platforms and In-Person Coaching Support

The Hawk Leadership Certificate is an opportunity for University of North Carolina at Pembroke students to develop a deeper understanding of their personal leadership capacity. This program is supported and tracked through both Co-Curricular Path reflection within Engage and one-on-one coaching. Learn about the program's development, implementation, and directions for the future.

Presented By: Bethany Wendler - Associate Director, Student Involvement and Leadership, University of North Carolina Pembroke

Thursday
1:15 - 2:30 PM | State Room 2

What Do You Mean, "Buy-In"?

Getting students to use the platform can be tough, but tougher when staff haven’t bought in. Growing an event requires knowing who is in the current audience: students, staff, and faculty. In this session, we will share successes and failures in getting campus buy-in as well as a proposed plan to track attendance at a homecoming event. Get ideas for your campus events and help evaluate our plan.

Presented By: Jessica Dawson - Program Manager, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Lydia Bueno - Assistant Dean of Students & Director, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Thursday
2:45 - 3:45 PM | San Antonio A

Student Organization Registration: Working with Campus Partners and Staying Organized

On a campus like University of Wisconsin–Madison, with 1,000+ student organizations that register every year, keeping up with the process and building buy-in across a decentralized campus can be difficult. Come learn how one institution has built this process and continues to look for improvements.

Presented By: TJ Sargent - Assistant Director of Organization Advising & technology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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