Connect 2017, July 18-29

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, July 19

* Schedule is subject to change

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Educational Session 3

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 | San Antonio B

Engage Preview: So You Think You Want to Migrate?

Come meet with your Campus Labs Engage trainers and learn more about the process of migrating from OrgSync to Engage! After a brief Engage demo, we’ll dive into a walkthrough of the training and data migration processes and talk about considerations in deciding when to begin your transition. Plus, we’ll leave plenty of time for Q&A to make sure your migration questions are answered. If you’ve been wondering what the process of making the switch entails, this is the session for you! This session is also offered on Wednesday, at 1:15 pm.

Presented By: Amanda MIntz - Training Specialist, Campus Labs
Nate Adams - Manager of Training, 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
9:00 - 10:00 AM | State Room 3

2016 OrgSync Campus of the Year Spotlight

Come learn about how the University of West Georgia has expanded their use of OrgSync on-campus.  Through extensive training, the University of West Georgia runs major processes such as organization registration, creating a comprehensive community calendar, and tracking community service hours for faculty, staff, and students.  The data collected is then used by the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment to produce reports for the University President.

Presented By: Laura Petrus - Coordinator for Student Involvement and Leadership Programs, University of West Georgia
Lindsey Carter - Consultant, Campus Labs

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00 AM | San Antonio A

Successfully Launching Your Platform Using Student Adoption Strategies

Wake Forest University successfully transitioned from OrgSync to CollegiateLink in six weeks and you can too! This session highlights the importance of incorporating student adoption strategies into any plan to market the platform. During this interactive session, participants will learn student adoption strategies, discuss best practices, and develop their own marketing plan.

Presented By: Michele Kurtz - Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Programs, Wake Forest University

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Educational Session 4

Wednesday
10:15 - 11:15 AM | San Antonio A

Engage Preview: Organization Registration

The organization registration process has been revamped and renewed in Engage. In this session, catch a preview of key updates that will be available to you when your campus transitions to Engage, including multiple registration forms, roster requirements in organization registration, and organization-created Positions, among others!

Presented By: Jennifer Atzenhoffer - Regional Manager, Campus Labs
Christopher Nicolas - Consultant, Campus Labs

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
10:15 - 11:15 AM | State Room 3

Co-Curricular Records, Eh?: The Canadian Student-Involvement, Career-Readiness, and Assessment Movement

Canada uses co-curricular records to track and showcase learning outside the classroom and help students articulate and demonstrate their skills when applying for jobs, internships, and further study. This session will adress the different approaches in the US and Canada, Canada's CCR Community of Practice, and McGill University's new skills-development programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

Presented By: Tim Wilfong - Co-Curricular Record Program Administrator, McGill University

Wednesday
10:15 - 11:15 AM | State Room 1

Keeping The Personal Touch to Digital Event Advising

This session will cover Western Oregon University's Event Advisement process and how to work with students to mitigate the red tape of planning a campus event. Through this transition, event advising has become more accessible to ensure that students create and facilitate successful events.

Presented By: Megan Habermann - Associate Director, Student Engagement, Western Oregon University

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

Building an Online Community for Students with Disabilities

Tallahassee Community College will discuss how providing an online space for students with disabilities can enhance the overall college experience for all students.

Presented By: Michael Coleman - Dean of Students, Tallahassee Community College
Jennifer Barr - Director, Student Services, Tallahassee Community College

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Product Updates and Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Educational Session 5

Wednesday
1:15 - 2:30 PM | San Antonio B

Engage Preview: So You Think You Want to Migrate?

Come meet with your Campus Labs Engage trainers and learn more about the process of migrating from OrgSync to Engage! After a brief Engage demo, we’ll dive into a walkthrough of the training and data migration processes and talk about considerations in deciding when to begin your transition. Plus, we’ll leave plenty of time for Q&A to make sure your migration questions are answered. If you’ve been wondering what the process of making the switch entails, this is the session for you!

Presented By: Amanda Mintz - Training Specialist, Campus Labs
Nate Adams - Manager of Training, Campus Labs

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

Revolutionary: OrgSync's Immediate Impact on Robert Morris University

RMU's ambitious implementation timeline and clear transformational vision positioned OrgSync as a game-changing resource for student engagement. OrgSync did more for RMU than just update antiquated processes, improve student experiences, and gather valuable data. OrgSync empowered users to overcome administrative obstacles through strategic partnerships, creative marketing, and the data browser.

Presented By: John Locke - Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development, Robert Morris University
Terri Byrnes - Assistant Director of Engaged Learning, Robert Morris University
Samantha Moik - Engaged Learning Specialist, Robert Morris 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
1:15 - 2:30 PM | State Room 3

Utilizing Forms to Streamline Processes and Increase Buy-In

In this session, Lindenwood University will share how they maximize the use of forms at their institution to streamline all resource requests and other processes. This practice has not only increased efficiency, but has also increased buy-in by students, faculty, staff, and administration. This session will address how Lindenwood identified processes that could be streamlined through the use of forms, discuss how they leveraged the use of forms to increase campus buy-in, and include opportunities for attendees to develop new strategies for their own campuses.

Presented By: Angie Royal - Director for Student Involvement, Lindenwood University

Wednesday
1:15 - 2:30 PM | San Antonio A

Think Globally. Act Locally: Lessons Learned in Year One of Incorporating a Co-Curricular Transcript and Student Engagement Platform

This session will explore how the University of Minnesota implemented a new platform and a plan for using the CCT in the first year of adoption of this new system. It will also be an opportunity for discussion and for others to share what they've learned in implementing these projects on their campuses.

Presented By: Erik Dussault - Assistant Director, University of Minnesota

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Educational Session 6

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

Onboarding Unique Partners

This presentation will discuss the conversations, negotiations, training and challenges to adding an umbrella as a campus partner - particularly those who want to utilize the platform in innovative ways.

Presented By: Kim Scatton - Coordinator, Sr., Arizona State University

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

Assessing Student Learning and Engagement with Campus Labs Baseline

Are you interested in learning more about Campus Labs Baseline, including how its tools can help measure student learning and engagement? Then this session is for you! Attendees will get an overview of all Baseline assessment tools, including how data from Engage feeds into Baseline to facilitate streamlined assessment of student leaders, event attendees, student interests, and outcomes. The session will also weave in examples of how Member Campuses have used Baseline to assess engagement, along with ways in which the Campus Labs consultation team can support such assessment efforts from start to finish.

Presented By: Maureen Halton - Associate Director, Campus Labs

Wednesday
2:45 - 3:45 PM | San Antonio B

Engage Preview: Events

Great updates are ahead when it comes to Events in Engage. In this Preview session, we’ll show you some of the updates we’re most excited about, including the ability to add logic-based reviewers, event co-sponsorship, and the new user experience for event discovery and management. This session is great for any OrgSync campus curious to know more about how Events will function in the new platform.

Presented By: Lindsey Carter - Consultant, Campus Labs
Siobhan May - Consultant, Campus Labs

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

Building Your Dream Team for Event Management Success

When it comes to event management, are you the sole decision maker? In most cases, probably not. Successful approval processes require a team willing to collaborate, compromise, and be creative. Learn how the University of Central Oklahoma has recruited their dream team in order to build an all-encompassing Event Approval Process.

Presented By: Nicole Dohrety - Coordinator, Student Engagement for Campus Activities and Student Organizations, University of Central Oklahoma

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Educational Session 7

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 2

Across the Aisle: Lessons in Collaborative Engagement

Working collaboratively across Student Development and Academic Affairs divisions, Seattle University has been able to launch OrgSync this past academic year. By sharing resources and increasing department visibility, the university has shown robust portal numbers and user interest across the student body, the campus, and community partners.

Presented By: Julie Hurst - Director of Campus Engagement, Seattle University
Angel Asuncion-Reed - Assistant Director of Center for Student Involvement, Seattle University

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

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

Utilizing Forms to Create Online Training

WWU has created online training modules designed to assist club leaders in learning about budget management and travel procedures. Rather than, or sometimes in addition to, meeting in person which takes up staff time, students are able to go through modules with slides, videos, and quizzes to acquire all they need to know. Learn how this campus designed and created these using Forms in OrgSync.

Presented By: Jenn Cook - Student Activities Advisor, Western Washington University

7 pm - 10:30 pm

Big Night Out at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

See Thursday’s Schedule