Introduction to CollegiateLink

Introduction to CollegiateLink Amy Sponsler
  • CollegiateLink Series

Date: Aug 20, 2013 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Skill Level: Beginner

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This session will provide a broad overview of the features in CollegiateLink and how they are beneficial to student engagement and office efficiency. The concepts and user interface of the system will be discussed. This session is a great way to be introduced to the look, feel, and basic functions of the CollegiateLink platform.

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Skill Level: Beginner

Kevin Bates

This webinar will explore strategies for successfully branding and marketing your CollegiateLink site. From the initial rollout (and the all-important student buy-in) to maintaining an interesting, relevant, and well-publicized CollegiateLink site, this webinar will outline the philosophical principles behind such marketing efforts and offer various examples of what our member campuses are doing to get students engaged. Angie Royal, Director of Student Life and Leadership at Lindenwood University will co-facilitate and offer her insight based on campus experience. Guest Presenter: Angie RoyalAngie Royal earned her Bachelor’s degree in Workforce Education Development with an emphasis on Business Education and a Master’s in Higher Education with an emphasis on College Student Personnel. She began her work in higher education at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, her alma mater, where she served as an admissions counselor, a special events coordinator, a recruitment and retention coordinator and, ultimately, the Director of New Student Programs. In July of 2012, Angie joined Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO as the Director of Student Life and Leadership. In her current capacity, she is responsible for facilitating and scheduling campus activities, coordinating student organizations, managing the Student Union, and overseeing student leadership development.

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Skill Level: Beginner

Annemieke Rice

Join us as we highlight the results of the NACA-sponsored Survey of Assessment Practices, Attitudes, and Aptitudes in the Student Activities Profession. This survey was established with the intent to measure the average capacity, familiarity, and attitudes that student activities professionals have in relation to managing and conducting assessment in their area. In addition, the survey collects information on current efforts and challenges of assessment-related activity. NACA and Campus Labs assessment professionals carried out a joint review of the findings and made several recommendations regarding NACA’s opportunities for promoting assessment in the field of student activities. Guest Presenter: Dr. Sandra RouseDr. Sandra Rouse, Director of Education and Research, NACA. Sandra comes to NACA after working 14 years in Higher Education and Student Affairs. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Columbia College and a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services with an emphasis in Counseling at the University of South Carolina. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

 

 

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Skill Level: Beginner

Mary Odden

This webinar is an introduction to our departmental and unit program review tool, Program Review, which helps schools design their review criteria, organize their review process, manage their reviewers’ tasks, and track and document the evidence collected. We’ll go over how best to organize and conceptualize the Program Review module and what different types of tools are available for you to use.

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Skill Level: Beginner

Kaley Klaus

The Campus Labs Course Evaluation platform provides faculty and administrators with advanced evaluation tools and reporting capabilities to easily integrate course evaluation data into program planning, decision-making, and administrative review processes. This webinar will discuss online course evaluations from the faculty point of view, which will provide a demonstration of features available to faculty such as post-survey reporting, and best practices when conducting evaluations in the classroom.

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Skill Level: Beginner

Melissa Wright

Learn how Binghamton University created sleuths out of faculty, staff, and entire academic departments to solve the case of "What happens to students after they graduate". Once "deputized" they were invested in the "capture" of the most accurate information and received notoriety for their work. Leveraging every resource available, including souped-up, IT helped them to increase information on their graduates from 39% to 77%. Their "posses" also became more interested and invested in what they found. The posses now stay on the case year round and are involved in every phase of the project . With everyone on the case, Binghamton gained insights and developed new approaches that help them better understand the Who, What, Where, and How of career destinations. Guest Presenter: Chris KnickerbockerChris Knickerbocker, Director, Student Affairs Assessment & Strategic Initiatives (SAASI), Binghamton University has served as assessment consultant, coach, and project manager for the Division of Student Affairs since 2009. She also served the University as Director of the Center for Quality, providing Continuous Improvement support to the entire campus through project facilitation, training, evaluation and strategic planning services. Light years ago she was Director of Financial Aid after and started her professional career as a Social Worker. Chris has been a presenter at NASPA and other national and state organization conferences on various assessment related topics since her involvement with the Federal Quality Assurance Program in 1993. Her approach to work has always included adding "fun" to a project to encourage levity as well as participation.

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Skill Level: Beginner

Melissa Wright

This session will take attendees through the process of creating a national benchmarking report for the Campus Labs national benchmarking studies in which they have participated. This will include a detailed, step-by-step tour of the report "wizard" tool, within which users can customize their report to include historical benchmarking data, peer institution participant data, and national averages. After the creation of the report, a full description of report features and benefits will be provided, along with tips on easing the data analysis process.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Shannon LaCount

A general look at an approach to assessment based on learning outcomes that guides institutional practice for mission fulfillment. From courses to planning to accreditation see how one institution weaves their learning outcomes through the process. Plus, a step-by-step view of developing rubrics and using those learning outcomes across multiple programs/curricular elements. Guest Presenter: HamiltonSusi Hamilton is Director for Institutional Effectiveness at Cascadia Community College. Ms. Hamilton is responsible for integration of data gathering and analysis to support planning and decision making across all areas of the college. She came to Cascadia in August 2009 after 7 years at Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC). She held several progressively more responsible positions at LWTC including Assistant Director of Enrollment Services and Coordinator of Instructional Services, each with a critical connection to data research and assessment. Over the last seven years she has led design teams for multiple campus-wide tools used for improving retention. She has collaborated on solutions to assist in meeting accountability standards, such as a 360-degree program review for administrators, an automated degree audit system for students, and an online tenure portfolio process for faculty. Prior to working in the Washington community college system, Ms. Hamilton served as Assistant Registrar at McMurry University in Texas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in education from the University of Washington with an emphasis on assessment and accreditation.

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Skill Level: Beginner

George Smiltins

Over the last decade, the assessment of student learning and overall institutional effectiveness has become an ever-growing priority (and mandate). Well-tailored assessment and planning practices ensure higher education institutions are achieving their missions and help improve student learning and the institution as a whole. The value reaped from this process has its costs. The call for accountability through assessment, comes at a time at which tuition is on the rise and graduates face uncertain returns on that investment. At the same time, institutions are confronted with the challenges of decreased funding and operating budgets and call for greater access, affordability and transparency. How can a college or university know when it has invested the "right" amount of resources in assessment? Good practice in assessment involves analyzing the process itself. There are no simple rules for determining how much an institution should spend on this practice. However, a closer look at the costs and benefits of assessment will help institutions find a workable balance that sees them investing in a process that ensures they are living up to their missions and better serving their students.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Dan Norton

This session is centered on demonstrating ways that CollegiateLink can assist with tracking students’ co-curricular involvement. Learn about the customizable co-curricular transcript, student self-reported experiences, tracking attendance at events though card swiping. This presentation is designed for primary administrative users along with their colleagues across the Division of Student Affairs.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Shannon LaCount

An assessment story should read like a good mystery book. Meaning it has to have a lead character (the one who wants to know), accompanied by a cast of characters (students, staff, faculty, departments, stakeholders, etc.). It must have a good plot (what is going on here and why), and lastly it has to have an ending (what did we learn and what do we need to do) that completes the story. This methodology can be used to demystify assessment. Putting these stories together in chapters or as an anthology allows one to see the whole picture (book). Guest Presenters: Lisa Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Student Life, University of Minnesota-Duluth Mary Tosch, Student Life Manager, Waubonsee Community College Mary Ward, Special Asst. to the Pres. for Affirmative Action, Bemidji State University

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Kate Griffin

The University of Missouri’s Division of Student Affairs is successfully leading an innovative division-wide student learning outcomes project through a methodical approach. With this effort it was imperative to offer an abundance of professional development and support to their staff. Specifically, Mizzou created and implemented opportunities to support staff with writing, assessing, and reporting on student learning outcomes. Anyone interested in a hands-on professional development experience on student learning outcomes should attend this session. Guest Presenter: Ashli GrabauAshli Grabau is currently the University of Missouri’s Department of Student Life Coordinator for Assessment (2007 – present). In this position, she coordinates department-wide assessment initiatives including campus-wide surveys, supports over 18 offices in developing and implementing annual assessment plans, facilitates department and office strategic plan development and program reviews, and chairs the Student Life Assessment Advisory Committee. In addition, she serves as the chair for the Student Affairs Division Assessment Committee. Through her work over the past five years she has gained experience in coordinating assessment efforts across various Student Affairs areas and has served as the lead facilitator for the division-wide learning outcomes assessment initiative. Prior to her current position, she was the Assistant Director of Student Life at DePaul University and was responsible for assessment for the office and served on the division assessment committee. She has her master’s degree (M.ED.) in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri (1999) and a bachelor’ of arts degree (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of Missouri (1997).

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