Connect 2017, July 18-29

Enhancing Adoption Track

Sessions focused on expanding the use of your student engagement tool on campus. This includes increasing administrative, on campus partners, and student usage.

Tuesday, July 18

* Schedule is subject to change

1:45 - 2:45 PM | San Antonio A

Campus Adoption: Leveraging Value Pieces and Creating Key Partnerships

No matter what platform your campus uses, student adoption and campus buy-in is a top priority. Come hear from two campuses, University at Buffalo and University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.,—They’ll discuss how they’ve leveraged value pieces of their platform to create a campus culture of usage, simplify their students’ experience, and created lasting, key partnerships across campus.

Presented By: Britani Pruner - UBLinked Coordinator, University at Buffalo
Kimberly Clarksen - Assistant Director of Career & Leadership Development, University of Wisconsin- Whitewater

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
Wednesday, July 19

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

Admin Talk: Developing & Maintaining an Engaged Community

Are you the go-to person for managing your online community? Interested in how to expand to other campus partners to enhance the student experience? Join us for this interactive session, where you will hear firsthand from campus administrators on how they have successfully made their platform a part of the culture of their campuses.

Presented By: Martise Cooks - Senior Consultant, Campus Labs
Eric Montgomery - Financial and Technological Advisor for Clubs and Organizations, Ramapo College
Danielle Rossman - Assistant Director, Central Michigan University

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

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

All Aboard the Training Train! Strategies for Successful Student and Staff Training

So you've worked hard to build out an attractive site and move all your processes online? Great! But if your users don't know how to utilize the platform, you won't get the most out of your hard work. This session will provide you with practical techniques for training your students, faculty, and staff on using your platform, helping you drive and increase engagement.

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

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