Connect 2017, July 18-29

Conference Schedule

Thursday, July 20

* Schedule is subject to change

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Educational Session 8

9:00 - 10:00 AM | San Antonio B

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

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!

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

Hybrid Student Leader Training:  Making the Most of Online and In Person Workshops

Have you discovered after facilitating your annual student leader training that you ran out of time?  Have you admitted your training only covers university policy, but lacks leadership development components?  Attend and learn how the Student Organization Leaders Intentional Development (SOLID) program at the University of Connecticut was enhanced through a combination of online and in person student leader training.  This program will highlight the technology and teaching methods used to advance leadership development of student organizations while ensuring awareness of university policy.   Attendees will learn what to consider and prioritize within their own student leader training through the lens of the UConn's experience.

Presented By: Kristen Carr - Student Org Support & Involvement Coordinator, University of Connecticut
Jess Kitt - Director, Campus Labs

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

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Educational Session 9

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

Engage Preview: Co-Curricular Tracking

We know that students are involved on all corners of our campuses and that each of these experiences has a valuable impact on the student’s overall experience. How do we go about helping students track and record these co-curricular experiences? This session will discuss the co-curricular tracking options within Campus Labs Engage, introduce best practices for co-curricular tracking, and discuss how your campus can successfully launch a co-curricular tracking strategy.

Presented By: Martise Cooks - Senior Consultant, Campus Labs
Siobhan May - Consultant, Campus Labs

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

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

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

Meeting Students Where They Are: Using A Student Engagement Platform to Provide Asynchronous Training

Student Organizations receive support at all of our campuses. How they receive that support has changed. Join the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater staff as they share how they found a series of short online trainings (through their platform) helps provide each group with an opportunity to receive the information when it's most useful to them.

Presented By: Kimberly Clarksen - Assistant Director of Career & Leadership Development, University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
Joshua Tepps - Leadership Advisor - Involvement, University of Wisconsin- Whitewater

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Closing Luncheon

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Educational Session 10

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 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

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

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

I’ve Been Told to Assess My Area. Now What?! An Assessment How-To

As student engagement practitioners, we know our programs have value. We also know it is important to provide data and results to demonstrate that value in a way that can be used both for accreditation and enhancement purposes. But where do we start? This session will walk you through the assessment process, providing resources to help at various stages. We’ll cover everything–from creating an assessment plan, to identifying the goals and outcomes for your program or assessment, to selecting the right assessment methods, to using results creatively and effectively telling your student engagement story.

Presented By: Maureen Halton - Associate Director, Campus Labs

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Educational Session 11

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

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

Getting the Most Out of Forms: Using OrgSync to Synthesize Campus Life with Strategic Plans and University Archives

The Event Audit Report helps to move SGA and Campus Life towards the Florida International University's Student Affairs' Strategic Plan. These reports are then sent to University Archives, so the accomplishments of the division are woven into the tapestry of FIU.

Presented By: Marcy Alstrom - SGA Office Assistant, Florida International University

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

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

Showcase Your Success: Using Involvement and Co-Curricular Transcript for Student Assessment

Involvement tools promote student success! Take a look at how Portland Community College's Student Life & Leadership Program has used OrgSync to assess student learning outcomes and highlight student involvement. In a partnership with Career Services, Student Leadership Programs have helped students capture their co-curricular work, develop a comprehensive e-portfolio and develop stronger resumes, all in OrgSync!

Presented By: Chelsea Kimmett - Assistant Coordinator for Student Leadership ,

Browse All Sessions