Connect 2018, June 25-27

* Schedule is subject to change

Wednesday

June 27, 2018

7:30 - 8:30am

Morning Roundtables

9:00 - 10:00am

Educational Session 9

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00am | Eria

Assistive Technology Lab

Experience common assistive technologies that students with disabilities use to access and navigate the web. We'll guide you through the use of these technologies and point out tips on making your content more accessible.

Note: During Connect, members of our design and development team want to hear about your user experience. Please join us for a user research session during the conference. Sessions have a limited number of participants to ensure a great discussion. RSVP via the Connect app or Corq. Please sign up for a maximum of two (2) sessions to allow for a representation of diverse experiences in each session.

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00am | Ida

Going Digital: Organization Officer Training Using Paths and Re-Registrations

In spring 2018 Amherst College implemented online student leader trainings into the club re-registration process. Learn how, by utilizing Paths, they walked organizational leaders through essential information and followed up with a quiz about the re-registration process to ensure organization leaders understood campus policies.

Presented By: Emily Lombardo - Assistant Director of Student Activities, Amherst College
Paul Gallegos - Director of Student Activities, Amherst College

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00am | Stenia

Should Student Affairs Help Rock the Vote?

The 2016 voter turnout rate for the United States was 55%, representing one of the lowest for a developed nation, according to the Pew Research Center. With an upcoming congressional election, it’s useful to reflect on how student affairs professionals can impact the electoral participation of students and future alumni—or even if we should. In this session, Campus Labs will share trends in student government election participation, political student organization membership, and on-campus events for national elections and voter registration. Presenters will also share how the Engage Elections module can provide opportunities for further civic engagement.

Presented By: Annemieke Rice - Vice President, Campus Success, Campus Labs
Katie Felton - Senior Consultant, Campus Labs

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00am | Vanda North

On Track for Success: Improving Your Attendance Tracking Efforts

Take your engagement tracking to the next level with our Event Check-in app or card-swipe functionality. Campus Labs offers a seamless process and intuitive interface, which will make checking students in for events a part of your campus culture and give you greater insight into your engagement efforts. This session teaches administrators how to track attendance on their campus and how to explore opportunities to use their data more strategically.

Presented By: Lindsey Carter - Senior Consultant, Campus Labs
Jess Kitt - Director, Campus Labs

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00am | Caladenia

Assessment Bootcamp: A Guide to Telling Your Data-Driven Story

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, to selecting the right assessment methods, to using results creatively and effectively to tell your student stories.

Presented By: Rohan Thakkar - Consultant, Campus Labs

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00am | Calypso

Connect 2018 Reflection and Action Plan

For three days, you’ve gathered exciting project ideas and best practices you may want to implement on your campus. Now what? In this interactive workshop, we'll help you identify a strategy for enacting your plans. We’ll review some considerations when facilitating change on campus, and you’ll learn how to develop a timeline for your Engage or OrgSync projects.

Presented By: Moira Phippen - Consultant, Campus Labs
Brandon Price - Consultant, Campus Labs

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00am | Vanda South

Developing a Comprehensive Campus-Wide Event Process

Learn about how, through the use of a developed and comprehensive event request form, the School of the Art Institute Chicago created an in-depth process that allows for cross-campus reviews and collaboration. The event request process not only engages student groups and organizations, but also reaches academic departments and Student Affairs programs. SAIC creates cross-departmental features, including event reviews, event tracking, and a streamlined approval process.

Presented By: Laura Lamb - Director of Campus Life, School of the Art Institute Chicago

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00am | Stanhopea

Promoting Corq as Your Primary Event Feed

In this session, SUNY Oneonta will discuss how CORQ users grew from zero 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 us from having a single, comprehensive event app.

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

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00am | Laelia

I Can't Find a Pen! How the UTSA Campus Rec Uses Forms, Events, and Reports to Eliminate Paper Processes

In this session, the University of Texas at San Antonio will share the successful journey of getting campus recreation partners to buy into utilizing RowdyLink to ease and streamline processes. Come see examples of how UTSA moved Google Docs to RowdyLink forms, tracks staff training sessions by eliminating paper sign-in sheets, and tracks Group Exercise classes and attendees by using events and reports.

Presented By: Lydia Bueno - Assistant Dean of Students, Director of the Student Center for Community Engagement & Inclusion and Student Leadership Center, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
Andrew Chadick - Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, Sport Programs, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
Jessica Dawson - Assistant Director, Student Center for Community Engagement & Inclusion, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

Wednesday
9:00 - 10:00am | Cattleya

Constructing Connections: An Approach for Building Institutional Buy-in

On a decentralized campus of 40,000 students and 1,000+ student organizations, coordinating organization registration, benefits, and accountability can be difficult. The University of Wisconsin-Madison will share some of their techniques for organizational process, relationship building, and encouraging buy-in from campus partners.

Presented By: Kasie Strahl - Organization Advising & Technology Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
TJ Sargent - Assistant Director of Organization Advising & Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:15 - 11:15am

Educational Session 10

Wednesday
10:15 - 11:15am | Eria

User Research: Post-Event Evaluation

Why do orgs do post-event evaluation? Would the institution benefit from standardized evaluation approaches? Do orgs need the ability to pose unlimited questions? Are there evaluation models we can use from outside education? Help us brainstorm conclusions and options based on these questions.

Note: During Connect, members of our design and development team want to hear about your user experience. Please join us for a user research session during the conference. Sessions have a limited number of participants to ensure great discussion. RSVP via the Connect app or Corq. Please sign up for a maximum of two (2) sessions to allow for a representation of diverse experiences in each session.

Wednesday
10:15 - 11:15am | Vanda North

Easy Money: An Introduction to the Campus Labs Budgeting System

The Campus Labs Budgeting System enables campuses to manage the annual budgeting and activity funding of organizations and users on campus. In this session, we'll showcase these features, highlighting ways you can streamline your process and workflow within the tool. We'll also spotlight a few of our Member Campuses that are using the tool with great success.

Presented By: Eric Gudmundson - Consultant, Campus Labs
Rohan Thakkar - Consultant, Campus Labs

Wednesday
10:15 - 11:15am | Calypso

Migration: It's Not Just for the Birds

Come meet with a few of your Engage migration team members and learn more about the process of migrating from OrgSync to Engage! After a brief Engage demo, we’ll walk through the training and data migration processes, and communication plans. We’ll also review some considerations in deciding when to begin your transition and officially launch. If you’ve been wondering what the process of making the switch to Engage entails, this is the session for you!

Presented By: Nate Adams - Manager, Training, Campus Labs
Jennifer Atzenhoffer - Regional Manager, Campus Labs

Wednesday
10:15 - 11:15am | Stanhopea

Connect 2018 Reflection and Action Plan

For three days, you’ve gathered exciting project ideas and best practices you may want to implement on your campus. Now what? In this interactive workshop, we'll help you identify a strategy for enacting your plans. We’ll review some considerations when facilitating change on campus, and you’ll learn how to develop a timeline for your Engage or OrgSync projects.

Presented By: Moira Phippen - Consultant, Campus Labs
Brandon Price - Consultant, Campus Labs

Wednesday
10:15 - 11:15am | Cattleya

Tackling Accessibility, Data Security, and Privacy Head-on

Were you riveted or confused by Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony? Have you recently been asked questions about the accessibility of your programs, services, and sites? Don’t fear—these important topics are not as scary as they may sound. Join members of the Product Design and Engineering team to learn how Campus Labs considers, designs for, and actively helps you stay on top of these risk factors. We’ll break down the key concepts of each topic and share advice on how to incorporate them into your own student engagement programming plans.

Presented By: Elisa Forysinski - User Experience Designer, Campus Labs
Jonathan Leight - Software Developer, Campus Labs
Ryan O’Connell - Senior Product Manager, Campus Labs

Wednesday
10:15 - 11:15am | Stelis

It Takes a Village: Leveraging Campus Partner Support to Engage a Community

What happens when your campus partners are more excited about the technology than the students you are trying to serve? You use them and start talking about student engagement from an entirely different perspective! Come and learn how Smith College harnessed the power of their community to impact how students are engaging with the Smith Social Network. From finding allies to selling to your stakeholders, it's all about creating your own village.

Presented By: Tamra Bates - Director of Student Engagement, Smith College
Sara McGuire - Assistant Director of Student Engagement, Smith College

Wednesday
10:15 - 11:15am | Vanda South

Populating Campus News: Turning your API into an Amazingly Productive Instrument for Your Campus Newsletter

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro sends out an e-blast to students every week that used to require email content submissions from every department, involving resizing of graphics, checking content links, etc. Come hear how we eliminated all those steps and streamlined our production using Engage API.

Presented By: Morolake Laosebikan-Buggs - Co-Curricular Initiatives Administrator, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Wednesday
10:15 - 11:15am | Laelia

Integrating Student Org Finances into Engage

Come learn about Vanderbilt University's success with integrating student organization financial information into our Engage platform. We’ll review our planning process and timeline, as well as potential methods for integrating this information. We’ll also offer some tips on communicating information and processes with student groups.

Presented By: Josh Gianitsis - Coordinator, Assessment and Special Projects, Vanderbilt University

Wednesday
10:15 - 11:15am | Caladenia

Simplify the process. Visualize your progress.

Do you sit on an assessment committee, are you involved in strategic planning, or do you have to report on the impact of your efforts? Join us to learn how Campus Labs can help build and cultivate a division-wide culture of evidence and allow all levels of your division to actively review results. You’ll be able to leverage powerful data connections to produce integrated, succinct reports on your assessment activities, including strategic planning, program review and outcomes-based achievement.

Presented By: Anne Lundquist - Assistant Vice President, Campus Adoption, Campus Labs

11:30am - 1:00pm

Closing Luncheon


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