OrgSync Connect is in Dallas, Texas June 15-17

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  • Become an Event Evangelist

    Jennifer Atzenhoffer, Senior Campus Consultant

    An evangelist is defined as 'someone who is a zealous advocate.' By the end of this session we hope that you will be an advocate for events and be able to expand your usage of the events tool in OrgSync. In this session we will show you how to maximize your events in OrgSync through participation tracking, event evaluations, and event request form best practices to ensure that it is as easy as possible for students to find and attend campus events. RSVP for this session

    beginner
    Pre-Conference
    1 to 2:20pm
    San Antonio B
  • Behind-the-Scenes: The Data Systems Behind Retention & Persistence

    DePaul University
    Tyneka Harris Coronado, Project Manager, Student Affairs

    This session seeks to explore technologies, data management practices, and university partnerships that allow Student Affairs divisions to be aware of the academic and demographic profiles of the specific students they serve. Attendees will also have an understanding of the trends, such as retention and persistence, which exist within their student populations. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Friday
    2 - 3 pm
    San Antonio B
  • Beyond Likes, Towards Engagement: Connecting with Students via Social Media

    paulgordonbrown.com
    Paul Gordon Brown, Keynote Speaker

    This session will provide an overview of basic concepts and ideas for building an effective social media program for engaging students. This will include developing the program, goals, tone and voice, putting together a content calendar, and examples of successful campaigns at other colleges and universities. RSVP for this session


    Friday
    9 - 10 am
    Houston B
  • Beyond Student Organizations: Creative Partnerships to Expand OrgSync

    Arizona State University
    AJ Montes, Student Activities Advisor

    Join Arizona State University as they discuss developing creative and collaborative campus and departmental partnerships while utilizing OrgSync to expand opportunities for stakeholders and students. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    San Antonio A
  • Beyond Year One: Making the Most of CollegiateLink

    Auburn University
    John Michael Roehm, Coordinator, Student Organizations, Office of Student Involvement

    Learn how Auburn University, a land-grant institution in Alabama, has continued to grow their CollegiateLink site, AU Involve, each year through creative programming efforts, engaged student leaders, and partnerships across campus. Attendees will learn about specific strategies for continued student engagement that will be easily adoptable for all types of campuses. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Thursday
    9 - 10 am
    State Room 2
  • Bridging the Gap: Expanding OrgSync Beyond Student Affairs

    Appalachian State University
    Dustin Evatt, Assistant Director for Organizational Leadership & Advising

    Let’s face it. We all know how great OrgSync is, but how do we spread the excitement and get other key constituents on our campuses involved in the movement? This session will provide a roadmap to begin or enhance the conversation with campus partners outside of student affairs to truly make OrgSync a campus-wide tool for student engagement. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    1:15 to 2:15 pm
    San Antonio B
  • Budget Management System

    The University of Oklahoma
    Carmen Bao, Associate Director, Operations and Student Organizations
    George Ahmadi, SGA Advisor

    The University of Oklahoma's accounting process is complex, which is understandable considering the accountability necessary to ensure the responsible use of public funds. Discover how OU has implemented OrgSync's budget management system to manage Student Government Association funds in such a way that works to the advantage of both the students and the staff. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    1:15 to 2:15 pm
    State Room 1
  • Campus Buy In

    Colorado Mesa University
    Mitchell Karstens, Director of Student Life/Assoc. Director of University Center

    Getting full adoption on campus can be tough. This session explores the roll out and continued expansion of Card Swipe at Colorado Mesa University. They currently use Card Swipe to track their students' extra curricular involvement. RSVP for this session


    Friday
    3:15 to 4:15 pm
    San Antonio A
  • Capturing Community Service: Beyond the Paper

    University of the Incarnate Word
    Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, Programs Advisor and Coordinator

    Students at University of the Incarnate Word are required to conduct 45 hours of community service as part of their undergraduate degree requirement. This session will discuss the process of converting a paper-based reporting system into OrgSync's online system. Additionally, the presenters will also discuss forms, expansive use of Data Browser, and service outreach to community partners. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Friday
    3:15 to 4:15 pm
    State Room 1
  • Community College Campus Partner Roundtable


    Friday
    2 - 3 pm
    State Room 3
  • Conceptualizing a Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum

    Western Michigan University
    Kelly Reed, WMU Signature Interim Program Coordinator
    Vincent Bowhay, Associate Director, Campus Success
    Kate Bates, Associate Director of Leadership and Volunteer Services

    Are you thinking about creating a campus-wide co-curricular track? Learn how both Western Michigan University and Fort Hays State University navigated the creation and implementation of their curricula. They will share their methods, advice, and lessons learned from developing their own respective programs. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Thursday
    1:15 to 2:15 pm
    State Room 3
  • Creating a Culture of Student Engagement

    Ryerson University
    John Austin, Executive Director of Student Affairs

    Multiple strategies and approaches are required to create a culture of student engagement on campus. Ryerson University has broken down the silos within Student Affairs and continues to promote a culture that focuses on student engagement. Learn how the ConnectRU platform has played a vital role in these efforts and has contributed to the development of students on campus. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    9 - 10 am
    State Room 1
  • Creating an All-Star All-User Portal

    Nate Adams, Manager, Training

    This session will cover the purpose of the all-user portal, the benefits of this portal to your community, and things to consider during setup. We'll focus on maximizing communication to your users and discuss how to implement successful campus-wide elections. We'll also take a look at some great campus partner examples and spend hands-on time structuring your all-user portal. RSVP for this session

    beginner
    Pre-Conference
    2:30 to 4pm
    San Antonio A
  • Developing a Co-Curriculum From the Ground Up

    Campus Labs
    Siobhan May, Consultant

    Co-curricular experiences are intended to be an extension of the academic learning experience—measuring and documenting that learning can be beneficial for students and program development. In fact, our members' interest in creating 'co-curriculums' has grown. This session will outline a framework to help you accomplish this at your institution. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    9 - 10 am
    San Antonio A
  • Developing a Culture of Learning Outcomes Assessment in Student Affairs

    University of Missouri
    Ashli Grabau, Student Affairs Assessment Coordinator
    Annemieke Rice, Vice President, Campus Success, Campus Labs

    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. Learn how the University of Missouri has leveraged Campus Labs assessment tools to further their efforts on campus. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    4 - 5 pm
    State Room 2
  • Dominating the CollegiateLink Data Scene

    Texas A&M University
    David Sweeney, Director of Information Technology for the Division of Student Affairs

    CollegiateLink has a solid set of basic reports. What is not widely known is that CollegiateLink also offers a growing set of data 'hooks,' including import automation and the Application Programming Interface (API). Using these features, administrators can keep data fresh and current and/or create custom reports that meet specific needs. This presentation will give non-technical members an introduction to the extended data facilities of CollegiateLink including examples and ideas for further development. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Friday
    2 - 3 pm
    State Room 2
  • Don't Panic! You're Not Alone

    Pierce Freshwater, Support Team

    You're never alone when it comes to working in your OrgSync community. Join a member of our Support team to become the OrgSync expert on campus. This presentation will dive into Frequently Asked Questions compiled by our Support Team, a few tips and tricks to help improve your daily processes, and finish with an overview of the tools the Support Team uses to help when you need us most. RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Pre-Conference
    10:30 to 11:50am
    State Room 1
  • Don't Panic: Student Organization Administration at the University of Calgary Students' Union

    Students' Union, University of Calgary
    Marcus Plottel, Coordinator, Student Organizations

    How can one person administer the needs of over 300 registered clubs? Along with implementing revised marketing and training strategies, the Students' Union has leveraged OrgSync’s form logic, customizable registration, and website design features. This session is the hitchhiker’s guide to staying ahead of the ever-changing needs of student organizations. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    San Antonio B
  • Engaging New and Incoming Students through OrgSync

    Whittier College
    Debbie Allison, Assistant Director of the Leadership Experience and Programs
    Katie Clendening, OrgSync Student Ambassador, Leadership Experience and Programs Office

    Struggling to engage new and incoming students through OrgSync? Learn how Whittier College met this challenge by developing engaging content and innovative programming. They will share their successes, challenges, and provide program ideas for you to take home and try on your own campus. RSVP for this session


    Friday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    San Antonio B
  • Expanding OrgSync: Creating Dynamic Content

    University of Central Arkansas
    Brandon Price, Coordinator for Student Organizations and University Events

    OrgSync is a powerful tool but did you know how easy it is to expand on its functionality? This session will cover useful examples such as integrating calendars across platforms and embedding the functionality of other services into various OrgSync tools. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    4 - 5 pm
    San Antonio B
  • Exploring Strategies to Engage and Retain Community Partners within OrgSync’s Service Management System

    Washington State University
    Ryan Lazo, Community Partnerships Coordinator

    Learn how the Washington State University Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) recruits and supports Community Partners that choose to utilize OrgSync’s Service Management System. This session will explore tools and best practices utilized by the CCE to recruit, train, empower, and retain service partners within OrgSync. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    1:15 to 2:15 pm
    State Room 2
  • First Class Forms

    Wes McCormack, Campus Consultant

    Do your forms need to be freshened up? Do you feel you could forge finer forms? Join us to find out how to give your forms a first-class foundation and outfit your community with the OrgSync formulas to fashion fierce, fascinating, functional forms! We'll also field your form questions and flash examples of favorable forms from our friends throughout the OrgSync family! RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Pre-Conference
    9 to 10:20am
    San Antonio B
  • Fraternity/Sorority Life Roundtable


    Friday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    State Room 3
  • Getting On Track with a Campus Wide Co-Curriculum

    Arkansas Tech University
    Aubrey Holt, Director of Campus Life

    No two Campus Wide Co-Curriculums are the same. Some include one curriculum that a student completes over their entire career, some are completed within a year, and some give students new options each semester. Learn how Arkansas Tech University has conceptualized their 'On Track' co-curricular experience that utilizes the CollegiateLink Curriculum module. Arkansas Tech will provide details on how they implement series of curriculums each semester, encourage student enrollment in the curriculum, and how they represent events and activities happening campus wide. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Thursday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    State Room 2
  • Going from Drab to FAB! Creating a Visually Appealing & Engaging OrgSync Community

    Texas Tech University
    Kelsey Jackson, Unit Coordinator, Student Involvement

    Is your institution's OrgSync community visually engaging? Join Texas Tech as they discuss some quick and easy tips and tricks for using OrgSync features. These, along with a bit of creativity, have helped Texas Tech to increase engagement, page views, and the amount of time a student spends in the Texas Tech OrgSync Community. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Friday
    9 - 10 am
    San Antonio B
  • Graduate School Campus Partner Roundtable


    Friday
    3:15 to 4:15 pm
    State Room 3
  • Hello...It's Me: Introducing Positions and a Look at Org Registration

    Martise Cooks, Campus Consultant

    This session will give attendees an introduction to Positions and an overview of the organization registration process. Additionally, you will learn some tips, tricks and best practices we've gathered from some of our campus partners. RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Pre-Conference
    10:30 to 11:50am
    San Antonio B
  • IT Roundtable


    Thursday
    9 - 10 am
    State Room 3
  • If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time

    Melissa LaRosa,

    Whether you are a seasoned Budget Management System veteran or just interested in managing allocated funding through OrgSync in the future, this session is for you. This session will get into the nitty-gritty of the budgeting system and how it can work to ease your money woes. RSVP for this session

    advanced
    Pre-Conference
    1 to 2:20pm
    State Room 1
  • International Campus Partner Roundtable


    Thursday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    State Room 3
  • Involvement Advising: Connecting Students to your Campus

    University of Kentucky
    Caitlyn Walsh, Assistant Director for Student Organizations

    With over 500 organizations on campus, finding your fit is overwhelming! By utilizing OrgSync, the Leadership Exchange created Involvement Advising to find students a connection to campus and educate them on OrgSync. Come learn more about the successes of this peer to peer program and how to implement it on your campus! RSVP for this session


    Friday
    2 - 3 pm
    San Antonio A
  • Like This Keynote! Social-Digital Student Satisfaction and Engagement

    Contemporary college students are connecting and engaging online more than any previous generation. As a central feature of their lives, the internet and social media are important sites for student engagement. But what goes on behind the screen? This keynote will explore the ways students engage online as well as the effects it can have on their satisfaction with their collegiate experience. Attendees will explore student engagement from the perspectives of the students themselves and what research suggests are the best ways to help these students navigate their journeys online.

    keynote
    Wednesday
    7 to 8:30pm
    Houston Ballroom
  • Lunch

    Pre-Conference
    12 to 1pm

  • Making the Most of Your Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting

    Tyler McClain, Assistant Director of Educational Programming and Marketing

    Data collection, management, analysis and reporting can seem like an overwhelming task. Where do you start? What data exists in your community? How do you export and analyze it? If these questions sound familiar, this might just be the learning experience you have been seeking. Join this session for a hands-on exploration of how you can make the most of OrgSync for data collection, analysis and reporting. RSVP for this session

    advanced
    Pre-Conference
    2:30 to 4pm
    San Antonio B
  • New Kid on The Block: Meet MCC Career Services

    Metropolitan Community College
    Monique Cribbs, Career Services Exploration and Development Manager

    MCC Career Services joined OrgSync in September 2015 after 30 minutes of training. After trial and error, Career Services' use of the OrgSync system has flourished by incorporating employer forms, student self-scheduled appointments, career events, and much more. Join this session to see how MCC Career Services continues to learn something new or tries something different every day! RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Friday
    9 - 10 am
    San Antonio A
  • No Train, No Gain

    Amanda Mintz, Customer Training Specialist

    So your OrgSync community looks awesome and you've moved all of your processes online? That's great but if your users don't know how to use OrgSync properly, you're not going to gain a whole lot from all of your hard work. This session will explore techniques for training your users, successful campus partner training examples, and training best practices. RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Pre-Conference
    1 to 2:20pm
    San Antonio A
  • One-Stop-Shop: Campus-wide Implementation of OrgSync

    Western Sydney University
    Hannah Bowyer, OrgSync and Sports Administrator

    Western Sydney University is rolling OrgSync out as the singular platform for administering student engagement and managing their events. During this session they will look at how to manage change and expectations, expand OrgSync to other departments, and training for staff and students. This session will also cover WSU's design and administration of OrgSync at a university with over 45,000 students. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    4 - 5 pm
    State Room 1
  • OrgSync 101

    Cole Galyon, Campus Consultant

    OrgSync 101 is designed for anyone who is new to OrgSync. This session will provide a basic overview of the OrgSync structure, an introduction to administrative tools, and discussion about processes built into the platform. This session will leave you feeling knowledgeable and ready to learn more in OrgSync 201! RSVP for this session

    beginner
    Pre-Conference
    9 to 10:20am
    San Antonio A
  • OrgSync 201

    Lindsey Moye, Campus Consultant

    Ready to take your OrgSync administrator skills to the next level? This session will go beyond the basics to explore best practices and the differences between your umbrella dashboard, your umbrella portal, and the organization portal. You’ll leave this session prepared to answer students’ questions and successfully manage your community or umbrella. RSVP for this session

    beginner
    Pre-Conference
    10:30 to 11:50am
    San Antonio A
  • OrgSync API - Practical Solutions for Implementation and Data Retrieval

    Ted Eberhard, Systems and Operations Specialist, Electronic Student Services, Appalachian State University
    Matt McNaney, Associate Director, Electronic Student Services, Appalachian State University
    Molly Piazza, Application Developer/Integrator, University of Scranton
    Matthew Tarantino, Software Developer, Campus Labs

    Beneath the surface of OrgSync is a powerful application programming interface (API). This presentation seeks to give attendees not only best practices for successful implementation and architecture, but also showcases the endless possibilities to retrieve and manipulate campus data outside the bounds of OrgSync's web interface. RSVP for this session

    advanced
    Pre-Conference
    9 to 10:20am
    State Room 1
  • OrgSync: A Digital Enterprise System for Assessing Student Data

    University of Missouri
    Sara Rubenstein, Student Life Web Development Coordinator
    Ashli Grabau, Student Affairs Assessment Coordinator
    Jennifer Atzenhoffer, OrgSync Campus Consultant

    After several years of using OrgSync, Mizzou has created and implemented a roadmap for enterprise expansion beyond Student Life. This session will highlight the management structure, implementation model, and assessment requirements Mizzou is using to strategically and sustainably expand OrgSync into a campus-wide tool for student assessment. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    9 - 10 am
    Houston B
  • Partnering with Residence Life Across CollegiateLink

    Florida Atlantic University
    Aaron Hackman, Associate Director Student Involvement

    Have you ever wondered how to create buy-in with Residence Life when strengthening the presence of CollegiateLink on your campus? Learn how Florida Atlantic University leveraged their strategic partnership with Residence Life to build out many facets of their CollegiateLink site—student engagement outcomes through their event process, a residence hall presence throughout organization pages, and a holistic curriculum which encompasses student engagement initiatives. Attendees will learn strategies to build a partnership with Residence Life in order to achieve greater buy-in with CollegiateLink, a residential curriculum, all while increasing growth and engagement on campus and within the site. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Thursday
    4 - 5 pm
    Houston B
  • Power Users - Community Partners and the Service Management System

    Weber State University
    Jenny Frame, Community Partner Coordinator

    Community partners are an integral part of community engagement at Weber State and they need support to be able to utilize OrgSync without feeling like it is an extra burden. Explore how Weber State empowers their community partners through OrgSync's Service Management System to better integrate community engagement throughout the university. Creative trainings and usage of OrgSync tools such as card swipe, reporting, and forms can turn any community partner into an OrgSync power user! RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    State Room 1
  • Proactive Risk Management and Campus Partnerships Thanks to MaroonLink

    Texas A&M University
    Ann Goodman, Associate Director, Extended Orientation, Student Organization Development and Administration

    Working collaboratively across Student Affairs departments and administrative divisions, Texas A&M utilized the tools associated with CollegiateLink’s event planning feature to provide student leaders and University event management officials the opportunity to share risk management and event information in a timely and efficient manner. This session will provide an overview of the initial design process used in the adaptation of CollegiateLink and the use of a cross-divisional team for maintenance and oversight of the current event planning process as well as future plans for Texas A&M’s full use of MaroonLink. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Friday
    3:15 to 4:15 pm
    State Room 2
  • Project CEO: Co-Curricular Experience Outcomes

    Campus Labs
    Maureen Halton, Consultant

    Project CEO is a benchmarking study facilitated by Campus Labs that examines the extent to which students believe they are gaining the 10 skills identified as most desirable by employers in new college graduates by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Attendees will learn the history of the study and key results including where students believe they are gaining these skills (e.g., co-curricular activities, classes, etc.). This session will also involve a hands-on activity for attendees to explore where and how existing programs on campus may contribute to the NACE skills, along with which skills may need attention and/or enhanced programming. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Houston B
  • Reception at Chaparral

    Wednesday
    8:30 to 10pm
    Floor 38
  • Revamp & Renew: Make Your Community Look Brand New

    Eric Gudmundson, Campus Consultant

    This session will cover some tips and tricks to breath new life into a stagnant community. From rebranding to innovative ways to get students excited about OrgSync, we will explore design techniques, marketing ideas, and new initatives to freshen up OrgSync's presence on your campus. RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Pre-Conference
    2:30 to 4pm
    State Room 1
  • Service Roundtable


    Friday
    9 - 10 am
    State Room 3
  • Starting off on the Right Foot with Implementation

    Anne Arundel Community College
    Steve Kreider, Program Coordinator, Student Engagement

    Are you considering how to launch your CollegiateLink site and wondering how to set yourself up for success? Join this session, which will focus on concepts and strategies to consider when implementing CollegiateLink successfully on campus. The presenter will share their advice on how they framed CollegiateLink implementations on two different campuses and advice on how they incorporated students, staff and faculty into this process. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Friday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    State Room 2
  • Student Leader Roundtable


    Friday
    3:15 to 4:15 pm
    Houston B
  • Swiping and Retention: How It's Connected

    Colorado Mesa University
    Mitchell Karstens, Director of Student Life/Assoc. Director of University Center

    This session will focus on how Colorado Mesa University uses Card Swipe data to better help understand retention of students and student engagement. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    4 - 5 pm
    San Antonio A
  • The Big Picture Perspective of Student Adoption

    NC State University
    Deborah Felder, Assistant Director, Student Involvement
    Kristen Kegerize, Coordinator, Student Involvement

    If there is one thing that all college campuses have in common, it’s that things change. NC State University will discuss how they’ve maintained a seamless experience while transitioning from one technology platform to another. This will include how they’ve focused on a consistent message about involvement while they gain student adoption, build strategic campus partners, and maintained unique and tailored processes through the technology transition. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Friday
    9 - 10 am
    State Room 2
  • The Colonel's Cupboard: Using OrgSync to Track Data, Gain Support, and Secure Grants

    Eastern Kentucky University
    William G Keaton, Assistant Director of Student Life - Service

    Learn from the lessons learned by our 2015 Most Innovative Use of OrgSync award winning program - Eastern Kentucky Univeristy. This session will discuss challenges and benefits of operating a campus food pantry or other student support services through OrgSync. They will also discuss how to develop an action plan to use OrgSync to support any Support Services on your campus. RSVP for this session


    Friday
    3:15 to 4:15 pm
    San Antonio B
  • The More You Know: An Introduction to Campus Labs

    Campus Labs
    Annemieke Rice, Vice President, Campus Success

    Interested in learning more about Campus Labs? Come hear how we help institutions leverage their campus-wide data to increase engagement and retention. You’ll gain insights into how student affairs professionals can become even more effective in their vital roles. Along with a brief presentation on the transformative benefits of expanded student data sets, we’ll share several campus success stories. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    1:15 to 2:15 pm
    San Antonio A
  • The PATH to Housing: Using OrgSync to Link the Housing Assignments Process to a 4-Year Residential Curriculum

    University of Dayton
    Danielle Page, Coordinator of Co-Curricular Learning

    We work with a generation of students who often ask, 'What’s in it for me?' and the response, 'It’s good for you!' just doesn't cut it anymore. This session will offer attendees a unique spin on incentivizing student learning and engagement and the tools OrgSync has to help you do it. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    State Room 1
  • The Power of CAS

    Campus Labs
    Annemieke Rice, Vice President, Campus Success

    The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) is a leader in driving excellence in higher education. Learn how you can use CAS materials and resources to guide your work as a practitioner, and hear about the Campus Labs & CAS partnership. You’ll walk away with tangible steps to incorporate these standards into your work, and have a sneak peek at the self-assessment platform offered by CAS & Campus Labs. RSVP for this session


    Friday
    2 - 3 pm
    State Room 1
  • Training OrgSync on the Fly

    Ramapo College of New Jersey
    Eric Montgomery, Financial and Technological Advisor for Clubs and Orgs

    Ever have a room full of OrgSync users but they are all at different experience levels? How can you effectively train everyone at the same time? Join us to learn some tips and tools to make trainings interactive and engaging! RSVP for this session


    Friday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    San Antonio A
  • Transforming Buy In: Turning OrgSync Hate into Love

    Collin College
    Anna Kessenich, Assistant Director of Student Life

    'Too many emails.' 'Just another website.' 'I can't find anything I need.' How do you respond when students, faculty, and staff express their OrgSync frustrations? Let’s explore ways to respond to reluctant users and re-channel their energy, while creating instant buy in from new users. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    9 - 10 am
    San Antonio B
  • Using Card Swipe to Support Campus Wide Implementation of OrgSync

    Central Michigan University
    Dani Rossman, Assistant Director of Student Activities & Involvement
    Madison Rains, Student Organization Program Assistant, Student Activities and Involvement
    Travis Rodgers, Program Manager, Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center

    Learn how Card Swipe has helped the Student Activities and Involvement Office and the Volunteer Center at Central Michigan University better track student participation in campus activities, understand office engagement, support outreach initiatives, and encourage campus wide implementation of OrgSync. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    San Antonio A
  • Using OrgSync for Faculty Development Management

    Boise State University
    Thomas Atkins, Operations Manager of the Center for Teaching and Learning

    Find out how The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Boise State University uses OrgSync for faculty development program management and event registration, as well as a tool for tracking staff consultations and interactions with faculty. This session will provide an example of how to use OrgSync outside of students. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Friday
    9 - 10 am
    State Room 1
  • We're All in this Together! Student Affairs Navigating Technical Integration with our IT Partners

    Sonoma State University
    Danielle Croegaert, Campus Life Advisor

    Implementing OrgSync's technical integration (API) with your campus platforms can be a difficult process to navigate, especially if you are a student affairs administrator with little technical knowledge or experience. In this session, the presenters will use an on-campus example to address how student affairs professionals can partner with technical professionals to support an integration process from exploration to implementation, while keeping the student end user at the forefront of decision making. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    State Room 3
  • You Gotta Fight, for your Right to MOCsync

    Florida Southern College
    Allison Manning, Assistant Director for Residential Education

    Join us to find out how two Lakelanders fought and are continuing to fight to implement OrgSync on the small campus of Florida Southern College. They will share their three year journey through branding, bringing other departments on board, and streamlining the work of their departments. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    4 - 5 pm
    State Room 3
  • You have a Video for that?

    Ramapo College of New Jersey
    Eric Montgomery, Financial and Technological Advisor for Clubs and Orgs

    Creating innovative ways to market and help students understand how to use OrgSync can be difficult. This session will help get the creative juices flowing on how to best market OrgSync to your campus community! RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    San Antonio B

Schedule at a Glance


Wednesday
Pre-Conference Session 1
9:00 am - 10:20 am
Pre-Conference Session 2
10:30 am - 11:50 am
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pre-Conference Session 3
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Pre-Conference Session 4
2:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Break
Keynote
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
Educational Session 1
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Break
Educational Session 2
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Break
Product Updates Keynote & Lunch
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Break
Educational Session 3
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Break
Educational Session 4
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Break
Educational Session 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Break
Friday
Educational Session 6
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Break
Educational Session 7
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Break
Awards Luncheon
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Educational Session 8
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Break
Educational Session 9
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

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  • Become an Event Evangelist

    Jennifer Atzenhoffer, Senior Campus Consultant

    An evangelist is defined as 'someone who is a zealous advocate.' By the end of this session we hope that you will be an advocate for events and be able to expand your usage of the events tool in OrgSync. In this session we will show you how to maximize your events in OrgSync through participation tracking, event evaluations, and event request form best practices to ensure that it is as easy as possible for students to find and attend campus events. RSVP for this session

    beginner
    Pre-Conference
    1 to 2:20pm
    San Antonio B
  • Behind-the-Scenes: The Data Systems Behind Retention & Persistence

    DePaul University
    Tyneka Harris Coronado, Project Manager, Student Affairs

    This session seeks to explore technologies, data management practices, and university partnerships that allow Student Affairs divisions to be aware of the academic and demographic profiles of the specific students they serve. Attendees will also have an understanding of the trends, such as retention and persistence, which exist within their student populations. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Friday
    2 - 3 pm
    San Antonio B
  • Beyond Likes, Towards Engagement: Connecting with Students via Social Media

    paulgordonbrown.com
    Paul Gordon Brown, Keynote Speaker

    This session will provide an overview of basic concepts and ideas for building an effective social media program for engaging students. This will include developing the program, goals, tone and voice, putting together a content calendar, and examples of successful campaigns at other colleges and universities.


    Friday
    9 - 10 am
    Houston B
  • Beyond Student Organizations: Creative Partnerships to Expand OrgSync

    Arizona State University
    AJ Montes, Student Activities Advisor

    Join Arizona State University as they discuss developing creative and collaborative campus and departmental partnerships while utilizing OrgSync to expand opportunities for stakeholders and students. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    San Antonio A
  • Beyond Year One: Making the Most of CollegiateLink

    Auburn University
    John Michael Roehm, Coordinator, Student Organizations, Office of Student Involvement

    Learn how Auburn University, a land-grant institution in Alabama, has continued to grow their CollegiateLink site, AU Involve, each year through creative programming efforts, engaged student leaders, and partnerships across campus. Attendees will learn about specific strategies for continued student engagement that will be easily adoptable for all types of campuses. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Thursday
    9 - 10 am
    State Room 2
  • Bridging the Gap: Expanding OrgSync Beyond Student Affairs

    Appalachian State University
    Dustin Evatt, Assistant Director for Organizational Leadership & Advising

    Let’s face it. We all know how great OrgSync is, but how do we spread the excitement and get other key constituents on our campuses involved in the movement? This session will provide a roadmap to begin or enhance the conversation with campus partners outside of student affairs to truly make OrgSync a campus-wide tool for student engagement. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    1:15 to 2:15 pm
    San Antonio B
  • Budget Management System

    The University of Oklahoma
    Carmen Bao, Associate Director, Operations and Student Organizations
    George Ahmadi, SGA Advisor

    The University of Oklahoma's accounting process is complex, which is understandable considering the accountability necessary to ensure the responsible use of public funds. Discover how OU has implemented OrgSync's budget management system to manage Student Government Association funds in such a way that works to the advantage of both the students and the staff. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    1:15 to 2:15 pm
    State Room 1
  • Campus Buy In

    Colorado Mesa University
    Mitchell Karstens, Director of Student Life/Assoc. Director of University Center

    Getting full adoption on campus can be tough. This session explores the roll out and continued expansion of Card Swipe at Colorado Mesa University. They currently use Card Swipe to track their students' extra curricular involvement. RSVP for this session


    Friday
    3:15 to 4:15 pm
    San Antonio A
  • Capturing Community Service: Beyond the Paper

    University of the Incarnate Word
    Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, Programs Advisor and Coordinator

    Students at University of the Incarnate Word are required to conduct 45 hours of community service as part of their undergraduate degree requirement. This session will discuss the process of converting a paper-based reporting system into OrgSync's online system. Additionally, the presenters will also discuss forms, expansive use of Data Browser, and service outreach to community partners. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Friday
    3:15 to 4:15 pm
    State Room 1
  • Community College Campus Partner Roundtable


    Friday
    2 - 3 pm
    State Room 3
  • Conceptualizing a Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum

    Western Michigan University
    Kelly Reed, WMU Signature Interim Program Coordinator
    Vincent Bowhay, Associate Director, Campus Success
    Kate Bates, Associate Director of Leadership and Volunteer Services

    Are you thinking about creating a campus-wide co-curricular track? Learn how both Western Michigan University and Fort Hays State University navigated the creation and implementation of their curricula. They will share their methods, advice, and lessons learned from developing their own respective programs. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Thursday
    1:15 to 2:15 pm
    State Room 3
  • Creating a Culture of Student Engagement

    Ryerson University
    John Austin, Executive Director of Student Affairs

    Multiple strategies and approaches are required to create a culture of student engagement on campus. Ryerson University has broken down the silos within Student Affairs and continues to promote a culture that focuses on student engagement. Learn how the ConnectRU platform has played a vital role in these efforts and has contributed to the development of students on campus. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    9 - 10 am
    State Room 1
  • Creating an All-Star All-User Portal

    Nate Adams, Manager, Training

    This session will cover the purpose of the all-user portal, the benefits of this portal to your community, and things to consider during setup. We'll focus on maximizing communication to your users and discuss how to implement successful campus-wide elections. We'll also take a look at some great campus partner examples and spend hands-on time structuring your all-user portal. RSVP for this session

    beginner
    Pre-Conference
    2:30 to 4pm
    San Antonio A
  • Developing a Co-Curriculum From the Ground Up

    Campus Labs
    Siobhan May, Consultant

    Co-curricular experiences are intended to be an extension of the academic learning experience—measuring and documenting that learning can be beneficial for students and program development. In fact, our members' interest in creating 'co-curriculums' has grown. This session will outline a framework to help you accomplish this at your institution. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    9 - 10 am
    San Antonio A
  • Developing a Culture of Learning Outcomes Assessment in Student Affairs

    University of Missouri
    Ashli Grabau, Student Affairs Assessment Coordinator
    Annemieke Rice, Vice President, Campus Success, Campus Labs

    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. Learn how the University of Missouri has leveraged Campus Labs assessment tools to further their efforts on campus. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    4 - 5 pm
    State Room 2
  • Dominating the CollegiateLink Data Scene

    Texas A&M University
    David Sweeney, Director of Information Technology for the Division of Student Affairs

    CollegiateLink has a solid set of basic reports. What is not widely known is that CollegiateLink also offers a growing set of data 'hooks,' including import automation and the Application Programming Interface (API). Using these features, administrators can keep data fresh and current and/or create custom reports that meet specific needs. This presentation will give non-technical members an introduction to the extended data facilities of CollegiateLink including examples and ideas for further development. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Friday
    2 - 3 pm
    State Room 2
  • Don't Panic! You're Not Alone

    Pierce Freshwater, Support Team

    You're never alone when it comes to working in your OrgSync community. Join a member of our Support team to become the OrgSync expert on campus. This presentation will dive into Frequently Asked Questions compiled by our Support Team, a few tips and tricks to help improve your daily processes, and finish with an overview of the tools the Support Team uses to help when you need us most. RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Pre-Conference
    10:30 to 11:50am
    State Room 1
  • Don't Panic: Student Organization Administration at the University of Calgary Students' Union

    Students' Union, University of Calgary
    Marcus Plottel, Coordinator, Student Organizations

    How can one person administer the needs of over 300 registered clubs? Along with implementing revised marketing and training strategies, the Students' Union has leveraged OrgSync’s form logic, customizable registration, and website design features. This session is the hitchhiker’s guide to staying ahead of the ever-changing needs of student organizations. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    San Antonio B
  • Engaging New and Incoming Students through OrgSync

    Whittier College
    Debbie Allison, Assistant Director of the Leadership Experience and Programs
    Katie Clendening, OrgSync Student Ambassador, Leadership Experience and Programs Office

    Struggling to engage new and incoming students through OrgSync? Learn how Whittier College met this challenge by developing engaging content and innovative programming. They will share their successes, challenges, and provide program ideas for you to take home and try on your own campus. RSVP for this session


    Friday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    San Antonio B
  • Expanding OrgSync: Creating Dynamic Content

    University of Central Arkansas
    Brandon Price, Coordinator for Student Organizations and University Events

    OrgSync is a powerful tool but did you know how easy it is to expand on its functionality? This session will cover useful examples such as integrating calendars across platforms and embedding the functionality of other services into various OrgSync tools. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    4 - 5 pm
    San Antonio B
  • Exploring Strategies to Engage and Retain Community Partners within OrgSync’s Service Management System

    Washington State University
    Ryan Lazo, Community Partnerships Coordinator

    Learn how the Washington State University Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) recruits and supports Community Partners that choose to utilize OrgSync’s Service Management System. This session will explore tools and best practices utilized by the CCE to recruit, train, empower, and retain service partners within OrgSync. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    1:15 to 2:15 pm
    State Room 2
  • First Class Forms

    Wes McCormack, Campus Consultant

    Do your forms need to be freshened up? Do you feel you could forge finer forms? Join us to find out how to give your forms a first-class foundation and outfit your community with the OrgSync formulas to fashion fierce, fascinating, functional forms! We'll also field your form questions and flash examples of favorable forms from our friends throughout the OrgSync family! RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Pre-Conference
    9 to 10:20am
    San Antonio B
  • Fraternity/Sorority Life Roundtable


    Friday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    State Room 3
  • Getting On Track with a Campus Wide Co-Curriculum

    Arkansas Tech University
    Aubrey Holt, Director of Campus Life

    No two Campus Wide Co-Curriculums are the same. Some include one curriculum that a student completes over their entire career, some are completed within a year, and some give students new options each semester. Learn how Arkansas Tech University has conceptualized their 'On Track' co-curricular experience that utilizes the CollegiateLink Curriculum module. Arkansas Tech will provide details on how they implement series of curriculums each semester, encourage student enrollment in the curriculum, and how they represent events and activities happening campus wide. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Thursday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    State Room 2
  • Going from Drab to FAB! Creating a Visually Appealing & Engaging OrgSync Community

    Texas Tech University
    Kelsey Jackson, Unit Coordinator, Student Involvement

    Is your institution's OrgSync community visually engaging? Join Texas Tech as they discuss some quick and easy tips and tricks for using OrgSync features. These, along with a bit of creativity, have helped Texas Tech to increase engagement, page views, and the amount of time a student spends in the Texas Tech OrgSync Community. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Friday
    9 - 10 am
    San Antonio B
  • Graduate School Campus Partner Roundtable


    Friday
    3:15 to 4:15 pm
    State Room 3
  • Hello...It's Me: Introducing Positions and a Look at Org Registration

    Martise Cooks, Campus Consultant

    This session will give attendees an introduction to Positions and an overview of the organization registration process. Additionally, you will learn some tips, tricks and best practices we've gathered from some of our campus partners. RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Pre-Conference
    10:30 to 11:50am
    San Antonio B
  • IT Roundtable


    Thursday
    9 - 10 am
    State Room 3
  • If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time

    Melissa LaRosa,

    Whether you are a seasoned Budget Management System veteran or just interested in managing allocated funding through OrgSync in the future, this session is for you. This session will get into the nitty-gritty of the budgeting system and how it can work to ease your money woes. RSVP for this session

    advanced
    Pre-Conference
    1 to 2:20pm
    State Room 1
  • International Campus Partner Roundtable


    Thursday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    State Room 3
  • Involvement Advising: Connecting Students to your Campus

    University of Kentucky
    Caitlyn Walsh, Assistant Director for Student Organizations

    With over 500 organizations on campus, finding your fit is overwhelming! By utilizing OrgSync, the Leadership Exchange created Involvement Advising to find students a connection to campus and educate them on OrgSync. Come learn more about the successes of this peer to peer program and how to implement it on your campus! RSVP for this session


    Friday
    2 - 3 pm
    San Antonio A
  • Like This Keynote! Social-Digital Student Satisfaction and Engagement

    Contemporary college students are connecting and engaging online more than any previous generation. As a central feature of their lives, the internet and social media are important sites for student engagement. But what goes on behind the screen? This keynote will explore the ways students engage online as well as the effects it can have on their satisfaction with their collegiate experience. Attendees will explore student engagement from the perspectives of the students themselves and what research suggests are the best ways to help these students navigate their journeys online.

    keynote
    Wednesday
    7 to 8:30pm
    Houston Ballroom
  • Lunch

    Pre-Conference
    12 to 1pm

  • Making the Most of Your Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting

    Tyler McClain, Assistant Director of Educational Programming and Marketing

    Data collection, management, analysis and reporting can seem like an overwhelming task. Where do you start? What data exists in your community? How do you export and analyze it? If these questions sound familiar, this might just be the learning experience you have been seeking. Join this session for a hands-on exploration of how you can make the most of OrgSync for data collection, analysis and reporting. RSVP for this session

    advanced
    Pre-Conference
    2:30 to 4pm
    San Antonio B
  • New Kid on The Block: Meet MCC Career Services

    Metropolitan Community College
    Monique Cribbs, Career Services Exploration and Development Manager

    MCC Career Services joined OrgSync in September 2015 after 30 minutes of training. After trial and error, Career Services' use of the OrgSync system has flourished by incorporating employer forms, student self-scheduled appointments, career events, and much more. Join this session to see how MCC Career Services continues to learn something new or tries something different every day! RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Friday
    9 - 10 am
    San Antonio A
  • No Train, No Gain

    Amanda Mintz, Customer Training Specialist

    So your OrgSync community looks awesome and you've moved all of your processes online? That's great but if your users don't know how to use OrgSync properly, you're not going to gain a whole lot from all of your hard work. This session will explore techniques for training your users, successful campus partner training examples, and training best practices. RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Pre-Conference
    1 to 2:20pm
    San Antonio A
  • One-Stop-Shop: Campus-wide Implementation of OrgSync

    Western Sydney University
    Hannah Bowyer, OrgSync and Sports Administrator

    Western Sydney University is rolling OrgSync out as the singular platform for administering student engagement and managing their events. During this session they will look at how to manage change and expectations, expand OrgSync to other departments, and training for staff and students. This session will also cover WSU's design and administration of OrgSync at a university with over 45,000 students. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    4 - 5 pm
    State Room 1
  • OrgSync 101

    Cole Galyon, Campus Consultant

    OrgSync 101 is designed for anyone who is new to OrgSync. This session will provide a basic overview of the OrgSync structure, an introduction to administrative tools, and discussion about processes built into the platform. This session will leave you feeling knowledgeable and ready to learn more in OrgSync 201! RSVP for this session

    beginner
    Pre-Conference
    9 to 10:20am
    San Antonio A
  • OrgSync 201

    Lindsey Moye, Campus Consultant

    Ready to take your OrgSync administrator skills to the next level? This session will go beyond the basics to explore best practices and the differences between your umbrella dashboard, your umbrella portal, and the organization portal. You’ll leave this session prepared to answer students’ questions and successfully manage your community or umbrella. RSVP for this session

    beginner
    Pre-Conference
    10:30 to 11:50am
    San Antonio A
  • OrgSync API - Practical Solutions for Implementation and Data Retrieval

    Ted Eberhard, Systems and Operations Specialist, Electronic Student Services, Appalachian State University
    Matt McNaney, Associate Director, Electronic Student Services, Appalachian State University
    Molly Piazza, Application Developer/Integrator, University of Scranton
    Matthew Tarantino, Software Developer, Campus Labs

    Beneath the surface of OrgSync is a powerful application programming interface (API). This presentation seeks to give attendees not only best practices for successful implementation and architecture, but also showcases the endless possibilities to retrieve and manipulate campus data outside the bounds of OrgSync's web interface. RSVP for this session

    advanced
    Pre-Conference
    9 to 10:20am
    State Room 1
  • OrgSync: A Digital Enterprise System for Assessing Student Data

    University of Missouri
    Sara Rubenstein, Student Life Web Development Coordinator
    Ashli Grabau, Student Affairs Assessment Coordinator
    Jennifer Atzenhoffer, OrgSync Campus Consultant

    After several years of using OrgSync, Mizzou has created and implemented a roadmap for enterprise expansion beyond Student Life. This session will highlight the management structure, implementation model, and assessment requirements Mizzou is using to strategically and sustainably expand OrgSync into a campus-wide tool for student assessment. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    9 - 10 am
    Houston B
  • Partnering with Residence Life Across CollegiateLink

    Florida Atlantic University
    Aaron Hackman, Associate Director Student Involvement

    Have you ever wondered how to create buy-in with Residence Life when strengthening the presence of CollegiateLink on your campus? Learn how Florida Atlantic University leveraged their strategic partnership with Residence Life to build out many facets of their CollegiateLink site—student engagement outcomes through their event process, a residence hall presence throughout organization pages, and a holistic curriculum which encompasses student engagement initiatives. Attendees will learn strategies to build a partnership with Residence Life in order to achieve greater buy-in with CollegiateLink, a residential curriculum, all while increasing growth and engagement on campus and within the site. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Thursday
    4 - 5 pm
    Houston B
  • Power Users - Community Partners and the Service Management System

    Weber State University
    Jenny Frame, Community Partner Coordinator

    Community partners are an integral part of community engagement at Weber State and they need support to be able to utilize OrgSync without feeling like it is an extra burden. Explore how Weber State empowers their community partners through OrgSync's Service Management System to better integrate community engagement throughout the university. Creative trainings and usage of OrgSync tools such as card swipe, reporting, and forms can turn any community partner into an OrgSync power user! RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    State Room 1
  • Proactive Risk Management and Campus Partnerships Thanks to MaroonLink

    Texas A&M University
    Ann Goodman, Associate Director, Extended Orientation, Student Organization Development and Administration

    Working collaboratively across Student Affairs departments and administrative divisions, Texas A&M utilized the tools associated with CollegiateLink’s event planning feature to provide student leaders and University event management officials the opportunity to share risk management and event information in a timely and efficient manner. This session will provide an overview of the initial design process used in the adaptation of CollegiateLink and the use of a cross-divisional team for maintenance and oversight of the current event planning process as well as future plans for Texas A&M’s full use of MaroonLink. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Friday
    3:15 to 4:15 pm
    State Room 2
  • Project CEO: Co-Curricular Experience Outcomes

    Campus Labs
    Maureen Halton, Consultant

    Project CEO is a benchmarking study facilitated by Campus Labs that examines the extent to which students believe they are gaining the 10 skills identified as most desirable by employers in new college graduates by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Attendees will learn the history of the study and key results including where students believe they are gaining these skills (e.g., co-curricular activities, classes, etc.). This session will also involve a hands-on activity for attendees to explore where and how existing programs on campus may contribute to the NACE skills, along with which skills may need attention and/or enhanced programming. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Houston B
  • Reception at Chaparral

    Wednesday
    8:30 to 10pm
    Floor 38
  • Revamp & Renew: Make Your Community Look Brand New

    Eric Gudmundson, Campus Consultant

    This session will cover some tips and tricks to breath new life into a stagnant community. From rebranding to innovative ways to get students excited about OrgSync, we will explore design techniques, marketing ideas, and new initatives to freshen up OrgSync's presence on your campus. RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Pre-Conference
    2:30 to 4pm
    State Room 1
  • Service Roundtable


    Friday
    9 - 10 am
    State Room 3
  • Starting off on the Right Foot with Implementation

    Anne Arundel Community College
    Steve Kreider, Program Coordinator, Student Engagement

    Are you considering how to launch your CollegiateLink site and wondering how to set yourself up for success? Join this session, which will focus on concepts and strategies to consider when implementing CollegiateLink successfully on campus. The presenter will share their advice on how they framed CollegiateLink implementations on two different campuses and advice on how they incorporated students, staff and faculty into this process. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Friday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    State Room 2
  • Student Leader Roundtable


    Friday
    3:15 to 4:15 pm
    Houston B
  • Swiping and Retention: How It's Connected

    Colorado Mesa University
    Mitchell Karstens, Director of Student Life/Assoc. Director of University Center

    This session will focus on how Colorado Mesa University uses Card Swipe data to better help understand retention of students and student engagement. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    4 - 5 pm
    San Antonio A
  • The Big Picture Perspective of Student Adoption

    NC State University
    Deborah Felder, Assistant Director, Student Involvement
    Kristen Kegerize, Coordinator, Student Involvement

    If there is one thing that all college campuses have in common, it’s that things change. NC State University will discuss how they’ve maintained a seamless experience while transitioning from one technology platform to another. This will include how they’ve focused on a consistent message about involvement while they gain student adoption, build strategic campus partners, and maintained unique and tailored processes through the technology transition. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Friday
    9 - 10 am
    State Room 2
  • The Colonel's Cupboard: Using OrgSync to Track Data, Gain Support, and Secure Grants

    Eastern Kentucky University
    William G Keaton, Assistant Director of Student Life - Service

    Learn from the lessons learned by our 2015 Most Innovative Use of OrgSync award winning program - Eastern Kentucky Univeristy. This session will discuss challenges and benefits of operating a campus food pantry or other student support services through OrgSync. They will also discuss how to develop an action plan to use OrgSync to support any Support Services on your campus. RSVP for this session


    Friday
    3:15 to 4:15 pm
    San Antonio B
  • The More You Know: An Introduction to Campus Labs

    Campus Labs
    Annemieke Rice, Vice President, Campus Success

    Interested in learning more about Campus Labs? Come hear how we help institutions leverage their campus-wide data to increase engagement and retention. You’ll gain insights into how student affairs professionals can become even more effective in their vital roles. Along with a brief presentation on the transformative benefits of expanded student data sets, we’ll share several campus success stories. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    1:15 to 2:15 pm
    San Antonio A
  • The PATH to Housing: Using OrgSync to Link the Housing Assignments Process to a 4-Year Residential Curriculum

    University of Dayton
    Danielle Page, Coordinator of Co-Curricular Learning

    We work with a generation of students who often ask, 'What’s in it for me?' and the response, 'It’s good for you!' just doesn't cut it anymore. This session will offer attendees a unique spin on incentivizing student learning and engagement and the tools OrgSync has to help you do it. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    State Room 1
  • The Power of CAS

    Campus Labs
    Annemieke Rice, Vice President, Campus Success

    The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) is a leader in driving excellence in higher education. Learn how you can use CAS materials and resources to guide your work as a practitioner, and hear about the Campus Labs & CAS partnership. You’ll walk away with tangible steps to incorporate these standards into your work, and have a sneak peek at the self-assessment platform offered by CAS & Campus Labs. RSVP for this session


    Friday
    2 - 3 pm
    State Room 1
  • Training OrgSync on the Fly

    Ramapo College of New Jersey
    Eric Montgomery, Financial and Technological Advisor for Clubs and Orgs

    Ever have a room full of OrgSync users but they are all at different experience levels? How can you effectively train everyone at the same time? Join us to learn some tips and tools to make trainings interactive and engaging! RSVP for this session


    Friday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    San Antonio A
  • Transforming Buy In: Turning OrgSync Hate into Love

    Collin College
    Anna Kessenich, Assistant Director of Student Life

    'Too many emails.' 'Just another website.' 'I can't find anything I need.' How do you respond when students, faculty, and staff express their OrgSync frustrations? Let’s explore ways to respond to reluctant users and re-channel their energy, while creating instant buy in from new users. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    9 - 10 am
    San Antonio B
  • Using Card Swipe to Support Campus Wide Implementation of OrgSync

    Central Michigan University
    Dani Rossman, Assistant Director of Student Activities & Involvement
    Madison Rains, Student Organization Program Assistant, Student Activities and Involvement
    Travis Rodgers, Program Manager, Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center

    Learn how Card Swipe has helped the Student Activities and Involvement Office and the Volunteer Center at Central Michigan University better track student participation in campus activities, understand office engagement, support outreach initiatives, and encourage campus wide implementation of OrgSync. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    San Antonio A
  • Using OrgSync for Faculty Development Management

    Boise State University
    Thomas Atkins, Operations Manager of the Center for Teaching and Learning

    Find out how The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Boise State University uses OrgSync for faculty development program management and event registration, as well as a tool for tracking staff consultations and interactions with faculty. This session will provide an example of how to use OrgSync outside of students. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Friday
    9 - 10 am
    State Room 1
  • We're All in this Together! Student Affairs Navigating Technical Integration with our IT Partners

    Sonoma State University
    Danielle Croegaert, Campus Life Advisor

    Implementing OrgSync's technical integration (API) with your campus platforms can be a difficult process to navigate, especially if you are a student affairs administrator with little technical knowledge or experience. In this session, the presenters will use an on-campus example to address how student affairs professionals can partner with technical professionals to support an integration process from exploration to implementation, while keeping the student end user at the forefront of decision making. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Thursday
    2:30 to 3:30 pm
    State Room 3
  • You Gotta Fight, for your Right to MOCsync

    Florida Southern College
    Allison Manning, Assistant Director for Residential Education

    Join us to find out how two Lakelanders fought and are continuing to fight to implement OrgSync on the small campus of Florida Southern College. They will share their three year journey through branding, bringing other departments on board, and streamlining the work of their departments. RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    4 - 5 pm
    State Room 3
  • You have a Video for that?

    Ramapo College of New Jersey
    Eric Montgomery, Financial and Technological Advisor for Clubs and Orgs

    Creating innovative ways to market and help students understand how to use OrgSync can be difficult. This session will help get the creative juices flowing on how to best market OrgSync to your campus community! RSVP for this session


    Thursday
    10:15 - 11:15 am
    San Antonio B

    Pre-Conference Schedule


    9 to 10:20am
  • OrgSync API - Practical Solutions for Implementation and Data Retrieval

    Ted Eberhard, Systems and Operations Specialist, Electronic Student Services, Appalachian State University
    Matt McNaney, Associate Director, Electronic Student Services, Appalachian State University
    Molly Piazza, Application Developer/Integrator, University of Scranton
    Matthew Tarantino, Software Developer, Campus Labs

    Beneath the surface of OrgSync is a powerful application programming interface (API). This presentation seeks to give attendees not only best practices for successful implementation and architecture, but also showcases the endless possibilities to retrieve and manipulate campus data outside the bounds of OrgSync's web interface. RSVP for this session

    advanced
    Location: State Room 1
  • OrgSync 101

    Cole Galyon, Campus Consultant

    OrgSync 101 is designed for anyone who is new to OrgSync. This session will provide a basic overview of the OrgSync structure, an introduction to administrative tools, and discussion about processes built into the platform. This session will leave you feeling knowledgeable and ready to learn more in OrgSync 201! RSVP for this session

    beginner
    Location: San Antonio A
  • First Class Forms

    Wes McCormack, Campus Consultant

    Do your forms need to be freshened up? Do you feel you could forge finer forms? Join us to find out how to give your forms a first-class foundation and outfit your community with the OrgSync formulas to fashion fierce, fascinating, functional forms! We'll also field your form questions and flash examples of favorable forms from our friends throughout the OrgSync family! RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Location: San Antonio B
  • 10:30 to 11:50am
  • OrgSync 201

    Lindsey Moye, Campus Consultant

    Ready to take your OrgSync administrator skills to the next level? This session will go beyond the basics to explore best practices and the differences between your umbrella dashboard, your umbrella portal, and the organization portal. You’ll leave this session prepared to answer students’ questions and successfully manage your community or umbrella. RSVP for this session

    beginner
    Location: San Antonio A
  • Don't Panic! You're Not Alone

    Pierce Freshwater, Support Team

    You're never alone when it comes to working in your OrgSync community. Join a member of our Support team to become the OrgSync expert on campus. This presentation will dive into Frequently Asked Questions compiled by our Support Team, a few tips and tricks to help improve your daily processes, and finish with an overview of the tools the Support Team uses to help when you need us most. RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Location: State Room 1
  • Hello...It's Me: Introducing Positions and a Look at Org Registration

    Martise Cooks, Campus Consultant

    This session will give attendees an introduction to Positions and an overview of the organization registration process. Additionally, you will learn some tips, tricks and best practices we've gathered from some of our campus partners. RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Location: San Antonio B
  • 12 to 1pm
  • Lunch

  • 1 to 2:20pm
  • Become an Event Evangelist

    Jennifer Atzenhoffer, Senior Campus Consultant

    An evangelist is defined as 'someone who is a zealous advocate.' By the end of this session we hope that you will be an advocate for events and be able to expand your usage of the events tool in OrgSync. In this session we will show you how to maximize your events in OrgSync through participation tracking, event evaluations, and event request form best practices to ensure that it is as easy as possible for students to find and attend campus events. RSVP for this session

    beginner
    Location: San Antonio B
  • If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time

    Melissa LaRosa,

    Whether you are a seasoned Budget Management System veteran or just interested in managing allocated funding through OrgSync in the future, this session is for you. This session will get into the nitty-gritty of the budgeting system and how it can work to ease your money woes. RSVP for this session

    advanced
    Location: State Room 1
  • No Train, No Gain

    Amanda Mintz, Customer Training Specialist

    So your OrgSync community looks awesome and you've moved all of your processes online? That's great but if your users don't know how to use OrgSync properly, you're not going to gain a whole lot from all of your hard work. This session will explore techniques for training your users, successful campus partner training examples, and training best practices. RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Location: San Antonio A
  • 2:30 to 4pm
  • Revamp & Renew: Make Your Community Look Brand New

    Eric Gudmundson, Campus Consultant

    This session will cover some tips and tricks to breath new life into a stagnant community. From rebranding to innovative ways to get students excited about OrgSync, we will explore design techniques, marketing ideas, and new initatives to freshen up OrgSync's presence on your campus. RSVP for this session

    intermediate
    Location: State Room 1
  • Creating an All-Star All-User Portal

    Nate Adams, Manager, Training

    This session will cover the purpose of the all-user portal, the benefits of this portal to your community, and things to consider during setup. We'll focus on maximizing communication to your users and discuss how to implement successful campus-wide elections. We'll also take a look at some great campus partner examples and spend hands-on time structuring your all-user portal. RSVP for this session

    beginner
    Location: San Antonio A
  • Making the Most of Your Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting

    Tyler McClain, Assistant Director of Educational Programming and Marketing

    Data collection, management, analysis and reporting can seem like an overwhelming task. Where do you start? What data exists in your community? How do you export and analyze it? If these questions sound familiar, this might just be the learning experience you have been seeking. Join this session for a hands-on exploration of how you can make the most of OrgSync for data collection, analysis and reporting. RSVP for this session

    advanced
    Location: San Antonio B
  • Wednesday Schedule


    7 to 8:30pm
  • Like This Keynote! Social-Digital Student Satisfaction and Engagement

    Contemporary college students are connecting and engaging online more than any previous generation. As a central feature of their lives, the internet and social media are important sites for student engagement. But what goes on behind the screen? This keynote will explore the ways students engage online as well as the effects it can have on their satisfaction with their collegiate experience. Attendees will explore student engagement from the perspectives of the students themselves and what research suggests are the best ways to help these students navigate their journeys online.

    keynote
    Location: Houston Ballroom
  • 8:30 to 10pm
  • Reception at Chaparral

    Location: Floor 38
  • Thursday Schedule


    9 - 10 am
  • Developing a Co-Curriculum From the Ground Up

    Siobhan May, Consultant

    Co-curricular experiences are intended to be an extension of the academic learning experience—measuring and documenting that learning can be beneficial for students and program development. In fact, our members' interest in creating 'co-curriculums' has grown. This session will outline a framework to help you accomplish this at your institution. RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio A
    Institution: Campus Labs
  • Transforming Buy In: Turning OrgSync Hate into Love

    Anna Kessenich, Assistant Director of Student Life

    'Too many emails.' 'Just another website.' 'I can't find anything I need.' How do you respond when students, faculty, and staff express their OrgSync frustrations? Let’s explore ways to respond to reluctant users and re-channel their energy, while creating instant buy in from new users. RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio B
    Institution: Collin College
    #Hate2Love
  • Creating a Culture of Student Engagement

    John Austin, Executive Director of Student Affairs

    Multiple strategies and approaches are required to create a culture of student engagement on campus. Ryerson University has broken down the silos within Student Affairs and continues to promote a culture that focuses on student engagement. Learn how the ConnectRU platform has played a vital role in these efforts and has contributed to the development of students on campus. RSVP for this session


    Location: State Room 1
    Institution: Ryerson University
  • Beyond Year One: Making the Most of CollegiateLink

    John Michael Roehm, Coordinator, Student Organizations, Office of Student Involvement

    Learn how Auburn University, a land-grant institution in Alabama, has continued to grow their CollegiateLink site, AU Involve, each year through creative programming efforts, engaged student leaders, and partnerships across campus. Attendees will learn about specific strategies for continued student engagement that will be easily adoptable for all types of campuses. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Location: State Room 2
    Institution: Auburn University
  • IT Roundtable


    Location: State Room 3
  • OrgSync: A Digital Enterprise System for Assessing Student Data

    Sara Rubenstein, Student Life Web Development Coordinator
    Ashli Grabau, Student Affairs Assessment Coordinator
    Jennifer Atzenhoffer, OrgSync Campus Consultant

    After several years of using OrgSync, Mizzou has created and implemented a roadmap for enterprise expansion beyond Student Life. This session will highlight the management structure, implementation model, and assessment requirements Mizzou is using to strategically and sustainably expand OrgSync into a campus-wide tool for student assessment. RSVP for this session


    Location: Houston B
    Institution: University of Missouri
    @sararubenstein
  • 10:15 - 11:15 am
  • Using Card Swipe to Support Campus Wide Implementation of OrgSync

    Dani Rossman, Assistant Director of Student Activities & Involvement
    Madison Rains, Student Organization Program Assistant, Student Activities and Involvement
    Travis Rodgers, Program Manager, Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center

    Learn how Card Swipe has helped the Student Activities and Involvement Office and the Volunteer Center at Central Michigan University better track student participation in campus activities, understand office engagement, support outreach initiatives, and encourage campus wide implementation of OrgSync. RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio A
    Institution: Central Michigan University
    @CMUActivities
  • You have a Video for that?

    Eric Montgomery, Financial and Technological Advisor for Clubs and Orgs

    Creating innovative ways to market and help students understand how to use OrgSync can be difficult. This session will help get the creative juices flowing on how to best market OrgSync to your campus community! RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio B
    Institution: Ramapo College of New Jersey
    @edmontgo
  • The PATH to Housing: Using OrgSync to Link the Housing Assignments Process to a 4-Year Residential Curriculum

    Danielle Page, Coordinator of Co-Curricular Learning

    We work with a generation of students who often ask, 'What’s in it for me?' and the response, 'It’s good for you!' just doesn't cut it anymore. This session will offer attendees a unique spin on incentivizing student learning and engagement and the tools OrgSync has to help you do it. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Location: State Room 1
    Institution: University of Dayton
    @nelliepage
  • Getting On Track with a Campus Wide Co-Curriculum

    Aubrey Holt, Director of Campus Life

    No two Campus Wide Co-Curriculums are the same. Some include one curriculum that a student completes over their entire career, some are completed within a year, and some give students new options each semester. Learn how Arkansas Tech University has conceptualized their 'On Track' co-curricular experience that utilizes the CollegiateLink Curriculum module. Arkansas Tech will provide details on how they implement series of curriculums each semester, encourage student enrollment in the curriculum, and how they represent events and activities happening campus wide. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Location: State Room 2
    Institution: Arkansas Tech University
  • International Campus Partner Roundtable


    Location: State Room 3
  • 1:15 to 2:15 pm
  • The More You Know: An Introduction to Campus Labs

    Annemieke Rice, Vice President, Campus Success

    Interested in learning more about Campus Labs? Come hear how we help institutions leverage their campus-wide data to increase engagement and retention. You’ll gain insights into how student affairs professionals can become even more effective in their vital roles. Along with a brief presentation on the transformative benefits of expanded student data sets, we’ll share several campus success stories. RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio A
    Institution: Campus Labs
  • Bridging the Gap: Expanding OrgSync Beyond Student Affairs

    Dustin Evatt, Assistant Director for Organizational Leadership & Advising

    Let’s face it. We all know how great OrgSync is, but how do we spread the excitement and get other key constituents on our campuses involved in the movement? This session will provide a roadmap to begin or enhance the conversation with campus partners outside of student affairs to truly make OrgSync a campus-wide tool for student engagement. RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio B
    Institution: Appalachian State University
  • Budget Management System

    Carmen Bao, Associate Director, Operations and Student Organizations
    George Ahmadi, SGA Advisor

    The University of Oklahoma's accounting process is complex, which is understandable considering the accountability necessary to ensure the responsible use of public funds. Discover how OU has implemented OrgSync's budget management system to manage Student Government Association funds in such a way that works to the advantage of both the students and the staff. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Location: State Room 1
    Institution: The University of Oklahoma
    @oustudentlife
  • Exploring Strategies to Engage and Retain Community Partners within OrgSync’s Service Management System

    Ryan Lazo, Community Partnerships Coordinator

    Learn how the Washington State University Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) recruits and supports Community Partners that choose to utilize OrgSync’s Service Management System. This session will explore tools and best practices utilized by the CCE to recruit, train, empower, and retain service partners within OrgSync. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Location: State Room 2
    Institution: Washington State University
  • Conceptualizing a Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum

    Kelly Reed, WMU Signature Interim Program Coordinator
    Vincent Bowhay, Associate Director, Campus Success
    Kate Bates, Associate Director of Leadership and Volunteer Services

    Are you thinking about creating a campus-wide co-curricular track? Learn how both Western Michigan University and Fort Hays State University navigated the creation and implementation of their curricula. They will share their methods, advice, and lessons learned from developing their own respective programs. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Location: State Room 3
    Institution: Western Michigan University
  • 2:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Beyond Student Organizations: Creative Partnerships to Expand OrgSync

    AJ Montes, Student Activities Advisor

    Join Arizona State University as they discuss developing creative and collaborative campus and departmental partnerships while utilizing OrgSync to expand opportunities for stakeholders and students. RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio A
    Institution: Arizona State University
    @clubsasu
  • Don't Panic: Student Organization Administration at the University of Calgary Students' Union

    Marcus Plottel, Coordinator, Student Organizations

    How can one person administer the needs of over 300 registered clubs? Along with implementing revised marketing and training strategies, the Students' Union has leveraged OrgSync’s form logic, customizable registration, and website design features. This session is the hitchhiker’s guide to staying ahead of the ever-changing needs of student organizations. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Location: San Antonio B
    Institution: Students' Union, University of Calgary
    @suuofcclubs
  • Power Users - Community Partners and the Service Management System

    Jenny Frame, Community Partner Coordinator

    Community partners are an integral part of community engagement at Weber State and they need support to be able to utilize OrgSync without feeling like it is an extra burden. Explore how Weber State empowers their community partners through OrgSync's Service Management System to better integrate community engagement throughout the university. Creative trainings and usage of OrgSync tools such as card swipe, reporting, and forms can turn any community partner into an OrgSync power user! RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Location: State Room 1
    Institution: Weber State University
    @wsuccel
  • We're All in this Together! Student Affairs Navigating Technical Integration with our IT Partners

    Danielle Croegaert, Campus Life Advisor

    Implementing OrgSync's technical integration (API) with your campus platforms can be a difficult process to navigate, especially if you are a student affairs administrator with little technical knowledge or experience. In this session, the presenters will use an on-campus example to address how student affairs professionals can partner with technical professionals to support an integration process from exploration to implementation, while keeping the student end user at the forefront of decision making. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Location: State Room 3
    Institution: Sonoma State University
    ##AllInThisTogether
  • Project CEO: Co-Curricular Experience Outcomes

    Maureen Halton, Consultant

    Project CEO is a benchmarking study facilitated by Campus Labs that examines the extent to which students believe they are gaining the 10 skills identified as most desirable by employers in new college graduates by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Attendees will learn the history of the study and key results including where students believe they are gaining these skills (e.g., co-curricular activities, classes, etc.). This session will also involve a hands-on activity for attendees to explore where and how existing programs on campus may contribute to the NACE skills, along with which skills may need attention and/or enhanced programming. RSVP for this session


    Location: Houston B
    Institution: Campus Labs
  • 4 - 5 pm
  • Swiping and Retention: How It's Connected

    Mitchell Karstens, Director of Student Life/Assoc. Director of University Center

    This session will focus on how Colorado Mesa University uses Card Swipe data to better help understand retention of students and student engagement. RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio A
    Institution: Colorado Mesa University
    @mitchnaboutlife
  • Expanding OrgSync: Creating Dynamic Content

    Brandon Price, Coordinator for Student Organizations and University Events

    OrgSync is a powerful tool but did you know how easy it is to expand on its functionality? This session will cover useful examples such as integrating calendars across platforms and embedding the functionality of other services into various OrgSync tools. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Location: San Antonio B
    Institution: University of Central Arkansas
    @brandonprice89
  • One-Stop-Shop: Campus-wide Implementation of OrgSync

    Hannah Bowyer, OrgSync and Sports Administrator

    Western Sydney University is rolling OrgSync out as the singular platform for administering student engagement and managing their events. During this session they will look at how to manage change and expectations, expand OrgSync to other departments, and training for staff and students. This session will also cover WSU's design and administration of OrgSync at a university with over 45,000 students. RSVP for this session


    Location: State Room 1
    Institution: Western Sydney University
    @#westernsydneyu
  • Developing a Culture of Learning Outcomes Assessment in Student Affairs

    Ashli Grabau, Student Affairs Assessment Coordinator
    Annemieke Rice, Vice President, Campus Success, Campus Labs

    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. Learn how the University of Missouri has leveraged Campus Labs assessment tools to further their efforts on campus. RSVP for this session


    Location: State Room 2
    Institution: University of Missouri
  • You Gotta Fight, for your Right to MOCsync

    Allison Manning, Assistant Director for Residential Education

    Join us to find out how two Lakelanders fought and are continuing to fight to implement OrgSync on the small campus of Florida Southern College. They will share their three year journey through branding, bringing other departments on board, and streamlining the work of their departments. RSVP for this session


    Location: State Room 3
    Institution: Florida Southern College
    @#OSMOCSYNC
  • Partnering with Residence Life Across CollegiateLink

    Aaron Hackman, Associate Director Student Involvement

    Have you ever wondered how to create buy-in with Residence Life when strengthening the presence of CollegiateLink on your campus? Learn how Florida Atlantic University leveraged their strategic partnership with Residence Life to build out many facets of their CollegiateLink site—student engagement outcomes through their event process, a residence hall presence throughout organization pages, and a holistic curriculum which encompasses student engagement initiatives. Attendees will learn strategies to build a partnership with Residence Life in order to achieve greater buy-in with CollegiateLink, a residential curriculum, all while increasing growth and engagement on campus and within the site. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Location: Houston B
    Institution: Florida Atlantic University
  • Friday Schedule


    9 - 10 am
  • New Kid on The Block: Meet MCC Career Services

    Monique Cribbs, Career Services Exploration and Development Manager

    MCC Career Services joined OrgSync in September 2015 after 30 minutes of training. After trial and error, Career Services' use of the OrgSync system has flourished by incorporating employer forms, student self-scheduled appointments, career events, and much more. Join this session to see how MCC Career Services continues to learn something new or tries something different every day! RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Location: San Antonio A
    Institution: Metropolitan Community College
  • Going from Drab to FAB! Creating a Visually Appealing & Engaging OrgSync Community

    Kelsey Jackson, Unit Coordinator, Student Involvement

    Is your institution's OrgSync community visually engaging? Join Texas Tech as they discuss some quick and easy tips and tricks for using OrgSync features. These, along with a bit of creativity, have helped Texas Tech to increase engagement, page views, and the amount of time a student spends in the Texas Tech OrgSync Community. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Location: San Antonio B
    Institution: Texas Tech University
    @TTUStudentOrgs
  • Using OrgSync for Faculty Development Management

    Thomas Atkins, Operations Manager of the Center for Teaching and Learning

    Find out how The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Boise State University uses OrgSync for faculty development program management and event registration, as well as a tool for tracking staff consultations and interactions with faculty. This session will provide an example of how to use OrgSync outside of students. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Location: State Room 1
    Institution: Boise State University
    @ThomasAtkinsMBA
  • The Big Picture Perspective of Student Adoption

    Deborah Felder, Assistant Director, Student Involvement
    Kristen Kegerize, Coordinator, Student Involvement

    If there is one thing that all college campuses have in common, it’s that things change. NC State University will discuss how they’ve maintained a seamless experience while transitioning from one technology platform to another. This will include how they’ve focused on a consistent message about involvement while they gain student adoption, build strategic campus partners, and maintained unique and tailored processes through the technology transition. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Location: State Room 2
    Institution: NC State University
  • Service Roundtable


    Location: State Room 3
  • Beyond Likes, Towards Engagement: Connecting with Students via Social Media

    Paul Gordon Brown, Keynote Speaker

    This session will provide an overview of basic concepts and ideas for building an effective social media program for engaging students. This will include developing the program, goals, tone and voice, putting together a content calendar, and examples of successful campaigns at other colleges and universities.


    Location: Houston B
    Institution: paulgordonbrown.com
    @paulgordonbrown
  • 10:15 - 11:15 am
  • Training OrgSync on the Fly

    Eric Montgomery, Financial and Technological Advisor for Clubs and Orgs

    Ever have a room full of OrgSync users but they are all at different experience levels? How can you effectively train everyone at the same time? Join us to learn some tips and tools to make trainings interactive and engaging! RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio A
    Institution: Ramapo College of New Jersey
    @edmontgo
  • Engaging New and Incoming Students through OrgSync

    Debbie Allison, Assistant Director of the Leadership Experience and Programs
    Katie Clendening, OrgSync Student Ambassador, Leadership Experience and Programs Office

    Struggling to engage new and incoming students through OrgSync? Learn how Whittier College met this challenge by developing engaging content and innovative programming. They will share their successes, challenges, and provide program ideas for you to take home and try on your own campus. RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio B
    Institution: Whittier College
  • Starting off on the Right Foot with Implementation

    Steve Kreider, Program Coordinator, Student Engagement

    Are you considering how to launch your CollegiateLink site and wondering how to set yourself up for success? Join this session, which will focus on concepts and strategies to consider when implementing CollegiateLink successfully on campus. The presenter will share their advice on how they framed CollegiateLink implementations on two different campuses and advice on how they incorporated students, staff and faculty into this process. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Location: State Room 2
    Institution: Anne Arundel Community College
  • Fraternity/Sorority Life Roundtable


    Location: State Room 3
  • 2 - 3 pm
  • Involvement Advising: Connecting Students to your Campus

    Caitlyn Walsh, Assistant Director for Student Organizations

    With over 500 organizations on campus, finding your fit is overwhelming! By utilizing OrgSync, the Leadership Exchange created Involvement Advising to find students a connection to campus and educate them on OrgSync. Come learn more about the successes of this peer to peer program and how to implement it on your campus! RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio A
    Institution: University of Kentucky
    @#InvolvementAdvising
  • Behind-the-Scenes: The Data Systems Behind Retention & Persistence

    Tyneka Harris Coronado, Project Manager, Student Affairs

    This session seeks to explore technologies, data management practices, and university partnerships that allow Student Affairs divisions to be aware of the academic and demographic profiles of the specific students they serve. Attendees will also have an understanding of the trends, such as retention and persistence, which exist within their student populations. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Location: San Antonio B
    Institution: DePaul University
  • The Power of CAS

    Annemieke Rice, Vice President, Campus Success

    The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) is a leader in driving excellence in higher education. Learn how you can use CAS materials and resources to guide your work as a practitioner, and hear about the Campus Labs & CAS partnership. You’ll walk away with tangible steps to incorporate these standards into your work, and have a sneak peek at the self-assessment platform offered by CAS & Campus Labs. RSVP for this session


    Location: State Room 1
    Institution: Campus Labs
  • Dominating the CollegiateLink Data Scene

    David Sweeney, Director of Information Technology for the Division of Student Affairs

    CollegiateLink has a solid set of basic reports. What is not widely known is that CollegiateLink also offers a growing set of data 'hooks,' including import automation and the Application Programming Interface (API). Using these features, administrators can keep data fresh and current and/or create custom reports that meet specific needs. This presentation will give non-technical members an introduction to the extended data facilities of CollegiateLink including examples and ideas for further development. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Location: State Room 2
    Institution: Texas A&M University
  • Community College Campus Partner Roundtable


    Location: State Room 3
  • 3:15 to 4:15 pm
  • Campus Buy In

    Mitchell Karstens, Director of Student Life/Assoc. Director of University Center

    Getting full adoption on campus can be tough. This session explores the roll out and continued expansion of Card Swipe at Colorado Mesa University. They currently use Card Swipe to track their students' extra curricular involvement. RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio A
    Institution: Colorado Mesa University
    @mitchnaboutlife
  • The Colonel's Cupboard: Using OrgSync to Track Data, Gain Support, and Secure Grants

    William G Keaton, Assistant Director of Student Life - Service

    Learn from the lessons learned by our 2015 Most Innovative Use of OrgSync award winning program - Eastern Kentucky Univeristy. This session will discuss challenges and benefits of operating a campus food pantry or other student support services through OrgSync. They will also discuss how to develop an action plan to use OrgSync to support any Support Services on your campus. RSVP for this session


    Location: San Antonio B
    Institution: Eastern Kentucky University
    @EKUPantry
  • Capturing Community Service: Beyond the Paper

    Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, Programs Advisor and Coordinator

    Students at University of the Incarnate Word are required to conduct 45 hours of community service as part of their undergraduate degree requirement. This session will discuss the process of converting a paper-based reporting system into OrgSync's online system. Additionally, the presenters will also discuss forms, expansive use of Data Browser, and service outreach to community partners. RSVP for this session

    OrgSync
    Location: State Room 1
    Institution: University of the Incarnate Word
    @#UIWECCL
  • Proactive Risk Management and Campus Partnerships Thanks to MaroonLink

    Ann Goodman, Associate Director, Extended Orientation, Student Organization Development and Administration

    Working collaboratively across Student Affairs departments and administrative divisions, Texas A&M utilized the tools associated with CollegiateLink’s event planning feature to provide student leaders and University event management officials the opportunity to share risk management and event information in a timely and efficient manner. This session will provide an overview of the initial design process used in the adaptation of CollegiateLink and the use of a cross-divisional team for maintenance and oversight of the current event planning process as well as future plans for Texas A&M’s full use of MaroonLink. RSVP for this session

    CollegiateLink
    Location: State Room 2
    Institution: Texas A&M University
  • Graduate School Campus Partner Roundtable


    Location: State Room 3
  • Student Leader Roundtable


    Location: Houston B