Student Affairs

Five Simple Strategies for Increasing Involvement on Campus

Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Dr. Adam Peck
Price: $50.00

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Involvement on campus has many benefits to both the student and the institution. Involvement has been linked to increased persistence, development of transferable skills that can be useful in their careers, developing higher order thinking skills and overall satisfaction with the college experience. Yet, many institutions do not consider the percentage of students participating in cocurricular experiences to be an essential measurement of their success.  Many also fail to consider the impact of these programs or what populations of their students are not benefiting from these experiences to the extent they should. 

Encouraging students to become involved in cocurricular experiences deserves to be among the most important institutional priorities. This webinar will discuss some innovative, yet well-tested strategies for improving the percentage of students on campus who are participating in cocurricular experiences. Guidance for leading an institution-wide effort to improve involvement will also be discussed.


  1. Welcome/Introduction
  2. Know your numbers: What is your involvement percentage?
  3. Five Strategies for increasing involvement:
    1. Engaging Introverts
    2. Increase Capacity
    3. Improve Involvement Persistence
    4. Engage Parents
    5. Demonstrate Impact
  4. Question and Answer
  5. Conclusion

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Participants will be able to identify innovative approaches to engage students and apply what they learn to their campuses.
  • Participants will learn about how creating sponsored student organizations can increase the capacity for involvement.
  • Participants will learn strategies for engaging parents in encouraging involvement in their students.
  • Participants will learn how creating a peer involvement advising program can help increase involvement.
  • Participants will learn about how to assess the impact of involvement on students and how to leverage what they learn to encourage increased involvement.

Who Should Attend:  

  • Student Activities Professionals
  • Student Organization Professionals
  • Chief Student Affairs Officers
  • Student Organization Advisers

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Adam Peck serves as Acting Vice President for University Affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Peck is also President and CEO of APEX Educational Programs, LLC, an educational consulting company that assists universities in engaging students and measuring the impact of that engagement. A former stand-up and improvisational comedian, Peck is a dynamic speaker who infuses his presentations with creativity and humor. He has presented at numerous national conferences, provided keynotes for a wide variety of groups and conducted more than 100 national webinars. He was the co-author/editor of “Engagement & Employability: Integrating Career Learning Through Cocurricular Experiences in Postsecondary Education” published by NASPA.

Peck earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Lewis University, a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin.

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