Five Simple Strategies for Increasing Involvement on Campus
Duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Dr. Adam Peck
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.
- Know your numbers: What is your involvement percentage?
- Five Strategies for increasing involvement:
- Engaging Introverts
- Increase Capacity
- Improve Involvement Persistence
- Engage Parents
- Demonstrate Impact
- Question and Answer
- 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