Developing a Co-Curriculum from the Ground Up
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. This session outlines a framework to help you strategize your approach to planning, building, and implementing a successful co-curricular program at your institution.
Eager to Tell Your Student Engagement Story? Focus on Six Key Metrics
In the world of higher education, it can be challenging to explain—let alone quantify—the value that student affairs brings to a campus. That’s where data comes in. No doubt many of you already track campus-wide activities to measure student involvement. But how can you be sure that students are truly engaged, as opposed to being simply involved? And how do you know if your programs and campus resources are as impactful as you intend them to be?
Establishing Habits of Engagement from Orientation to Commencement — Moving from Involvement to Engagement
Students who engage in out-of-the-classroom opportunities are more likely to be successful and retained at an institution. How each student will find their way to these opportunities is less understood. This webinar explores the TAMIU Trailblazer Program at Texas A&M International University, a program designed to introduce students to involvement opportunities during new student orientation and guide them to – and through – those campus experiences. This program also provides realistic and a...
Developing Employable Skills: Assessing the Needs of First-Generation Students
First-generation college students are a growing, yet under-studied, population for higher education. The 2015 Project CEO benchmarking study identified 27% of respondents as first-generation students. Data from the first-generation group indicated lower skill attainment in co-curricular experiences when compared to non-first-generation responses. What does this mean for the ways we support first-generation student needs in relation to developing employable skills? Utilizing Project CEO data, ...
Creating a Culture of Student Engagement
Multiple strategies and approaches are required to create a culture of student engagement on campus. Ryerson University (Toronto, ON) 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.
Engagement & Employability: From Student Leader to CEO
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has identified the 10 most desirable skills employers seek in new college graduates. From teamwork to problem solving to influence, what role can outside-the-classroom experiences play in the development of these skills? Using data from the 2015 and 2016 Project CEO benchmarking study, this webinar explores how students perceive the impact of various co-curricular experiences including student clubs and organizations, campus employment...
From Involvement to Engagement: The Difference Is in the Outcomes
An involved student is a successful student.” This is one of the most commonly repeated phrases in Student Affairs. However, as we learn more about the importance of engagement in higher education, we recognize that this phrase captures just a small part of the picture for student success.
Project CEO: The Potential Value of Beyond-the-Classroom Experiences for Developing Career Competencies
With limited resources for on-the-job training, today’s employers often prefer college graduates who are “job ready” and can demonstrate competency-based skills, not just knowledge in a specific academic area. To meet this expectation, as well as to justify the rising costs of higher education, colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to prove they can adequately prepare their students for viable careers. This paper presents the Co-Curricular Experience Outcomes project, better...
Survey of Assessment Practices Attitudes and Aptitudes in the Student Activities Profession
This report highlights the results of the NACA-sponsored Survey of Assessment Practices, Attitudes and Aptitudes in the Student Activities Profession. The survey was conducted using a 68-item instrument designed to collect quantitative and qualitative data. The survey was established with the intent to measure the average capacity, familiarity, and attitudes that student activities professionals have in relation to managing and conducting assessment in their area, as well as to collect inform...