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4 Ways Your Graduated Student Leaders Can Still Help Your Student Organization

4 Ways Your Graduated Student Leaders Can Still Help Your Student Organization

It’s graduation season! How do I know? Because my entire social newsfeed is filled with pictures of the graduating student leaders we’ve connected with over the past four years. A challenge every student activities department faces this time of year is the reminder that their student leaders turn over every two to four years. All the leadership and institution knowledge the educators imparted on their graduating seniors will have to be re-taught next year to a new group. Educators know, from the beginning, that at some point their little cubs will grow up and move on. That’s the point of college, and as much as we’d like to keep the best student leaders year after year, we also want to see them graduate and make a positive impact in the world. Graduation, however, doesn’t have to be the end of […]

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3 Simple Ways to Turn Your Social Media into a Community

3 Simple Ways to Turn Your Social Media into a Community

We live in an online world, there’s no escaping it. I mean, one designer even created phone backgrounds for herself to remind her there’s a world past her relatively tiny screen. So we can’t talk about building community without acknowledging that social media plays a big role.  Now, we all know about the issues around social media: cyberbullying, unfair comparisons between our lives and others, “fake” friendships, etc. etc. But I have also found that Facebook and Twitter have given me a chance at friendships I wouldn’t have gotten to “IRL.” And to me, these connections are just as close to my heart as someone I can grab lunch with any day. Whether you know someone really well offline, or just know them through the interwebz, here are 3 easy ways to turn your social media into a positive community […]

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Random Acts on Campus

Random Acts on Campus

Sometimes it’s the actions where we expect nothing in return that give the greatest value. Jennifer Foster of Florence, AZ was visiting Times Square with her husband on Nov. 14 when they saw a shoeless man asking for change. She writes, “Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man. The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching. I have been in law enforcement for 17 years. I was never so impressed in my life. I did not get the officer’s name.” – Pulled from the NYPD’s Facebook […]

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The Emerging Dilemma of Facebook URLs

The Emerging Dilemma of Facebook URLs

While hanging out with friends, someone asked the group what our first online screen name was. We all shared and laughed as each one was more obnoxious than the previous. BigBlueEyez22 LookAtMe_LookAtMe Itz*MEEEEEEEEEE TheKooliest sportygirl9 footballdemon i<3puppies CrappyMcCrapper Luckily we’ve all grown up and realized that those names, while fun and cool when we were in Junior High, are a bad reflection of our professional aspirations. So most of us now use either our real name, or something very close. A couple years ago, I wrote about a Time Magazine article that showed how the adolescent brain develops from childhood into early adulthood. In short, the research in the article showed that the part of the brain that is responsible for making smart decisions based on long term thinking, is the last part of the brain to develop around the […]

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‘Perspectivizing’ Your Online Engagement Data

‘Perspectivizing’ Your Online Engagement Data

Ok I made that word up, but before our etymologist readers split for the hills, hear me out as to what it means. We help run the social media accounts of a couple eduction related companies. Every month we run an analytics report to measure what’s working, what’s not working, and the overall growth of the accounts. One particular client has over 20,000 “Likes” on Facebook. A poll or link generates a ton of responses on their Page. If I post that same link on another client’s Page that is 1/10th the size, the response rate is extremely low. Without “perspectivizing” the data, the smaller client would and should feel unhappy about the online engagement we’re generating for them in comparison. But if we calculate the average level of online engagement per Fan (ALE), we find a different story. Our […]

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Yesterday in #StudentAffairs (08/14/11)

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