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  1. Keeping Current Our Commitment to Students Deb Cady Melzer Vice President Student Development Le Moyne College Elissa Carroll Assistant Director University Activities Fairfield University

  2. Outline of Presentation and Topic Committee Information Types of Sessions Offered How to Guide What You Do Q and A

  3. Professional Development Committee Committee that offers a variety of development opportunities on a monthly basis to colleagues to stay current on best practices for the students we work with.

  4. The Workings of the Committee 3 – 4 staff members Variety of areas Variety of roles in the division Meets on a bi-monthly basis Plan the events a semester in advance Point people for speakers, audio visual, food, assessment, advertisement, website, mails etc.

  5. Types of Sessions Offered • Expert Presentations • Internal • External • Book Clubs • Journal Group Meetings • Movie/Video Clip Viewings • Cross Divisional Partnerships • Poster Sessions • Lunch and Learns • Conference Sharing • Office/Departments Trainings

  6. Experts • External Experts • Navigating Class on Campus • Best Practices in Catholic Colleges and Universities • Male Engagement • Senior Transition • Rituals and Traditions • Internal Experts • FERPA • Safe Space II • Student Advising Curriculum • Student Engagement Study

  7. Book Clubs/Media Viewings • Big Questions Worthy Dreams • Sex and the Soul • Spinning into Butter • Lucky Child • Three Cups of Tea • A Hope in the Unseen • Haze • Dateline Clips • Divisional Summer Reading List

  8. Journal Group Meetings Alcohol Culture Meaning of Community Mentoring Roles on Campus Political Engagement Developing Global Citizens Spiritual Development Case Studies

  9. Cross Divisional Collaboration • Lunch and Learn Sessions • Topical in Nature – focus on advising clubs and organizations • Poster Sessions • What services we offer students and the campus • What we do at the university • Highlighting student achievement in living and learning communities

  10. Office Trainings Connecting to divisional professional development opportunities Focus on action steps Identification of future divisional professional topics

  11. Conference Sharing Opportunity to gain knowledge Expectation to share learning Provides network for national experts

  12. The Making of a Session • Determine topics to cover • Determine desired audience • Determine best way to facilitate the conversation • Get people there • Assess the session

  13. What Topics Do We Need? • Look at your campus climate • Where does your mission direct you to go? • What are the students struggling with? • What are the hot topics parents are calling about? • What are the hot topics faculty are asking about? • What does your strategic plan say? • What are trends within the field that you are dealing with?

  14. Audience • Who would benefit from this topic? • Who is working with the students or issues around this topic? • Who comes to these? • Who do you want to come to these? • How do you get them there? • How do you determine if they got anything from the session? • How to get them there? • Registration page • E-mail invitation • Provide refreshments

  15. What Type of Session? • Speakers/Experts • Internal or External • Network with colleagues in the field • Network with colleagues on campus • Think back to conferences, grad school, etc • Book Clubs • Journal Group Meetings • Movie/Video Clip Viewings • Cross Divisional Partnerships • Poster Sessions • Lunch and Learns • Conference Sharing • Office/Departments Trainings

  16. What space is going to be able to provide the best atmosphere? • On campus vs. off campus • Type of Room • Classroom style? • Meeting room?

  17. Assessment • Find out … • What they found most useful • What they did not find useful • What would be most helpful in the future • What the action plan is from here • Feedback for the presenter • If they achieved your desired outcome

  18. What do you do?

  19. Questions? Contact Information Deb Cady Melzer cadymedm@lemoyne.edu Le Moyne College Elissa Carroll Ecarroll@fairfield.edu Fairfield University