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Showcasing Engagement with the ePortfolio

Posted by 2 weeks ago
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How can we help students create a professional ePortfolio that serves as evidence of learning and achievement during their college experience? The final webinar in the Learn Forward series for 2014 tackled just that question. What is an ePortfolio? An ePortfolio is an online collection of documents that showcases one’s strengths/attributes, goals, and accomplishments. ePortfolios […]

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Engagement to Employability: Helping Students Build the Skills Employers Crave

Posted by 4 weeks ago
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How do we prepare students for real-world employability? We had two amazing presenters from the University of Iowa share about their career readiness programs to help develop skills students need to succeed in life after college. Sarah Hansen and Stacy Narcotta-Welp discussed Iowa Grow® and the Career Leadership Academy, both model programs with national recognition. […]

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What’s New at OrgSync

Posted by 1 month ago
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We have been busy this fall, launching over 30 product updates! We are continuously striving to ensure OrgSync helps meet your needs, and many of these are a direct result of your feedback and requests. Plus, because OrgSync is completely cloud-hosted, you will automatically see these updates as they go live! Check out a few examples below. What […]

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Minding the Gap: Increasing the Employability of International Students

Posted by 1 month ago
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Since we have started the Engagement series through Learn Forward, we have gotten a lot of questions about creating engagement experiences for international students. This unique population has a distinct set of needs that challenge some of the assumptions we make about student engagement and thus how we structure and offer our programs. Our most […]

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OrgSync’s 2015 Annual Awards Applications are Now Open

Posted by 1 month ago
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Is your campus using OrgSync in unique or innovative ways? We want to hear about them and recognize those efforts! We are very excited to announce that applications are now open for our 2015 OrgSync Awards. We will be recognizing five campuses for their contributions to the OrgSync community. Applications are due no later than April 24, […]

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Engaging Students through Professional Exploration, Preparation, and Experience

Posted by 1 month ago
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We kicked off November’s Learn Forward series on Engagement and Employability by looking at how to create engagement experiences that help students explore careers, prepare for the professional world, and gain real-world experience. These three aspects of career-readiness can help educators design experiences to support students through their journey towards their post-college career. Professional Exploration […]

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[eBook] Enhancing Student Success through Meaningful Engagement Opportunities

Posted by 2 months ago
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We are very excited to announce the launch of our new Learn Forward eBook, Enhancing Student Success through Meaningful Engagement Opportunities by Corey Seemiller, PhD.  We know that engaging students in college is invaluable for learning, retention, student success, and professional preparation. But designing meaningful engagement opportunities that result in these outcomes does not come easily. It […]

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Using Attendance Tracking to Support Engagement Initiatives

Posted by 2 months ago
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Nate Adams, OrgSync’s Customer Training Specialist highlighted ways in which to use attendance tracking to support engagement initiatives. He discussed tips for campuses think about as they work to improve their attendance tracking practices. Importance of Tracking Attendance Attendance tracking allows you to measure events. How many students actually attended your event? What were my goals […]

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Give ‘em the Goods!

Posted by 2 months ago
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Our best practices webinar for October, focused around the theme of intentional engagement, was presented by Anna Kessenich, the Student Organization and Leadership Coordinator from University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Krista Proksch, the Involvement Coordinator for the Memorial Student Center from University of Wisconsin – Stout. Both schools have been working with OrgSync for almost […]

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Not Just Another Campus Program: Intentional Student Engagement

Posted by 2 months ago
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Tyler McClain, Associate Director of Leadership and Professional Development at Fairfield University recently presented Not Jus Another Campus Program: Intentional Student Engagement as part of the Learn Forward Engagement Series. In his webinar, Tyler highlighted theories that help to guide professionals in their practice. His presentation provided a brief outline of theories of engagement as well as […]

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