Committee Members: Kristen Richards Assistant Director, Residence Life Anthony Cho Residence Hall Director Marcus Ramsey Assistant Director, IT Seth Wilson Campus Police Officer Loucretia Davidson Student Lindsay Sell Student. Diversity University. Agenda.
Facebook: n. An online directory that connects people through social networks at schools.(www.facebook.com, 2005)
Facebooking: v. 1. To look someone up (to facebook someone). 2. To update your profile or peruse (to facebook)
(AFA 2005 Annual Meeting)
Register at www.facebook.com with an .edu e-mail address and password.
Creates community by building and maintaining relationships.
From breakout rooms, groups walk to Kelly Auditorium.
“I Am” WorksheetChickering and Reisser revised vectors (1993) - “Establishing identity”
This worksheet asks students to look inside themselves to initiate an awareness of their personal identity.
Student X Profile/Facebook DiscussionChickering and Reisser revised vectors (1993) - “Developing mature interpersonal relationships”
These elements will help students take a closer look at Facebook and how to responsibly manage these relationships.
SOURCE: Hamrick, F., Evans, N., & Schuh, J. (2002). Foundations of student affairs practice: How philosoophy, theory, and research strengthen educational outcomes. San Francision: Jossey-Bass.
Peer-Lead, Small Groups/Student SpeakerAstin (1993) – “The student’s peer group is the single most potent source of influence on growth and development during the undergraduate years.”By using peers (Orientation Leaders/student speaker) to facilitate, students will be actively engaged in discussion and receptive to information presented.
SOURCE: Astin, A. W. (1993). What matters in college? San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
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Question: “Why is this presentation and tutorial necessary on our campus?”Answer: “Eighty percent of students that go to college with access to Facebook are utilizing it (www.mercurynews.com, 2006). We need to be proactive about Facebook issues instead of waiting for possible problems to arise.”
Question: “How will you ensure that the orientation and online programs are worthwhile and educational to the students. Is there a way to measure their success?”Answer: “We presented the orientation program to the Orientation Leaders and made changes according to their feedback. The tutorial was given to a random sample of university students and evaluations were collected. All incoming students will complete evaluations on the orientation and tutorial. It will also collect data such as amount of time students spend on Facebook and the Student Conduct Office will keep track of the number of disciplinary instances that arise from Facebook.”
Question: “When and how often will the feasibility of these programs be revisited?”Answer: “Evaluations will be reviewed each winter and minor changes can be made in spring for the following incoming class. As the technology is constantly evolving, we will also work with IT to update the programs on an annual basis. After five years the orientation and online tutorial will be re-evaluated. Data collected on the number of Facebook problems occurring before the implementation of these programs will be compared to current statistics. We are also going to measure the positive uses and interactions of Facebook (student to student, student to faculty, student to staff, etc).”
Question: “What did your committee learn from this project?”Answer: “Rather than ban Facebook use, we chose to empower the students to use the program responsibly. There is a positive approach to be taken when educating about Facebook.”