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Improved Transitions—IT Solution to Establish, Communicate and Assess School-Prescribed Development Activities. Presented at the 14 th National Conference on Students in Transition by Scott Wymer Data180 Co-Founder, Assoc. Professor, Morehead St. Univ. Overview.

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Improved Transitions—IT Solution to Establish, Communicate and Assess School-Prescribed Development Activities

Presented at the

14th National Conference on Students in Transition

by Scott Wymer

Data180 Co-Founder,

Assoc. Professor, Morehead St. Univ.

overview
Overview
  • Student activities that lead to success
  • A model for schools to lead students to success
  • Motivating students to archive activities
  • Using the process to improve students’ success
  • eResume180/Student180 - A tool to guide and facilitate this process
activities that matter to employers
Activities that Matter to Employers
  • Communications Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical Skills
  • Innovativeness
  • Computer Skills
  • Leadership Skills

*Taken from NACE, “Job Choices 2007” Survey

student activities in the college experience that lead to successful transitions
Student Activities in the College Experience that Lead to Successful Transitions
  • Curricular Activities
    • Guided and managed for students by academic departments and academic resources on campus
    • Clear guidelines of expectations and success criteria
    • Tools available for tracking success
      • Curricula check sheets
      • Transcripts
  • Co-Curricular Activities
    • Often there is no single, clear guiding University resource guiding non-curricular areas
    • Very few tools available for tracking success
    • No clear guidelines for success
a model for schools to effectively lead students to success through tracking of student activities
A Model for Schools to Effectively Lead Students to Success Through Tracking of Student Activities
  • Determine activities important to students’ successful transitions
  • Communicate these activities to students
  • Provide a process for capturing student activities
  • Motivate students to accurately and consistently archive and track these activities
  • Assess student progress & the effectiveness of the process
  • Provide interim direction and guidance to students
student 180 eresume 180 documenting student activities and assessing progress
Student180 / eResume180 : Documenting Student Activities and Assessing Progress
  • Web based application that provides a tool and a systematic process for capturing student co-curricular activities
  • The school sees Student180, an application to help them configure a process for capturing and reporting on student activities
  • Students see eResume180, a full resume and portfolio building software
  • Collection and reporting processes, and the data, are shared between the two applications.
a model for schools to effectively lead students to success through tracking of student activities1
A Model for Schools to Effectively Lead Students to Success Through Tracking of Student Activities
  • Determine activities important to students’ successful transitions
  • Communicate these activities to students
  • Provide a process for capturing student activities
  • Motivate students to accurately and consistently archive and track these activities
  • Assess student progress & the effectiveness of the process
  • Provide interim direction and guidance to students

( Bolded Items are those that the Student180 / eResume180 facilitates )

student 180 the school s activity tracking tool
Student180 – The School’s Activity Tracking Tool
  • Communicates desired development areas for student success
  • Assesses student progress and allows academic and career advisors to provide guidance
  • Generates co-curricular transcripts
  • Provides a tool for student guidance and retention
  • Fosters academic and career success
  • Conveys to students and parents the school’s interest in student success and career opportunities
eresume 180 the students side of the tool
eResume180 – The Students’ Side of the Tool
  • A full featured online resume software that students can see the immediate value of for their transition from academia to a career.
  • Students input activities as they would in a resume and portfolio
  • Students tag activities according to school-prescribed areas of development
  • Beyond a resume it also:
    • Creates an ePortfolio,
    • Creates a Co-Curricular Transcript,
    • Allows for validation of activities and portfolio items,
    • Generates self-assessment reports to measure personal growth based upon university defined criteria
    • Provides a job application tracking component
motivation focusing on the goal of a career derived their college experience
Motivation - Focusing on the goal of a career derived their college experience
  • Start students their first year with activity collection that builds a resume
  • Students are aware from the start of their college experience of:
    • The need to build professional skills, attitudes and activities
    • The value of participating in, and documenting their activities both in and out of the classroom
    • The value of a well structured and complete resume
  • Students are more prepared for applications for co-ops, internships and other work experiences
eresume 180 an alumni tracking tool
eResume180 - An Alumni Tracking Tool
  • Students can continue to use eResume180as a professional resume tool after graduation
  • Alumni can elect to report their career data collected in the software to their Alma Mater
  • Schools would have access to their former students’ career data and contact information from their resume.
demonstration of student180 features
Demonstration of Student180 Features
  • Tagging of activities based upon school-prescribed criteria
  • Separation of data and resumes
  • Input of activities
  • Resume building
  • Reports
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