Feedback Page for Bronco Activity Record (MyBAR)
Fall Conference 2011 Notes
- Record service on university and college committees, department committees, service learning, off campus experience, work experience, off campus organizations, athletics.
- Students can create their own entries for off campus items. These will necessarily be self-reported.
- For on campus activities, the goal is to have someone other than the individual student self-reporting: the club leadership, advisor, committee chair etc. will be the one entering the data so that there is authentic information for campus activities.
- The system will be useful for campus personnel as they are requested to write letters of recommendation, but Faculty will only see a student’s MyBAR will be if the student sends it to them. Club advisors will see all their members and be able to communicate with them through this system.
- Maybe we can do something the make committee participation record easy and uniform.
- If we run a report and find out that a theoretical 1,500 students have no activity at all, what should we do about it?
- How does the campus use that data to create layers of communication to find out what these students might be involved in elsewhere?
- If the number gets small enough, maybe we want to pursue some very individualized intervention to increase student engagement.
- Advisors can use MyBAR as a mechanism to communicate with their club members. It has an email distribution system. Can send messages to leaders, advisors, members, etc. Club presidents have been very enthusiastic about this capability.
- Tracking of study abroad program participation.
- Looking at students who already work for companies that we might want to engage with for financial or other campus support. Identifying students with a connection to particular activities or faculty members for future advancement activities.
- Study the percentages involved in particular activities that advisors can use. Love to be able to say something like “30% of our students are involved in at least one club.” Want to be able to compare participation with student success in other ways.
How do we best get this out to advisors to get them excited about it?
- Faculty meetings are a way to get to the faculty. Distribute to students in the First-Year Experience courses. Presentations to the ASI Senate and then ASI Councils.
- There is a marketing campaign already planned to get the students’ attention.
- MyBAR organizers want to come out and talk to people so that they can find out what kind of reports, what kind of information they want.
- Tie MyBAR into faculty and department annual reporting to give faculty a clear incentive to enter information. But remember that the faculty advisors don’t have to enter the data! The student who is the student leader of the activity can put the information in for you! Even in projects that don’t have “officers”, someone can be designated to put the information into the system.
- Every department RTP is different, but this could be a valuable data source for faculty with respect to the service component of their RTP criteria.
- Faculty advisors might use this to help identify students who might be experiencing poor academic performance because of over-participation, or because of not being engaged enough. Advisors wouldn’t have to rely just on what the student says about involvement.
- Advisors can require students to bring their MyBAR report to advising sessions.
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