Transcript of "Tips for Institutionalizing Professionalism"
Tips for InstitutionalizingTips for InstitutionalizingProfessionalismProfessionalismDr. Rhonda R. Buckley – Texas Woman’s UniversityDr. Rhonda R. Buckley – Texas Woman’s UniversityDr. Sterling K. Wall – University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointDr. Sterling K. Wall – University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointCatherine L. Dutton – Texas Woman’s UniversityCatherine L. Dutton – Texas Woman’s UniversityKari A. Steffenhagen – University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointKari A. Steffenhagen – University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Institutionalizing ProfessionalismInstitutionalizing Professionalism Get support from faculty & administratorsGet support from faculty & administrators Potential funding sourcesPotential funding sources DepartmentDepartment CollegeCollege Office of Research & Sponsored ProgramsOffice of Research & Sponsored Programs Student Service OrganizationsStudent Service Organizations Professional Development Grants from ProfessionalProfessional Development Grants from ProfessionalOrganizationsOrganizations
Skills BuildingSkills Building Communication strategiesCommunication strategies Problem-solving skillsProblem-solving skills Role play interviews and interpersonal interactionsRole play interviews and interpersonal interactions Leadership Skills building exercisesLeadership Skills building exercises Impromptu persuasive speechesImpromptu persuasive speeches Teambuilding exercisesTeambuilding exercises Exercises where they must rely on one another to completeExercises where they must rely on one another to completethe taskthe task Group projects that emphasize individual contributions asGroup projects that emphasize individual contributions aswell as the wholewell as the whole
Implement “Policies”Implement “Policies” Dress CodesDress Codes MeetingsMeetings PresentationsPresentations Classroom & Practicum sitesClassroom & Practicum sites EmailEmail Language, grammar, sentence structure; Emails that are allLanguage, grammar, sentence structure; Emails that are alllower case, lacking punctuation, use inappropriate salutationslower case, lacking punctuation, use inappropriate salutationsor language will not be returnedor language will not be returned Email addresses from outside servers –Email addresses from outside servers –firstname.lastname@example.org@yahoo.com Phone etiquettePhone etiquette Leaving voicemail messages that have complete informationLeaving voicemail messages that have complete information
Membership & Active InvolvementMembership & Active Involvementin Professional Organizationsin Professional Organizations Research on organizational membershipResearch on organizational membership Students need to know:Students need to know: About the organizationsAbout the organizations History, Current Goals, Membership ResponsibilitiesHistory, Current Goals, Membership Responsibilities How to get involvedHow to get involved Contact Names, Dues, Membership Applications, TimeContact Names, Dues, Membership Applications, TimeCommitmentCommitment Why it is important to get involvedWhy it is important to get involved Networking, Sharing Resources, Job Prospects,Networking, Sharing Resources, Job Prospects,Continuing EducationContinuing Education
Working Smarter Not HarderWorking Smarter Not Harder All of this takes time from already strainedAll of this takes time from already strainedfaculty and students’ schedules.faculty and students’ schedules. Key points for interventionKey points for intervention Intro CoursesIntro Courses Advising (especially when first joining major)Advising (especially when first joining major) Make it visibleMake it visible Recruit students to spread the wordRecruit students to spread the word Pictures – worth a thousand wordsPictures – worth a thousand words
Membership & Active InvolvementMembership & Active Involvementin Professional Organizationsin Professional Organizations Socializing students into organizations throughSocializing students into organizations through Service projectsService projects Conducting researchConducting research Presenting research with FacultyPresenting research with Faculty Holding student offices at local, state, national levelsHolding student offices at local, state, national levels Promoting involvement by Faculty & AdministratorsPromoting involvement by Faculty & Administrators HPHD Student Conference ($12,000 & Time)HPHD Student Conference ($12,000 & Time) Valuing professional development starts at the topValuing professional development starts at the top
Still Working Smarter: Course ImbeddedStill Working Smarter: Course ImbeddedProfessional Development TasksProfessional Development Tasks““10% of the credit from this course may be earned by any10% of the credit from this course may be earned by anycombination of the following activities”combination of the following activities” Current membership in National/State Organization - 4Current membership in National/State Organization - 4 Participation in a National Conference - 4Participation in a National Conference - 4 Participation in a State Conference/Meeting - 3Participation in a State Conference/Meeting - 3 Serve as an Officer with organizations - 3Serve as an Officer with organizations - 3 Membership in local student chapters - 2Membership in local student chapters - 2 Participation in professional organization activities orParticipation in professional organization activities orservice projects - 1service projects - 1 Participation in professional development/training - 1Participation in professional development/training - 1
SummarySummary Working smarter not harder is my key themeWorking smarter not harder is my key theme Creating an environment in which studentsCreating an environment in which studentsautomatically become socialized as professionalsautomatically become socialized as professionals Imbed assignments and tasks into courseworkImbed assignments and tasks into courseworkand degree plans that strongly encourageand degree plans that strongly encouragestudents to become professionally activestudents to become professionally active Build a community among students & faculty toBuild a community among students & faculty toengender a sense of professionalismengender a sense of professionalism
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