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NEW ISSUES FOR GUIDANCE COUNSELORS“High stakes testing”SecurityComplex post high school choicesRole ambiguityDeclining BudgetsPaperwork related to accountabilityTechnologyDiversityGreat RecessionChallenging College Aid picture
THINGS WE NEVER WORRIED ABOUTViolence (physical, emotional, cyber, school)Wellness (anorexia/bulimia/obesity/ depression)War (on terror, 9/11, Jihad)Economics (foreclosure, education, recession)Image (Kardashians, Jersey Shore, 24/7)
BELOIT COLLEGE MINDSET LISTIBM has never made typewriters.Mocha has always been a flavor of coffee.There have always been charter schools.You never had to roll down a car window.Bottled water has always existed.The Rolling Stones have always been geriatrics.
BELOIT COLLEGE MINDSET LIST (PT2) There has always been an Internet ramp onto the information highway. They “swipe” cards, not merchandise. As theyve grown up on websites and cell phones, adult experts have constantly fretted about their alleged deficits of empathy and concentration. Their school’s “blackboards” have always been getting smarter.
BELOIT COLLEGE MINDSET LIST (PT3) Dial-up is soooooooooo last century! Music has always been available via free downloads. Theyve often broken up with their significant others via texting, Facebook, or MySpace. They wont go near a retailer that lacks a website. Theyve always had the privilege of talking with a chatterbot.
9 THINGS GENERATION Y WON’T PAY FOR Checking Long Distance Mail Music Wireless Travel Agents Books News Directory Assistance
ALL HAS CHANGED,CHANGED UTTERLY, YeatsA TERRIBLE BEAUTY IS BORN.
NUMBERS ON E-COMMUNICATION Fully 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online* 80% of those online teens are users of social media sites* 256% increase in mobile data usage by teens in the US age 13-17 over the past year** 51% check sites more than once a day** 40% visit Facebook more than 10 times per day* 80% use 2 or more devices simultaneously while watching TV* 59% visit Facebook during class* *PEW Internet **Nielsen
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WHAT DO WE DO AT MT ALOYSIUS TO ADDRESS THESE PARADIGMS?Build community: at school, town and gown, larger worldInculcate passion for lifelong learning: back at school or elsewhere; homecoming “of the mind”Invest in technology: meet them where they areEncourage and exemplify “Civil” Discourse: rubber meets the road
SERVICE AT MACLast Semester Alone130 projects4,733 hours123 community organizations
AMCC RECOGNITION MOUNT ALOYSIUS VOLLEYBALL TEAM GIVES THANKS BY HELPING TEAM IN NEED IN HONDURAS 11/26/11 AMCC STUDENT-ATHLETES CONTINUE TO GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES 1/20/12 AMCC STAFF AND STUDENTS GIVE BACK TO CAMPUS AND COMMUNIT Y 4/11/12
PROGRAMS AT MAC Welcome Week: 20 serious and fun topics (passport program) Homecoming: campus fun and community service Fun in Fundraising: Mr. & Ms. Mountie, Race for Cure (charity) Seasonal events: Halloween, Mountie Madness, etc. Coffee Houses: musicians, comedians, poets Talent Showcases: MACs Got Talent, MACs Next Top Model, MAC’s Dancing with the Students Craft Nights: students “theme” driven, low key, Leadership campaign: listen learn implement
FUTURE PROGRAMS Music Mondays: student driven, explore different music Two for Tuesdays: donate 2 shoes, 2 shirts, 2 canned goods etc., as entrance fee to program (pair service/entertainment) Workout Wednesdays: kick/dodge/volleyball, Amazing Race Trivia Thursdays Friday Night Live: MAC’s Got Karaoke, etc. Wonderful Weekends: Stay on Campus Weekend Fests (dances, day trips, game nights, all in one tournaments)
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TEN THINGS YOUR CAMPUS CAN DO TO PROMOTE CIVILIT Y1. Foster a culture of civility on your campus2. Don’t shy away from uncomfortable topics.3. Give the campus community the tools it needs to understand and practice civility.4. Use the bully pulpit.5. Host a civility-focused lecture series.6. Advance existing research on civility.7. Of fer formal training and certification in related topics.8. Embrace civility within your institutional practices.9. Extend your resources into the neighborhood.10. Engage ACCU as a resource! In conjunction with the theme of the 2012 Annual Meeting,