UT Dallas Parent and Family Meeting Oct 30, 2010

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The UT Dallas Parent and Family Association hosted a meeting open to all members on Saturday, October 30th, 2011. At the meeting, we went through this presentation which highlights common practices amongst family programs and our goals for the UT Dallas PFA.

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UT Dallas Parent and Family Meeting Oct 30, 2010

  1. 1. Go Comets! UTD PFA
  2. 2. PARENT & FAMILY ASSOCIATON Welcome! PFA & Homecoming! A Look at Model Parent & Family Programs Our Current Goals Next Steps
  3. 3. PFA and HOMECOMING Homecoming Parade Golf Cart Float Walking Up All Night Event Cookies & Hot Chocolate  
  4. 4. A Look at Model Parent & Family Programs • Functions • Membership • Leadership
  5. 5. FUNCTIONS • Connections • Communication • Support
  6. 6. CONNECTIONS • Parents and their Students • Parents and the University • Parents and other Parents
  7. 7. CONNECTIONS ARE MADE VIA: • Events that bring parents to campus • Opportunities for parents to volunteer • Services such as exam grams & care packages • Social events for PFA members • Satellite chapters in other areas
  8. 8. COMMUNICATION Information about the University • Policies • Procedures • Deadlines • Calendar of Events Information about Students’ Experiences
  9. 9. COMMUNICATION OCCURS VIA • Emails • Newsletters • Online University Publications • Special Publications for Parents • Semesterly Meetings
  10. 10. SUPPORT Resources for Parents • Questions • Concerns • Problem-Solving
  11. 11. SUPPORT IS GIVEN VIA: • Designated parent program email address • Answers and issues addressed by trained parents • Dedicated phone line to PFA staff • Meetings and social events
  12. 12. MEMBERSHIP • Automatic Enrollment • Fee Based • Donations Encouraged
  13. 13. AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT All parents receive basic communication • Emails • Newsletters • Invitations to campus events • Opportunities to volunteer
  14. 14. FEE BASED Optional ‘upgrade’ vs. Mandatory for membership
  15. 15. SPECIAL BENEFITS • Discounts ü Campus bookstore and local retailers ü Campus dining facilities and local restaurants ü Sports, theater, and concert tickets • Special Members-Only Events • Priority Event Registration
  16. 16. Fee Use • Support for Events & Programs • Printed Materials • Services for Students (Exam Grams) • Scholarships and Grant Funding
  17. 17. LEADERSHIP • University Staff • Parent Volunteers -Executive Board -Leadership Council -Special Committees  
  18. 18. OUR CURRENT GOALS • Assess Comet Parent Interests • Understand what parents would like from PFA • Identify existing opportunities for parents to get involved on campus • Create new opportunities to bring parents to campus • Find ways to involve parents from out-of-town  
  19. 19. NEXT STEPS • Survey - Your input matters! • Spring 2011 Meeting • Meet with Enrollment Services • Homecoming 2010
  20. 20. New Student Programs Thank You!

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