UConntact seeks to bridge the gap between reference only web sites and an interactive interface for online organization management
UConntact RecapFeedback has been great!Challenges – Managing Rosters --- All officers & advisor MUST be on uconntact. Manage Roster Feature!Visibility – ACTIVE orgs – not active without everyone! Then need solid. MY SHORTCUTS to manage while frozen.
TIER II- COO WORKSHOP SOLID SERIESOffice of Student Involvement and SupportStudent ActivitiesUniversity of Connecticut
STUDENT ACTIVITIES:STUDENT INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP <MEET THE TEAM> Kristen Carr Coordinator- Student Organizations and Involvement Kevin Evringham Graduate Assistant- Student Organizations and Involvement Student Ambassadors Danielle, Jenny, Stephanie
OVERVIEW: Benefits and Requirements of being a Registered Org IMPORTANT Policies! Leading Your Organization Developing a Strong Community within your Org Setting Vision and Goals UConntact & You Where to go from here
REQUIREMENTS OF BEING TIER-II Accurate Officer & 3 Officer minimum: COO, Membership Count CFO, SEC, EVC, plus UConntact: 1 Officer per Advisor Position. COO & CFO not same person. Minimum of 8 students SOLID workshops: 51% of total membership must COO attends the ‘Leading An be full-time Storrs students Organization’ Workshop CFO attends a ‘Managing Your Unless noted in constitution membership must be open to Finances’ Workshop: any full-time Storrs students. Secretaries/Record keeper attends the ‘A Secretary’s Role’ Current copy of the Org Workshop Constitution EVC attends Event Planning Less than 4 years old
BENEFITS OF BEING A TIER-II! Included on UCONNTACT! Can Request Event Space on campus Involvement Fair Participation Eligibility Can apply for USG Funding Student Organization Center Services – 200 FREE COPIES! Can CO-Program with SUBOG Subscribed to The CURRENTS
BLUEPRINTS: POLICIES AND RESOURCES Online and on UConntact SOS http://studentactivities.uconn.edu/blueprints.html Info you will want to know: Requirements of being an Org Registration Process Responsibility – group and individual Finances Event Planning Risk Management Constitution Writing Resources List Additional Resources and Support – Student Org Support Office – SU 302
BLUEPRINTS: RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS OF THE COOYou Are Responsible: You Are Expected: o For updating roster o To represent UConn information professionally and positively o For being the primary point of contact for the o To mentor and support group & to share info to members in your group your members o To have fun at what you o For asking questions and do! finding resources
BLUEPRINTS: INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP LIABILITY Student organizations may be held responsible for actions of: Guests Members Anyone authorized to represent the organization Individuals that ‘take it too far’ during/after an event Inaction = Authorization = Responsibility
THE NITTY-GRITTY OF LEADERSHIP Running Meetings Start and end on time Keep the discussion on track Encourage feedback Be a role-model: listen, show respect, admit mistakes Agenda Setting Location, Date, Time Topics to be Covered Follow-up!
GROUP DEVELOPMENT FUNCTION BEHAVIOR PERSON ENVIRONMENT Behavior is the function of a person interacting with their environment Think about what it’s like when…
SO WHAT DO YOU DO… To recruit members…? Get Noticed: UConntact, Flyers, Zombie-Walks… To keep strong membership…? Teambuilding, Social Activities Inclusion To have successful events…? Plan Ahead Use a checklist When you don’t know what to do…? Ask! dsaSOS@uconn.edu & Your Advisor!
YOU & YOUR ADVISOR As a new COO you’ve not only inherited an organization, you’ve inherited an advisor! The ROLE of the Advisor: Discuss this with your new advisor Learn about the history of the org/their role Set expectations Advisors are a part of UConntact! Advisors are a resource to you!
LEADING TO MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN Setting Vision… …And Goals for your organization
SMART GOALSS= specificM= measurable What goals are you setting for yourA= attainable organization in the coming year?R= relevantT= timely
UConntact is a one stop shop Involvement opportunities Elections Document and picture storing and sharing Member tracking, emailing and texting All in a customizable, user driven experience Groups choose setup, colors, fonts, header and utilize their own graphics and pictures
ORGANIZATION FUNCTIONALITY Publish up-to-date news stories of your organization Upload an unlimited number of pictures of all the great things your organization has done! Keep all your documents online in one convenient place! Hold elections or create customized surveys for your membership! Organization colors not blue and white? Set up your custom color scheme, font and style here!
UCONNTACT UConntact 4000 New Students coming to campus starting May 18th! How will you get yourself noticed? Involvement Fair Sign-Up: MONDAY APRIL 16th!
THINGS YOUR OFFICERS KNOW… CFO SOLID learned to: create a budget plan; manage revenue & expenses; record transactions; report financial status using sound fiscal and accounting practices. Secretary SOLID learned: minute & record keeping; to arrange agendas and historical documents! Work Together Cohesively – Share your SMART goals! Brainstorm activities and actions to take!
YOUR STUDENT ORGANIZATION SUPPORT OFFICE QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? Contact us @ dsaSOS@uconn.edu Student Union 302 860.486.6588 http://uconntact.uconn.edu