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Red Rover


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Quick introduction to Red Rover approach to orientation, engagement, and student development.

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Red Rover

  1. 1. You’ve probably noticed, some things have changed with college students.
  2. 2. But there’s good news:
  3. 3. (They just do a lot of stuff online.) Students are human. still >
  4. 4. They Need: Comfort YOU ARE NOT ALONE still> : ) Comfort
  5. 5. They Need: Connection Connection Hi! I’m new. Awesome, join our team! still> Comfort
  6. 6. They Need: Contribution Connection Contribution Here, let me help. Thanks! still> Comfort
  7. 7. They Need: The Same Things still> (They just look for them online.)
  8. 8. They Need: The Same Things still> (And it doesn’t work that well.)
  9. 9. The Current Approach:
  10. 10. Comfort: Find People LikeYou For a new student, it’s all questions, few answers. {
  11. 11. Connection: Join the College Community • Students often don’t know where to look. • With limited assessment, it’s very hard to keep the information current. { Student Clubs Activities Sports UZ UZ UZ
  12. 12. Contribution: Give to the Community ? • There is no central place to share effort and work with the community. • The best work gets buried in private systems.
  13. 13. Your EDU Schools Want Student Success Connection Contribution Comfort
  14. 14. Connection Contribution Connection 25% of students will drop out their first year.* *According to American College Testing and Comfort
  15. 15. “The major cause of student attrition [is] the inability of students to make the transition to college and become incorporated into the institution's ongoing social and intellectual life.” -Dr.Vincent Tinto, Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition. Second Edition. hello?
  16. 16. We can do better.(With a new web tool and perhaps a little training.)
  17. 17. Your EDU Comfort Connection Contribution A Single Web Based Tool: Helping students 1. Find people like them 2. Join groups and create groups 3. Give to the community And helping colleges 4.Track, assess, advise and support the process
  18. 18. Comfort: Find People LikeYou 2 minutes to sign up. (Works with Facebook.) Instant interest matching. (by Res. Hall, Major,Year)
  19. 19. Connection: Join the College Community Club / Org Recommendations (Based on matching interests.) Join Groups With One Click
  20. 20. Contribution: Give to the Community e.g. College 101 Class Major CollegeClub/ Org Student Blog Students can share content with any of their groups, using any of their own preferred web services.
  21. 21. Assessment: Support and Advice A live dashboard shows student activity and highlights support needs.
  22. 22. Training (Because the world keeps changing.)
  23. 23. Result: Increased Support, Retention, and Success Training Red RoverTechnology 1. For Students Best Use of Online Tools, Facebook, et. al. 2. For Student Leaders Engagement Model: Dance Floor Theory Using Technology to Recruit & Organize 3. For Staff and Faculty How to use Data and Dashboards FirstYear Experience Tech. Curriculum 1. Finding People Like Them Positive Digital Networking 2. Recruiting and Organizing Online Personalized Peer & Group Recommendations Enables Student Leader Collaboration / Sharing 3. Sharing With the Community Uses Any Current Tool, Blog, etc. Flexible IncreasesVisibility of Student Activity & Success Integrated Training and Technology
  24. 24. Timeline (Different student phases, different departments, one solution. With longitudinal assessment across the whole process. )
  25. 25. Orientation FirstYear Exp. Classes Advising January April August Dec. • Meet peers through: Major, Res. Hall & Interests Students: Colleges: • Facilitate connections • Measure interaction • Find and Join Groups • Connect blogs, etc. to profile. • Participate in community • Find campus mentors / models • Assess and Encourage Student Leaders • Teach current tools • Create community culture Acceptance With :
  26. 26. The 2009 software will be made available to a few select colleges. To follow the project, please visit our blog. To discuss participation in either the free software or an integrated package of training and software, please email