Brooke Farber Ethnographic Study

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Brooke Farber Ethnographic Study

  1. 1. Ethnographic Study By Brooke Farber
  2. 2. STUDENT ENTERTAINMENT COUNCIL
  3. 3. SEC Purpose and Goals <ul><li>Event planning and coordination for entertainment based campus activities </li></ul><ul><li>Membership open to all students </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly general board meetings open to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Additional meetings dependant upon planning stage of events </li></ul><ul><li>Direct relationship with administration for approval </li></ul><ul><li>Limited annual budge: funding from Student Activities Fee </li></ul><ul><li>Goal-Cost effective and diversified activities to attract the most students </li></ul><ul><li>Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Elected officers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Successful Prior SEC Sponsored Events:
  5. 5. Useful Communication Skills <ul><li>Dialogical Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Verbal Cues </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Self- Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Proxemics </li></ul>
  6. 6. Uncertainty Reduction Theory <ul><li>Highly regarded theory by Berger and Calabrese continues to be applied in the establishment of new relationship as experienced in my study </li></ul><ul><li>As we meet new people we often attempt to reduce uncertainty about one another to establish a early premise of whether one is liked or disliked </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety is due to a situation or environment based upon a level of uncertainty </li></ul><ul><li>Uncertainty must be reduced in order to feel at east and more comfortable in that new environment or situation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Spiral of Silence Theory <ul><li>Theory by Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann’s in regards to fear of isolation was initially experienced with my personal immersion in new community </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to voice one’s personal opinion or thoughts due to fear of future judgment or nonacceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Feel at lowest level of hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Follow crowd even if in disagreement with a statement or decision </li></ul>
  8. 8. Emphatic Listening <ul><li>Put your own judgments and prejudices aside to listen to others, ideas, thoughts, and opinions. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Plain White T’s: The Big Event <ul><li>Spring music concert </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent planning by SEC yet breakdown in communication with Plain White T’s and SEC on night of performance </li></ul><ul><li>Council performed crowd control with many disappointed student </li></ul><ul><li>Negative reflection of SEC after Plain White T’s failure to appear </li></ul><ul><li>Rider News: Front page coverage “Plain White Tease” </li></ul>
  10. 10. My Study Prediction <ul><li>Group members would be skeptical of my interest to join the group during my last semester. </li></ul><ul><li>Skeptical that group members would respect my opinion on upcoming events and value my comments </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchy type of leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Study would help reinforce my career goal in public relations and event planning </li></ul>

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