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Facebook, Co-Curricular Involvement, & Their Relationship Status @NASPA 2012

Program Description: In today’s college environment, Facebook is as ubiquitous as mobile phones. Many researchers have found that co-curricular involvement is crucial to increasing student learning and development. Does Facebook assist with promoting involvement in intentionally developmental activities, or does it inhibit that participation?

This presentation reports the preliminary findings of a quantitative study on the relationship between Facebook use and campus involvement. Implications for theory, practice, and further research will be discussed.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Convention Center

Presenter: Christopher Weiss, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Slides: Here are my slides in .pdf format.

And of course, feel free to subscribe for updates or email me to be informed when anything else is posted.

Other Resources: Social Media Toolkit!!

Initial Data Results: (temporarily removed until final findings are confirmed…email me if you have questions until then…)

References:

Aaker, J., & Smith, A. (2010). The dragonfly effect. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

Aboujaoude, E. (2011). Virtually you: The dangerous powers of the e-personality. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Arroway, P., Davenport, E., Xu, G., & Updegrove, D. (2010). EDUCAUSE core data service: Fiscal year 2009 summary report. Retrieved October 14, 2011, from: http://www.educause.edu/coredata/reports/2009

Astin, A. W. (1984). Student involvement: A developmental theory for higher education. Journal of College Student Personnel, 25(4), 297-308.

Barkhuus, L., & Tashiro, J. (2010, April). Student socialization in the age of Facebook. CHI 2010 Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems: Organizations and Communities, 133-142. doi:10.1145/1753326.1753347

Bergman, S. M., Fearrington, M. E., Davenport, S. W., & Bergman, J. Z. (2010). Millennials, narcissism, and social networking: What narcissists do on social networking sites and why. Personal and Individual Differences, 50, 706-711. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.12.022

Braxton, J. M. (2003). Student success. In S. R. Komives and D. B. Woodard, Jr. (Eds.), Student services: A handbook for the profession (4th ed., pp. 317-335). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Electronic & Information Technology (2012,January 5th). Retrieved from http://www.access-board.gov/508.htm

Evans, N. J., Forney, D. S., Guido, F. M., Patton, L. D., & Renn, K. A. (2010). Student development in college: Theory, research, and practice (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Gemill, E. L., & Peterson, M. (2006). Technology use among college students: Implications for student affairs professionals. NASPA Journal, 43(2), 280-300.

Geyer, S. (2011). Put student affairs in motion: Social media expectations of students. Leadership Exchange, 9(3), 30.

Heiberger, G., & Harper, R. (2008). Have you Facebooked Astin lately? Using technology to increase student involvement. In R. Junco and D. M. Timm, (Eds.), Using emerging technologies to enhance student engagement (pp. 19-35). New Directions for Student Services, no. 124. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) (2007). College freshmen and online social networking sites. Retrieved from Higher Education Research Institute’s website: http://gseis.ucla.edu/heri/PDFs/pubs/briefs/brief-091107-SocialNetworking.pdf

Jordan, A. H., Monin, B., Dweck, C. S., Lovett, B. J., John, O. P., & Gross, J. J. (2011). Misery has more company than people think: Underestimating the prevalence of others’ negative emotions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(1), 120-135. doi:10.1177/0146167210390822

Junco, R. (2011). The relationship between frequency of Facebook use, participation in Facebook activities, and student engagement. Unpublished manuscript. Lock Haven University.

Junco, R., & Chickering, A. W. (2010). Civil discourse in the age of social media. About Campus, 15(4) p. 12-18.

Junco, R., Heiberger, G., & Loken, E. (2010). The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 27(2), 119-132. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2729.2010.00387.x.

Kuh, G. D. (2009). What student affairs professionals need to know about student engagement. Journal of College Student Development 50, 683–706.

Lowery, J. W. (2004). Student affairs for a new generation. In M. D. Coomes and R. DeBard (Eds.), Serving the Millennial generation (pp. 87-99). New Directions for Student Services, no. 106. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Martinez Aleman, A. M., & Wartman, K. L. (2009). Online social networking on campus: Understanding what matters in student culture. New York, NY: Routledge.

Roberts, C. D. (2003). Community building and programming. In S. R. Komives and D. B. Woodard, Jr. (Eds.) Student services: A handbook for the profession (4th ed., pp. 539-554). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Smith, S. D., & Caruso, J. B. (2010). ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology. (Research Study, Vol. 6). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research. Retrieved March 1, 2011, from: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/ECARStudyofUndergraduateStuden/217333The

Statistics (2011, September 15). Retrieved from http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics

Strange, C. C., & Banning, J. H. (2001). Educating by design: Creating campus learning environments that work. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Wilson, M. E. (2004). Teaching, learning, and Millennial students. In M. D. Coomes and R. DeBard (Eds.), Serving the Millennial generation (pp. 59-72). New Directions for Student Services, no. 106. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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Becoming Effective Educators: Identity Management in the age of Social Media @University of Delaware, CAACURH No Frills 2012

Program Description: 97% of college students report using social media. In the age of Facebook and Google et al., it is essential for student affairs professionals to extend their education of the ‘Fishbowl Effect’ to online social media (Junco & Chickering, 2010). Participants will learn from and share their experiences, and will leave with an understanding of the problem grounded in the literature, including a strategy for how to become effective educators of online identity management.

Saturday, January 27th, 2012
University of Delaware

Presenter: Christopher Weiss, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Presenter’s Notes: Here’s my outline.

Resources to promote responsible social media identity management and online privacy:

  1. Facebook’s Safety Tools website, and their ‘Facebook for Educators’ guide (focused more towards K-12 educators, but certainly still applicable)
  2. Twitter’s Public vs. Protected Tweets information
  3. FourSquare’s (very detailed) Sharing Matrix, Privacy 101 info, and one of their blog posts on how FourSquare should be used so that somebody doesn’t break into your house…
  4. LinkedIn Privacy and Personalization settings
  5. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
  6. Infographic on Social Networking Security & Privacy

And of course, feel free to subscribe for updates or email me to be informed when anything else is posted.

Other Resources: Social Media Toolkit!!

References:

Aboujaoude, E. (2011). Virtually you: The dangerous powers of the e-personality. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Astin, A. W. (1984). Student involvement: A developmental theory for higher education. Journal of College Student Personnel, 25(4), 297-308.

Bergman, S. M., Fearrington, M. E., Davenport, S. W., & Bergman, J. Z. (2010). Millennials, narcissism, and social networking: What narcissists do on social networking sites and why. Personal and Individual Differences, 50, 706-711. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.12.022

Braxton, J. M. (2003). Student success. In S. R. Komives and D. B. Woodard, Jr. (Eds.), Student services: A handbook for the profession (4th ed., pp. 317-335). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Ellison, N. B., Vitak, J., Steinfield, C., Gray, R., & Lampe, C. (2011). Negotiating privacy concerns and social capital needs in a social media environment. In S. Trepte and L. Reinecke (Eds.) Privacy online (pp. 19-32). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Forty-five Percent of Employers Use Social Networking Sites to Research Job Candidates, CareerBuilder Survey Finds (2009, August 19). Retrieved from http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?id=pr519&sd=8%2f19%2f2009&ed=12%2f31%2f2009&siteid=cbpr&sc_cmp1=cb_pr519_

Gemill, E. L., & Peterson, M. (2006). Technology use among college students: Implications for student affairs professionals. NASPA Journal, 43(2), 280-300.

Geyer, S. (2011). Put student affairs in motion: Social media expectations of students. Leadership Exchange, 9(3), 30.

Heiberger, G., & Harper, R. (2008). Have you Facebooked Astin lately? Using technology to increase student involvement. In R. Junco and D. M. Timm, (Eds.), Using emerging technologies to enhance student engagement (pp. 19-35). New Directions for Student Services, no. 124. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) (2007). College freshmen and online social networking sites. Retrieved from Higher Education Research Institute’s website: http://gseis.ucla.edu/heri/PDFs/pubs/briefs/brief-091107-SocialNetworking.pdf

Jordan, A. H., Monin, B., Dweck, C. S., Lovett, B. J., John, O. P., & Gross, J. J. (2011). Misery has more company than people think: Underestimating the prevalence of others’ negative emotions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(1), 120-135. doi:10.1177/0146167210390822

Junco, R. (2011). The relationship between frequency of Facebook use, participation in Facebook activities, and student engagement. Unpublished manuscript. Lock Haven University.

Junco, R., & Chickering, A. W. (2010). Civil discourse in the age of social media. About Campus, 15(4) p. 12-18.

Madden, M., & Smith, A. (2010). Reputation management and social media. Retrieved from Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project website: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Reputation-Management.aspx.

Martinez Aleman, A. M., & Wartman, K. L. (2009). Online social networking on campus: Understanding what matters in student culture. New York, NY: Routledge.

Roberts, C. D. (2003). Community building and programming. In S. R. Komives and D. B. Woodard, Jr. (Eds.) Student services: A handbook for the profession (4th ed., pp. 539-554). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Smith, S. D., & Caruso, J. B. (2010). ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology. (Research Study, Vol. 6). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research. Retrieved March 1, 2011, from: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/ECARStudyofUndergraduateStuden/217333The

Statistics (2011, September 15). Retrieved from http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics

Timm, D. M., & Duven, C. J. (2008). Privacy and social networking sites. In R. Junco and D. M. Timm (Eds.), Using emerging technologies to enhance student engagement (pp. 89-102). New Directions for Student Services, no. 124. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

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Social Media Framework & Toolkit: Socially Interactive Technologies and Beyond! @PCPA Social Media Keystone

Program Description:  Now that you’re ready to become a social media pro, this presentation will cover how to create a social media strategy specific to your institution, the positive and negative developmental impacts that social media use has on students, and diversity and accessibility issues with social media. Attendants will receive an extensive Social Media Toolkit, engage in an advanced discussion about Socially Interactive Technologies in practice, and discuss the results of several assessment projects to support the creation of effective social media strategies.

Friday, January 6th, 2012
1:30 – 2:20 pm
Seton Hill University, Canevin Hall, room 206

Presenter: Christopher Weiss, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Presenter’s Notes: Here’s our outline.

Slides: Here are my slides in pdf form

And of course, feel free to subscribe for updates or email me to be informed when anything else is posted.

Other Resources: Social Media Toolkit!!

References:

Aaker, J., & Smith, A. (2010). The dragonfly effect. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

Aboujaoude, E. (2011). Virtually you: The dangerous powers of the e-personality. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Astin, A. W. (1984). Student involvement: A developmental theory for higher education. Journal of College Student Personnel, 25(4)297-308.

Bergman, S. M., Fearrington, M. E., Davenport, S. W., & Bergman, J. Z. (2010). Millennials, narcissism, and social networking: What narcissists do on social networking sites and why. Personal and Individual Differences, 50, 706-711. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.12.022

Braxton, J. M. (2003). Student success. In S. R. Komives and D. B. Woodard, Jr. (Eds.), Student services: A handbook for the profession (4th ed., pp. 317-335). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Electronic & Information Technology (2012,January 5th). Retrieved from http://www.access-board.gov/508.htm

Evans, N. J., Forney, D. S., Guido, F. M., Patton, L. D., & Renn, K. A. (2010). Student development in college: Theory, research, and practice (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Gemill, E. L., & Peterson, M. (2006). Technology use among college students: Implications for student affairs professionals. NASPA Journal43(2), 280-300.

Geyer, S. (2011). Put student affairs in motion: Social media expectations of students. Leadership Exchange, 9(3), 30.

Heiberger, G., & Harper, R. (2008). Have you Facebooked Astin lately? Using technology to increase student involvement. In R. Junco and D. M. Timm, (Eds.), Using emerging technologies to enhance student engagement (pp. 19-35). New Directions for Student Services, no. 124. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) (2007). College freshmen and online social networking sites. Retrieved from Higher Education Research Institute’s website: http://gseis.ucla.edu/heri/PDFs/pubs/briefs/brief-091107-SocialNetworking.pdf

Jordan, A. H., Monin, B., Dweck, C. S., Lovett, B. J., John, O. P., & Gross, J. J. (2011). Misery has more company than people think: Underestimating the prevalence of others’ negative emotions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(1), 120-135. doi:10.1177/0146167210390822

Junco, R. (2011). The relationship between frequency of Facebook use, participation in Facebook activities, and student engagement. Unpublished manuscript. Lock Haven University.

Junco, R., & Chickering, A. W. (2010). Civil discourse in the age of social media. About Campus, 15(4) p. 12-18.

Junco, R., Heiberger, G., & Loken, E. (2010). The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 27(2), 119-132. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2729.2010.00387.x.

Kuh, G. D. (2009). What student affairs professionals need to know about student engagement. Journal of College Student Development 50, 683–706.

Lowery, J. W. (2004). Student affairs for a new generation. In M. D. Coomes and R. DeBard (Eds.), Serving the Millennial generation (pp. 87-99). New Directions for Student Services, no. 106. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Martinez Aleman, A. M., & Wartman, K. L. (2009). Online social networking on campus: Understanding what matters in student culture. New York, NY: Routledge.

Roberts, C. D. (2003). Community building and programming. In S. R. Komives and D. B. Woodard, Jr. (Eds.) Student services: A handbook for the profession (4th ed., pp. 539-554). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Smith, S. D., & Caruso, J. B. (2010). ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology. (Research Study, Vol. 6). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research. Retrieved March 1, 2011, from: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/ECARStudyofUndergraduateStuden/217333The

Statistics (2011, September 15). Retrieved from http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics

Strange, C. C., & Banning, J. H. (2001). Educating by design: Creating campus learning environments that work. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Wilson, M. E. (2004). Teaching, learning, and Millennial students. In M. D. Coomes and R. DeBard (Eds.), Serving the Millennial generation (pp. 59-72). New Directions for Student Services, no. 106. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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Social Media 801: Socially Interactive Technologies and Beyond! @NACA-MAT 2011

Program Description:  You know  about social media and that students use it , but there is so much more to the story.   Attendants will  engage in an advanced discussion about Socially Interactive Technologies including results of several assessments to support social media strategies.

Monday, October 11th, 2011
9:00 – 10:00 am
Room 105

Presenters: Christopher Weiss, Indiana University of Pennsylvania & Heather Weaver, Arcadia University

Presenter’s Notes: Here’s our outline.

Coming Soon: Slides (via Prezi) and References – Feel free to subscribe for updates or email me to be informed when everything is posted.

Other Resources: Social Media Toolkit!!

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Social Media and Leadership @ NACURH 2011

Program Description: Do Facebook & Twitter make you a worse leader? A better leader? Have you or your friends ever wondered what impact social media has on your leadership? Attendants of this session will share their uses of social media in their leadership positions, as well as discuss their perceptions of the impact of social media use on their leadership.

Saturday, May 28th
2:30 – 3:20pm
Morgan Hall 206

Presenter: Christopher Weiss

Presenter’s Notes

Other Resources: As promised, here is the audio file I recorded of our discussion (with advanced permission from all participants).

Several participants said that text messaging services were highly effective for promoting the activities of their organizations.  However, none knew where to find such services.  After some quick research, here are the services I’ve found to fill the need we discussed:

The first is GroupMe, looks like it works great but it is limited to 25 total users and must be coordinated from somebody with a smartphone.

Cel.ly looks enticing, but I haven’t tried it yet and I’m not quite sure what its hangups are…

Here is an article in the NY Times about similar services..all seem to be similar though, which might not meet your needs..

The rest of the more professional-looking services are fairly expensive, especially when compared to the modest budgets of most residence hall governments.

UPDATE: I found one way to replicate this service, using Twitter (no account required).  Here’s the link on how to do it:
https://support.twitter.com/articles/218610-new-fast-follow

During our discussion, participants generated the following list of social media services:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Myspace
  • YouTube
  • Google Buzz
  • FourSquare
  • LinkedIn
  • Delicious
  • Flickr
  • Tumblr
  • StumbleUpon
  • HeyNACURH
  • Ping
  • Blogger
  • Reddit
  • Myspace
  • Xenga
  • LiveJournal
  • Daily Booth
  • StudentCenter

I referenced many studies that have been done on the effect of social media use on college students, which are also cited in my Presenter’s Notes (without a reference page..gasp..).  They are as follows:

Gemill, E. L., & Peterson, M. (2006). Technology use among college students: Implications for student affairs professionals. NASPA Journal, 43(2), pp. 280-300.

Heiberger, G. (2007). Have you Facebooked Astin lately? Unpublished manuscript. South Dakota State University.

Higher Education Research Institute (2007).  College freshmen and online social networking sites.

Junco, R., Heiberger G., & Loken, E. (2010).  The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades.  Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, no. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2729.2010.00387.x.

Lambert, A. (2006). The good, the bad and the ugly . . . Who is Facebook inviting to your event?? Student Activities Journal8, 7–10.

Martinez Aleman, A. M., & Wartman, K. L. (2009).  Online social networking on campus: Understanding what matters in student culture.  New York, NY: Routledge.

McElvain, K., & Smyth, C. (2006). Facebook: Implications for student affairs professionals. Bulletin (ACUI), 18–22.

O’Keeffe, G. S., Clarke-Pearson, K., & Council on Communications and Media. (2011).  The impact of social media on children, adolescents, and families.  Pediatrics, 127(4), 800-804.

Ryan, T., & Xenos, S. (2011).  Who uses Facebook? An investigation into the relationship between the big five, shyness, narcissism, loneliness, and Facebook usage.  Computers in Human Behavior.  Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2011.02.004.

Saculla, M. M., & Derryberry, W. P. (2011).  Addressing relationships among moral judgment development, narcissism, and electronic media and communication devices.  Unpublished manuscript.

For requests, questions, comments, feedback, etc:

  1. Twitter @Chris_S_Weiss
  2. Email C.Weiss@iup.edu

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Navigating the Graduate School Application Process @ NACURH 2011

Program Description: We are First-Year grad students at IUP, Chris has a binder-larger-than-a-bible of his entire application process to 7 different schools, and Tory took the more informal approach.  Since we love to help (and Chris is a hoarder – he has literally every document involved in the process), we want to share our experience to help you navigate the prickly process!

Saturday, May 28th
10 – 10:50am
Morgan Hall 310

Presenters: Tory Rowlands and Christopher Weiss

Presenters’ Notes

Handout

Other Resources: NASPA’s Graduate Program Directory

William Paterson University’s graduate school application timeline

Chris Weiss’ outline to his grad school application process (admittedly ridiculous and unnecessary, as Tory explained)

For requests, questions, comments, feedback, etc:
Tory: @VRowlands or RVJR@iup.edu
Chris: @Chris_S_Weiss or C.Weiss@iup.edu 

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