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Digital Engagement

The Student Affairs Digital Engagement Collaborative forms digital engagement strategies and coordinates digital engagement efforts for both division-wide initiatives and individual departments, including serving as a test group for execution and assessment of individual programs and initiatives.

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The kickoff meeting for the Digital Engagement Collaborative was held on Wednesday, September 16th. In this meeting, the Collaborative's Mission and Goals of better integrating technology into programs and services to enhance the student experience and more effectively meet students in their digital lives was established. Additionally, the collaborative explored what the "Digital Engagement Mindset" looks like and how to apply that to our existing programs and services.

The Collaborative will meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 21 at 9:00 a.m.

Next Steps

Collaborative members are applying the "Digital Engagement Mindset" to a program or service in their own area and writing up a case study for submission and discussion in the next meeting.

Additionally, the Collaborative will determine how it should be organized to address the following goals:

  • Auditing and documenting of both new and existing technology solutions that can be utilized for digital engagement.
  • Identifying and measuring the "gaps" between where students want us to be vs where we are, so the Collaborative can effectively pair up solutions with challenges.
  • Identifying already successful digital engagement initiatives both at UGA and other institutions to get a better understanding of what is already being done in this area.
  • Identifying methods and tools for measuring Digital Engagement initiative success so that the Collaborative can learn what works and apply that to future challenges.

Members

Wes Summers
Wes Summers

Office of the VP (Chair)

Brent Betz
Brent Betz

University Housing

Stephen Bridges
Stephen Bridges

Office of Online Learning

Nancy Byron
Nancy Byron

Office of Online Learning

Taylor Cain
Taylor Cain

Engagement, Leadership, and Service

Larry Cloud
Larry Cloud

Undergraduate Admissions

Donald Coleman
Donald Coleman

Student Transitions

Tyler Daniels
Tyler Daniels

Development and Alumni Relations

William Draper
William Draper

Office of the VP

Jamel Hodges
Jamel Hodges

Multicultural Services and Programs

Justin Jeffery
Justin Jeffery

International Student Life

Jessica Keever
Jessica Keever

University Housing

Chris Kopacz
Chris Kopacz

Student Conduct

Jamie Lewis
Jamie Lewis

University Marketing and Communications

Nikki Mottley
Nikki Mottley

University Health Center

Don Reagin
Don Reagin

Office of the Dean of Students

Kara Rex
Kara Rex

Greek Life

Samra Ward
Samra Ward

Disability Resource Center

Lisa Williamson
Lisa Williamson

Recreational Sports