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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.

Updates and Next Steps

November 13, 2020 Technology Working Group Meeting

The Technology Working Group revisited the Digital Engagement Collaborative’s goals and discussed the assigned goals for the working group. To begin, the group tackled our first goal of “auditing existing technologies and data sources” by discussing what information would need to be captured as we inventoried various technology systems/solutions and data sources across campus. A product from this meeting was a finalized technology/data source inventory document that was shared with all members to use in collecting their thoughts and information. Each member will contribute to the inventory tracker document by December 2nd. At our next working group meeting on December 2nd, members will review the synthesized inventory and begin identifying overlaps and gaps in tech/data.


October 21, 2020 Collaborative Meeting

  • Discussed our case study exercise submissions and highlighted a few submitted case studies to analyze the key aspects of a good Digital Engagement Initiative.
  • Presented a framework to guide the next steps for the Collaborative which includes:
    • A draft vision statement
    • Core questions that the Collaborative will need to answer to succeed in implementing our vision.
    • Two deliverables for the Collaborative to work towards:
      • A Digital Engagement Road Map.
      • Making each collaborative member a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in digital engagement at The University of Georgia.
  • The Collaborative will be split into two working groups:
    • Technology - Lead by Justin Jeffery (International Student Life)
    • Strategy - Lead by Nancy Byron (Office of Online Learning)
  • The Collaborative will move to a rotation schedule with Working Groups/entire Collaborative meetings taking place every other month respectively.
  • Action items for next meeting:
    • Members will provide feedback on the Collaborative's Vision and Deliverables.
    • Members will organize into respective working groups by preference.
    • Working group leads will make contact with their group members and schedule their initial working group meetings and establish an agenda for first steps.

View the Meeting PowerPoint [pdf]

Members

Wes Summers
Wes Summers

Office of the VP (Chair)

Brent Betz
Brent Betz

University Housing

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

William Draper
William Draper

Office of the VP

Greg Harmelink
Greg Harmelink

Development & Alumni Relations

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

Kyle Poe
Kyle Poe

UGA Career 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