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Advisor Training 2012 Office of Student Activities 103 Strebel Student Center (315)
Overview Role of an Advisor..... Page 4 Expectations Page 6 Org Recognition Process Page 11 How to use Pioneer Place Page 13
Thank you! Thank you for accepting your role(s) as an advisor to your student organization(s) Your involvement will serve both the UC Community and students by directly influencing student development Thank you!
What is an advisor? Educator Models goals, values and missions of Utica College Serves as a mentor to their student organization Counsels and mediates when problems arise Advocates for organization’s well being Role of advisor varies between organizations
Basic Roles of an Advisor “Hands-on hands-off” approach Aids in leadership development and skills training Group encouragement Resource on college policies, procedures, contacts, etc. Help the group troubleshoot problems Access to internal and external networking Ask questions and challenge students Channel information Monitor expenditures, policies and goals Provide year to year continuity Provide organizational history Aid in leadership and officer transition
Expectations: The Student Leader/ Advisor Relationship Student leaders and advisors must be clear about expectations Communication= understanding + respect
What a student leader expects: COMMUNICATION! Assistance in formulating long-range goals and planning short term projects Resource person- evaluate projects, performance and progress Offer guidance by reviewing goals, objectives, and the progress of the organization Assistance with college procedural matters Suggestions on how organization could be strengthened or improved
What a student leader expects: Improvement strategies for leadership skills Accessible and available, should emergency situations arise Willingness to listen to and be open to criticism and evaluation Allow the group to act on its own and make mistakes, but help them learn from mistakes Help in maintaining organization records Encourage the division of labor among group members to sustain member interest
What an advisor should expect of a student leader: COMMUNICATION! Keep advisor informed on activities, meetings, agendas and topics under discussion Attendance at regularly scheduled informational meetings To assist other students in the organization in skill development Willingness to share responsibility with other group members Documents and historically saves all group activities Invite advisors to meetings Inform and invite advisors to org events
Questions to ask your Organization How much involvement is needed? How many events does the organization sponsor each semester? How often does the organization meet? How do your skills match the needs of the organization? What are some needed improvement areas within the organization? Is the advisor expected to give feedback? How often and when?
Organization Registration MUST HAVE: At least 5 members total, including: President/Director Treasurer/Comptroller Faculty/Staff Advisor Valid and current constitution Pioneer Place should always have the most up to date information on student organizations. After elections (which can also be done through PioPlace), the roster and position titles should be updated immediately to reflect new positions and new members should always be invited.
What is Pioneer Place? Social network platform designed by Collegiate Link exclusive only to Utica College Allows management of co- curricular activities such as student organizations and events Promotes student involvement
Perks of Pioneer Place Student Organizations MUST have a Pioneer Place to be recognized by Student Senate All Utica students, faculty and staff can make personal page All Utica personal may view news, upcoming events, etc. of any student organization
Advantages of Pioneer Place for Student Organizations * * * IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ADVISOR TO KEEP PIONEER PLACE UPDATED, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT MEMBERS * * * Management of members, e-board, events and news Private messages to organization members Social Networking sites such as Facebook and/or Twitter, may be link to an organization’s page Advertisement of events on campus-wide “Flyer board”
Pioneer Place: The Basics Updating Organization Profile Adding New Members Updating/Adding New Positions Creating Events Uploading News Sending Messages * Any members given the permissions to update your organization’s profile can perform any of the above tasks
Updating Organization Profile Click [Edit Profile] underneath organization’s profile picture You can edit the Summary Description, Full Description, Contact Information and External Page Links, etc. Click [Update] to update the changes to your organization’s page Your profile changes have now been updated
Adding New Members Click [Invite people] under the tab [Roster] in left-hand menu Enter the campus addresses of individuals you wish to send membership invitations Select [Member] from the drop down menu Click [Send Invitations] when all people have been added to the list A message will be sent to those selected which will prompt them to either accept or decline invitation
Updating/Adding New Positions Click [Create New Positions] under [Positions] tab in left- hand menu The Positions Templates that are available for this organization are listed. Click the name of the position that best matches the new position Update the name of the position Update the remaining options as appropriate Click [Create] The new position has been added to your organization’s profile.
Creating Events Click [Create Event] under [Events] tab in left-hand menu Enter the Name, Location, Start Time and End Time Enter a brief description of the event and attach a pre- approved flyer Include any additional information that may be required Click “Save” Identify who you’d like to invite to the event by username or
Uploading News Click on [Create Article] under the [News] tab in the left-hand menu Enter the title summary, and the full story of the article. You can use the text editing features to customize the style of the story of your article Upload an image to be displayed with the summary in the News ticker Click [Save Article]
Sending Messages Click [Messaging] under [Roster] tab in the left-hand menu Click [Send Message] under the appropriate delivery method Create a delivery statement using the criteria lists by clicking [Edit] on each component Enter a subject line for the message and the body of the message Click [Send] to send the message to your indicated recipients
Want more information on Pioneer Place? Additional information and instructional power points and word documents are available upon request Remember, any organization members can be granted permission to update the organization’s profile Bethany Piraino, Assistant Director of Student Activities x3037
Advising Tips Have a strong interest and commitment to the student organization and mission Build a strong relationship with the president, chairperson, or other key members as they will be your main point of contact Praise in public, criticize in private Provide an outside perspective and assist students with seeing “outside the box” Make sure all executive board members have your contact info ( address, work or cell-phone number)
Student Activities Office Bethany Piraino-Assistant Director UCPB Advisor x 5294 Fran Lucia- Event Coordinator Greek Life Advisor x 3037