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Diversity College Team Members Tonja Brown, Shannon Foley, Amy Lonn, Susan McPhee Seattle University
Tonja Brown, Assistant Director of Residence Life Joey Cheatle, Student Orientation Leader Shannon Foley, Director of Residence Life Sarah Johnson, Student Orientation Leader Amy Lonn, Campus Police Officer Susan McPhee, Assistant Director of IT Ad Hoc Committee Team Members
Basic Questions Overview of FaceBook.com Why student build a FaceBook.com profile Issues students need to be aware of when utilizing FaceBook.com
How Do Students Communicate Today? Text messaging, cell phones, and instant messenger are not the only communication tools available. Students utilize FaceBook.com and other online networking web pages in staggering quantities. FaceBook has garnered 9.4 million unique users nationwide who log on each month…65% of users log on each day (Withall, 2005).
What Are Online Networking Sites? One of several sites, FaceBook.com, is an online directory that connects people through networks of academic and geographic centers (FaceBook, 2005). Other sites include MySpace.com, Friendster.com and ConnectU.com.
Why Do Students Use FaceBook? Meet other students with shared interests Network with students from their own and other campuses Organize and advertise campus social events Share music and photos Find out others contact information Participate in Blogs (online diaries) Share class notes and form study groups Dating Procrastinate Potential teaching tool
Potential Issues Students May Face While Using FaceBook Identity theft Invasion of privacy Harassment/stalking Potential employers viewing profile Other students posting inappropriate content Campus personnel viewing profile Admission decisions affected by profile Addiction to FaceBook.com Loss of anonymity
Seattle University: The Spectator Student Newspaper January 11, 2006: The Spectator reported that the student seen on the right was arrested for arson in a residence hall fire with a supporting article regarding the suspects history. Had this student not posted his picture on a public domain, his identity would have remained more anonymous. His identity is being publicized in an unintended way. It Wont Happen to Me! The Spectator reporter, Rob La Gatta, accessed this picture of Jeffrey Olson from myspace.com.
People need a valid address for access. FaceBook has users at 2,027 colleges & 22,000 high schools (Lashinsky, 2005). The University of New Mexico banned access to FaceBook on its campus system, citing numerous concerns, including student privacy, but planned to make it accessible this year. Fisher College in Boston expelled a student last year for criticizing a campus security officer on-line. University of California-Santa Barbara, stated they would discipline residential students for posting information or photographs that involved illegal activity. (Hass, 2006). Issues for Faculty and Staff
Best Practices University of Missouri at Columbia A recently formed FaceBook Task Force is educating students about posting FaceBook content that may violate student conduct and local and state laws. This force is comprised of members from the campus police department, faculty, judicial administrators and students.
Due to the recent incident at Diversity College regarding online communities of students, we as student development practitioners need to educate our students of the implications, both good and bad, of using this new technology. We should be aware of how student usage of websites like FaceBook and MySpace affect our student population, as well as how we can educate them about this issue. Our presentation and tutorial are necessary tools to assist students in becoming knowledgeable technology users. The orientation presentation will inform students of the dangers and advantages of using online networking sites, like FaceBook.com. Student leaders will conduct the orientation. The tutorial will test students on the knowledge from the orientation. The students must pass the tutorial before using FaceBook.com. What is Our Duty of Care to Students?
After the first year of implementing the orientation program, the process should be evaluated to help determine its effectiveness. A survey should be sent to all students to assess how program impacted students usage. Depending on the first year outcomes, a timeline should be established for revaluation. Proposal for FaceBook Tutorial
Newly admitted students receive an two months prior to the start of the school year that welcomes them to DC. Included in this welcome is a link to an online tutorial covering usage and pitfalls of FaceBook and other such online sites. Students are required to complete this tutorial and answer quiz questions before having access to their school account or FaceBook.com. Admitted students are assigned a student mentor who they will meet at freshman orientation. Mentors provide an orientation to online network sites such as FaceBook.com and MySpace.com. A skit will be performed at freshman orientation that highlights important facts about using online technology wisely. Building Bridges at Diversity College
Methodology for the Student Tutorial Examination of published articles regarding online networking sites comprised the majority of research used for this presentation. Content for the tutorial grew out of real-life issues that students using FaceBook.com have experienced. Working backward, the committee identified areas of knowledge we wanted students to understand regarding FaceBook.com and developed the tutorial scenarios to address these areas.
On this site, newly admitted students will be able to communicate with each other and with residence life staff. Lists of future hall mates, real-time chat sessions, and a discussion forum are included on the site. A great way for students to gain an introduction to DC before fall orientation. myDiversity.com – An Online Resource for New Students This is a best practice from University of Pennsylvania.
DIVERSITY COLLEGE Welcome Freshman Class of 2010 Before you are able to access your and personalize your myDiversity page there is an online tutorial for you to complete. Tutorial myDiversity Technology Mission: To provide a student portal that provided access and information that will enhance students educational opportunities.
Joey Cheatle, a Diversity University Orientation Leader, would like to welcome you to the online tutorial explaining FaceBook and the potential pitfalls students may run into while using it. Hi, Im Joey. FaceBook is a great way to make friends, but be cautious of what you put online. Campus administrators, campus safety personnel and future employers sometimes view the content of students. It can impact their decision to hire you. Tutorial Introduction
FaceBook.com is the newest online community to attract a large number of users. Similar to other sites like Friendster, MySpace.com, and others, FaceBook.com allows users to upload pictures and personalize their profile, which is connected to the school the individual attends. Members of FaceBook.com can then connect with others online and gain online friends by bumping other online users in an attempt to make a connection with them. FaceBook.com can be a fun online tool, as long as you educate yourself on how to use it properly. Tutorial Introduction
This tutorial will educate you about ways to properly ensure you are protecting your privacy and using the site and others like it responsibly. It will take approximately minutes. Please read the three scenarios and answer the questions that follow. In order to access FaceBook.com you must earn a score of 80 % or higher on the online questions throughout this tutorial. This is to ensure responsible usage of FaceBook.com while attending Diversity University. The tutorial will now begin. Tutorial Introduction
Julie is a college freshman at Diversity University. She has been elected president of her hall council and is active in student government. She plans on running for sophomore class president in the spring. During the year Julie attends a few parties where alcohol is present. Julie and her friends, also members of hall council, take pictures at these parties and they decide to post them on FaceBook.com. The pictures are of the girls dressed in grass skirts and bikini tops holding beer bottles and jello shots. The girls look intoxicated. A few months later Mark, the hall council advisor, logs on to FaceBook to see what the hype is all about. While searching through the student pages of Diversity U students Mark comes across the pictures of Julie and her friends. During the next hall council meeting, Mark asks Julie to visit him in his office. At this meeting Mark asks Julie if she has consumed alcohol anytime in the past few months. Julie confesses. Mark reminds her that drinking is in violation of the university's Student Leadership Contract, a contract that all student leaders must sign before taking office. Mark must now decide if he is going to suspend Julie from hall council and prohibit her from running for sophomore class president. Scenario One
Scenario One Questions 1.Can a student be punished for their communication and content on FaceBook.com? a. No, what you do one FaceBook.com is private and personal and only shared with friends. b. No, it should not be taken seriously. c. Yes, online communication and content is in the public domain, therefore students should be careful not to misrepresent themselves. 2. Who else may be monitoring FaceBook.com? a. Students from other universities b. Campus police c. Campus Administrators d. Potential employers e. Online predators f. All of the above 3. How long does information you post on FaceBook.com exist? a. For one day b. For as long as your account is active c. Forever
Scenario Two Maria joined FaceBook so she could share pictures with her friends and be a part of all the talk she was hearing so much about from the people living in her hall. After a couple of weeks, she began receiving messages from a classmate she had seen around campus. He seemed nice, but she didnt seem to know any of his friends. She tried to ignore his online messages to her, but he persisted and even wanted to meet her in person. She hesitated at first, but finally agreed to meet him off campus after lunch. Instead of the boy she had seen from the picture, an older man was there to meet her, stating that he had seen her around. He then proceeded to suggest that they leave the restaurant and get a hotel room. Maria quickly left the restaurant and ran quickly back to campus. She didnt report the incident to anyone, but started receiving harassing phone messages and letters on her door. On her FaceBook account, she had listed her residence hall room number and phone number, giving the man the information he needed to easily track her down. Maria finally contacted campus safety after she became scared and realized the situation had gone way too far.
1.Abusive, harassing, deceitful, obscene, or defamatory information posted about yourself or directed towards others is wrong and your account will be terminated and it could also result in your possible expulsion from Diversity U ? a.True b.False 2. When registering your account, you should put your exact birth date, phone number and residence hall room number? a.True b.False Scenario Two Questions
Jenny logged into her best friends FaceBook account and posts several messages pretending to be her best friend, Jill. Jenny thinks this will be a great joke. Some of the messages were inappropriate and suggestive in nature. Later, Jill is confronted by her RA. Many of the recipients complained about the messages. Jenny is found out by school authorities and disciplined. Scenario Three
1.It is acceptable behavior for a student at Diversity U to impersonate another person by logging in to FaceBook.com or other online sites using any other login information other than your own? a.True b.False 2.Disciplinary action will be taken against students posting content that violates college codes of conduct or policies? a. True b. False Scenario Three Questions
Hi, I am Sarah, an Orientation Leader at DC. Thanks for completing this tutorial. We are almost finished. Please take a few extra minutes to complete the following survey that will help DC improve the services we offer students. When this is done you will have full access to your school , access mydiversity.edu, a resource for incoming DC students to network with fellow class of 2010 members and chat with Res Life staff, and FaceBook.com. Remember, have fun, but use online services wisely. Congratulations!
As a committee, we decided that the best way to ensure that the orientation and online programs put forth to be assessed is through a survey taken by students at the end of the online tutorial. We have included a list of possible survey questions. Tutorial Survey
Post Tutorial Quality Assessment Survey 1.How would you rate this tutorial overall? (Poor Excellent) 2. After completing this tutorial, do you feel more equipped to use FaceBook.com responsibly? (Please respond). 3.Are you more aware of the possible risks associated with supplying too much specific information about yourself after completing the online tutorial? 4.Was the intent to educate students about the possible safety and privacy concerns made clear? 5.How, if at all, could this tutorial be improved to help students become educated about using FaceBook.com? 6.Why do you use FaceBook.com?
myDiversity Personalize your page Skins Add Pictures Change Font More Options Contact your mentor Search DC Information Financial Aid Career Center Student Involvement IT Help Desk Athletics Recreational Sports Security Access DC DC online DC Library Angel DC Blogs Freshman Week Orientation Schedule Residential Halls Move in Schedules Leadership Training Meet Your Advisor Luncheon Student Blogs: Help! I need a roommate Anyone a Lacrosse Player Welcome Sign In Password
Academic Concerns: Some students say they are addicted, checking and updating all the time. Students postings may be over inflated and not truthful to impress others. Some schools are using FaceBook as an opportunity to educate their students and a possible way to use FaceBook to advice and inform students regarding school information. Students Concerns: School administrators are accessing their profiles Parents Concerns: Potential employers are borrowing.edu access to check of students What Has Been Learned
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