EDUCAUSE Ambassador Activity
Curious how your peers are getting their campus engaged with membership benefits? Explore the ideas below and get inspired for your own outreach efforts.
Vanessa Kenon, Carol Kiliany, and Heather Zink, EDUCAUSE Ambassadors for three separate EDUCAUSE member institutions, share their tips for getting their colleagues engaged with EDUCAUSE membership benefits and keeping them informed of beneficial resources and events during the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2020.
Irene Knokh, Instructional Designer and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, presents “EDUCAUSE Works for YOU!” to her colleagues. Her presentation includes an overview of EDUCAUSE, as well as recommended resources to begin utilizing, including the new COVID-19 resource page to help manage the implications of COVID-19, community groups to engage with peers in, and DIY Survey Kits to quickly gather feedback from students, faculty, and staff at their institution.
Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Associate Vice President Information Management & Technology and EDUCAUSE Ambassador at University of Texas at San Antonio encourages her colleagues to leverage EDUCAUSE resources during her organization’s biweekly virtual Fireside Chats.
Heather Zink, Academic Technology & Innovation Specialist and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for Rasmussen College – Bloomington, introduces deans, faculty, and student support staff who are serving on her organization's subcommittee—the EdTech Incubator—to EDUCAUSE during a bi-weekly meeting. As they research social learning technologies and discuss key needs of faculty from an LMS, the subcommittee explores the EDUCAUSE archives for lessons learned, as well as community groups that suit their interests.
Carol Kiliany, Project Manager and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for California State University, Office of the Chancellor, presents an overview of EDUCAUSE and membership benefits to her organization's leadership team at her on-campus meet and greet reception.
Tonya Bennett, Director of Educational Technology and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for the University of Pennsylvania, shares tips and methods for conducting cost-effective outreach at large institutions via the EDUCAUSE Review Professional Development Commons column.
"EDUCAUSE Ambassador for Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Did you know our organization is an EDUCAUSE member? Contact me for information on research, resources, and events you should know about."
Julie Marsh, Coordinator for Distance Education and Instructional Design and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing, promotes her role as a key liaison for EDUCAUSE resources and information via her email signature.
From left to right: Enoch Park, QM/Online Learning Specialist and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Patrice Walker, Director, Client Services and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for North Carolina Central University, and Jonathan Wade, Senior Educational Technologist and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for Western Carolina University, participate in a panel discussion about EDUCAUSE membership and the Ambassador Program at UNC Cause 2019. They plan to create state-wide meet-ups and collaborate with their UNC system office and state groups to continue educating peers about EDUCAUSE membership benefits.
Standing, left to right: Michael Cheng, University of Hong Kong; Che DeMarco, Manager, Member Relations, EDUCAUSE; Ann Harris, University of Portland; Susan Montgomery, University of Texas System; Branka Manojlovic, Rush University
EDUCAUSE Ambassadors gather at the 2019 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference to meet their peers, share their ideas and experiences as ambassadors, and learn more about the Ambassador Program.
Rayane Fayed, Instructional Designer and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for the American University of Beirut, introduces colleagues to EDUCAUSE membership benefits at her organization's new faculty orientation.
Irene Knokh, Instructional Designer and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, shares security awareness tips with her colleagues using ready-made content provided in the Security Matters blog, including Whaling, SMiShing, and Vishing...Oh My!
"[When we administered the Students and Technology Research Study in 2016], the PR folks came up with a cute advertising theme using various memes. [They utilized] banners in strategic places, table-tents, and sidewalk signs. Also, students were sent three strategically timed emails with links to the survey and we noticed participation surged after each email blast, and faculty were asked to encourage participation in their classes."
Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Director of Academic Computing and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for University of North Texas, shares her organization's strategy and success with administering the ETRAC student survey.
"Last year, our mass communication practicum student created a QR code on a flyer for us, [and we got a higher survey response]. We added a poster at the circulation desk of our library, which provided a steady flow, and our colleagues in the library would encourage participation as they interacted with the students."
Cindy Bowen, Director of Operations (IT) and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for Georgia College & State University, shares her success story on getting students and faculty engaged in the EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community (ETRAC) surveys.
Jennifer Edwards, Assistant Director Strategic Planning, Communications & Project Management and EDUCAUSE Ambassador for University of Kentucky, creates an overview of EDUCAUSE to be placed on her institution's website and includes links to EDUCAUSE membership infographics.