Posted December 13, 2012 by Erin Morrell 

Celebrating Accomplishments

I have spent the past week or so working on the details of my mid-year report that is due this week. It happens every semester, and I know it’s coming, but for some reason, this year, it was so much more detailed and took more time to put together. There are so many great things happening through our office and the student groups with which we work, as well as the programs and events that we produce.

Here are a few programs and services we provide that I will be highlighting in the report this semester:

  • Weekend programming has certainly become a mainstay on our campus, and the attendance only increased this semester. In the past, we have offered programming on alternate Friday nights. This year, we added Saturday programs, and they were wildly successful. We have many more students staying on campus during the weekend than ever before, and the demand and need for that type of programming has enabled us to offer another service to our students and work with other offices and groups in the process.
  • We have been doing more reach out to our commuters students (who make up half of our student body) to see how satisfied they are with campus life and how connected they feel to our campus. While we know many of our commuters are involved and attend our events, there are some that have outside commitments that prevent them from participating. We also took some of their comments and are making some simple changes to make life on campus easier and more convenient.
  • We installed Kwikboost charging stations in our building and in one of our main academic buildings in August and they see heavy use daily.
  • We installed new boards and strips for student organizations to hang flyers in our building, as well as created and implemented a new posting policy for the campus. It has been working well so far and has made the hallways less cluttered and more visually appealing.
  • Our office is working on a social media plan. Currently, our programming board uses social media to advertise and engage the students, but we have found a need for the Office of Campus Activities to have our own presence to talk about more than just the events sponsored by the programming board.

These are just a few of the things we have been working on here at Albertus Magnus College. We are proud of the work that our students accomplish and how much time and energy they do put into all the programs that they produce.

Over the course of the semester, we have seen successful events and some that were just mediocre; however, the enthusiasm and passion that our students have for the work that they do every day keeps the staff motivated and looking forward to them returning after break.

Celebrating accomplishments each semester shows our students that we appreciate the work that they are doing and gives them recognition for what they do.

  • What types of things do you include in your mid-year report?
  • What accomplishments have your students and your office produced this semester?
  • How do you gauge these accomplishments each semester, and do your students give you their feedback on these accomplishments?

Erin Morrell

Erin Morrell is the Associate Dean for Campus Activities & Orientation at Albertus Magnus College.

Erin has responsibilities in advising student organizations, including the programming board and student government, and supervising department student employees. She oversees the Albertus@Night late night programming series, and serves as the Director of New Student Orientation.


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