The whole event was essentially just an ongoing confirmation that we had selected the right student engagement platform.
- Miles Ashlock, Associate Director of the Office of Student Life at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
On June 21 - 23, 2012, 100 higher education professionals representing 55 institutions from 26 states gathered in Dallas, Texas to kick off OrgSync’s inaugural user conference, OrgSync Connect. The three-day user conference followed the theme of Learn, Share, Interact; it offered customers the opportunity to learn how other campuses are benefitting from the platform, share best practices, and interact with one another to create networks of users.
OrgSync’s customers hosted 15 educational sessions to showcase their campus programs and initiatives and share the many ways the platform is impacting their campus. Educational sessions covered a variety of topics including:
- Creating buzz to improve student adoption on campus
- Launching OrgSync’s Co-Curricular Transcript feature to students
- Leveraging OrgSync across multiple departments on campus
- Collecting involvement data for annual assessments
"The whole event was essentially just an ongoing confirmation that we had selected the right student engagement platform,” states Miles Ashlock, Associate Director of the Office of Student Life at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In addition to the educational sessions, breakout sessions gave participants the opportunity to exchange ideas with other institutions in their geographic area. These networking opportunities helped attendees expand their network and continue to share ideas post-conference.
“The learning that resulted from having so many amazing Campus Partners gather together to exchange ideas and learn from one another has been invaluable for both our customers and team,” states Eric Fortenberry, Founder and CEO of OrgSync, Inc. “Given the success of this event, we plan to make OrgSync Connect an annual event and look forward to making the conference even bigger and better in 2013.”
Plans for the 2013 OrgSync Connect User Conference are currently being developed and will be announced in Fall 2012.
OrgSync provides a Campus Engagement Network that connects students with organizations, programs, and departments on campus. The Company's cloud-hosted, software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform is built using the latest technologies that create an online community for colleges and universities to improve communication, information sharing, and collaboration. The platform streamlines day-to-day operations, minimizes paper usage, increases student engagement, and tracks all co-curricular involvement data. Campuses may leverage the data collected in OrgSync to assess the impact of student involvement and co-curricular programming on overall student success and retention. Learn more http://www.orgsync.com.