You may have noticed that we are using our social media accounts a little differently this semester than we have previously. Recently, the college began a new social media initiative aimed at bringing all programs into the fold, with scheduled postings across programs. This has allowed each program to have their own ‘time’ to make announcements, boast about students, and open a dialogue about service events that may be going on. With these new scheduled posts, we are reaching a larger audience and keeping students and alumni more informed with what’s happening in our college. We are always looking for ways to improve how we use our social media pages, and this has proven to be a fantastic way to be more inclusive of all programs and students.
Category Archives: Social Media
Websites and applications used for social networking.
Recently, Change Magazine published a very useful article on Social Media and their role in higher education. Here’s a quote from Social Media Go to College, by Ana M. Martinez-Aleman:
“Social media broaden the scope and increase the ways of learning course content; they may also draw out students’ many different talents in ways that traditional pedagogy does not. But faculty who use them should communicate clear and rigorous expectations for student use.
The challenges and responsibilities ahead lay at the feet of postsecondary faculty and administrators. Faculty need to explore the promise of using social media as supplementary or primary instructional tools. At the same time, more research needs to be conducted on the effects of social media on cognition.”
The Office of Assessment recently made the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Facebook page open to not only alumni but current students as well. This in conjunction with the College’s new Twitter page will allow us to stay in better communication with our students and alumni. The response has been positive and we are continuing to investigate new ways to use social networking to communicate with students and foster student engagement.