The creation of a welcoming community for the student at a college is a critical element of both the school’s ability to function and the students’ ability to perform well in their studies. A great deal of attention has been directed toward ways to build and extend that community in ways that are sensitive to the needs of widely diverse student populations.
The ways in which social media platforms have leveraged the on-campus student community has been through focusing their attention on dormitories and social activities that assemble the critical mass of students.
The Social Media and Building College Community presentation will explore the limits that commuter campuses face in building community, and explore ways in which social media might be able surmount those limits.
Two exemplary interventions will be presented:
- Using Social Media to implement mentoring for underrepresented students in STEM, presented by Dr. Renetta Tull of the University of Maryland Baltimore County; and
- The Social Media Fellowship at the City University of New York, presented by Dr. Matthew Gold, of CUNY
DR. SHAKILA MERCHANT
Assistant Director of NOAA CREST Center
CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
DR. RENETTA TULL
ASSOC. VICE PROVOST FOR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
DR. MATTHEW K. GOLD
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND DIGITAL HUMANITIES
CUNY GRADUATE CENTER