ymccartyharris at ysu.edu
Sun Sep 7 15:50:42 EDT 2008
I think this is a great idea and we should us it. The key is getting
individuals to the use the portal. We are experiencing problems now
just getting people to use the portal. A lot of peopel use other
scheduling calendars and other email servers. I know my secretary keeps
my schedule and I think it is OUtlook.
Brenda Scarborough wrote:
>>From the desk of Cameron Hughes:
>The YSU BFSA is facing a few scheduling challenges and communication
>challenges. I have recommended (a partial solution) on a few other
>occasions, I will just offer up
>again as a refresher. The YSU BFSA needs to modernize a little with
>respect to communication technologies. We need take more advantage
>of the new University Portal (It is part of Banner). The portal has:
>1) A shared calendar: (that we can use to track everyone's
>availability so that meetings can be planned for maximum
>participation). Its a nice planning and scheduling tool!
>2) Message Board : Where members can communicate and share ideas as a
>group. You can post or read messages at your convienience while
>sharing your thoughts with everyone else. (Folks this part of the new
>social computing movement!)
>3) A Files area where we can upload important documents to be shared
>(e.g. by-laws, constitution, nominee pledges, documents, etc)
>4) A Chat area where we can (if necessary!) have meetings online (if
>everyone can meet in the same physical location)
>In addition to these we need to take advantage of the BFSA website
>and blogs to stay better informed about what's going on with the
>Finally: phone conferencing for members who are available at the
>right time of a meeting but are in a different place. All they need
>is access to a phone!
>They could then hear and participate in the meetings.
>Its not always possible to have everybody at the same place and same
>time. Lots of members would participate more if thier calendars
>permitted it. We can address part of the scheduling and
>communication challenges by fully utilizing:
>The YSU Portal (Groups Feature)
>The BFSA Listserve (Managed by Brenda)
>The BFSA Website: http://www.ysubfsa.org
>The YSU BFSA has an Information Technology (IT) group. We should take
>full advantage of them when we have to.
> Thanks Yulanda for all the effort you have (and will) put in during
> this election process :-)
>Remember: Success comes to those who are too busy to look for it.
> A "BFSA Group Page" that is/was set up by [Rosa Vega, Group Leader].
> Members who wishes to join, submit a request to join that must be
>approved by the leader.
>Brenda Scarborough, LMTA II
>Maag Library/Information Services
>Youngstown State University
>One University Plaza
>Youngstown OH 44555-0001
>t:(330)941-3126 e: bmscarborough at ysu.edu
>bfsa mailing list
>bfsa at lists.ysu.edu
Yulanda McCarty-Harris. Esq.
Director of Equal Opportunity
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555
ymccartyharris at ysu.edu
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