Targeted Problem: UMBC student organizations do not communicate effectively between each other and administration
Open communication among organizations and administration would promote…
- diverse opinions, which can lead to more refined answers
- a more united campus life
- a space for critical conversations
- more aware administration
- more effective use of university money
- the empowerment of younger student organizations
- the revitalization of dormant student organizations
- the teaching of diversity, privilege and respect
- healthy competition
- more creative solutions to common problems
- bigger and better events
- a more refined student organization system
With this in mind, I hoped to create a council of clubs. In this council, there would be representatives from vastly diverse groups of student organizations. The council would provide a space for the student organizations to speak together in person and collaborate.
However, after much deliberate effort, the project came to a stall.
- Greater understanding of SGA processes and student life on campus
- Important connections to campus leaders and staff
- For example, I got to work closely with Virginia Bryne, the director of student leadership on campus.
- Able to observe others leadership techniques and refine my own strategies (ex- working backwards to create deadlines for a calendar schedule, making sure everyone is aware of the clear game plan at the conclusion of the meeting)
- Investigated highly important questions
- how do you sell an idea? create buy-in?
- There are student leaders who are aware of the concept and hope to pick it up for the future
- The fact that students are interested in this makes it more likely to take off as a success.
- Tested the reception of the council of clubs concept
- Student body was interested