The Commencement Team was formed in 2008 and consists of nearly 40 commencement "stakeholders" from the campus community. In the meetings held three times a year, the team shares comments on past ceremonies and offers suggestions for the future. From the main meetings, subgroups are formed to resolve specific issues. The brainstroming that occured during these meetings have been responsible for many improvements to the ceremonies in the past several years.
To engage the University community in the planning, implementation, and continuous improvement of our commencement ceremonies with a goal of providing a positive experience for our candidates and their guests.
In addition to the Team, four subgroups were formed to address specific issues brought up by the team and the university community.
Reviews the commencement website, candidate instructions, guest guide, maps, commencement program, signage and any other communication tool.
Made up of primarily police and auxiliary services team members, this group maps bus routes and discusses parking and traffic issues.
This group discusses incidents from the previous semester and takes actions to prevent further issues. They also coordinate an annual Commencement Safety Workshop.
This group designs and implements a semesterly commencement survey. The group also meets to analyze the survey results and make improvements to future ceremonies based on comments received.
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September 2011 Team Meeting
June 14, 2011 Team Meeting
September 21, 2010, Team Meeting
February 3, 2011 Team Meeting
January 19, 2010, Team Meeting
June 8, 2010, Team Meeting
January 28, 2009-Team Meeting
February 5, 2009-Coliseum Signage Meeting
June 16, 2009-Team Meeting
July 2, 2009-Transportation Subgroup Meeting
September 8, 2009-Transportation Subgroup Meeting
September 29, 2009-Team Meeting
October 28, 2009-Communication Subgroup Meeting
November 19, 2009-Survey Subgroup Meeting
June 16, 2008-Team Meeting
June 16, 2008- Team Meeting UPDATED
August 25, 2008-Communication Subgroup Meeting
September 23, 2008-Team Meeting
In February of 2009, staff from the Curriculum Services office attended the Conference of the North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO) in Nashville, TN. The staff gave a presentation titled "Commencement Team: Engaging the Campus Community".
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