Location

Hirsch Hall, Room A

Start Date

11-3-2018 8:30 AM

End Date

11-3-2018 9:45 AM

Description

The most significant challenge externship programs face is “insufficient administrative support,” followed closely by “other demands on the faculty’s time,” according to the CSALE survey. And the pressure is only getting worse. The increased record keeping requirements of Standard 304(c), increased student participation due to the ABA’s 6-credit experiential learning requirement and new paid externship positions, plus the ever-present pressure of tight budgets, together are driving the need to find innovative approaches to these mounting administrative burdens.

For many of us, the answer to these challenges is finding online data management tools that can manage vast amounts of data efficiently and economically. These tools include high-end suites like CORE ELMS, the familiar Symplicity experiential learning module, and the basic and free Dropbox and Google Suite. This presentation will demonstrate how online tools can help manage externship programs of any size and with any budget, lessening the administrative burden on directors, faculty and staff. In addition, we will discuss ways in which some of the tools have broader applications, including facilitating assessment of programmatic and institutional learning outcomes and sharing data across institutions.

In this presentation, four externship directors who use each of these platforms will discuss how their chosen system fits their needs, highlighting its benefits and drawbacks (such as cost, user-friendliness, scope of services, etc.). Each presenter will conduct a live demonstration of their platform’s key features so that the audience can see it in action.

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Mar 11th, 8:30 AM Mar 11th, 9:45 AM

Click Here: Externship Data Management Tools to Increase Productivity (and Promote Sanity)

Hirsch Hall, Room A

The most significant challenge externship programs face is “insufficient administrative support,” followed closely by “other demands on the faculty’s time,” according to the CSALE survey. And the pressure is only getting worse. The increased record keeping requirements of Standard 304(c), increased student participation due to the ABA’s 6-credit experiential learning requirement and new paid externship positions, plus the ever-present pressure of tight budgets, together are driving the need to find innovative approaches to these mounting administrative burdens.

For many of us, the answer to these challenges is finding online data management tools that can manage vast amounts of data efficiently and economically. These tools include high-end suites like CORE ELMS, the familiar Symplicity experiential learning module, and the basic and free Dropbox and Google Suite. This presentation will demonstrate how online tools can help manage externship programs of any size and with any budget, lessening the administrative burden on directors, faculty and staff. In addition, we will discuss ways in which some of the tools have broader applications, including facilitating assessment of programmatic and institutional learning outcomes and sharing data across institutions.

In this presentation, four externship directors who use each of these platforms will discuss how their chosen system fits their needs, highlighting its benefits and drawbacks (such as cost, user-friendliness, scope of services, etc.). Each presenter will conduct a live demonstration of their platform’s key features so that the audience can see it in action.