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Placement Committee Goals and Progress Report Form

 
Committee Chair Name: Larissa Linton
 
 
Date: October 10, 2008

¨ Goals Report
x Progress Report
 
Committee Members: Nora Grace Awkerman, Kevin Smith, Patrick Wadlington, Erin Swartout, and Steve Russell
 
Goals and Results:
 
(1) Analyze usage data from 2008 conference and provide recommendations regarding hours for Placement Center to be open due to transition to 3-day format.
 
RESULTS
 
·        We analyzed usage data from 2008 conference.  The data indicated that usage of computers and interview tables substantially decreased after 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Due to the additional cost required for computers and volunteers to keep the Placement Center open combined with the minimal usage on Saturday afternoon, the Placement Center Committee recommends that the Placement Center close at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday instead of being open the whole day. As such, the Placement Center hours would be 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. 
·        Considering this is a change from last year, we would plan to communicate the full schedule to Placement Center users in advance and post the schedule throughout Placement Center to manage user expectations so that they can plan accordingly.
 
(2) Market Placement Center to local area groups.
 
RESULTS
 
·        No action. We plan to promote Placement Center in fourth quarter of 2008.
 
(3) Attend Conference Advance in winter 2009 to ensure Placement Center needs are accommodated by hotel.   
 
RESULTS
 
·        No action. 
 
(4) Develop evaluation survey for Placement Center job seekers and employers to provide feedback on Placement Center at Conference.  Analyze survey and identify key strengths areas for improvement.
 
RESULTS
 
·        No action.
 
(5) Assign new Placement Chair before 2009 conference. It will be useful to have the next chair shadow in the Placement Center before taking on duties.
 
RESULTS
 
·        No action. 
 
(6) Increase committee membership to 5-6 members, excluding chair, to ensure that the Placement Center is fully staffed during the conference.
 
RESULTS
 
·        Two new members, Erin Swartout and Steve Russell, were added to the committee. 
 
(7) Update website information about Placement Center.
 
RESULTS
 
·        No action.