Priorities:Elizabeth City State University Student Priorities
- 1 2022 Cohort
- 2 2021 Cohort
Project 1: Technologically Advanced Attendance Tracker
- Install key card readers on campus to fulfill the lack of technological advances.
- Can help professors take attendance more efficiently.
- Students use student IDs to be accounted for in class.
- Partner with IT to help install key card readers and create an adequate digital interface
Implementing key card readers will fulfill the lack of technological advances on campus. The key card readers would be used to monitor students' attendance. Rather than taking attendance by calling out names or writing one's name down on a sheet of paper, students can take out their student IDs and have the key card readers scan them to ensure they are accounted for in their in-person courses. They would be placed in classrooms and lecture halls, and data on the readers can be managed from any device. Hence, professors will always be aware of who attended their class, when they came in, and when they left.
Project 2: Monthly Talk Session
- Conduct a monthly talk session to help students learn to balance life and college while adopting an innovative mindset.
- Help students participate in activities that can break up monotony and relax the mind.
- Partnering with the Department of Health and Human Studies, Peer Wellness Ambassadors, and Student Health Services to help organize the events and gather monthly speakers.
- Open to all majors and students that are in need of tranquility and guidance.
- Educate students on innovation
Thankfully, here at Elizabeth City State University, students have the chance to receive great opportunities and offers. The university offers various scholarships, grants, internships, career opportunities, and much more. However, students have expressed that the workload can drastically affect their mental health over time. Implementing this project would help students on campus learn to balance life and college while adopting an innovative mindset. Innovation essentially means introducing something new or undergoing a new change. Students on campus experience change daily, and assuming an innovative perspective can help them learn to adapt to their unique personal and college situations and changes. Hence, each monthly session would feature new concepts, tips, and different speakers, which educate students on how to embrace an innovative mindset and implement it into every aspect of their lives to break the monotony and reduce the risk of burnout.
Project 3: Communication APP REMIND
- Students can have instant access to their professors through the use of the application known as REMIND.
- It is known to improve communication between professors and students.
- A tool in which we can work with IT to install
- Professors can set office hours.
Implementing the idea of the Communication APP REMIND will significantly impact student-professor relationships here on campus. Remind is a private messaging platform that one can use essentially on any device. It is free to use and possesses a clean, simple interface that we can work with IT to install. With Viking Engage and the campus's GroupMe being taken away, there is no longer an efficient communication tool for students and professors to use to communicate with one another. Using REMIND can fill that void as it aims to help teachers and students communicate simultaneously. Having instant access to an educator can enable students to feel comfortable, more connected to the college culture, and better understand the material being taught in their courses.
Project 1: Career Marketplace
- Cater to small business owners
- Use our campus-wide connection, the Vikings Engage app, to communicate this idea to connect with the student body.
- Partnering with the Business Department in helping organize the events based on mentorship of professors.
- Give the opportunity to all majors.
The idea for the implementation of the Career Marketplace, here at Elizabeth City State University would have its beneficial factors of establishing Innovation & Entrepreneurship skills. The student body already has a collective group of individuals that own their small businesses and even those that seek to be business owners. Everybody here at ECSU values entrepreneurial and innovative skills no matter the major that you may be pursuing. The Career marketplace will be an event that occurs either weekly or bi-weekly throughout the semester: that has multiple slots available for students to post up their products and services in the venue, the Moore Hall building, and sell to their prospective products to the student body, faculty, staff, and alumni. This project will help drive profit for the participating students and help establish more I&E projects that can help benefit students as an external source of knowledge from their respective majors.
Project 2: Creative Space
- Cater to creative mind thinkers: artists, digital media, musicians, and aspiring thinkers.
- Open to all students that need a creative space for their creativity.
- Have it accessible and well equipped with the correct equipment.
The Creative Space project will help give students the platform and resources to explore their interest in the arts and creative minds. This primarily caters to artists, musicians, and aspiring thinkers but isn't limited to those peers. The space would be a great opportunity to partner with different departments such as Digital Media, Business Administration, Career Development, Fine Arts, and STEM departments. This project would take place on campus making it accessible to commuters and students living on campus to help their expressive thoughts. Innovation & Entrepreneurship does not always have to cater to Business majors but to every major. The Characteristics and skills of I&E can benefit every student in their goals for their futures.
Project 3: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop
- Educate students on Innovation and Entrepreneurship within their major.
- Give students the opportunity to earn credit hours gaining knowledge on I&E.
- The workshop and course can be added to their resumes
Implementing an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop on campus will allow students to learn about I&E within their majors. The workshop would be made available for all students of any classification. Students who are Business Administration, Aviation Science, and Digital Media majors are highly encouraged to attend, but if you're a Social Work, STEM, or English major, this workshop would be open to you as well. Innovation and Entrepreneurship can be found in all majors, so let's encourage that through this workshop.