I just wanted to update you all on some things that have been going on at AUSU that are related to my position of VP External and Student Affairs. We have had some new initiatives come out and are being worked on within the last few months that are exciting.
Many of them involve student engagement. I think that is definitely an important part for everyone, because we don’t get to interact with each other the same way that you would attending a brick-and-mortar university.
The first new way that AUSU is trying to build engagement is with Facebook Live sessions. Since we work online, we wanted to interact with everyone in a different way, but online. What we are doing is starting each session with a topic, and discussing it throughout the session. The topics have been planned with interaction in mind, so we are including questions and topics that students can comment on during the live video and we’ll respond to those. We are also giving out a free swag pack to one member at random who interacted with our session!