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Reflection Through Social Media


Presenter: Allison H. Crume

Professional Title: Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Institution: The Florida State University

Background Experience: Allison Hawkins Crume, PhD is the assistant vice president for student affairs at Florida State University (FSU). She provides support in leadership and management in the areas of finance and administration, assessment and research, and marketing and communications. Crume also has experience in the areas of staff development, student activities, and policy development. She is an active member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), serving on the Region III Board for the past seven years. Her research interests include campus governance, women in higher education, professional development, graduate preparation, and supervision.


Joe-OGreen.jpgPresenter: Joe O’Geen

Professional Title: Graduate Assistant

Institution: The Florida State University

Background Experience: Joe O’Geen received his bachelor’s of science degree from Emory University.  Currently he is a second year master’s student in the Higher Education Student Affairs Program.  He also holds a graduate assistantship in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.



Presenter: Tura Magley,

Professional Title: Undergraduate Student

Institution: The Florida State University

Background Experience: Tura Magley is a graduating senior earning two bachelor of sciences degrees in sociology and psychology along with a minor in communication studies and certificate in leadership studies. As an aspiring student affairs graduate student and professional, Tura is interested in new student transition, leadership education, and spiritual development in college students.



Social media tools provide new ways to build community and encourage students to provide their thoughts in a concise and succinct manner. This interactive session will provide examples of how these tools can be utilized in and out of the classroom environment to enhance students’ engagement. Presenters will share practical examples of how social media use supports student reflection. 

Important Question Explored: “How does reflection via social media positively impact and reinforce learning outcomes?”

Extension of Session Experience: The goal of this presentation is to share practical examples of social media use in increasing student reflection. Participants will gain knowledge about best practices for using social media in higher education, understand models for utilizing social media to engage students in the classroom, as well as have the opportunity to share which tools work on their campuses.


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