Starting the Year Off Strong

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Starting the Year Off Strong

Posted by Jamie Alt on Aug 12, 2018 9:09 pm

Hi all!

Welcome to August!

As the school year inches closer, and new staff have started. I wanted to welcome any new folks to the Late Night Community! If there is anything I, or the community, can do to support you in your programming efforts, please don’t hesitate to reach out! That’s what we’re here for!

On that note, what tips or advice do you have for our new friends? Or, any of us really! Starting the new year can be overwhelming, so what would you share with a colleague to help them start the year strong?

My advice is to utilize campus partners. We’ve started exploring partnerships with departments and student orgs, as they’ve popped up over the last year, and it’s been a great way to boost creativity, expand our outreach, and capacity. It’s important to remember that potential partnerships don’t always workout, and that’s ok! You can still gain valuable information about your program, and walk away with knowledge about a campus resource that could be valuable down the road. Partner relationships can be tricky, but as long as you’re up front with what you need or want, and remain open to where the partnership could take you, the result can be more than you imagined.

Moving forward, I would like to start highlighting the late night programs at your institutions on a monthly basis. If you’re interested in sharing more about your late night program (the set-up, what activities you’re doing, feedback you’d like from the group, etc.), please let me know. You can email me at jamiealt@umich.edu.

Thanks in advance for your engagement! Good luck with the start of the school year!

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