New Social Media Tool Celebrates, Publicizes Student Achievement
Bucknell University uses Merit pages from readMedia to publicize student achievements inside and outside of the classroom. Students will receive recognition when they make the dean's list, present their research at a conference, participate in volunteer activities, study abroad, and much more. Students will receive credit for their achievements and activities, while also creating an online profile - a Merit page - that they can use for jobs, internships, and references after graduation. In addition, students can share items with their friends and family through Facebook and Twitter.
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Campus departments, clubs and organizations provide the Community News Editor in the Division of Communications with a brief article about the achievement or recognition, along with the name and/or a spreadsheet of students who earned the accomplishment. Communications will create a personalized story about these students and their accomplishments and award a badge, which will publish on the student's profile on Merit. Stories also will be sent to each student's hometown newspaper for publication. Students and their parents may email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and concerns.
A badge appears on the student's page for their recognition. For instance, a student who is named to the dean's list for four semesters will receive a badge on their page each time they receive the honor.
Merit pages show how Bucknell prepares students for a career, and makes them valuable members of society and more attractive to employers. The profiles connect what students do in the classroom to the exceptional career-building opportunities students gain while on campus.
You can disconnect Merit from your Facebook, Twitter and social media networks by following instructions on the Merit Student Knowledge Base page.
To opt out of the program, simply reply to the email you receive from Merit and ask to be removed. Or, email your request to email@example.com. You will be given instructions on how to opt out of future stories.
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