Adviser Update Adviser Update Fall 2017 - Page 8

SURVEY AS TEAMBUILDER By Kate Plows T wo years ago, when a couple of brilliant student editors first proposed running a survey of the incoming freshman class, I was a bit hesitant. Our extracurricular staff does not have many concentrated opportunities for rigorous training throughout the year, so our two-day back-to- school workshop in August fills a major need. With a mostly brand-new team, I knew we needed time on the basics, time to learn, time to plan, and time to build trust and relationships. Where would we find time to add the logistics of survey design and implementation — all new to our staff? Wise student leaders have taught me