RA/HR Applications, Closing Meetings, Evaluations...


Attached To this email are the self evaluations and evaluations for your RA staff. Please pay careful attention to the details and dates below.

  • These should be completely electronically.
  • RA's and HR's should complete a self-evaluation (using their specific form) and turn it into their supervisor. (ask each RA to copy me on their self-eval to the HR.)
  • Self-evals are due to supervisors by Monday, October 28th
  • Evaluations by HR is due to the AD by Monday, November 4th
  • Evaluations given to RA's (by the HR) between Monday, November 11th through Wednesday, November 20th

Molly's Revised Office Hours

PLEASE utilize my office hours-it is more fun to talk to people than to sit behind a computer screen. You also are guaranteed a response where some emails get lost. Practice face to face communication and come see me during my revised office hours:

Mondays: 9am-10:30am
Tuesdays: 11:30am -1:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-10:00am
Thursday: 10:00am-11:30am
Friday: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Please share these days and times with your RAs. Remember, you may need to wait 10-15 minutes. Check in with Denise prior to entering Molly's office if you are stopping by for quick advising during office hours. Thanks!

Hall Closing Information

Please review the attached PowerPoint and come to our next staff meeting prepared to share how you are delegating the slides to your staff. Be aware of your staff's strengths and apply their strengths to the slides/their role during the Hall Community Closing Meeting.

Don't forget to be creative with CDAs!

Don't forget how influential social media can be! With Google Videos we can send out VIDEO CDAs to the Class of 2017. Why not do a Video CDA for the month of November?

If you choose to do this, your video must be submitted to Molly McGravey (mcgraveym@denison,edu) no later than November 12th. We will send the Videos out in ONE email rather than sending out multiple emails to the class of 2017

Work Smarter, Not Harder!!!

Professional Development Corner...

At this time of year you may be considering post graduation plans and/or summer internships. You may also be thinking about applying for a Distinguished Leadership Awards. Many of you will request a letter of recommendation or a reference call from a faculty member, staff member, and/or supervisor. Here are some tips for requesting a professional reference/recommendation:
  • You can ask for a reference in person, by phone, or by email.
  • When asking try to phrase your request in the following manner, "Do you feel as though you know me well enough to provide me with a professional reference?"
  • Once you secure a professional reference, provide your references with a copy of your resume and a description of the job/graduate/professional school you are applying for
  • Be sure to provide any specific details if you are applying to a program/school/job that requires a specific type of reference or requires your reference provider to upload the letter of recommendation through an online system
  • Keep a list of your references and include their phone number and employment information-take this list to your interview
  • Always follow up with a thank you-handwritten notes are often well received and more noticeable than an email
  • Keep in touch with those who write you reference letters-it is always great to have a network of people who support you and your professional endeavors.

Thinking about an internship this summer-don't miss out on a stipend. Here are more details: