Tentative Schedule

Last updated 5/30/2012.

Sunday, June 3

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Peacock Salon A
NASPA Region III Advisory Board Meeting
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cottage Row Lobby
Symposium Registration
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Peacock Foyer
Exhibits Open
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Peacock Salon B
Opening Symposium Speaker: Terri Bump, American Campus Communities, “Degrees”
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Peacock Salon C
Region III Directors Reception (all participants welcome)
 

Monday, June 4

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Cottage Row Lobby
Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cottage Row Lobby
Symposium Registration
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Avamere
Vice President Networking Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Peacock Foyer
Exhibits Open
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Spotswood Arms
Session I - Transitional Leadership: Riding the waves of change during an interim experience
Bill Boerner, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Education, Morehead State University
Interim leaders are often hired to fill a void or maintain order during organizational transitions. Student Affairs is not immune to this phenomenon and understanding the strategies and support necessary toward this type of role can be crucial for a successful experience. This session will highlight findings from a recent study regarding the perceptions of mid-level interim managers. Through this presentation, current professionals faced with an interim challenge as well as Student Affairs leaders may gain insights into this useful yet complex leadership role.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Peacock Salon B
Session II - Social Media and Networking 101
Eric Hartman, Dean of Students, University of the South
Christine Hernandez, Program Coordinator, George Mason University
Casey Peterson, Director Center for Service and Learning, Brigham Young University
In a world where students seem to know more about technology than administrators, we must help each other understand their virtual environments and the technological tricks that will keep us relevant and effective. Specifically, we will discuss the various forms of social media and networking tools available online such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Dropbox and more. Through this session, participants will learn how to use technology tools as well as apply them in their work with students and colleagues.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Peacock Salon A
Session III - Campus Labs
Doug Fraser, Vice President, Campus Relations, Campus Labs
Becky Spurlock, Associate Dean of Students, Belmont University
Campus Labs offers a comprehensive assessment platform designed to help YOU (the student affairs practitioner) and your division enhance student success and retention through timely, actionable data. Our experience in supporting assessment for 300+ student affairs divisions has shaped the tools and resources that we will review. This session will provide an overview of Campus Labs as well as best practices and real-world examples from a participating campus.
9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Peacock Salon B
Session IV - How We Belong (or how community, courage, vulnerability and shame shape us)
Becky Spurlock, Associate Dean of Students, Belmont University
Based on the work of Brene; Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, researcher at the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work, we will explore the intersections of Brown’s work with commonly accepted student development theory in the understanding how shame, vulnerability and empathy shape our individual sense of worth, belonging and joy and ultimately, our communities.
9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Spotswood Arms
Session V - Social marketing based interventions to change risky behaviors: Theory, Evidence, Techniques, Evaluation
Adrienne Keller, Research Director, National Social Norms Institute, University of Virginia
Social marketing, motivational interviewing, social norms, logic models, online personalized feedback…the words come in waves. This presentation focuses on the psychological and behavioral foundations for best practice interventions to help students avoid or decrease risky behaviors. Participants will have the opportunity to design a logic model to guide an intervention.
9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Peacock Salon A
Session VI - Building Student Affairs for the Future: New Professional Competencies for Practice
Pamela Havice, Associate Professor of Student Affairs and Coordinator of Masters in Student Affairs and Ph.D. in Higher Education Programs Leadership, Counselor Education, Human and Organizational Development, Clemson University
Andrew Wilson, Assistant Dean, Campus Life, Emory University
In recent years, a number of competency models for professional practice have emerged. In July 2010, the NASPA Board of Directors and the ACPA Governing Board approved the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners. What is this document The NASPA/ACPA Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners? Comprised of ten competency areas, this presentation explores how this competency model (as well as others) can be used to guide professional development such as career planning, performance evaluation, evaluation, curriculum planning, job task analysis, and job development. Participants will engage in conversations on the benefits and use of this model.
10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Peacock Salon A
Symposium Speaker - Richard P. Keeling
We’re Losing Our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Peacock Salon C
Awards Luncheon
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Peacock Salon A
Symposium Speakers - NASPA Board Chair, L.J. Johnson and NASPA President, Kevin Kruger
“NASPA Update and Student Affairs 2012 - Is this a Kodak Moment?”
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Spotswood Arms
Session VII - Retention Strategies for Remedial Students
Andrew Johnson, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, South Georgia College
Diane Blum, Academic Support Center Specialist, South Georgia College
Higher education institutions are experiencing an increase in enrollment in remedial courses and the inverse in student’s successfully exiting the remedial courses. This program focuses on the direct intervention methods used at an open access institution in Georgia to address these deficiencies through holding students accountable for his/her success, educating them about available resources, and developing a structure for success. Finally, two year’s worth data will be presented on the progress of the initiative as well as recommendations for the future.
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Peacock Salon B
Session VIII - Riding the Housing Wave: Where do I go from here?
Christopher Holland, Director of Residential Communities, The University of Alabama
So many of us get our start in student housing and yet that is not where most of us want to end up. This roundtable session will explore the many ways that a housing role can lead to other opportunities (both in and out of housing).
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Peacock Salon A
Session IX - Surfing the Waves of Change: The Impact of the Dear Colleague Letter
Kerry Albright Fankhauser, Associate Dean and Title IX Coordinator, University of Richmond
Daniel Fabian, Associate Dean, Coordinator of Substance Abuse Education, and Title IX Coordinator, University of Richmond
The “Dear Colleague Letter” provides instruction to educational institutions that receive federal funding on the appropriate implementation of Title IX. In this program we will discuss policy development, report response, education, and prevention as ways campuses can address the issue of gender-based violence, as required by law, within their institution.
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Avamere
Dean of Students/AVP Networking Session - Campus Session
4:00 p.m.
Old Dominion University Campus Visit
Sign up at Registration table, limited spots
  Dinner on your own with NASPA friends
 

Tuesday, June 5

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Cottage Row Lobby
Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Peacock Foyer
Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Peacock Salon B
Session X - For Graduate Students and Practitioners Contemplating the Doctorate: Factors to Consider
Peggy Crowe, Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives, Western Kentucky University
Professionals pursue the doctorate for a variety of reasons; career advancement, a general interest in learning and creating new knowledge or an opportunity to re-tool. Whatever the reason(s), there are many factors to consider. Attend this session to chart your course towards a decision to select and begin doctoral work.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Spotswood Arms
Session XI - Taking Care of You. Taking Care of Your Colleagues and Students
Alicia Caudill, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Gainesville State College
As student affairs practitioners, we are trained to respond to the needs of our students and our colleagues. However, without taking care of ourselves, we cannot truly perform our best at work. Take some time to learn what self-care really means and gather specific ideas you can easily adapt.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Peacock Salon A
Session XII - Social Media and Civility: Riding the Waves of Student Change
Jeanine Ward-Roof, Dean of Students and NASPA Region III Director, Florida State University
Danny Armitage, Assistant Vice President Student Affairs/Campus Services, University of Memphis
As social media venues increase, students and professionals struggle with defining civility and supporting freedom of speech in the electronic realm. Individuals often share their thoughts in manners that foster exclusivity and dismantle a community while negatively impacting a student’s progression in their college experience. Join us for a discussion about freedom of speech, civility and the emerging etiquette norms in regard to social media on college campuses.
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Peacock Salon A
Session XIII - Creating a Culture of Evidence
Becky Spurlock, Associate Dean of Students, Belmont University
Both ACPA and NASPA identify assessment skills as critical to working effectively in Student Affairs. While increasing individual’s competency in assessment is one step to moving from a culture of good intentions, it alone will not create a culture of evidence within Student Affairs. Building off professional competency areas, this session will advance the conversation from building individual skills into group dynamics and division-level practices.
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Spotswood Arms
Session XIV - The Impact of increasing institutional size on student affairs leadership and management
Jeff Doyle, Dean of Student Learning and Engagement, Baylor University
The post World War II college enrollment boom was only the beginning of a multi-decade acceleration in college attendance. The result is hundreds, if not thousands, of universities earning to educate more and more students. What factors impact educational quality when institutional size increases? What happens to student affairs divisions when institutions increase in size but student affairs is not able to respond adequately? What solutions exist for improving student engagement when institutional size increases?
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Peacock Salon B
Session XV - Surf and Turf: Collaborating to create a multi-beneficial student staff selection process
Amanda Ingram, Assistant Director, Housing and Residential Communities, University of Alabama
Laura Sanders, Assistant Director Housing and Residential Communities, University of Alabama
Ellen Pate, Career Consultant and Coordinator of Assessment, Career Center, University of Alabama
Why interview students for on-campus jobs? Most would say to select qualified student staff. But, what if that interview could be transformed into an opportunity for inter- departmental collaboration in order to maximize the students’ learning experience? Learn how one Career Center partnered with Housing to change their RA re-hiring process.
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch on your own
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Peacock Salon A
Symposium Speaker: Almeda Jacks
Riding the Wave: Search Firms Inside and Out
2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Peacock Salon B
Session XVI - Riding the Wave of CAS Implementation? Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
Jesse Dorman, Dean of Students, Christendom College
The findings from a dissertation research study examining the in-depth experiences of several institutions’ implementation of the CAS standards will outline challenges and opportunities that may be encountered during the process. Experiences, models and best practices, which can aid the efforts in implementing the standards, will be shared.
2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Spotswood Arms
Session XVII - Making the Most of Your Interactions to Facilitate Positive Change
Salley Ouellette, Associate Director, Healthy Campus, Clemson University
Joy Smith, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Clemson University
Interpersonal communication occurs on a daily basis in Student Affairs. Brief Motivational Interviewing is a style of being with others that creates a non- judgemental environment to help facilitate positive change. This session will cover instances in which professionals may find themselves confronted with a person or group of people who may be resistant to change. Participants will learn and practice skills they can apply in order to break down barriers and move towards building capacity and efficacy towards making stronger connections, demonstrating empathy and generating positive outcomes.
2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Peacock Salon A
Session XVIII - Where in the World: Abroad 101
Shawn Smee, Director of Recruitment, Murray State University
Adam Prescott, Graduate Assistant, University of Tennessee
Incoming students at Murray State can experience the journey of a lifetime, earn college credit, and have a ton of fun by studying abroad before they ever stop foot on campus for classes. Through collaboration with Academic Affairs, this program has sent more than 125 students to Costa Rica and Ecuador for adventures they will never forget. Come learn how we manage the program and partner with campus departments in order to serve our new students.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Spotswood Arms
Session XIX - Making the Choice: The Impact of Living-Learning Communities in Campus Housing Selection
Beth Eubanks, Community Director, The University of Alabama
Stephanie Sickler, Assistant Professor, Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design, The University of Alabama
This study examines student preferences for Living-Learning Communities when selecting campus housing. Compared to other factors and amenities, Living- Learning Communities drew a low response rate among residents in this study. Results are discussed and strategic initiatives for best practices and increasing student interest in Living-Learning Communities are presented.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Peacock Salon B
Session XX - The Real Work Wives of West Florida: the Importance of Support Networks in the Workplace
Robin Zimmern, Assistant Dean of Students, University of West Florida
Lauren Loeffler, Director of Career Services, University of West Florida
Christine Haley, Associate Director of Student Activities, University of West Florida
Drawing on presenters personal experiences they will share the positive implications of having strong friendships in the workplace. Grounded in both business and leadership theories, research has proven that strong support networks at work increase employee efficiency, career satisfaction and decrease stress.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Peacock Salon A
Session XXI - Social Media for the Skeptic
Gage Paine, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Texas at San Antonio
Think Tweeting is for the birds and Facebook is only for students? This session is for you. Join us for a discussion of ways to make social media useful for SSAO’s and Student Affairs Divisions as a whole. This session will highlight some useful strategies, provide opportunities for participants to share successful (and not-so-successful) attempts to use Social Media, and share some lessons learned. If you’re sure Social Media is not for you, this is your technology session!
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Virgina Aquarium
Family/Colleague Reception
Shuttles will run throughout the evening to and from the hotel
 

Wednesday, June 6

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Peacock Salon C
Closing Brunch and Panel - Student Diversity: Riding the Waves of Student Change
Moderator: Timothy Spraggins, Chief Diversity Officer, University of Auburn - Montgomery
Panelists:
Dr. Bill Boerner, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Education, Morehead State University
Donna A. Lee, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Agnes Scott College
Derek Oxendine, Assistant Director, Multicultural Affairs, North Carolina State University
Dr. Elizabeth With, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of North Texas