Sunday Half-Day Workshops

Morning Workshops (8:00 – 11:30am):

Pre-Convention Workshop #12: Career Central: New Professionals in Transition: Navigating Through Change

For a graduate student or new professional, transition seems to be all around you – from campus updates to position expectations, job changes, and beyond. This workshop will assist in navigating through the murky waters of when it’s time to start looking, how to start looking, where to starting looking, and with what resources. Through panel-based discussion, hands-on practice, and new skills to market transferability, participants will identify next-steps for moving forward in their career.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Human and Organizational Resources
  • Leadership

Presenters:

  • Adan Hussain, The Ohio State University
  • Sherry Lynn Early, Marshall University

Pre-Convention Workshop #14: Building Inclusive Campuses: The Case of Arab/Muslim Students

Before September 11, educators at large did not notice anti-Arab discrimination and Islamophobia. September 11th has brought negative attention to Arabs, Muslims and Arab and Muslim Americans. Fifteen years later, and the majority of people in the US still have stereotypical views and misconceptions about these populations. The current presidential election cycle has brought these stereotypes to the surface and intensified hate crimes against Arabs/Muslims. Presenters will give historical background and discuss current issues of terrorism and Islamophobia and their effect on college students. They will also discuss what educators can do to support students of these backgrounds.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Personal Foundations
  • Ethical Decision Making and Legal Responsibility in Professional Practice
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Presenters:

  • Abdul-Rahman (Abed) Jaradat, University of Massachusetts
  • Hind Mari, University of Massachusetts

Pre-Convention Workshop #15: International Colloquium: Concepts of “Social Justice” Around the World

This half-day session is designed to explore “social justice” through a cross cultural perspective. The workshop will provide participants an opportunity to unpack how “social justice” is done in the US and around the world, in the hopes that we can reconstruct an understanding of the work associated with justice and equity.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • History, Philosophy, and Values

Presenters:

  • Elizabeth Niehaus, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
  • Lena Kavaliauskas Crain, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Anne M. Hornak, Central Michigan University

Pre-Convention Workshop #16: Integrating Critical Perspectives into Leadership Development: Moving from Diversity through Inclusion toward Justice.

Leadership development provides the foundation for how leadership is enacted in our communities and organizations. However, all too often leadership theory becomes a site of marginalization based on its content and history. This interactive workshop advances an innovative approach drawing on pedagogies that more fully realize goals of equity and justice. Participants will actively engage in the process of theoretical deconstruction and reconstruction modeling the infusion of critical perspectives into leadership education.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Leadership

Presenters:

  • John P. Dugan, Loyola University Chicago
  • Natasha Turman, Loyola University Chicago
  • Amy Barnes, The Ohio State University

Afternoon Workshops (12:00 – 3:30pm):

Pre-Convention Workshop #17: Mid-Level Community of Practice: Discussion on Mid-Level Topics/Issues

The presenter are mid-level practitioners who are all rooted in higher education will share their personal and professional career milestones with the intention of participants to have a deeper meaning of what it means to be a mid-level practitioner as well as demystified views of working as a mid-level practitioner. The discussion will also revolve around balancing personal and professional life, the supports that are available for mid-level practitioners, involve in professional development opportunities including research, and the challenges and strengthens of being a ML practitioner.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Advising and Helping
  • Human and Organizational Resources

Presenters:

  • Eddie Dominguez, California State University, Fresno
  • Norah Collins, Dominican University
  • Nicky Damania, Bakersfield College
  • Gene Alfonso, Colorado State University-Pueblo

Pre-Convention Workshop #18: A Social Justice Approach to Disability in Higher Education

This interactive half-day preconference workshop is designed to provide student affairs practitioners with an understanding of disability in higher education from a social justice perspective as well as the skills to use this perspective in their work. Using an interactive approach based on principles of Universal Design of Instruction, the four co-presenters will both present and demonstrate ways in which a social justice approach to understanding disability can enhance effective student affairs practice with disabled individuals. Drawing from their recent publication, Disability in Higher Education: A Social Justice Approach, the co-presenters will ground this preconference workshop in theoretical understandings of disability and universal design of instruction as well as a synthesis of literature on disability in higher education.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Presenters:

  • Nancy Evans, Iowa State University
  • Ellen M. Broido, Bowling Green State University
  • Kirsten R. Brown, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Autumn K. Wilke, Grinnell College

Pre-Convention Workshop #20: The Language of Learning: Speaking with Credibility (and Data!)

Can you speak the language of learning? In this workshop, you will learn how to demonstrate the impact of your program or service on learning in a way that is both credible and understood. To do this, we will teach you to employ sound techniques to articulate and assess the learning that is taking place. First, we will practice writing and aligning our learning outcomes to established standards. Next, we will identify how to move beyond student self-reflection as an assessment measure to embrace direct and authentic assessment techniques. Lastly, we will discuss how to effectively engage leadership, faculty, and students in discussions about learning.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
  • Student Learning and Development

Presenters:

  • Annemieke Rice, Vice President, Campus Success, Campus Labs

Pre-Convention Workshop #21: Bus Tour of Columbus Institutions

Join us for a tour of The Ohio State University (with brunch), Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus State Community College, Otterbein University, and Capital University. The Senior  Student Affairs Officers  at each institution will join us to provide the tour of their campus. The bus departs the Greater Columbus Convention Center at 10:00am on Sunday, and returns by 3:30pm.