2018 NASPA Community Colleges Division Annual Conference Program Guide

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December 14, 2017

Join the Community Colleges Division at the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference!

The Community Colleges Division Board is excited to be attending the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA! To celebrate, we’ve curated a list of some featured sessions relevant to community college professionals for your perusal.

We encourage you to read the updated competencies document as you prepare for your journey to Philadelphia, and to find unique ways to integrate it with your conference experience before, during, and after your stay.

Highlighted Events & Meetings

The Community Colleges Division invites you to attend any of the below open meetings and reception to network with fellow community college colleagues and share with us your thoughts and feedback on how we can better serve you! All meetings below are open to all attendees.

Date/Time & Event Name Venue/Room
Monday, March 5, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Community Colleges Division Latinx/a/o Task Force Meeting Marriott Downtown, Franklin 3
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Community Colleges Division Open Meeting/Town Hall Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, Independence Ballroom D
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Community Colleges Division Networking Reception Marriott Downtown, Franklin 5

Community Colleges Division Sponsored Programs

Each year, program presenters can submit their content for sponsorship from the Community Colleges Division. The below programs reflect those programs who've received this sponsorship and the Division strongly encourages you consider attend. 

Date/Time & Event Name Venue/Room
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
9:05 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Issues Impacting the Success of Latinx Student Affairs Professionals in Community College Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, Freedom Ballroom E/F
11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
What does it mean to be a Culturally Responsive Leader at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Community College? Convention Center, 120 A
2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Navigating the Community College Experience: Issues, Trends, and Best Practices Convention Center, 120 A
3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pathways to the Top: Preparation of CSAOs for the Community College Presidency. Convention Center, 120 A

Additional Programs & Events for Community College Professionals

Below is a list of additional workshops of interest for community college professionals. Please note, this list is not exhaustive, and attendees should still review the NASPA Mobile App and/or printed conference book for full program details.

Date/Time & Event Name Venue/Room
Monday, March 5, 2018
9:05 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Commuters to Community: How Student Life and Assessment Meet and Make a Difference in Community Colleges Convention Center, 115 A
11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Community College VPSA Roundtable Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, Independence Ballroom B
2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Embracing Our DACA, International, and Graduate Students During a Regressive US Political Environment Marriott Downtown, Salon D
Engaging Black Men in Community Colleges Convention Center, 113 B
Learning from the Ontario College System: Blending Colleg and University Missions as a Potential Model for U.S. Higher Education Marriott Downtown, Salon I
Residence Life at Whatcom Community College: The Art of Adapting Organizational Student Development Practices for Student Success Marriott Downtown, Salon F
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Passport, the Journey Awaits: Partnership for Community College Transfer Success Convention Center, 118 B
10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Redesigning Student Life Within Community College Settings Convention Center, 112 B
11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Strengthening the Professional Pipeline for Men of Color in Student Affairs Convention Center, 122 B
12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Addressing Social Justice through a Community College Pathway Partnership Convention Center, 115 B
Integrated Planning for STEM Student Success: Building Effective Collaborations Across the Institution Marriott Downtown, Salon G
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Men of Distinction: Pathways to Success Convention Center, 121 A
Peer Advisors: Enhancing the Advising Relationship at a 2-year College Convention Center, 120 C

Room locations may change before the conference. Check your physical and digital guides upon arrival, or consult the NASPA website.

Community Colleges Award Winners

The Community Colleges Division is committed to recognizing and celebrating great work being done on community college campuses and by community college professionals and is excited to announce the recipients of our awards, Community Colleges Professional Award and the Community College Research and Scholarship AwardThank you to all those who submitted nominations and to our dedicated team of reviewers who helped select the winners. 

2018 Community Colleges Professional Award Recepient
Chrissy L. Davis Jones, Ed.D.
Acting Vice President of Student & Administrative Services
Spokane Falls Community College
2018 Community Colleges Research & Scholarship Award Recepient
Elena Sandoval-Lucero, Ph.D.
Vice President, Boulder County Campus
Front Range Community College

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 Don’t forget to visit the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference website for more information. We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

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