Region IV-E Call for Programs Closes June 15


Author
James Stewart and Tess Barker

Published
June 11, 2018


June is upon us, which means it’s almost closing time for the NASPA IV-East Regional Conference Call for Programs: June 15!

The Call for Programs can be found here. This year's conference is celebrating 100 years of NASPA – a theme that allows for presentations on the full range of student affairs and higher education issues. We hope you'll not only join us at the conference, but also submit a proposal. Here are some important reminders as you prepare your proposal.

Audience:

  • NASPA regional conferences include both professionals and graduate students.  Therefore, please know that your audience may consist of both.  If your presentation targets one or the other, please note it in your description.
  • If you plan to have graduate students in your session, consider applying what they learn in the classroom to the topic to help them “wrap their brains around it” (or ask them to refer to the coursework and apply).

Structure:

  • NASPA regional conferences have a less formal culture than the national conference.  Consider an interactive presentation to provide opportunity for sharing of ideas, networking, and graduate students learning from professionals.
  • Allow enough time for questions and information sharing among participants.
  • Consider leaving technology at home to encourage discussion and interaction among the participants.  Sometimes it’s nice to have a break from PowerPoint.
  • Options exist for Research Sessions, SA Talks, Roundtables, and General Interest Sessions.

Competencies:

  • Consider which Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners may be addressed by your session.
  • If a knowledge community might be interested in your topic, please note that, too. The regional conferences are distinguished from the national conference in a very important way:  we offer the opportunity to network, build relationships, and build community with colleagues on a closer level than a national meeting allows.  Don’t hesitate to focus on community and capacity-building in your sessions.

Go to the Call for Programs page to submit your session today! The deadline is June 15.

For questions, please contact James Stewart ([email protected]) or Tess Barker ([email protected]).

Thanks, and we hope to see you in Milwaukee!

James and Tess


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