Assessment, Evaluation, Research KC Guide for the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference

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February 3, 2018

Welcome to the AER KC program guide for the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference. Check out the highlighted sessions to attend and plan your schedule to attend the AER KC Business meeting too! It is going to be a great time in Philly!

Highlighted AER KC Meetings/Events: 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Venue/Room
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Assessment, Evaluation, and Research KC Business Meeting Independence Ballroom B - Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
AER KC No Host Reception Strangeloves - 216 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Sponsored Programs: 

Monday, March 5, 2018 Venue/Room
9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
The Impact of Orientation: Understanding How Program Type Impacts First-Year, First Generation Students 120C Convention Center
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Venue/Room
9:05 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Beyond Campus Climate Surveys: Assessing and Improving Campus Climate Using Appreciative Inquiry Methods 120C Convention Center
1:25 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Designing and Leveraging Program Reviews to Cultivate Institutional Commitment 120C Convention Center

Additional Highlighted Sessions*: 

Monday, March 5, 2018 Venue/Room
2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Panhellenic Formal Recruitment: The Potential New Members' experience 121A Convention Center
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Venue/Room
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
When Good Plans Go Bad: The Flip Side of Assessment “Best Practice” 117 Convention Center
2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Building a Learning Organization: Shifting the Assessment Paradigm 117 Convention Center

​Highlighted NASPA Meetings and Events: 

Sunday, March 4, 2018 Venue/Room
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Opening Session and Featured Speaker -Jason Dorsey Hall D - Convention Center
Monday, March 5, 2018 Venue/Room
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Featured Speaker - Justice Sotomayor Hall D - Convention Center
12:00  p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
NASPA Grad Prep Fair Exhibit Hall E - Pennsylvania Convention Center
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker - Mimi Ito
Hall D - Convention Center
5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Regional Business Meetings Various Locations
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
NASPA Communities Fair Freedom Ballroom - Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Regional Receptions Various Locations
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Venue/Room
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Featured Speaker - Michael Lomax Hall D - Convention Center
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
NASPActs: Rally for Student Rights

Gather on the Broad Street exit from the Convention Center

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
NASPA Annual Business Meeting
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Institutional Receptions Various Locations
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Venue/Room
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Closing Session and Featured Speaker  - Larry Roper Hall D - Convention Center

Awards:  Innovation Award Nominations currently being accepted. Deadline is March 15. Nomination information can be found here.  

STAY CONNECTED to the AER KC during the annual conference by following us on twitter at @NASPA_AERKC. Use #SAassess along with #NASPA18 to follow the conversation! We will be live tweeting most of the conference. This is a great way to interact with KC leadership and other conference attendees. You can also "like" us on Facebook for weekly updates. Visit the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference site for more information.

We look forward to seeing you in Philly!!

*Please note that this guide may be updated and changed as the conference approaches with additional events, conference sessions, or other AER KC news. Check back as you plan to make sure you don't miss the fun! Not all assessment sessions are listed here there are many, many more to catch during the conference so check them all out in the overall conference guide. 

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