TKC 2016 Annual Program Guide

February 21, 2016

Join the Technology KC at the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference!

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The Technology KC leadership team is excited to be attending the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN! To celebrate, we’ve curated a list of all relevant technology sessions at the conference for your perusal.

A Note on the Technology Competency

We in the Technology KC are thrilled that this year’s conference will be the first for which Technology is not just a thread, but a full competency under ACPA and NASPA’s direction. Not only does this competency provide new, structured guidance for professionals looking to increase their skills, it also helps to frame all of the incredibly technology-focused sessions this year.

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

Technology Knowledge Community - Sponsored Sessions

Monday, March 14, 2016


10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Inclusion and Social Justice for Students with Disabilities = Accessibility Meeting Room 103/104 - Convention Center

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Going Viral in College: The Impact of Social Media on Student Leadership Development

Meeting Room 135 - Convention Center

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Technology Knowledge Community Business Meeting Room 304 - JW Marriott Indianapolis

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Building a Virtual Bridge: Building Community in an Online Learning Environment

Meeting Room 139 - Convention Center

3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Applying the New Technology Competency into Common Practice

Meeting Room 135 - Convention Center

General Conference Sessions

Monday, March 14, 2016


8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Assessment and the Seduction of Big Data: How to Avoid Big Mistakes and Promote Equity

Meeting Room 138 - Convention Center

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Data as Eye Candy: Visualizing Data to Tell Your Campus Story

Meeting Room 126 - Convention Center

Defining a Digital Footprint: How Online Representations of Campuses Impact Student Experience

Meeting Room 237 - Convention Center

Hashtag My Truth: Assessment Through Social Media and Graduate Student Photography

Innovation Station - Convention Center

What We Know: How Behavioral Economics and Technology Can Advance Student Success

Meeting Room 201 - Convention Center

11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Embracing Technology: Online Modules as Effective Tools for Student Organization Development

Meeting Room 239 - Convention Center

Engagement and Retention through Mobile Gamification

Meeting Room 208 - Convention Center

Purposeful Communication: Managing Your Reputation in Cyberspace

Meeting Room 243 - Convention Center

1:15 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

#DoItForTheGram?: Promoting Ethical Digital Media Engagement During Community Service Experiences

Meeting Room 121 - Convention Center

College Students’ Yik Yak Postings: Is it all Bad Talk?

Meeting Room 238 - Convention Center

Using Dynamic Dashboards to Create Interactive Assessment

Innovation Station - Convention Center

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

From Information Overload to Metacognition: Online Instruction for First-year Students

Meeting Room 208 - Convention Center

Weaving Technology into Training and Assessment

Meeting Room 203 - Convention Center

3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Harnessing Decentralized Data to Improve Advising and Student Success

Meeting Room 208 - Convention Center

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

What the Class of 2020 doesn’t know about social media

Sagamore Section 3-5 - Convention Center

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Building a Virtual Bridge: Building Community in an Online Learning Environment

Meeting Room 139 - Convention Center

The Importance of Personalized Learning, Digital Courseware, and Technology-Enabled Advising

Sagamore Section 6 - Convention Center

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Free Speech/Yik Yak/Microaggressions - NACUA Sponsored Session

Sagamore Section 1 - Convention Center

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Exploring Millennial Higher Education Faculty Perceptions of DIgital Media in the Collegiate Graduate Classroom

Exhibit Hall DE  - Convention Center

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Authenticity, Values, & Digital Identity: “Being Yourself” Online in the World of Student Affairs

Meeting Room 122 - Convention Center

Mobile and Efficacy: Leveraging Data to Drive Student Engagement

Meeting Room 208 - Convention Center

Student Engagement in the Mobile Age

Meeting Room 201 - Convention Center

11:05 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Integrating Student Affairs Practice in the Online Environment

Meeting Room 235 - Convention Center

Keeping Students Engaged in the Campus Community with Mobile App Solutions

Meeting Room 236 - Convention Center

Racialized Aggressions and Social Media on Campus

Meeting Room 107/108 - Convention Center

Safety on the Internet: Tools to Minimize and/or Respond to Cyberstalking

Meeting Room 109/110 - Convention Center

Using an ePortfolio to Document and Assess Student Learning Outcomes

Meeting Room 138 - Convention Center

1:15 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Creating Conditions to Support Social Media Use in Student Affairs Departments

Meeting Room 142 - Convention Center

Developing an Online Orientation to Integrate, Connect, and Engage New Students

Meeting Room 143 - Convention Center

Freedom of (and from) Speech on Campus in the Social Media Age

Meeting Room 101/102 - Convention Center

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

The eCHECKUP TO GO Programs: Alcohol, Marijuana, Tobacco, Sexual Violence Prevention, Practitioner's Package Online Interventions for Behavior Change

Sagamore Section 7 - Convention Center

3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Do-It-Yourself Access Technology Labs, Universal Design for Learning, and Partnerships with Faculty

Meeting Room 130 - Convention Center

Going the Distance: A Statewide Hybrid Online Learning Community for Student Leaders Who Have Experienced Foster Care

Meeting Room 209 - Convention Center

Responding to #SocialMediaAdvocacy in a Changing Higher Education Environment

Meeting Room 242 - Convention Center

5:30 pm. - 7:30 p.m.

Technology Knowledge Community Business Meeting Room 314 - JW Marriott Indianapolis

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


9:00 a.m - 9:50 a.m.

Administering a Multi-Institution Online Alumni Survey: Lessons Learned

Meeting Room 136- Convention Center

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

Highlighted Events

Make sure you also attend these important business and informational meetings throughout the conference:

TKC Awards and Annual Meeting

Monday, March 14, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Room 304- JW Marriott Indianapolis

Regional Business Meetings

Monday, March 14, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Meeting Room 122-128, Convention Center

NASPA Communities Fair

Monday, March 14, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall - JW Marriott Indianapolis

Regional Receptions

Monday, March 14, 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Grand Ballrooms II - X, JW Marriott Indianapolis

NASPA Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday, March 15, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Sagamore Section 6, Convention Center

 Technology KC Award Winners

The Technology Knowledge Community is committed to recognizing and celebrating great work being done in technology and student affairs. As technology continues to shift and shape the way we work, learn, and communicate in higher education, the TKC invited colleagues to share emerging practices and research innovations that contribute to and support the technological advancement of our profession.

This year, the TKC continued an award introduced in 2015, the Student Affairs Technology Emerging Practice Award, and created a new award in recognition of an Outstanding Graduate Student. Our award winners were selected by the TKC Awards Committee for highly unique and innovative initiatives and achievements that are changing the way technology is being used both locally and farther afield. The people highlighted represent promising developments in the use of technology that will help to drive progress and support student success.

The TKC is thrilled and honored to announce the recipients of the 2016 TKC Awards: 

Student Affairs Technology Emerging Practice Award

Northwestern University
Anthony Kirchmeier, Christopher Walker, Hao Luo, Todd Adams, Jim Roberts

Concerned about student well­being, a staff/student task force explored solutions to increase student mobile access to resources to enhance wellness and safety. After vetting vendor options and finding they fell short of needs for a full solution, we turned to custom app development to integrate maps, highlight safety resources, report a concern, health and wellness program information, and “SafeWalk,” a virtual walking buddy that is also able to provide emergency GPS information to police.

TKC Outstanding Graduate Student

Fort Hays State University
Jared Cook

Jared has gone above and beyond to implement technology into the day-­to-­day operations of the Center for Student Involvement at Fort Hays State University. Specifically, Jared has spearheaded and maintained our innovative approach to blending co­curricular activities and in the classroom learning – Curriculums. Using FHSU Curriculums feature, students are able to choose the programs, activities, and events that will specifically help them improve their chances of success in the workforce following graduation. Jared has personally connected in each of our 9 Curriculums to the learning domains within our Division of Student Affairs.

These have resulted in over 5,000 people participating in programs designed to enhance orientation, leadership skills, diversity appreciation, health and wellness, social responsibility, and critical thinking. These have been so successful that the program has won awards from NASPA IV­-West, NODA, and NACA. Upon graduating, Jared will certainly be competitive in the job market and has a lot of potential to continue programs like these within our field. His work will be published next semester in NACA’s Campus Programming magazine and he has co-­presented on the project at three national conventions.

Follow Us!

Be sure to keep up with us before, during, and after the conference through the following channels:

@NASPA_TKC on Twitter
NASPA TKC Facebook Group

Don’t forget to visit the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference website for more information, and see you in Indianapolis!

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