2016-17 NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series

December 01 – June 23, 2017

The 2016-17 NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series will expand the opportunities for community college student affairs professionals to engage with one another within geographic areas in low-cost, high-quality professional development events focused on skill building content delivered by experts covering the role of the community college in society, student development theory, adult learning theory, and inclusive service delivery designed to meet the needs of the diverse community college student population.

About

Distinctive for its open door admissions policies, workforce training and responses to changing needs in society, the community and two-year colleges have secured their place in the history of higher education in America. Community colleges continue to be the primary door to accessibility and educational opportunity, while insuring diversity in post-secondary education.

The Community Colleges Symposium Series was designed specifically to address the needs of professionals and para-professionals working in community and two-year colleges. The Community Colleges Symposium Series will ensure continued quality services to the community college and its stakeholders.

NASPA stands ready to address the professional development needs of community college student affairs professionals by providing opportunitites to build skills and knowledge about student affairs to prepare them for future challenges. The programming, focused on skill building and delivered by content experts, will cover the role of the community college in society, student development theory, adult learning theory, and inclusive service delivery to ensure attendees are able to meet the needs of their diverse student populations.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will:

  • contextualize the community college experience in the history of higher education;
  • apply student development theory and adult learning theory to current practice;
  • develop multicultural competence and envision ways services can be enhanced or expanded to meet the needs of the diverse community college population;
  • explore unique and innovative ways in which individuals can advance the field and work of community college student affairs professionals;
  • connect the Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Practitioners and NASPA’s Focus Areas to the professional development of community college student affairs administrators; and
  • utilize the NASPA Community Colleges Division to serve as a resource to support student affairs work and/or development at community colleges.
Locations

NASPA plans to host several Symposiums over the course of the 2016-17 academic year. Check back soon for updates on locations.

Date Location
January 27, 2017

Mt. San Antonio College - Walnut, California (Greater Los Angeles Area)

April 21, 2017

College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn, Illinois (Greater Chicagoland Area)

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Presented By

Community Colleges Division

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Vice President for Student Affairs

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