2016-17 NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series at College of DuPage

April 21

The 2016-17 NASPA Community the Colleges Symposium Series at College of DuPage will provide an opportunity for community college student affairs professionals to engage with one another in the greater Chicagoland area. The Symposium is a low-cost, high-quality professional development event focused on content 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.

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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.

Special thanks to the experts that volunteered their time and energy to developing the curriclum, identifying facilitators, and creating a valuable opportunity for community college student affairs practitioners.


Presented By

Community Colleges Division
2016-17 NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series at College of DuPage


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level
  • Graduate


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Fri, Apr 21

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Symposium Welcome
8:45 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Breakout Session I
History, Mission, and Philosophy of the Community College
Jeff Newell, Deputy Director, Student Services and Technology Illinois Community College Board
9:35 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Breakout Session II
Promise Meeting Potential: Sustainable Peer Mentoring for High School Seniors Matriculating to Community College
DeWitt Scott Student Success Specialist Moraine Valley Community College
Moving from New Student Confusion to Coordinated Onboarding
Scott Friedman, Ph.D., Dean of Student Engagement
Andrew Sarata, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Moraine Valley Community College
10:40 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
10:55 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Social Media and Student Engagement
Stephanie Quirk, Coordinator, Student Activities, College of DuPage
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Optional Campus Tour
12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Breakout Session III
Using Technology to Maximize the Success of New Student Orientation
Lauren Peerbolte, Coordinator of New Student Onboarding
Debby Blatzer, Assistant Dean of Academic Advising & New Student Orientation
Scott Friedman, Ph.D., Dean of Student Engagement, Moraine Valley Community College
Racial Identity Development in a Colorblind Institution: From the Perspective of a Black Woman Student Service Professional
Deanna M. Blackwell, Ph.D. Director, TRIO Student Support Services, Lincoln Land Community College
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Session IV
Student Affairs Practitioners at Work: Developing an Infrastructure for Assessment
Tricia A. Kujawa, Ph.D. Chief Institutional Research Officer, Lincoln Land Community College
Working in the Profession: Student Development Theory and Best Practices in Student Service
Dr. Jocelyn Harney, Full-Time Faculty, Counselor, College of DuPage
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Vice Presidents Panel: Expectations of Student Affairs Leaders
Dr. Lesley Frederick, VP, Student Services, Heartland Community College
Dr. Yolanda Isaacs, VP, Student Services at Joliet Junior College
Dr. Normah Salleh-Barone, VP, Student Development, Moraine Valley Community College
Earl Dowling, VP, Student Affairs, College of DuPage
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Sympsium Closing
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Option No-Host Social Activity


Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can become a member at the cost of $75. If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types. NASPA is pleased to offer discounted institutional memberships to community colleges.

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Registration Fees

before 04/07/2017
04/08/2017 to 04/14/2017
after 04/15/2017
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Tonya Murphy
Member Services Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

Jake Frasier
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-719-1180


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Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is April 15, 2016, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing.  No refunds will be given after this date for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to [email protected].

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