2017 NASPA Western Regional Conference

November 04 - November 07, 2017
Island of Oʻahu; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

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We are honored to host the NASPA Western Regional Conference 2017 in Hawaiʻi. The conference is being held on the island of Oʻahu in an area called Kālia within the ahupua‘a (traditional Hawaiian land division) of Waikīkī. We are privileged to come together in the home of the Kanaka Maoli, Hawaiʻi’s indigenous people, in the most isolated set of islands on the planet, at the largest Hilton property in the world, to gather under the conference theme “Currents.”

Aloha mai kākou! Welcome NASPA Region V and VI colleagues:

Hawaiʻi’s spirit of honoring people, place, ancestry, and coming together, reflects both the vision and theme of this year’s conference: Currents. In indigenous cultures, the oceans unite us; they do not divide us. Thus, we invite you to travel to the most isolated set of islands in the world for our NASPA Western Regional Conference 2017. We will gather to reflect on our past, examine our current world, and endeavor to build an even brighter future together. Join us as we celebrate the goodness of our calling, work to transform our communities, and cultivate environments of collaboration and partnership. We look forward to our time together.

Dr. Berenecea Eanes

Region VI Director

Dr. Scott McAward

Region V Director

Dr. Lori M. Ideta

Conference Chair

Rather than dividing us, the oceans unite us

The currents connect

The currents go in. The currents go out. Reciprocity

The currents flow. They are not static

Movement. Social movements. Political Movements

Currents rise; Currents fall; like the tide. Always moving

Making waves

Processes. Journeys

Waikīkī Historical Walk Story and Community Care

Monday, November 6 | 7:30 to 8:30 am | Meet in the Hilton Hawaiian Village lobby

Connect with the ‘āina and join Kumu Hula Mālia Helelā for a walking tour along Kalia Road and Waikīkī beach. Offer ho'okupu and learn about healing practices of the area. Discover more about Waikīkī’s rich history as Mālia shares the story of Kawehewehe and the surrounding fishponds and healing springs that were filled in the 1920s. This thoughtful and insightful walk will challenge participants to seek traces of healing and recovery in the surrounding land and within each individual. Practicing aloha ‘āina, litter collection bags will be provided for light cleanup along the way.  MORE HERE

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Region VI
Region V

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Graduate
  • New Professional
  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level
  • Student Affairs Professionals


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Important Dates
  • May 01, 2017: Early Bird Conference Registration Opens
  • September 16, 2017: Regular Conference Registration Begins
  • October 21, 2017: Late Conference Registration Begins

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Speakers


  • Puanani Burgess

    Puanani Burgess

    Lead Facilitator and Community Building Process Designer
    One Peace-at-a-Time

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Schedule

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Full Schedule

Sat, Nov 04

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Conference Registration Open
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Family Lounge Open
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lactation Room Open
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NUFP Institute
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Institute
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New Professionals Institute
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mid-Level Institute
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
AVP/DOS Institute
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SSAO Institute
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Research Institute
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
All-Institute Reception

Sun, Nov 05

7:30 am – 12:30 pm
AVP/DOS Institute
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
SSAO Institute
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Conference Registration Open
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Family Lounge Open
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lactation Room Open
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
NUFP Institute
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Graduate Student Institute
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
New Professionals Institute
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Research Institute
8:45 am – 12:45 pm
Mid-Level Institute
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Region V Knowledge Community Leadership Team Meeting
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Region VI Knowledge Community Leadership Team Meeting
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Exhibits Open
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Silent Auction Open
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NASPA V Regional Advisory Board Meeting
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NASPA VI Regional Advisory Board Meeting
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Newcomers Welcome
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Conference Opening
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Opening Reception

Mon, Nov 06

6:30 am – 7:30 am
FunRun
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Service Project
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Faculty Breakfast
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO) Breakfast
7:30 am – 8:30 am
General Conference Breakfast
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Silent Auction Open (closes at 6:00 pm sharp)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Conference Registration Open
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Family Lounge Open
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Lactation Room Open
8:30 am – 10:15 am
NASPA Updates/Featured Speakers Session
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibits Open
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Critical Conversation: Trans and Gender Non-Binary Policies and Practices: Currents of resistance and equity
10:30 am – 11:20 am
F-word Fridays: Transformative Collaborations in Student Affairs
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Flip That Process - Lessons from Conduct Process Review and Revision
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Tactics and Techniques for educating staff and faculty about student veterans
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Bridging the Divide: Responding to Student Protests
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Breathe to Avoid Breaking: Self-Care in the Midst of Crises
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Strength Strategy Grace: When Protests Escalate to Campus Crises
10:30 am – 11:20 am
The Barbershop Talk Series: Building a Community for Black Men
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Increasing Retention Rates at a Large Public Four-Year Institution Through Student Success Initiatives
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Navigating Conflict: Implications for the Cohort Model in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) Graduate Programs
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Students Only Hire their Friends: Increasing Student Leadership Inclusion through Student Feedback
10:30 am – 11:20 am
National Climate and Black Lives Matters relationship to Highly involved Black Students' academic success
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Breaking it Down: Using Targeted Videos to Reach Incoming Student Populations
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Fostering & Restoring Community for Communities of Color in Region V: Facing the Currents of Higher Ed. Together
10:30 am – 11:20 am
International
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Creating a Healthy Campus: Best Practices and Innovative Strategies from Winners of the Healthy Campus Award
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Charting a course for decolonization: A framework for deconstructing dimensions of student success
10:30 am – 11:20 am
How To Prepare For Retirement - Your Personal Strategic Plan
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Project Youth: Inspiring Youth to Explore Higher Education
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Culture History Interest and Education: A Family of Learning Communities
10:30 am – 11:20 am
First Year Service Corps (FYSC): Promoting Involvement of First Year Students in Service and Civic Engagement
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Let's go to the research: Evidence-based study skills seminar team-taught by staff/faculty
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Riding the Currents of Collaboration to Improve Student Access
11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Awards Luncheon
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
SA Speaks featuring Tyler Pau, Josie Ahlquist, and Tonantzin Oseguera
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
A Deadly Tide: How campus policies impact suicidality for Indigenous Trans and Gender Non-Binary Students
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Applying the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies Rubric: Initial Thoughts and Discussion
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Silos No More: Using Ecological System Network Mapping to Promote Collaboration On and Off Campus
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Students with Autism in Higher Education: Responding to the Current of Change
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Currents: The Changing Tide in Enrollment Services
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Creating A Strategic Intervention Program to Serve Students who are Food Insecure Displaced or in an Emergency Crisis on Your Campus
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
The Model Minority Myth and Student Affairs: How Student Affairs Practitioners Can Assist Asian American and Pacific Islanders Overcome this Myth
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Changing Tides: The Currents of Student Affairs Technology
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Student Activism and Responses to Racism
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Facing the Currents of Campus Climate Assessment
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Strategic Plans: Utilizing Assessment Data to Influence Change
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Sustaining Currents: How to Prevent Burnout as a Graduate Student and New Professional
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Tapped Out? Double Tap! Leveraging technology to engage students during tight budget times
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Thriving or Surviving? Negotiating Middle Management in Student Affairs
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Feminist Narratives: Creating space for current evolving programs at the Stanford Women’s Community Center
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Engaging Greek Life to Build a Safer Campus Community: The Violence Intervention and Prevention Program at UC Irvine
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
No Really, What Do You Do All Day? Retirees Experiences in Making Meaning
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Empowering Voices within New Latinx Destinations: Narratives of successful navigation
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Bridging the Transfer Gap in Higher Education Through a Degree Pathway Program
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Improving Residential Environments for First-year Students in Shanghai’s Private Colleges and Universities
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Corpus Analysis of Native Language Negative Transfer and English Major Students’ Pronunciation Errors at Shanghai Jianqiao University (SJQU)
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
CSUN Food Pantry Model for Food Insecurity
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
SA Speaks featuring Heather French, Linda Demyan, Lea Jarnagin, and Tkani Finau
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Designing for Inclusion: A Native Hawaiian Serving Institution’s Journey to Launch Study Abroad
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Undocumented Student Support at the California State University System
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Positive Staff Morale: Strengths-Based Supervision Amidst Currents of Change
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Using the ACPA/NASPA Professional Development Competencies Inside and Outside the Classroom
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Education not Incarceration: Reinvesting in Quality of Life
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Reading the Currents: Observing Students’ Progress through Arise Guided Pathways
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Making Waves: Establishing Your Career in Community Colleges
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Changing Tides: Connecting Student and Academic Affairs through Faculty Programs within Residence Life
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Freedom of Speech on Campus - The New Censorship
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
The Integration of Professional Development into a Multigenerational Coaching Model
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Embracing and supporting low-socioeconomic and minority Honors students
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Do Unicorns Exist on Campus? Exploring New Data on LGBTQ Graduate Students of Color
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Culture within a Culture: Embracing generational attributes to promote first year Native Hawaiian college student success.
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Lifting Up Our Sisters: Mentorship for Asian American Women
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
NASPA Competencies
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
The Graduate School Voyage for Students of Color Through Critical Race and Socialization Theories
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Special Assistant to the SSAO Roundtable
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Imagery & Art during times of dissent: Black Lives Matter and #noWallnoBan
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Changing Tides: The Merger and Redesign of First-Year and Sophomore Programs
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Local Students Advocating Local Solutions: Unifying All Levels of Higher Education Systems for a Common Cause.
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Local Students Advocating Local Solutions: Unifying All Levels of Higher Education Systems for a Common Cause.
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Professional Experiences of African American women Middle Level Managers in Student Affairs
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Knowledge Community Fair
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Maga'haga: The Journey to Fulfill a Legacy of Leadership for Indigenous Pacific Women in Higher Education | Schoolhouse of Resistance: Critical Counterstories of Grassroots Leaders and Campus Change Agents in California Cultural Centers
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Understanding Practitioner-Driven Assessment and Evaluation Efforts for Social Justice | A Weird Sorta Purgatory': Understanding the Non-Binary College Student Experience | Science Race and Gender: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Asian American Female Doctoral Students in STEM
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Sh*t My Nanay Says: Addressing Cultural Shame Silence and Imposter Phenomenon as Pinxy Professionals
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Pacific Islander Education & Retention (PIER): Strategies for Engaging Pacific Islander Students in Higher Education
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Queering Disability Services: A Queer-Crip Approach to Supporting Disabled Students
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Critical Conversation
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Paths to Leadership of Native Hawaiian Women Administrators in Hawaii's Higher Education System: A Qualitative Study
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Region V Innovative Program
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Region VI Innovative Program
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Transforming Gender-Based Violence Advocacy to Serve the Undocumented Community
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
The ABCs of Supporting ABC: Crafting a Model for Support of African/Black/Caribbean (ABC) Students in the University of California
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
The History of Inclusion in NASPA: 1918-2017
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
In Lak’ech-- You are my other me: Making space for collaboration and leadership.
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Past Present Future: Using our Histories and Lived Experiences to Build a Brighter Future for the Student Affairs Profession
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Do I belong?: Exploring barriers to student of color engagement and development at cultural resource centers
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Flows from the Abstract - Examining the Changing Tides of Hip Hop in Higher Education
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Capturing the meaning of student success for all: An introduction to the Small Group Analysis technique
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Love on the Go: Improving Student Sexual Wellness through Innovation Collaboration and Assessment
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
The Peaks and Pitfalls of Public-Private Partnerships
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Building a Family Friendly Campus: A Toolkit with Instructions!
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Transforming our Community of Student Affairs through NUFP
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
The Rising Tide of Engagement and Persistence at Two Year Schools: What Higher Education Institutions May Learn From Community College Student Affairs
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Impacting future generations to create cultures of consent: A Provincial Collaboration
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Receptions/Meetings
6:30 pm
Dinner on Your Own

Tue, Nov 07

8:00 am – 9:00 am
General Conference Breakfast
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Exhibits Open
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Family Lounge Open
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lactation Room Open
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Beyond Lei and Lu'au: Strategies to Support Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Students
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Public Policy
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Navigating the Currents of Tech as a #SApro
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Where do they go after their first year? Supporting community college students through a second-year experience program
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Generating Waves of Success: Advancing Men of Color Initiatives Using Robust Assessment Evaluation and Research
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Staying afloat: The Experiences of New API Male Professionals And How We Deconstruct Asian American Masculinities
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Japanese Heritage Language Learner Reflections: Key Themes for Informing Bicultural Student Educational Experience
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Student Participants’ Perceptions of Student-Initiated Retention Programs at University of California Davis
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Circle of Wisdom: Perspectives from Senior-level APIDA Professionals
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Momes er a Micronesia: Where are My People in Higher Education?
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Campus Crisis & Student Activities: Lessons from a Campus Shooting & Responding to Shifting Currents
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Global epidemiology of travel health risks vaccinology and pre-travel counseling to maintain the health of the student traveler
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Hearing the Hidden Voices of Students with Children
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Collaborative Engagement for Behavioral Intervention: The Case for Case Management in Student Affairs
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Low-income [email protected] parents’ framing of college: Building on funds of knowledge in an academic outreach program
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Trauma Informed Student Affairs: Guidance for Non-Therapists
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Grace and Grit: Womens’ Journey to the Doctorate
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Community Engagement as a Method of Resilience: Exploring the Saturday Tongan Education Program (STEP) and the Pomona College Academy for Youth Success
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Centering Social Justice: Placed-Based Community Engagement Initiatives
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Black Love and Empowerment: The Healer of Anti Blackness on College Campuses
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Diapers and Agendas: Is My Department Family Friendly?
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Learning through Narratives: Contemporary Experiences of Undocumented Students
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Data Driven Decisions to Support Men of Color in Community Colleges
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Effective educational practices that promote achievement and college completion for first-generation students
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Stories of feminism from feminist and anti-feminist student affairs professionals
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Arise Program's leadership retreat: Using today's currents to build tomorrows leaders.
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Ever Changing Currents: Navigating the Waves of Your Career
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Internationalizing Your Campus: Integrating International and Domestic Students through a Global Leadership Program
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Strengths-based Advising: A Practical Model for Advising Professionals
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Upstander Education: Re-envisioning bystander intervention through the lens of intersectionality
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Dismantling the Checklist: Cultural Humility as a Framework for Lifelong Learning and Institutional Accountability
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Building a Culture of Trauma-Informed Care: Making Meaning of “Trigger Warnings” and “Safe Spaces” in Sexual Violence Frameworks
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Student Affairs Fundraising: Successfully Navigating New Currents to Support Student Success
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Riding the Currents: Support Doctoral Students Need From Work-Supervisors
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Exploring external partnerships to support students
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Where the rubber meets the road: using predictive analytics to improve retention
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Creating a College Health and Wellness Culture
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Hispanic Serving Institutions: Key Access Points for Underrepresented Students in STEM
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Fostering Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy and Identity Development: Experiences Within a Community-based LGBTQ+ Mentoring Program
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Leadership from Within: Cultivating culturally sustainable leadership development with students with unique & marginalized identities
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Making Waves: A story of a two-year college navigating the journey towards student success and completion
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Navigating & Professional" Appearance in Student Affairs & Honoring Our Identities in the Process
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Still We Rise: Education as a path to liberation
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Building Asian American Activists
10:00 am – 10:50 am
In-Between: Examining Asian Transracial Adoptee Racial Identity Development through a Critical Race Lens | Narrative Analysis and Oral Traditions
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Asian Pacific Islander Voices: Talk Story through the use of Digital Storytelling
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Creating Community for Foster Youth on College Campuses: Effective Strategies for Academic Success
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Behavioral Intervention Teams supporting Student Success
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Is Civility Dead? - A Case for Civil Discourse during Contentious Times
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Designing the Promise: The Salt Lake Community College Promise Program
10:00 am – 10:50 am
News Travels Fast
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Addressing Substance Abuse Upstream: A Statewide Collaborative Approach Using The Strategic Prevention Framework
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Converging Currents: Black Asian and Pacific Island Communities Building Coalitions and Addressing Anti-Blackness
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Pioneers for Change: A Community Engagement Based Student Leadership Program
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Refugees in Higher Education
10:00 am – 10:50 am
If You Build It They Will Come: Developing a Trauma- Informed Campus Response to Title IX
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Pioneers for Change: A Community Engagement Based Student Leadership Program
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Conference Closing Luncheon
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
NASPA WRC 2017 Committee Wrap-Up
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
NASPA WRC 2018 Committee Meeting
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NASPA WRC 2017 & 2018 Transition Meeting

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Most pre-conferences will run from 1:00 pm - 6:15 pm on Saturday, November 4 and 9:00 am - 12:30 pm on Sunday, November 5. Please visit the pre-conference webpages for more information.

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP)

Saturday, November 4th • 12.00 PM – 05.00 PM

Sunday, November 5th • 8.30 AM – 12.30 PM

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If you are a NASPA Undergraduate Fellow, make sure you start your conference experience here!  The NUFP Institute will include an off-site cultural excursion, providing a unique experience to explore this very special place.  To honor our conference theme, we will recognize the forces that influence the movement of your personal and professional currents. Student Affairs staff with diverse backgrounds,many whom are NUFP alumni, will assist to mentor and coach your institute journey.  We aim to grow together in building professional skills, help you explore and evaluate your next professional steps, and cultivate your NUFP and NASPA connections.  We will also collaborate with the other institutes in a fun networking activity.  Register early to secure your spot! (Please note that your status as a NUFP Fellow does not guarantee you a spot in this pre conference institute, you must register to participate and be a current NUFP.)

Institute Chair:

Jen Pagala Barnett

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

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Graduate Students Institute (GSI)

Saturday, November 4th • 01.00 PM – 05.00 PM

Sunday, November 5th • 8.30 AM – 12.30 PM

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The Graduate Student Institute theme of "Riding the Waves of Your Career" encompasses the wonderful highs and sometimes lows of a career in Student Affairs.  A multi-generational staff will serve as mentors and coaches for your graduate student cohort.  We will learn together about career sustainability, self-care, and drawing upon the strength of our ancestors.  Your Student Affairs Professionals, the "pod" team leaders, will impart wisdom about what it takes to have a successful career in our field.  You will also have an opportunity to learn about and to practice professional networking and to get connected to NASPA in an active way.  This is an experience you will not want to miss!

Institute Chair:

Kandy Mink Salas
Azusa Pacific University

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New Professionals Institute

Saturday, November 4th • 01.00 PM – 05.00 PM

Sunday, November 5th • 8.30 AM – 12.30 PM

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The external pressures facing higher education include greater accountability, tuition sensitivity, unfunded mandates, and changing student demographics, and most institutions have fewer discretionary resources to meet these shifting and expanding needs. Student Affairs divisions have a valuable role in shaping the future of their institutions. As new professionals, you have the closest understanding of the challenges facing students, and you are uniquely positioned to help your organizations innovate and evolve. In this institute, you will be invited to learn about innovation in Student Affairs and to apply an innovation lens to understanding and influencing institutional culture, supervision, orientation to work, ethics and professionalism, and effective relationship building.

Institute Chair:

Dyrell Foster
Moreno Valley College

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Mid-Level Professionals Institute

Saturday, November 4th • 01.00 PM – 05.05 PM

Sunday, November 5th • 8.45 AM – 12.45 PM

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Mid-level professionals can be some of the most influential forces in a college community. In pivotal positions, they serve students directly while simultaneously providing critical "boots on the ground" information to senior administration. The Mid-Level Institute provides a focused curriculum as well as a valuable networking opportunity. This curriculum is for those with at least five years of experience as a full-time professional and who are currently responsible for the direction and oversight of one or more functions and supervise one or more professional staff.

Institute Chair:

Jan Javinar
University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu

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Dean of Students and Assistant/Associate Vice President (DOS/AVP) Institute

Saturday, November 4th • 01.00 PM – 05.00 PM

Sunday, November 5th • 7.30 AM – 12.30 PM

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The Dean of Students/Associate Vice President/Associate Vice Chancellor Institute is designed for those individuals who currently serve in a supporting role to the institution’s highest ranking student affairs officer.  The institute will engage participants in future career mapping, an assessment of hard and soft skills needed to succeed in their current and future roles, and critical issues that impact the changing tides of higher education.

Institute Chair:

Anna Gonzalez
Lewis and Clark

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Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO) Institute: Re-Thinking the Work and Leadership of Student Affairs

Saturday, November 4th • 01.00 PM – 05.00 PM

Sunday, November 5th • 8.00 AM – 12.30 PM

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Our work is changing.  Student affairs leaders are confronted with the challenge of effectively navigating our organizations through change brought about by internal and external dynamics.  As SSAO’s, we are charged with creating the best possible futures for our organizations.  Towards what future do you aspire?  What does successful leadership look like to you, particularly in your institutional context?  What approaches, unique to your situation, would enable the success that you seek? How do we lead and manage in the current and future campus climate, while also keeping students at the center of our work?

This year's SSAO Institute is designed to help all of us think about how to address the issues that are distracting us from the work we want to be doing.  The Institute offers an opportunity for SSAOs to develop strategies and tools to take back to their campuses that will make their work more impactful in support of the student experience and institutional mission.

Presentations on student mental health, student protests/activism, approaches to having difficult conversations with colleagues on campus, and on institutional change and transitions, will be intermingled with guided discussions among all of the participants.  Our goal is that SSAOs will leave the institute with renewed confidence, greater leadership clarity, a stronger network to draw on when needed, and a toolkit for doing the work they are facing and that may emerge in the future.

Institute Chair:

Peg Blake, Ph.D.

Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Humboldt State University

Institute Associate Chair:

Barb Snyder, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Utah

Faculty:

Shannon Ellis, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Services, University of Nevada, Reno

Robin Holmes, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs, University of California Office of the President

Larry Roper, Ph.D., Interim Director, School of Language, Culture and Society; Professor, SLCS; College Student Services Administration Program Director, Oregon State University

Denzil Suite, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Life, University of Washington

Kevin Kruger, Ph.D., President, NASPA

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Research Institute: Stop Sitting on Your Data! Become Knowledge Empowered

Saturday, November 4th • 01.00 PM – 05.00 PM

Sunday, November 5th • 8.30 AM – 12.30 PM

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This pre-conference is designed to transition a “data rich” office whose knowledge is poor to an office that is knowledge empowered. Every office has access to survey data, enrollment demographics, retention and graduation rates, assessment results and much more. This preconference is designed to help you put it to great use achieving your desired outcomes whether it is  maximizing a budget, increasing retention or developing a new initiative. Faculty  will coach you through a  process to organize and use your data effectively. The pre-conference is designed for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced student affairs practitioners who want to engage in data management, assessment, or research as some portion of their work. Participants will leave with a toolkit of processes and strategies to become knowledge rich.  

Coordinator:
Shannon Ellis, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Services, University of Nevada, Reno

Faculty:
Jennifer Lowman, Ph.D., Director of the Office for Student Persistence Research, University of Nevada, Reno
Lisa Maletsky, Coordinator of the Office for Student Persistence Research, University of Nevada, Reno

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Sponsors

Platinum Level
  • Chartwells
  • Sodexo
Gold Level
  • Aramark
Silver Level
  • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Bronze Level
  • PaperClip Communications
Exhibitors
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success
  • UH Manoa College of Education
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Seattle University: Student Development Administration
  • The APU Department of Higher Education
  • Campus Labs

For sponsorship and exhibit booth questions, contact:

Henry Gee, WRC Sponsors Chair, at [email protected]

SPECIAL THANKS



Sponsorship Info

Venue

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort


Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort
Honolulu, HI

A block of rooms have been reserved for October 31, 2017 - November 10, 2017. The special room rate of $199 will be available until October 11, 2017 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. We also have an array of discounted suites available for those wanting to share a larger space or will be enjoying the conference with their families. Please note: To confirm your sleeping room, there is a first night's deposit refundable up to 72 hours or three days in advance of the start of the conference. Any changes to your reservation must be completed by October 11, 2017.

Hotel reservations are open and booking is simple. To book a standard room, CLICK HERE. To book a suite, please contact the hotel directly at 1-808-949-4321.

Questions regarding existing reservations, please contact the Hilton Hawaiian Village directly at (808) 949-4321.

If you have general hotel and room reservation questions, please contact:

Sabrina Fallejo Uganiza at [email protected] or call (808) 956-3290

Request Meeting Space

Western Regional Conference 2017 is the perfect place for constituent groups, institutions, and NASPA leaders to host brainstorming and/or planning meetings for the next year. It is also the perfect place to host networking and social events after a long day of professional development. 

Submit a Meeting Space Request for Monday, November 06, 2017

Hawaiian Airlines Airfare Discount

We are excited to announce a 5% off discount on Hawaiian Airlines web fares for your travel to Hawai'i. Booking a reservation is quick and simple using the hot link. The hot link will take you directly to the booking page, bypassing the login page. Click on our ‘Travel’ tab to the right for more information.

Brief History of Waikīkī

Waikīkī means "spouting water," a reference to the rivers and springs that richly flowed from the Koʻolau mountain range and flooded the area with an abundance of fresh water. In the 1400s, Chief Kalamakua designed an irrigation system to take advantage of Waikīkī’s water resources. Fishponds were built and taro patches were planted allowing for a refined system of agriculture. In the 1450s, Waikīkī was established as the governmental center of Oʻahu.

Waikīkī was also the setting for one of Hawaiʻi’s historic battles for the unification of the Hawaiian archipelago between Kamehameha I (supreme chief of Hawaiʻi Island) and Kahekili (supreme chief of Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe). In 1794, Kamehameha I arrived from Hawaiʻi Island with a fleet of canoes landing on the beach of Waikīkī. Kamehameha then set out for the Nuʻuanu Pali (cliffs) to take  Oʻahu from Kalanikūpule, son of Kahekili. After a successful battle, the Hawaiian Islands were united under one ruler, King Kamehameha I.

Throughout the 1800s, Waikīkī remained a place of productive agriculture for commoners and residences for the royal families who maintained homes in the area.  The streets in Waikīkī are some of the most historic in Hawaiʻi as the names reveal the stories of particular areas.

The ahupuaʻa (traditional land division) of Kalia, located on the most western end of Waikīkī, was home to the chiefly Paoa family. Duke Kahanamoku, legendary surfer and multiple Olympic gold medalist, was raised in this fishing and ocean-faring family who lived on this land. The Pi‘inaio Stream fed into the ocean there next to where the Hilton Hawaiian Village currently stands, creating a rich reef and offshore area with an abundance of fish, seaweed, and other marine life to feed surrounding families.

Did you know…

September 2 is the birthdate of Queen Liliʻuokalani, the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Born Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Kamakaʻeha, she would ascend the throne in 1891 after the death of her brother King Kalākaua. Queen Liliʻuokalani was a staunch supporter of education, health, children, and women’s issues. She was a prolific writer and song composer, crafting over 160 songs in her lifetime. One of her most famous compositions is Aloha ʻOe

On January 4, 1893, Queen Liliʻuokalani signed into law An Act to Establish a Bureau of Agriculture and Forestry which would, in 1907, become the land-grant college that grew to become the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Thirteen days after enacting this historic foundation to our university, a group named the “Committee of Safety” staged a coup to overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom government. Wishing to spare her beloved people a bloody conflict with the United States, Liliʻuokalani temporarily yielded her authority as executive to the United States under protest until the matter could be officially settled. On July 4, 1894, the minority provisional government claimed to establish a Republic of Hawaiʻi to rule the Islands. The Queen was arrested on January 16, 1895, by Republic forces and charged with "misprision of treason"—knowing about a forceful attempt to overthrow the Republic without informing the government. A military tribunal found her guilty and sentenced Hawaiʻi’s queen to five years imprisonment and a $5000 fine. Her sentence was later reduced and the Hawaiian queen was held under house arrest in a single room of ʻIolani Palace for over five months. In 1898, a second attempt to annex the Hawaiian Islands failed after anti-annexation protests from the great majority of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) combined with US legislators arguments that "it would be out of accord with the spirit of a democratic government to annex against the will of the majority” to prevent a two-thirds majority needed to pass a treaty of annexation. Arguments that taking Hawaiʻi was a military necessity for fighting the ongoing Spanish-Fillipino/American war pushed the taking of the islands by the United States weeks later. 

On September 2, we celebrate the enduring legacy of Queen Liliʻuokalani that includes the Liliʻuokalani Trust which she established in 1909 “for the care of orphaned and destitute children in Hawaii.” The student services center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is named the Queen Liliʻuolani Center for Student Services. Student Affairs programs there serve the students of the University of Hawaiʻi and their education. Every year, the building is the hub of a day long celebration in honour of Her Majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani. 

 

  • Travel

    Hawaiian Airlines Airfare Discount

    We are excited to announce a 5% off discount on Hawaiian Airlines web fares for your travel to Hawai'i. Booking a reservation is quick and simple using the hot link. The hot link will take you directly to the booking page, bypassing the login page.

    Hot link: https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/affiliate?affcode=NASPAWRC17

    You can also visit: www.HawaiianAirlines.com/Affiliate and use the program code "NASPAWRC17" to make your airline reservations.

    We are thankful for the support from Hawaiian Airlines and the opportunity for NASPA Western Regional Conference 2017 to be a Preferred Affiliate Program.

    Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is only 20 minutes away from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Located at 300 Rodgers Boulevard, Honolulu

  • Transportation

    Use SpeediShuttle for airport transportation. SpeediShuttle is a privately owned Hawai'i based company recognized for providing exceptional customer service. Island offices are located near the airports and service hotels across the island. SpeediShuttle is ideally positioned for all your leisure and business ground transportation needs. Visit https://speedishuttle.com/reservations to secure your ride.

    Once at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort: Waikiki Trolley is offering 15% off transportation and guided sight seeing tours from E Noa Tours. Discounts are only valid if you book online at www.waikikitrolley.com and www.enoa.com. This is only for adult fares, no combining the special online rate with the "group15" discount code. NOTE: Transportation to/from the airport is NOT offered through Waikiki Trolley.

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