2017 NASPA Community Colleges Institute

March 11 – March 12, 2017
San Antonio, Texas

The 2017 NASPA CCI will provide participants with proven tools and strategies to accelerate the development of a campus climate and culture that supports the personal and academic success of the full range of students on campus.

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2017 NASPA Community Colleges Institute (CCI)

The CCI is a pre-conference workshop that allows staff and faculty to learn from and engage with one another on a variety of critical issues affecting student affairs professionals in the community college setting. For our 2017 Institute in San Antonio, we are thrilled to share that we will be offering a number of concurrent sessions presented for and by our members. The planning committee encourages you to join us as we explore our themes of cross-campus collaboration, student support, and community colleges and the future

Registration to the annual conference is not required to attend the Institute, however, registration to the program itself will be required. We look forward to welcoming you to San Antonio and hope you will join us in celebrating the great work of community colleges across the nation!

Join us for a Reception

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 FROM 5:15 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. 

at the historic Koehler House
310 W Ashby Pl, San Antonio, TX 78212

hosted by the Alamo Colleges.

Click here for a downloable campus map, to include parking and reception locations.

Transportation will be provided to and from the venue. 
Shuttle pick-up times and locations are as follows:
Pick-Up Times Pick-Up Location
Departure 4:45 p.m. & 5:15 p.m. Grand Hyatt San Antonio Entrance
Return 6:45 p.m. & 7:05 p.m. Koehler House Entrance


Presented By

Community Colleges Division
2017 NASPA Community Colleges Institute


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Faculty
  • Graduate
  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level
  • Vice President for Student Affairs


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    Call for Programs

    The call for programs is now closed. The planning committee thanks you for your submissions!

    The institute content advisory committee seeks proposals that effectively advance the field of student affairs in work in the community college arena. Additionally, the symposium content advisory committee will select programs based upon the programs' relationships to the institute learning outcomes and themes. 


    Participants will be able to:

    • Articulate the issues, trends, and evidence-based practices in student affairs at community colleges including student learning and development; workforce development and community engagement; globalism; social justice; organizational and human resources; technology; and compliance and policy development;
    • Identify unique and innovative ways to advance the field and work of community college student affairs professionals; 
    • Construct decision-making and planning processes based on data and evidence-based research;
    • Become familiar with the Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Educators and how these competencies apply to their daily work on community college campuses; and
    • Develop a network of colleagues who will support and engage throughout their careers in student affairs.


    Our program proposal review process is critical to the success of the institute. We encourage you to sign-up to be program reviewer here. For detailed instructions on how to sign-up, check this document.

    Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

    • Cross-Campus Collaboration

      This theme serves to explore ways community college professionals are working together within our individual institutional structures for strengthening our support of students. In addition, we hope to explore ways to develop and define cross-campus collaborative opportunities for shared success.

    • Student Support

      ​This theme serves to explore ways community colleges are preparing students for the future of higher education through community college education. In addition, this theme serves to examine ways community college professionals can plan to work with increasingly diverse student populations.

    • Community Colleges and the Future

      ​This theme serves to investigate where community colleges fit into the future of higher education? What role do community colleges play in the advancement of higher education and what are the unique advantages and challenges faced by these institutions.

    Submission Timeline
    • November 7, 2016
      Call for Programs Deadline
    • November 7, 2016
      Program Reviewer Interest Deadline
    • November 21, 2016
      Presenter Notification
    • November 28, 2016
      Presenter Confirmation Deadline

    Writing Tips

    Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.


    Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2017 NASPA Community Colleges Institute.

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


    This schedule was carefully designed by the planning committee to maximize learning and professional development. It is tentative and subject to change.

    Full Schedule

    Sat, Mar 11

    12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Institute Check-in
    1:00 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
    Institute Welcome
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions I
    From Access to Success: A Collaborative Approach Using "DEEP" Practices
    Men of Distinction: Pathways to Success
    Connecting the Right Student Affairs Professional With the Right Role
    2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions II
    P-Tech: Where High School and Community College Meet Industry
    Behavioral Assessment at Community Colleges
    Advancing Your Community College Career: From Mid-Level Professional to Senior Student Affairs Officer
    4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Small Group Dialogue
    4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
    Travel to the Alamo Colleges
    5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Opening Reception hosted by the Alamo Colleges

    Sun, Mar 12

    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Institute Check-in
    7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast (provided) & Poster Sessions
    Observed Socio-Academic Integrative Moments in Community College: What Do They Look Like?
    The Fulbright Factor: A Scholar’s Experience Enhancing Global Engagement at Community Colleges
    Student Activities in the Community College Setting: A South Carolina Case Study
    8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    Welcome & Plenary Panel - Moving Forward: NASPA Leaders Address the Importance of Community Colleges
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Concurrent Sessions III
    Preparing Your Professional Advancement: The Pathway for Community College Professionals
    The Student Health Advocacy Resource and Engagement (SHARE) Center: Serving Under-resourced Students at a Two Year Community College
    Pathways to Community College Student Success
    11:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Keynote Speaker - Dr. Martha Kanter
    12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
    Lunch (on your own)
    1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Updates & Announcements (Plenary)
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions IV
    Using Data to Manage Staff: Stories From Community College Administrators
    Somehow I Manage
    Providing Support Services to Urban Community College Students
    2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    Small Group Dialogue
    3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Closing Remarks
    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    NASPA Annual Conference Opening Session & Featured Speaker
    7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    NASPA Annual Conference Opening Reception


    Registration for the 2017 CCI is now open.

    You do not need to register for the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference in order to attend the 2017 CCI, though you would be welcome to join many of your colleagues who will take advantage of both professional development opportunities.

    Register Online

    Registration Fees

    Early-bird Registration
    07/01/2016 to 12/19/2016
    Regular Registration
    12/20/2016 to 02/10/2017
    Late Registration
    02/11/2017 to 03/14/2017
    NASPA Member
    NASPA Non-Member
    NASPA Member
    NASPA Non-Member


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


    View Registration Policies

    You do not need to register for the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference in order to attend the 2017 CCI, though you would be welcome to join many of your colleagues who will take advantage of both professional development opportunities. 


    • Dr. Martha Kanter

      Dr. Martha Kanter

      Executive Director
      College Promise Campaign

      Speaker Bio


    Thank you to our sponsors who helped make this event possible.

    Bronze Level
    • InsideTrack


    Grand Hyatt San Antonio

    Grand Hyatt San Antonio
    San Antonio, Texas

    The Community Colleges Institute will be taking place on the 3rd floor of the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

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