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.


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 conference in San Antonio, we are thrilled to share that the CCI will be developing into a 2.0 version, offering a number of concurrent sessions presented by our members. More information will be available soon, but we hope to see you in San Antonio for what will be a fantastic opportunity for our members to engage with one another prior to the beginning of the annual conference.

Registration to the annual conference is not required to attend the CCI, however, registration to the program itself will be required. A call for programs and reviewers will be released shortly, so keep an eye on your emails for more opportunities to engage with the CCD!


Presented By

Community Colleges Division


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 open and will close on October 24, 2016.

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.


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

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Submission Timeline
  • October 24, 2016
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • October 24, 2016
    Program Reviewer Interest Deadline
  • November 11, 2016
    Presenter Notification
  • November 18, 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.


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

Sat, Mar 11

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Institute Check-in
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Institute Welcome & Opening Plenary
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions I
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Small Group Dialogue
5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception

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)
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Session Panel
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions II
11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions III
12:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions IV
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Small Group Dialogue
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 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 will open on October 3, 2016.

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.

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
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NASPA Non-Member
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