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.


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 call for programs is currently open through November 7, 2016 and the planning committee encourages you to submit a proposal centered around 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. 

hosted by the Alamo Colleges.
Transportation will be provided to and from the venue from the convention center.


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 open and has been extended until November 7, 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 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.

Submit Your
Proposal Online

Submit Proposal
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.


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. – 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 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)
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 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.

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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