2017 NASPA International Symposium

March 11 – March 12, 2017
San Antonio, TX

Join us at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas (USA) for the 22nd NASPA International Symposium and NASPA Annual Conference. The International Symposium is a day and a half pre-conference event (11-12 March  2017) that will explore global issues in student affairs and services and higher education. The event format will include keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, interactive discussions and social opportunities.

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About

As the field of student affairs continues to develop globally, focused opportunities for an intentional, international exchange of ideas are becoming more critical. The NASPA International Symposium facilitates the advancement of a global discussion and worldwide understanding of student affairs as a field, and, in many countries, a profession. The International Symposium expands on the conference theme by including global perspectives. A key Symposium goal is to invite and explore new perspectives, and to create new connections in order to bridge global boundaries.

As a result of attending the International Symposium, we hope that participants will be able to:

  • Express increased awareness and knowledge of regional trends and international perspectives on student affairs and services;
  • Network with new contacts and colleagues from multiple regions of the world;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills that can be used to promote internationally-oriented practice, professional dialogue, and research

 

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Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

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

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Call for Programs

Every year, the Symposium organizers send out a Call for Programs to select the speakers and develop program content that is relevant to the Symposium attendees from different parts of the world. A planning committee reviews the proposals and invites the panelists and facilitators. The peer review process ensures rigor and relevance of the selected programs.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Integrity

    Promising practices related to working with students, faculty, and staff around issues of transparency, student activism, leadership, and civic and social responsibility.

  • Innovation

    New and innovative programs, services, and/or initiatives in student affairs and services that respond to country, regional, and/or global trends

  • Inclusion

    Strategies for working toward the creation of supportive and inclusive environments for diverse communities of students, faculty, and staff

  • Inquiry

    New research or promising practices on topics relevant to international communities of student affairs practitioners and researchers.



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Submission Timeline
  • December 6, 2016
    Call for Programs Deadline

Writing Tips

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

Questions?

Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2017 NASPA International Symposium.

Tiki Ayiku
Senior Director of Educational Programs
Phone: 202-265-7500, ext 1184
Email: tayiku@naspa.org

Schedule

Sat, Mar 11

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Symposium Check-In Open
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
First Time Attendee Meeting
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Opening Session
International Professional Development for Student Affairs: What's Working Now?
Courtney Stryker (Moderator), senior student affairs consultant – Qatar University | Brett Perozzi, associate vice president of student affairs – Weber State University | Enrique Ramos, director of global relations – NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher education | William Young, director of the Latin America and Caribbean Area – NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education | Tiki Ayiku, senior director of educational programs – NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
2017 International Symposium Opening Reception
7:30 p.m.
Optional Dinner and Dialogue

Sun, Mar 12

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Opens
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Symposium Check-In
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Morning Session, Breakfast, and IEKC Best Practices Awards
9:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions l
The Experience of Non-US Professionals Pursuing Doctoral Programs in Education
Christopher Silva, director of housing - University of Denver | Mohammed Al Kuwari, director of student development center - Hamad bin Khalifa University | Ameena Hussain, director - World Innovation Summit on Education | Stephanie Muehlethaler ,director of colleges - Trent University
The Erasmus Study Abroad Program: When Student Affairs Makes a Difference
Mirela Mazalu, public affairs - European University College Association | Gian Luca Giovannucci, president - European University College Association
Connecting Alumni One International Adventure at a Time
Ahmad Oustwani, alumni relations coordinator - Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar | Missy Hernandez, senior director of academic and career advising - Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
Supporting Middle Eastern and Muslim students: A conversation on Culture
Colby Seay, study abroad program coordinator - Texas A&M University at Qatar | Ryan Scheffler, academic advisor II - Texas A&M University at Qatar | Amjad Abdo, program coordinator - Texas A&M University at Qatar Natalie Cruz, instructor and advisor - Zayed University
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions ll
Leveraging Lessons Learned: A Model for Creating Collaborative Integrated Global Learning Programs on Campus
Nicole West, assistant director of global citizens project - University of South Florida | Madeline Heath, graduate advisor - University of South Florida | Karla Davis-Salazar, director of global citizens project Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies - University of South Florida
Transcending Boundaries through International Research Partnerships
Darbi Roberts, assistant dean - Columbia Unviersity | Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, associate vice president and dean of students - Pace University | Tadd Kruse, assistant to the president for institutional planning & effectiveness - American University of Kuwait
Global Perspectives on Undergraduate Peer Leadership
Jennifer Keup, director of national resource center for the first-year experience and students in transition - University of South Carolina-Columbia
Student Success Through Study Abroad
Wagaye Johannes, project director - Institute of International Education (IIE) | Benardo Dargan, assistant dean for graduate student and global engagement - Clemson University | Meredith Wilson, associate director of enrollment management - Clemson University Lee Rivers, outreach specialist - Institute of International Education (IIE)
11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Topical Discussion Forums
Barriers to Student Persistence
Development of Intercultural Skills
Professional Growth
Social Justice & Activism
Student Employability
12:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Celebration Luncheon
1:35 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions III
Cultural Impacts on Campus: Exploring Institutional Culture & Influences on Student Success
Tadd Kruse, assistant to the president for institutional planning & effectiveness - American University of Kuwait | Jeffry Neuhouser, career coach - Earlham College | Nkenge Ransom-Friday, associate director of student affairs - SIT Graduate Institute
Infusing Globalism: A Dialogue on Internationalizing Curriculum
Tamara Yakaboski, associate professor - University of Northern Colorado | Enrique Ramos, director of global relations – NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education | Anne Hornak, associate professor and chairperson - Central Michigan University
What’s Career Got to do with It? Analyzing 1st to 2nd Year Retention Factors in a Canadian Technical Campus
Angie Clarke, director of student affairs - Marine Institute of Memorial Univeristy | Rob Shea, associate vice-president of academic and student affairs - Marine Institute of Memorial University
International Branch Campuses: Sustainable or not?
Jamil (Jimmy) Karam, director of housing and residence life - Hamad Bin Khalifa University
2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Coffee Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions IV
Writing about What we do as Student Services Professionals
Kenneth Osfield, ADA compliance officer - University of Florida | Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, associate vice president and dean of students - Pace University | Brett Perozzi, associate vice president of student affairs - Weber University | Rob Shea, associate vice-president of academic and student affairs - Marine Institute of Memorial University
Starting from Scratch: Developing Cultural Competence Training for World’s Most Diverse Undergraduates
Alta Mauro, director of spiritual life & intercultural education - New York University Abu Dhabi
What Students Want: Designing Career Services Based on Student Assessment
Missy Hernandez, sr. director of academic & career advising - Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar | Ahmad Oustwani, alumni relations coordinator - Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
Improving Students’ Social and Academic Transition: 1st Year Students’ Orientation Initiative
Mercy Sondlo, senior research practitioner - Tshwane University of Technology
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closing Plenary
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
NASPA Annual Conference Opening Session and Featured Speaker
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
NASPA Annual Conference Opening Reception
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