2017 NASPA Multicultural Institute: Advancing Equity and Inclusive Practice

December 10 – December 12, 2017
Hyatt Regency New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana

The 2017 NASPA Multicultural Institute: Advancing Equity and Inclusive Practice is the premier event for student affairs and academic affairs professionals who are seeking an interactive forum that combines thought-provoking keynote speakers, challenging educational sessions, and opportunities for resource and idea sharing. The Institute exists to connect those with responsibilities for and those who are passionate about multicultural education at institutions across the country.

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About

The Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners approved by NASPA specify that knowledge and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion are an expectation of all practitioners regardless of their area of specialization or positional role within the field. The NASPA Multicultural Institute is intentionally designed for student affairs practitioners and administrators to further expand their own awareness, further develop skills as a multicultural educators, and exchange best practices for supporting historically underrepresented and marginalized college student populations. Institute participants will engage in a multitude of topics related to multiculturalism, intercultural competency, cross-culturalism and social justice by focusing on race and ethnicity; sexual orientation; sex, gender, and gender identity; ability, nationality; religion and spirituality; and socioeconomic class.

The 2017 NMI will focus on the following themes:

  • Fostering Inclusive Excellence and Pluralism on Campus through Collaborations: How are we defining collaboration and communication from an intersectional framework; does it address visible and invisible identities?

  • Social and Public Movement and Political Unrest: What are promising practices and structures on campus that enable the campus community to engage in effective comprehensive violence prevention, especially prevention of discriminatory violence? What promising practices are campuses using to engage in meaningful dialogue about issues of power, equity, oppression, inclusion, discrimination, and social justice on our campus?

  •  Incorporating Theory, Narratives, Research and Practice in Multicultural Efforts on Campus: How can we incorporate theory, narratives, and research in multicultural education and across disciplines, as it relates to underrepresented groups and identity development of students?
  • Immigration, Undocumented Students, and Identity: What are the implications of immigration in higher education across various identities?

  • The Role of State Legislation on Equity and Inclusion Efforts on Campus: In an era in which campus equity and inclusion efforts are regularly targeted by state legislators, creating inclusive campus environments can be difficult.

 

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Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Faculty
  • New Professional
  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level
  • Graduate

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Call for Programs

Call for programs is now open with a deadline of July 14, 2017.

The Institute content advisory committee seeks proposals that effectively advance the understanding of topics related to multiculturalism, intercultural competency, cross-culturalism, and social justice by focusing on race and ethnicity; sexual orientation; sex, gender, and gender identity; ability, nationality; religion and spirituality; and socioeconomic class. Presenters will be asked to identify the content level of their session; foundational, intermediate, or advanced. Additionally, the content advisory committee will select programs based upon their relationship to the Conference's learning outcomes.

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Our program proposal review process is critical to the success of the Conference. We encourage you to sign-up to be program reviewer here and look for Program Reviewer -2017  NASPA Multicultural Institute: Advancing Equity and Inclusive Practicce underneath the header Educational Programs.

For detailed instructions on how to sign-up, take a look at document for an example.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Fostering Inclusive Excellence and Pluralism on Campus through Collaborations

    How are we defining collaboration and communication from an intersectional framework; does it address visible and invisible identities? Programs submitted under this theme should help participants:

    • Gain knowledge of social identities and their intersectionalities;
    • Identify key attributes and learn how campus and community partnerships positively influence the campus climate for diverse populations while assessing the effectiveness of collaboration;
    • Develop strategies to determine campus climate needs and identify appropriate collaborative opportunities;
    • Build awareness of accessibility as a component for individuals to access and participate with limited/no barriers to their identity/disability; and
    • Build skills in facilitating difficult conversations to increase understanding and awareness of multiculturalism among

  • Social and Public Movement and Political Unrest

    What are promising practices and structures on campus that enable the campus community to engage in effective comprehensive violence prevention, especially prevention of discriminatory violence? What promising practices are campuses using to engage in meaningful dialogue about issues of power, equity,oppression, inclusion, discrimination, and social justice on our campus? Programs submitted under this theme should help participants:

    • Develop strategies to support students, faculty, and staff in discussions around social unrest, its causes and consequences, and how we can impact society;
    • Support and affirm the activist identities of students, faculty and staff while creating opportunities for activism;
    • Reflect on the intersection of personal and political views with policies and procedures on college campuses;
    • Explore intersectional perspectives on power, equity, oppression, inclusion, discriminatory violence, and social justice on campus and in society; and
    • Ascertain campus readiness and the impact of socio-political movements while learning about comprehensive violence prevention strategies, on our campus and community including: primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies for discriminatory violence that is directed at, or disproportionately affects certain underrepresented, marginalized or otherwise oppressed groups.

  • Incorporating Theory and Narratives with Research and Practice in Multicultural Efforts on Campus

    How can we incorporate theory, narratives, and research in multicultural education and across disciplines, as it relates to underrepresented groups and identity development of students? Programs submitted under this theme should help participants:

    • Learn foundational and contemporary theoretical perspectives as they relate to working with students from diverse backgrounds;
    • Explore strategies to support diverse student populations and their identity development in a rapidly changing global context;
    • Develop strategies to incorporate an intersectional framework into practical applications on campus; and
    • Identify ways to use theory and research to influence campus policy and practice.

  • Immigration, Undocumented Students, and Identity

    What are the implications in higher education across various identities? Programs submitted under this theme should help participants:

    • Gain awareness of the impact of immigration and immigration policies on our work with students and how to respond to the influence of politics;
    • Learn strategies for advocating for policies and governance that support the needs of undocumented students;
    • Understand how immigration policy affects students across identities; and
    • Identify best practices in supporting undocumented students.

  • The Role of State Legislation on Equity and Inclusion Efforts on Campus

    In an era in which campus equity and inclusion efforts are regularly targeted by state legislators, creating inclusive campus environments can be difficult. Programs submitted under this theme should help participants:

    • Understand how to leverage executive leadership staff and relationships with legislators to proactively communicate with legislators about current equity and inclusion efforts on campus;
    • Work with senior student affairs administrators to develop communication plans to address high profile bias incidents, protests and controversial speakers and events on campus;
    • Identify the range of state legislative issues impacting equity and inclusion on campus, including discriminatory bathroom bills, safe space legislation, sanctuary campus legislation and more; and
    • Determine how to stay informed on the state legislative developments impacting their campuses, and distinguish between advocacy on behalf of diverse students populations versus institutional lobbying. 



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

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Submission Timeline
  • June 30, 2017
    Early-Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • July 14, 2017
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • September 1, 2017
    Program Status Notification
  • October 1, 2017
    Early-Bird Registration Deadline

Writing Tips

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

Schedule

The schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. The tentative schedule with specific program titles, presenters, and abstracts will be released in October 2017.

Sun, Dec 10

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Institute Workshops
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Keynote
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions I
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Opening Reception

Mon, Dec 11

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Morning Keynote
9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m
Mini Institutes
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
No Host Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions III
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Session IV and Flash Sessions
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Concurrent Session V
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Open Discussions

Tue, Dec 12

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Morning Keynote
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions VI
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Concurrent Session VII

Registration

We invite you to register for the 2017 Multicultural Institute.

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Registration Fees

Early- Early Bird
05/04/2017 to 06/30/2017
Early Bird
07/01/2017 to 10/02/2017
Regular
10/03/2017 to 11/12/2017
NASPA Member
$425
$450
$500
Non-Member
$625
$650
$700
NASPA Student Member
$130
$155
$185
Pre-Institute Workshops
$65
$85
$90

Questions?

Tonya Murphy
Member Services Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

Robert Valderrama
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext 1177

Policies

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Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is October 1, 2017, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to [email protected]. This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting the View Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to [email protected].

Speakers


  • Dr. Shaun R. Harper

    Dr. Shaun R. Harper

    Clifford and Betty Allen Professor and Executive Director, USC Race and Equity Center
    University of Southern California

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Sumun Pendakur

    Dr. Sumun Pendakur

    Assistant Vice-President for Diversity and Inclusion
    Harvey Mudd College

    Speaker Bio

    Platinum Level

Venue

Hyatt Regency New Orleans


Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

All conference activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

Experience the best of the Big Easy at our award-winning downtown New Orleans hotel. Located right next door to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center and Champions Square, Hyatt Regency New Orleans offers easy access to the area's most popular attractions. Hop on the Loyola Avenue Streetcar, or take a walk to the historic French Quarter, Arts District, Audubon Aquariam of the Americas and the scenic Mississippi Riverfront.

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans starting at $169/night (not including the 14% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Wednesday, Novemeber 15, 2017. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date so please make your reservation as soon as possible.  Took book your reservation online,  please click the "book your hotel room now" button below. To book a room by phone, please call (504) 561 - 1234 and reference "NASPA Student Affairs Administrators"

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 561 - 1234
$169 - Single
$169 - Double
$179 - Triple
$189 - Quadruple

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