NASPA LAC, in conjunction with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, is organizing the Second International Student Affairs Conference: Understand and Value.
The International Conference "Understand and Value" is an annual meeting for directors and teams of student affairs professionals in higher education, to discuss proposals, learn better practices, as well as network with participants from all over the world. This is a platform to discuss and learn about experiences from Chilean and foreign institutions in various fields of student affairs, in order to create an effective exchange of knowledge and experiences among other global participants.
The 2018 NASPA LAC Second International Student Affairs Conference: Understand and Value is aimed at directors, academics, professionals, and government workers who are involved in policy, planning development, management, and solving problems that relate to student affairs.
We seek to have content from different presentations that are relevant to the professional development of academics, directors, and professionals who are part of the student affairs community from higher education institutions.
The presentation should refer to the following questions that will guide participants such as:
1. What is the problem that the presentor wishes to solve?
2. What methods were used to solve the given problem?
3. What were the main factors that were both successful and unsuccessful of the initiative implemented?
4. What are some threats and/or problems that one would face when initiating a specific challenge?
5. What results did it have?
It is important that all presentations discuss problems that already have results, and not ideas in progress without a conclusion. Theoretical aspects can be introduced only to the extent that they are directly related to the understanding of the problem addressed in the presentation.
The deadline for submitting call for programs will be between March and May 2018.
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 2018 NASPA LAC- Second International Student Affairs Conference: Understand and Value.
Assistant Director of Professional Development
Phone: (202) 719-1177
Dr. Kevin Kruger has more than 35 years of experience in higher education. Since 2012, he has served as President and CEO of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators. Eigteen years prior to beomcing President, Dr. Kruger worked as an Associate Exectuive Director and served as opoerations director (COO) and Financial Director (CFO) for NAPSA. He has held various position in student affairs at Southern Methodit UNiversities and at the University of Maryland. Also, as President of NASPA, he represents the association in a variety of national forums and frequently contributes to the analysis and development of news about higher education. Dr. Kruger has published and presented various texts on trends in higher education, student access, competion strategies for low income/first generation students, technology, and change in management and leadership in higher education at the national level.
Maria Consuelo Burgos is a Psychologist at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, who specializes in Clinical Psychology. Ms.Burgos got her Masters in Pyscology at the Universidad de los Andes and started her relationship with the institution in 1993, where she has served as Academic Coordinator, Director of the Department of Pyschology, Coordinator of the clinical area of Human Development Center, Director of Student Programs at the Decanatura de Estudiantes, Academic Coordinator of the Program of Directed Studies and Head of the Office of Scouting and Promotion.
During 2011, she held the position of Head of the Counseling Center at the Decanatura de Estudiantes and in August she was named Dean of Students. She has developed projects, reearch and publications focused on varius psychosocial aspects of young University students, vocational guidance, program evalutation, and various apects of University life.
Dr. Bardil Moscaritolo is an advocate of International Education and the Globalization of Student Affairs/Service Practice Research. She is a founding member and general secretary of the Student Services and International Student Affairs (IASAS) organization, which was founded in March 2010 and was establish in Brussels, Belgium in July 2013.
Among her most recent academic works, she highlighted the 2016 book "Supporting Students Globally in Higher Education: Trends and Perspectives for Student Affairs and Services", in which she was the Editor and Author of some chapters. She was also part of the UNESCO 2001 and 2009 manuscript drafting team: The Role of Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education: A Practical Handbook for Developing, Implementing and Evaluating Student Affairs Programs and Services.
She is currently Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at Pace University for the Westchester campuses in New York.