2018-12-11

13th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference

March 31 – April 02, 2019
American University of Kuwait, Kuwait

This three-day conference hosted by NASPA and the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA) Area at the American University of Kuwait is an ideal opportunity for discussing innovative ideas, approaches, technologies, best practices and policies in the field of Student Affairs.

The theme of this 13th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference is: Creating a Holistic Student Experience: Cross Campus Collaborations towards Student Wellbeing and Development

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Creating a Holistic Student Experience: Cross Campus Collaborations towards Student Wellbeing and Development

This conference addresses the role of Student Affairs in improving student wellbeing and development from a holistic point of view that brings all campus constituencies into the discussion. Student Affairs remains for the most part an extra-curricular component of the student’s education, and its integration into the life of the student remains challenging and questionable. This conference seeks to address the marginal role Student Affairs plays in the student’s experience, while at the same time reexamining the validity of those core concepts student affairs practitioners hold as pillars – engagement, leadership, student confidentiality, and others.

About our 2019 Host: The American University of Kuwait

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is an independent, private, equal opportunity, and coeducational liberal arts institution of higher education. The educational, cultural, and administrative structure, methods, and standards of AUK are based on the American model of higher learning. The language of instruction is English.

Founded in 2003, AUK opened its doors to students in 2004 and is currently home to 2450 students and 300 members of staff and faculty from 40 nationalities. AUK offers 14 degree programs in Business Administration, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, is the international partner institution to the American University of Kuwait. Dartmouth and AUK have worked closely together since 2003 when the two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding that facilitated a series of advisory, consultative, and cooperative projects.

The AUK Campus is located in Salmiya, in the center of one of Kuwait’s most vibrant commercial-residential areas.

The campus has spacious, modern classrooms; computer, science, and language laboratories; an administration building, a state-of-the-art library, Music & Art Therapy rooms, cafes, an American-style diner, a bookstore, and recreation courts. A four-story student center houses recreational, athletic, administrative, and academic-support facilities.

 

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Call for Programs

The 2019 Planning Committee seeks engaging and innovative proposals that examine and question Student Affairs practices and their integration into Campus. Proposals can take the form of paper presentations, case studies, roundtable discussions, workshops, or panels.

Other submissions in areas related to student affairs are welcome, and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Suggested Topical Areas

Admission

Sports & Recreation

Alumni Relations

Student Advising & Counseling

Career Guidance

Student Engagement

Disability & Special Needs Students

Student Retention & Success

Health & Wellness Programs

Use of Technology

Leadership

Programs can be submitted through the Submit Proposal link. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, 24 January, 2019.



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Submission Timeline
  • December 17, 2018
    Call for Proposals Open
  • January 24, 2019
    Call for Programs Closes
  • February 7, 2019
    Presenter Notification

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 13th Annual MENASA NASPA Conference.

Tadd Kruse
MENASA Area Director
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Hanan Muzaffar
2019 MENASA NASPA Conference Chair
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Schedule

The schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. As details are finalized, this schedule will be updated.

Sun, Mar 31

8:00am
Hotel Pick-up
8:30am – 9:30am
Workshop Registration
9:30am – 5:30pm
Workshop Sessions
6:00pm
Hotel Drop-off
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Optional Dinner

Mon, Apr 01

8:00am
Hotel Pick-up
8:00am – 10:00am
Conference Registration
9:30am – 11:00am
Opening Plenary
11:00am – 5:00pm
Conference Sessions
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Conference Dinner & Social
9:00pm
Hotel Drop-off

Tue, Apr 02

8:00am
Hotel Pick-up
8:00am – 9:00am
Conference Registration
9:00am – 1:00pm
Conference Sessions
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Lunch & Conference Closing
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Optional Visit to Kuwait Attractions
6:00pm
Hotel Drop-off

Registration

Conference Registration includes registration and fees for the entire three day event from March 31-April 2, 2019, including the Workshop day on March 31st. Workshops on March 31st will require additional registration (no additional cost) as spaces will be limited for some activities. Specific workshop details and how to sign-up for these workshops will be provided soon.

Please see the chart below to make sure to register and take advantage of incredible savings.

*The Non-Member rate includes a one-year NASPA International Individual Membership (valued at $75 USD). For more information on full NASPA membership benefits visit http://www.naspa.org.

Registration Fees

Early Registration
01/17/2019 to 02/17/2019
Regular Registration
02/18/2019 to 03/17/2019
Late Registration
after 03/18/2019
NASPA Members
$275
$300
$350
Non-Members
$350
$375
$425

Venue

American University of Kuwait


American University of Kuwait
Salmiya, Kuwait

All conference activities will take place on the campus of The American University of Kuwait! Hotel accomodation prices are listed per night, inclusive of breakfast and complementary shuttle service from and to airport. Transportation will be provided between both hotels (Ibis and Holiday Inn) and the AUK campus. Please provide the code MENASA NASPA towards your booking to get the discounted rate offered for the conference. Rates are subject to a 15% service charge. Please note that room and rate availability are limited.

Symphony Style Kuwait – Radisson


Symphony Style Kuwait – Radisson
Salmiya, Kuwait

Hotel Contact: [email protected]  

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Symphony Style Kuwait – Radisson (5 star hotel across the street from AUK)
Symphony Style Mall, Arabian Gulf Road, Salmiya, Kuwait
Starting at:
KWD 55.000 + 15% Service Charge - Single
KWD 65.000 + 15% Service Charge - Double
  • Travel

    The nearest major airport is Kuwait International Airport (KWI). This airport has international flights and is approximately 23 km from the hotel.

  • Transportation

    Transportation will be provided between both hotels (Ibis and Holiday Inn) and the AUK campus.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Kuwait in March and April average in the around 29 degrees C (84 degrees F) during the day and 16 degrees C (60 degrees F) in the evening. Please visit the Weather Channel before you travel for the most up to date information regarding weather.

Holiday Inn


Holiday Inn
Salmiya, Kuwait

Hotel Contact: [email protected]

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Holiday Inn (4 star hotel 20 minute walk from AUK (1.5 km))
140 Hamad Al-Mubarak Street, Salmiya, Kuwait
Starting at:
KWD 45.000 - Single
KWD 55.000 - Double
  • Travel

    The nearest major airport is Kuwait International Airport (KWI). This airport has international flights and is approximately 23 km from the hotel.

  • Transportation

    Transportation will be provided between both hotels (Ibis and Holiday Inn) and the AUK campus.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Kuwait in March and April average in the around 29 degrees C (84 degrees F) during the day and 16 degrees C (60 degrees F) in the evening. Please visit the Weather Channel before you travel for the most up to date information regarding weather.

Ibis Hotel


Ibis Salmiya Kuwait
Salmiya, Kuwait

Hotel Contacts: [email protected][email protected] 

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Ibis Hotel (3 star hotel 10 minute walk from AUK (650 meters))
24755 Salem Al Mubarak Street, Salmiya, Kuwait
Starting at:
KWD 32.000 - Standard
KWD 32.000 - Sea View
Add KWD 3.000 for Double room
  • Travel

    The nearest major airport is Kuwait International Airport (KWI). This airport has international flights and is approximately 23 km from the hotel.

  • Transportation

    Transportation will be provided between both hotels (Ibis and Holiday Inn) and the AUK campus.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Kuwait in March and April average in the around 29 degrees C (84 degrees F) during the day and 16 degrees C (60 degrees F) in the evening. Please visit the Weather Channel before you travel for the most up to date information regarding weather.

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