To promote values of sustainability and innovative technology, the 2011 NASPA Western Regional Conference will go paperless. (Download Schedule)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Time Event Location
9:00am - 5:00pm Conference & Institute Registration Open Penny Lane
9:00am - 5:00pm Cyber Café Open
Sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University
Abbey Road
1:00pm - 5:30pm Pre-Conference Institute
New Professionals & Graduate Students
Imagine I & II
1:00pm - 5:30pm Pre-Conference Institute
Mid-Level Professionals
Encore I & II
1:00pm - 5:30pm Pre-Conference Institute
Senior Student Affairs Officers
Sponsored by Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice)
The Edge
5:30pm Institute Reception Celebrate
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time Event Location
7:00am - 5:00pm Conference & Institute Registration OpenPenny Lane
7:30am - 8:30am All Institute BreakfastAbbey Road
8:30am - 1:00pm Pre-Conference Institute
New Professionals & Graduate Students
Imagine I & II
8:30am - 1:00pm Pre-Conference Institute
Mid-Level Professionals
Encore I & II
8:30am - 12:30pm Pre-Conference Institute
Senior Student Affairs Officers
Sponsored by Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice)
The Edge
8:30am - 3:00pm Pre-Conference Institute
NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program
Celebrate
9:00am - 10:00am Volunteer OrientationFame
9:00am - 5:00pm Cyber Café Open
Sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University
Abbey Road
10:00am - 12:00pm Exhibitor Check-InPenny Lane
11:00am - 12:30pm Knowledge Community Leadership LuncheonEncore III
12:30pm - 1:00pm SSAO Institute & Sponsor / Exhibitor Reception
Sponsored by American Campus Communities
Satisfaction
1:00pm - 3:00pm Region V Advisory Board MeetingRevolution I
1:00pm - 3:00pm Region VI Advisory Board MeetingRevolution II
1:00pm - 4:00pm Experience San DiegoOff-Site
An Anthology of Diveristy:
UC San Diego's Campus Community Centers

Shaun Travers (UC San Diego), Edwina Welch (UC San Diego), & Marnie Brookolo (UC San Diego)

Join us for an afternoon on UC San Diego's campus in La Jolla to explore the Campus Community Centers: the Women's Center, the LGBT Resource Center, and the Cross-Cultural Center. These social justice centers offer a progressive approach to diversity organizing. Explore the spaces, connect with the staff, and begin visioning change on your own campus regarding community.
Human Rights Border Tour
NASPA Region VI Latina/o Knowledge Community

This tour will take participants to the western-most area of the San Diego-Tijuana border region where they will visit three main areas: 1) a deportation gate; 2) three physical borders that were constructed to prevent migration flow; and 3) Friendship Park (the area where the border extends to the ocean). The tour hopes to bring awareness to the current state of immigration and the impact it has in our colleges and engage participants in critical dialogue that will encourage student affairs administrators to reflect on the national discourse on immigration.
1:00pm - 4:00pm Exhibit Hall Open Abbey Road
2:00pm - 3:00pm Volunteer OrientationFame
2:30pm - 3:15pm Eric Stoller Unplugged
Introduction to Social Media

Eric Stoller is a social media and mobile technology expert committed to integrating social media into Student Affairs communications. This gathering will focus on practical applications of social media and is perfect for those who have never tweeted, blogged or administered a Facebook page.
Imagine II
3:30pm - 4:15pm Eric Stoller Unplugged
Advanced Social Media

Eric Stoller is a social media and mobile technology expert committed to integrating social media into Student Affairs communications. This gathering will focus on practical applications of social media. Be ready to chat about social media tactics and strategies beyond digital bulletin boards.
Imagine II
2:30pm - 4:15pm Turntable Sessions Hard Rock Hotel
#track01 Making a Case for Arizona
Tonantzin Oseguera (UC Riverside)

This session presents an opportunity to discuss NASPA's decision to keep its 2012 annual conference in Arizona and feelings and thoughts about attending the conference. Also, the session presents an opportunity to become educated about issues facing students and professionals in Arizona.
Encore I
#track02 Focus on Small Colleges & Universities
Jeanne Ortiz (Whittier College)

Senior-level and mid-level managers on small college and university campuses will identify and examine current pressing issues. Participants are encouraged to come and share thoughts, insights, and challenges in such areas as risk management, diversity, mental health, family relations, fiscal planning, staffing, fundraising, enrollment, housing planning, and learning outcome assessment. Learn new perspectives from colleagues.
Encore II
#track03 Collaborations between Athletics & SA
Bruce Smith (Reed College) & Melinda Hendley (Academic Consulting & Empowerment Strategies)

This roundtable discussion will encourage exploration of the geographic and intellectual marginalization of college athletes. The objectives of this discussion are to: (1) illuminate ways that student affairs divisions collaborate with athletic departments to shrink the distances that often times separate athletic achievement from intellectual achievement and social engagement; and (2) provide concrete ways to implement these ideas into student affairs programming.
Encore III
#track04 Exploring Minority Identity Dvlpmt thru Song
Shauna Young (University of the Pacific) & Analucia Lopezrevoredo (Portland State University)

This program examines the role of hair as a tool for self-expression and the role student affairs practitioners have in cultivating a safe environment for growth and identity development. Using the song "I Am Not My Hair,” participants will have the opportunity to reflect on an anthology of their own experiences and engage in dialogue regarding the five stages of minority identity development theory.
Imagine I
#track05 Customizing the NUFP Mentor Relationship
David Daniels (University of Washington) & Dylan Yu (University of Washington)

This session will focus on mentoring relationships and connecting students to non-traditional opportunities for growth. The presenters, a NUFP mentor and fellow, are the only two of their kind at a large public institution. Discussion will revolve around mentoring relationships where formalized NUFP support is limited and connecting with off-campus resources for student involvement activities.
Satisfaction
3:00pm - 4:00pm Newcomer Welcome &
Introduction to Knowledge Communities
The Edge
3:15pm - 4:15pm 2012 Western Regional Conference Planning MeetingRevolution II
4:30pm - 6:30pm Featured Speaker
Richard Settersten, Ph.D.
Sponsored by Sodexho

Poets Simply Kat and Viet Mai
Legends
6:30pm - 8:30pm Opening Reception
Gilbert Castellanos
Woodstock Terrace
8:00pm - 11:00pm Region V Reception
DJ Shammy Dee
Rock Star Platinum Suite 1101
8:00pm - 11:00pm Region VI Reception
DJ Shammy Dee
Rock Star Platinum Suite 1110
Friday, November 18, 2011
Time Event Location
7:00am - 8:00am Wellness Hour (5k Fun Run)Meet in Hard Rock Lobby
7:00am - 8:00am Meditation Session
Sponsored by the Region V & VI Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Communities
Encore I
7:00am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast The Edge
7:00am - 5:00pm Conference Registration OpenPenny Lane
7:30am - 8:45am Senior Student Affairs Breakfast
Sponsored by USA Today
Celebrate
7:30am - 8:45am Faculty BreakfastImagine I & II
7:30am - 8:45am Region V & Region VI Innovative Program Award Winners
This session will highlight the NASPA Region V and Region VI Innovative Programs for 2011 – the Reader’s Project: Honoring the Fallen at The Evergreen State College and the Women’s Center at University of Hawai’I Manoa.
Encore II
8:00am - 8:45am Eric Stoller Unplugged
SA Communication Strategies & Social Media

Eric Stoller is a social media and mobile technology expert committed to integrating social media into Student Affairs communications. This gathering will focus on usage and practical application of social media. Student affairs communications is becoming a vital area within a successful student affairs division. This conversation focuses on how social media can serve as a core component of a successful communications strategy.
Encore III
8:30am - 9:00am Volunteer Orientation Fame
9:00am - 10:00am Featured Speakers
Gwen Dungy, Ph.D. and Shannon Ellis, Ph.D.
Sponsored by Bon Appétit
Legends
9:00am - 5:00pm Cyber Café Open
Sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University
Abbey Road
10:00am - 10:30am Exhibit Break
Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
Abbey Road
10:00am - 5:00pm Exhibit Hall Open Abbey Road
10:30am - 12:15pm Turntable Sessions Hard Rock Hotel
#track06 Panel of Listeners
Women in Student Affairs Knowledge (WISA) Knowledge Communities

Panel of Listeners is a mentoring program for women (and people identifying as women) in student affairs. It provides opportunities for seasoned leaders to meet with graduate students and new professionals to provide coaching on a wide range of professional development and career issues. The program has been a success in helping to connect colleagues. Find pre-registration materials on the conference website.
Celebrate
#track07 Tending the Spiritual Lives of Students
Carol Lundberg (Azusa Pacific University), Ramona Acuña (Azusa Pacific University), & Enika Tumanov (Azusa Pacific University)

Fostering the spiritual development of students is new territory for many of us, with only a few models to follow. After a brief review of literature, participants will identify challenges and strategies for engaging students in respectful and authentic spiritual exploration during the college years.
Encore II
#track08 White Educators & Dismantling Racism
Leslie Webb (Boise State University) & Emily Pearson (Boise State University)

You are invited to participate in an inclusive round table discussion. Topics will include privilege, intersecting identities, and multicultural competence. Interrupting racism, becoming more effective white allies, and examining our accountability in institutional racism are foundational tenets of this discussion. This session will inform a qualitative study focused on white identified educators in higher education.
Encore III
#track09 Technology & the Future of SA
David McCandless (University of Oregon)

The Rise of Generation C by Friedrich, Peterson, and Koster (2011) presents a compelling vision of technology's impact on the coming generation of college students. This guided discussion will use the article as a starting point to explore the larger implications of technology's impact on students and on our work as student affairs professionals, with a focus on future practice.
Revolution I
#track10 College Men in Search of Themselves
Michael Lovette-Colyer (University of San Diego)

What are the "man laws" that shape and direct the behavior of college men? How has their socialization limited their freedom and potential for authenticity, intimacy, and fulfillment? While the struggles and needs of male college students are well-documented, there is a need to engage a diverse range of college men in the critical reexamination of their socialization.
Revolution II
10:30am - 11:15am Short-Track Sessions Hard Rock Hotel
#track11 #naspawr11 Conference
Grace Bagunu (UC San Diego) & Petrina Loh (San Diego State University)

Participants will learn how to use Twitter to create their own digital anthology, a diverse collection of practices, priorities, and values in our profession. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the basics and utilize advanced features of Twitter to network and expand knowledge of student learning and success today and tomorrow. Create your Twitter account and join us!
Imagine I
#track12 A Little (Assessment) Help from My Friends
Lea Jarnagin (CSU Fullerton) & Michael Weisman (Campus Labs)

This session will explore the development of Cal State Fullerton’s Student Affairs Assessment Program – from forming an assessment committee to articulating learning outcomes to creating and executing strategic assessments and sharing results. We will focus on how the institution leveraged their relationship with Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) to support their efforts. Participants will gain an understanding of how institutions can utilize external assessment support to bolster the work of the division, and how the various tools and services available through Campus Labs could be leveraged to support assessment efforts on campus.
Imagine II
#track13 Strategies for Staying Current in SA
Sherry Mallory (Western Washington University)

Student affairs and higher education are continually changing and evolving, as are the students we serve. Maintaining knowledge of current issues and trends is, therefore, a critical part of the work we do as student affairs professionals. In this session, the presenter will share a variety of strategies for staying current in student affairs, from social media to networking (and beyond).
Encore I
#track14 1st Gen Students’ Parents & Pre-College Prep
Jennifer Garza (San Diego State University / Claremont Graduate University) & Cesar Figueroa (UC San Diego)

Many parents of underrepresented, first-generation students do not have all the information they need to make fully informed decisions on how to best assist their students at the K-12 level. The purpose of the presentation is to assist student affairs practitioners by highlighting up-to-date research on how to better structure parent programs for underserved and underrepresented communities.
Satisfaction
#track15 Promoting Leadership Development
Aimee Nelson (CSU Fullerton), Rochelle Woods (CSU Fullerton), Emeline Yong (CSU Fullerton), Victor Delgado (CSU Fullerton), & Brittany Henry (CSU Fullerton)

A training program was developed for students at Cal State Fullerton to support leadership development in seven leadership competencies. Utilizing a model from the University of Minnesota, the students participated in individual coaching appointments, attended a one-day retreat, and viewed podcasts related to each competency. Data will be presented related to student learning outcomes, program effectiveness, and strategies for future leadership development with students.
Fame
11:30am - 12:15pm Short-Track Sessions Hard Rock Hotel
#track16 NASPA’s Enough is Enough Campaign
Sabrina Sanders (CSU Office of the Chancellor) & Steve Jacobson (University of the Pacific)

NASPA's Enough is Enough Campaign is an initiative to encourage peace and safety on campuses throughout the United States. Join us for this informative program as we explore the components of this important campaign. Learn how you can be part of the movement and review proven progressive action plans for reducing violence within your campus and community.
Imagine I
#track17 Facilitating Transfer Student Success
Rochelle Woods (CSU Fullerton), Cathy Fernandez-Weston (CSU Fullerton), & Mark Filowitz (CSU Fullerton)

The STEM Transfer Student Services Office at CSU Fullerton bridges the gap of culture and expectations between the community college experience and the 4-year university experience. Community colleges are the fastest growing post-secondary educational institutions. Participants will learn about the role student affairs plays in creating services for transfer students to help them become academically successful at 4-year institutions.
Imagine II
#track18 Challenging White Privilege in SA
Courtney Young-Law (Mills College)

Who wrote the anthology for student affairs? This presentation seeks to explore the power and privilege of whiteness in higher education. We will review research on racial identity development of white student affairs educators who were nominated as racial justice allies by colleagues of color. The researcher offers a discussion of findings and possible educational opportunities to interrupt patterns of white privilege.
Encore I
#track19 Student Services on New Branch Campuses
Nancy Thompson (Drexel University) & Holly Carpenter (Drexel University)

The purpose of this program is to provide mid- and senior-level administrators, faculty members, and graduate students with an overview of the key issues to consider in providing student services on new branch campuses and to distant student populations.
Satisfaction
#track20 Entrepreneurship, Disability, and Leadership
Garret Westlake (Arizona State University)

According to the Center for an Accessible Society, the employment rate for college graduates with disabilities is 50.6%. This presentation reports on a pilot project at Arizona State University that engaged seven college students on the autism spectrum in a course on entrepreneurship. Student outcomes and strategies for implementation across institutional platforms will be addressed.
Fame
12:30pm - 2:00pm Awards Luncheon / Grammys Legends
2:15pm - 3:30pm Extended-Track Sessions Hard Rock Hotel
#track21 An SSAO, CAO, and CIO on Student Retention
Lynette Cooke Francis (University of Arizona), Melissa Vito (University of Arizona), Gail Burd (University of Arizona), & Michele Norin (University of Arizona)

This workshop will describe the unexpected and effective partnerships that exist between student affairs, academic affairs, and the office of technology at the University of Arizona. These partnerships have led to innovations in teaching and learning that have had a positive impact on student engagement and retention. In addition, they have increased understanding and collaboration among historically differentiated areas of the University and made Student Affairs a critical partner in achieving the University's retention goals.
Celebrate
#track22 Engagement & Success for Students of Color
Christine Quemuel (University of Hawaii at Manoa) & Thomas Tsutsumoto (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Highlighting the Office of Student Affairs Fellows Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, an innovative partnership between the Vice Chancellor for Students, the Student Employment Office, Student Equity, Excellence, & Diversity (SEED), and academic affairs departments, this session offers unique ways to engage students of color in student affairs work using a combination of on-line learning and in-person gatherings to promote student learning and success.
Imagine I
#track23 Ethical Decisions, Leadership, & Community
Dean Kennedy (University of Houston)

Participants will experience a highly interactive workshop examining how to incorporate the Baird Decision Model (an ethical decision making tool) into student leadership training, as well as its application to advising and supervising student leaders. Attendees will explore ethical leadership and how to build ethical organizations and communities, leaving the session with tools and information needed to bring this training to their campuses.
Imagine II
#track24 Tools for Leading Social Change Efforts
Craig Elliott II (Samuel Merritt University)

The history of oppression in America is well-documented and built within its socio-political and economic structure. Often, institutions of higher education reflect this same structure, creating oppressive conditions on campuses. Student affairs practitioners are poised to lead the challenge to create inclusive learning environments. This session will provide the theoretical and practical connections for leading the change on campus.
Encore I
#track25 Weaving an Anthology: Latina Women in SA (Part I)
Amber Garrison Duncan (University of Oregon), Naddia Palacios (Claremont University), & Maria Grandone (Loyola Marymount University)

Anthologies are collections of stories. As Latina women in student affairs, our collective experiences can be woven together to create an anthology. The act of sharing our stories can be empowering, and the anthology of our stories can illuminate strength and resilience. This session will provide safe space for Latina women to discuss experiences and develop empowering strategies to sustain their work.
Encore II
#track26 A Wellness Space for Snack-Sized Programming
Jerry Phelps (UC San Diego), Sarah Barclay (UC San Diego), & Gina Tang (UC San Diego)

A new model for promoting healthy living on campus, The Zone is a small-scale, multi-purpose wellness center. The Zone is a space for snack-sized wellness programming designed to encourage discovery, trial, awareness, and adoption of new and current wellness services. We will describe the design, implementation, and results of one year of programs in a student-managed wellness space.
Encore III
#track27 College as a Mentoring Environment
Jeff Bolster (Point Loma Nazarene University)

Based on a recent qualitative study, this program offers results based on interviews conducted with undergraduate students on the topic of mentoring. In a time of shrinking institutional budgets and increasing administrative responsibilities, this session will offer participants the opportunity to hear how students talk about mentoring. We will discuss specific and achievable ways to mentor students.
Revolution I
#track28 Teaching Men to Align Values
Mandy Womack (University of San Diego) & Jason Schreiber (University of San Diego)

We try to engage our male students in conversations to align their values with daily actions. Yet, we know that today's society is pressuring and hindering men to access emotions and explore their own purpose, causing struggles with building trust and relationships. Let's challenge previous methods and offer insight to a new era of how we engage men in the authentic discourse of connecting values to their individual and collective actions.
Revolution II
#track29 STEP Student Learning and Success
Theresa Garcia (San Diego State University), Raga Bakhiet (Southwestern College), & Rafael Alvarez (San Diego City College)

STEP Partnership of San Diego (SPSD) is a student success initiative built on best practices of Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) and funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Serving 600+ principally educationally-disadvantaged students, SPSD provides students with career/leadership development skills that enhance academic success, help students outperform their peers, and stand out in interviews.
Satisfaction
#track30 Stanford’s Safety Net Committee
Johanna Infantine (Stanford University)

Stanford's Safety Net Committee was convened as a cross-departmental collaborative designed to assist students who present challenging issues that may have accumulated over time. These issues can include enrollment, housing, financial standing, and can impact a student's standing at the University.
Fame
3:45pm - 5:00pm Extended-Track Sessions Hard Rock Hotel
#track31 Building Your Anthology as a Grad Student
Carlos Lopez Garcia (CSU Fullerton) & Jenell Bukky (CSU Fullerton)

Graduate students at CSU Fullerton are building their career anthologies by developing a professional development model aligned to the ACPA / NASPA competencies. This presentation gives a broad overview of research on graduate preparation and expected competencies of new professionals, as well as the process undertaken at CSU Fullerton to bridge the gap between the two. Participants will learn to develop strategies to enhance graduate students' competencies.
Celebrate
#track32 Best Practices with 1st Gen Students
Wendy Wallace (Northern Arizona University)

First generation college students comprise almost one-third of all college students, and are at increased risk for poor academic engagement, achievement, attrition, and graduation. We have an opportunity to help each first-generation college student realize their fullest potential and walk across that graduation stage through the use of multiple best practices. By exploring the trends and issues associated with the experience of first-generation college students, participants will increase their collection of best practices in order to effectively transform the experience of first-generation college students on their own campus.
Imagine I
#track33 Reducing Prejudice & Promoting Justice
Evetth Gonzalez (Azusa Pacific University) & Carol Lundberg (Azusa Pacific University)

This session presents an assessment of campus programs with goals of reducing prejudice and promoting justice. Based on Zúñiga's (2005) assessment model, the session focuses on how one campus identified experiences and involvements that contribute effectively to social justice outcomes in students. Participants will work together to identify strategies for similar assessment at their campuses.
Imagine II
#track34 Global Learning without Leaving Campus
Wendi Maze (Azusa Pacific University)

Integrating international students into the whole campus experience utilizes the diversity that international students bring to the campus, increases American students' intercultural sensitivity and cross-cultural skills, and creates a more authentic global community. This session will introduce suggestions for such integration and will present a model for assessing its effectiveness.
Encore I
#track35 Weaving an Anthology: Latina Women in SA (Part II)
Amber Garrison Duncan (University of Oregon), Naddia Palacios (Claremont University), & Maria Grandone (Loyola Marymount University)

Anthologies are collections of stories. As Latina women in student affairs, our collective experiences can be woven together to create an anthology. The act of sharing our stories can be empowering, and the anthology of our stories can illuminate strength and resilience. This session will provide safe space for Latina women to discuss experiences and develop empowering strategies to sustain their work.
Encore II
#track36 Nurturing a Culture of Assessment
Sandra Mahoney (University of the Pacific) & Serjio Acevedo (University of the Pacific)

Four years ago, the University of Pacific began comprehensive assessment of our Student Life departments. When our accreditors visited recently, we earned a commendation for strong assessment practices. This program will illustrate our team-based approach through two departments: Multicultural Affairs and the Community Involvement Program. Interactive discussion will explore intercultural competence in student-led assessment that nurtures a culture of inclusion.
Encore III
#track37 Serving Those Who Have Served
Darlene Esparza (UC Irvine), Adeli Duron (UC Irvine), & Kerri Sherwood (UC Irvine)

Veteran, reservist, and active duty members are enrolling at all higher education institutions. Are your campus partners and housing services prepared for this unique population? Come explore the general needs of these students and their significant others and see how UC Irvine is responding. Are you seeing unique trends on your campus? Come share your wisdom and experiences as we all learn from each other in order to better serve those who have served.
Revolution I
#track38 Anthology Defined: Community Colleges
Kate Mueller (Orange Coast College), Cedric Hackett (Santa Monica College), Dyrell Foster (Mt. San Antonio College), & Sabrina Sanders (CSU Office of the Chancellor)

In many ways, community colleges are the definition of the word anthology. They encompass a diversity of goals, priorities, ideals, and backgrounds. This workshop will provide the perspectives of seasoned community college professionals on the challenges and opportunities facing community colleges now and will involve participants in discussion about solutions, innovations, and paths ahead.
Revolution II
#track39 Engagement through Change
Jon Sampson (Azusa Pacific University) & Justin Blomgren (Azusa Pacific University)

Learn how to create environments where personal development and community growth happen naturally by examining the concept of liminality – those in-between transitional times in life (and college) that can either build community or cause students to give up. Participants will identify liminal moments in student experiences and take home best practices for support and leadership development.
Satisfaction
#track40 Learning-Centered Leadership Training Model
Nicole Scheer (Pacific Lutheran University) & Jeff Olsen Krengel (Pacific Lutheran University)

In this interactive session, presenters will share their experiences transforming an administrative-focused RA training to a learning-based experience that engages diverse learning styles and needs and effectively prepares them for success as students and leaders. Participants will leave with an understanding of relevant theory and research and will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge through dialogue and activities.
Fame
5:15pm - 6:15pm Community College Reception The Edge
5:15pm - 6:15pm Knowledge Community Meetings Legends & Encore I, II, & III
5:15pm - 6:15pm NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Reception
Sponsored by University of San Diego
RockStar Suite 602
7:00pm Knowledge Community Night Out on the Town Hotel Lobby
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Time Event Location
7:00am - 8:00am Wellness Hour The Edge
7:00am - 8:00am Meditation Session
Sponsored by the Region V & VI Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Communities
Encore I
7:00am - 8:00am Public Policy Briefing
Kandy Mink Salas (CSU Fullerton) & Rebecca Mills (Touro University – Nevada)

NASPA's new strategic plan sets a goal to influence public policy that impact students, campuses, and student affairs professionals. The presenters will talk about significant current issues of public policy and will share how participants can build their capacity in order to influence public policy at the state, regional, and national levels.
Revolution I
8:30am - 9:45am Extended-Track Sessions Hard Rock Hotel
#track41 Outcome-Based Review & Resource Allocations
Lauren Weiner (Cuyamaca College) & Marilee Bresciani (San Diego State University)

The importance of utilizing the results of an outcomes-based program review to inform the allocation of resources is often overlooked by institutional leaders (Bresciani, 2010) even though there is increasing pressure to justify institutional expenditures. This session will discuss findings from a study that explored how institutions used the results of their outcomes-based program review for their resource allocation process.
Celebrate
#track42 Intentional 1st Gen Mentoring
Koby Rodriguez (University of Redlands), Danielle Willis-Thompson (University of Redlands), & Ruben Gonzalez (University of Redlands)

Many institutions offer programs specifically for first-generation students. Rarely do these programs bring together faculty, administrators, and staff to create an intentional mentoring program. This session provides an in-depth analysis of Students Together Empowering Peers (STEP), a component of "Completing the Cycle” at the University of Redlands, designed to assist first-generation students in entering and exiting institutions of higher education.
Imagine I
#track43 Improving Male Help-Seeking Behavior
Melissa Halter (University of San Diego) & Christopher Burden (University of San Diego)

Hegemonic gender roles and messaging discourage men from seeking emotional attachment or connection, thwarting the ability of some men to achieve the developmental tasks of college students. Student affairs professionals must raise gender code consciousness and allow community members the opportunity to challenge the code. This program will review successful evidence-based interventions that are being implemented at the University of San Diego to enhance male help-seeking behavior. Participants will also be asked to reflect on how they can create a climate that allows for challenging the gender code.
Imagine II
#track44 Focus on Social Justice Conversations
Mark Ferne (Westminster College)

As student affairs professionals, we may sometimes overlook opportunities to assist students in thinking critically and meaningfully about social justice. In this session, you will learn and experience a number of safe, open, and educational activities and discussions focused on a variety of aspects of social justice that can be easily replicated on your home campus.
Encore I
#track45 Diverse Students’ Decisions on Grad Programs
Erica Yamamura (Seattle University) & Dustin Grabsch (Seattle University)

What factors influence professionals to attend a graduate student affairs program? This session will share findings from a study that examined students' graduate school choice process at a selective program in student affairs in the Pacific Northwest. We will highlight best practices for professionals who aim to understand graduate student pathways as well as increase underrepresented students in preparation programs.
Encore II
#track46 The Making of an AB540 Resource Guide
Fernanda Karp (San Jose State University) & Veronica Mendoza (San Jose State University)

This presentation will address the experiences of AB540 students and student affairs professionals at San José State University in creating a resource guide for a CSU campus with the 5th largest population of undocumented students. We will explore the challenges and triumphs of working on a social justice issue and discuss best practices to meet the needs of AB540 students.
Encore III
#track47 Assessing Learning thru the Conduct Process
Sandra Rhoten (CSU Fullerton)

Our profession has focused on student learning and success from our inception, but how do we know what students are learning? This program provides an overview of student learning outcomes and assessment tools appropriate for students responsible for integrity violations. The facilitator will share an assessment model utilized at a large public university which includes targeted learning outcomes, questions for critical thinking reflection and an assessment rubric. Participants will engage in group discussions evaluating current tools and generating new strategies for identifying and assessing learning outcomes for today, tomorrow, and beyond.
Revolution I
#track48 Infusing Theatre w/Social Justice Education
Grace Bagunu (UC San Diego), Brett Robertson (UC San Diego), & Gary Anderson (UC San Diego)

Teaching social justice through a performing arts medium can be an effective and powerful tool for educating students about differences. This session will provide an overview of Social Action Theatre at UC San Diego, including the history, implementation, assessment, and future directions of the program. We will also share our successes and challenges, provide ideas for starting a troupe on your own campus, and collectively share our ideas for infusing the arts into social justice education.
Revolution II
#track49 Diverse Voices in a Community College
Rosemary Ortega Nigrelli (Pima Community College) & Daisy Rodriguez Pitel (Pima Community College)

A diverse collection of practices, priorities, and values helped inform a year of effective and thriving student-led campus programming. Learn from the voices of community college student affairs professionals and involved student leaders on how they were grounded in serving their community and committed to the promotion of student engagement on campus.
Satisfaction
#track50 Residential Programming Evolved
Dean Kennedy (University of Houston) & Stan Dura (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Current research suggests that traditional residence hall programming has a marginal educational impact on a few residents and does not address critical thinking, metacognitive, or problem solving skills. Attendees will experience a paradigm shifting programming model built on a foundation of metacognition designed to assist residential staff in building meaningful relationships with residents, connecting them to the institution, and facilitating learning.
Fame
9:00am - 11:00am Exhibit Hall Open Abbey Road
9:00am - 2:00pm Cyber Café Open
Sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University
Abbey Road
10:00am - 11:15am Extended-Track Sessions Hard Rock Hotel
#track51 How One College Increased Retention by 20%
Paul Bennion (The College of Idaho) & Mark Smith (The College of Idaho)

In a collaboration between student affairs and academic affairs over the past decade, the College of Idaho implemented a holistic series of strategies aimed at increasing student retention and graduation rates. In 2001, the college's first-year full-time retention stood at a modest 68%. Ten years later, the rate has risen to 88.5%. Our goal is to share with colleagues our multi-faceted approach to collaboration, assessment, and improvement over time. Our goal is to present what we have done and engage in dialogue with colleagues on how some of these practices might be transferrable to other types of institutions.
Celebrate
#track52 A Restorative Justice Lens: An Anthology
Sean Horrigan (University of San Diego), Dayanne Izmirian (University of San Diego), Justine Darling (University of San Diego), & Marie Minnick (University of San Diego)

This session will include a brief overview of the themes and processes of restorative justice. We will lead a discussion of how we have begun using a restorative justice lens throughout many areas of our work. The session will end with participants experiencing a restorative justice process and exploring possible next steps for implementing this lens on their campus.
Imagine I
#track53 Dialing In: Career Advising from a Distance
Tamara Small (University of the Rockies) & Sara Headden (University of the Rockies)

As the college experience shifts to include more online learning environments, we must also adapt our services. To meet the career planning needs of students, career services departments must adapt their approach. Grounded in the principles of yesterday, we will provide innovative strategies utilizing tools and technologies of today for advisors to incorporate in their practices to better serve the students.
Imagine II
#track54 Cultural Competency for Generation Y
Tanis Starck (San Diego State University) & Timothy Quinnan (San Diego State University)

San Diego State University’s Certificate in Cultural Competency Program prepares undergraduate students to be more culturally competent upon completing their degree. This comprehensive program allows students to explore many facets of intercultural issues, while gaining hands on experience that will better develop their communication and interaction skills with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.
Encore I
#track55 Grounded in Who I Am: Writing Your Anthology
Shaila Mulholland (San Diego State University) & Daisy Rodriguez Pitel (Pima Community College)

Much like a train-the-trainer experience, participants will learn and be guided through three exercises aimed at supporting students and staff in becoming more self-aware. Participants will gain from the session steps and questions to help them reflect and begin writing their own narrative or personal anthology.
Encore II
#track56 Meaningful Mentoring Relationships
John Hoffman (CSU Fullerton), Shauna Young (University of the Pacific), & Katherine Saunders (CSU Fullerton)

As with undergraduate student success, today's diverse new student affairs professionals thrive in mentoring environments marked by an anthology of theoretical perspectives ranging from involvement to validation, from mattering to strengths, and from cultural competence to cultural wealth. This theory and research-informed session will engage new professionals with an active and tangible approach to developing more meaningful mentoring relationships.
Encore III
#track57 Innovative Strategies for Student Success
Geoffrey Gilmore (CSU San Marcos), Lorena Meza (CSU San Marcos), David Barsky (CSU San Marcos), & Joanne Pederson (CSU San Marcos)

At CSU San Marcos, approximately two-thirds of first-year students enter the university needing remediation in mathematics, English, or both. CSUSM has increased its successful remediation rates by 15% from 67% to 82% in three years. These successes are due to innovative strategies and changes in university practices through a student-centered approach and effective partnerships between student and academic affairs.
Revolution I
#track58 Behavioral Assessment in Comm Colleges
Kate Mueller (Orange Coast College)

This workshop illustrates one community college's model of a Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) addressing disconcerting behavior on campus. This session includes the purpose of a BAT, how to develop and train a team, how to implement a BAT, and educating your campus about the team. Workshop participants will actively discuss some case studies.
Revolution II
#track59 Using Student Dvlpmt Orgs Effectively
Ashlea Wilson (CSU Bakersfield)

As educators in the student affairs profession, we are expected to develop student learning objectives and outcomes. Join the presenters for this interactive session designed to effectively strategize the use of student development organizations to provide leadership, mentorship, and development opportunities to both achieve your departments' objectives and outcomes as well as prepare your students for their future endeavors.
Satisfaction
#track60 Connecting to the Community
Erica Yamamura (Seattle University), Katrina Anaya (Seattle University), Kaitlin Ehlers (Seattle University), Claudia Garcia Medina (Seattle University), Nicole Juliano (Seattle University), & Sarah Thompson (Seattle University)

University-community partnerships are an emerging model for cultivating local relationships while providing students a unique opportunity to serve their community. This session will share findings from a yearlong study that examined the ways student affairs can engage in the Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI). In addition, we will highlight best practices for engaging undergraduate and graduate students in university-community partnerships.
Fame
11:30am - 1:00pm Closing Brunch with Featured Speaker
Eric Stoller
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The Edge