Saturday, January 25th • 02.00 PM – 05.00 PM
Specific information about these offerings will be available in October following the conclusion of the call for programs process.
Developing a Comprehensive Plan for Freedom of Expression: Cultural Development, First Year Strategies, and Management Protocols
Erik Kneubuehl, Associate Vice Chancellor, East Carolina University
Lori S. White, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Washington University in St. Louis
Tamara Greenfield King, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs, University of Pennsylvania
Sarah Steinkamp, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis
During this pre-symposium workshop, the presenters will draw on the experiences and approaches of three institutions supporting freedom of expression that AVCs/AVPs can apply on their campuses. East Carolina University made significant culture changes that focused on turning freedom of expression conflict into conversation. Washington University’s freedom of expression and inclusion initiatives have engaged first year students by connecting new and existing programs. The University of Pennsylvania has developed and utilizes the Open Expression Observers Guidelines for Freedom of Expression activities.
Leading from Within: Keeping Calm and Carrying On While Managing Up, Down, and Sideways
Eleanor Daugherty, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, University of Connecticut
Melinda Stoops, Associate Vice President for Student Health and Wellness, Boston College
Based on survey results from speaking to the SSAOs that AVPs report to and those director-level staff who report to them, the presenters will explore the complexities of management. Together, we will review the findings of the survey and workshop potential "real life" scenarios that often confound staff in the AVP role. The group will then reflect upon the obsevations of others and develop best practices as ethical and authentic leaders in student affairs.
Meeting the Demand for Mental Health on Campus: The Role and Responsibility of the AVP
Anne Newman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Alicia Golston, Dean of Students, Rhodes College
Maria Hataier, Senior Director of Student Affairs and Career Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Clint-Michael Reneau, Associate Vice President of Student Retention, California State University, Fullerton
The demand for mental health services continues to grow, outpacing current resource availability on some campuses. What can AVPs do when they can't add additional resources but still need to meet student mental health needs? During this pre-symposium session, the presenters will explore ways student affairs divisions can reimagine mental health services to better meet student demand. In addition to discussing innovative programs, participants will work together to reimagine mental health programming.