NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series at Valencia College

February 01 – February 02, 2018
Valencia College, 1800 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811

The NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series provides an opportunity for community college student affairs professionals to engage with one another in their particular geographic area. The symposium is a high-quality, low-cost professional development event focused on content covering the role of the community college in society, student development theory, adult learning theory, and inclusive service delivery designed to meet the needs of the diverse community college student population.

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About

Distinctive for its open door admissions policies, workforce training and responses to changing needs in society, the community and two-year colleges have secured their place in the history of higher education in America. Community colleges continue to be the primary door to accessibility and educational opportunity, while insuring diversity in post-secondary education.

NASPA stands ready to address the professional development needs of community college student services professionals by providing opportunitites to build skills and knowledge about student affairs to prepare them for future challenges. The Community Colleges Symposium Series is designed by and for community college professionals. This event will provide attendees a framework to understand the context and role of community colleges in America, how each person contributes to these colleges' success, and the ways in which our work contributes to student success in higher education. 


Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • contextualize the community college experience in the history of higher education;
  • apply student development theory and adult learning theory to current practice;
  • develop multicultural competence and envision ways services can be enhanced or expanded to meet the needs of the diverse community college population;
  • explore unique and innovative ways in which individuals can advance the field and work of community college student affairs professionals;
  • connect the Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Practitioners and NASPA’s Focus Areas to the professional development of community college student affairs administrators;and
  • utilize the NASPA Community Colleges Division to serve as a resource to support student affairs work and/or development at community colleges.

Symposium Benefits

The NASPA Community College Symposium Series is a fantastic way to engage with community college professionals throughout your state and NASPA Region (for a detailed description of the regions, click here). Attendees leave the symposium with practical advice for supporting their students in addition to new connections outside of their campus. 


Questions?

If you're interested in learning more about the symposium content, please contact the appropriate individual below:

  • General Sympsoium Inquiries
    • Dr. Ben Lion, Symposium Co-Chair (blion@valenciacollege.edu)
    • Yovan Reyes, Symposium Co-Chair (yreyes21@hccfl.edu)
    • Jake Frasier, assistant director of educational programs, NASPA, (jfrasier@naspa.org)

 

Presented By

Community Colleges Division
Region III
NASPA Community Colleges Symposium Series at Valencia College

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Undergraduate

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Schedule

As program details (workshop titles, abstracts, and speakers) are solidified, this schedule at a glance will be updated.

Thu, Feb 01

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Arrival & Registration
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Opening Welcome
Dr. Kim Sepich
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Dialogue Sessions by Functional Level
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
History, Mission, and Philosophy of the American Community College
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Educational Ecosystem: Designing a Collaborative Approach educational partnerships between K-12, Valencia College, and the University of Central Florida
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (Provided)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions I
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m,.
Program and Service Delivery from an Inclusion, Diversity, and Social Justice Perspective
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day 1 Closing Session

Fri, Feb 02

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hacking your Higher Education Career
Dr. Linda Herlocker, Assistant Vice President for Admissions and Records, Valencia College
Dr. Celeste Henry, Counselor, Valencia College
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Valencia College’s New Student Experience

Registration

Registration as a member is based on your individual membership status. For more details on member statuses check here.

For questions about membership and to check if your institution is a current member, contact our membership team at 202-265-7500.

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REGISTRATION FEE

Early-Bird
08/31/2017 to 12/22/2017
Regular
12/16/2017 to 01/19/2018
Late
after 01/20/2018
NASPA Member
$99
$149
$199
NASPA Non-Member
$199
$249
$299

Questions?

Tonya Murphy
Member Services Coordinator
Email: tmurphy@naspa.org
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

Jake Frasier
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Email: jfrasier@naspa.org
Phone: 202-719-1180

Sponsors


NASPA is grateful to our campus host, Valencia College, and to the NASPA Region III Board, whose financial investment have helped make this program possible. 

Venue

Valencia College


Valencia College
Orlando, FL

Valencia College is a public state college in Orlando, Florida, United States. In 2011, it was named the top community college in the United States by the Aspen Institute.

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