2015 ACPA Presidential Symposium Outline
Fulfilling Our Promises to Students:
Fostering and Demonstrating Student Learning and Success
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The 2015 Presidential Symposium is a live, virtual event that brings higher education thought leaders and professionals together, using online technology and local in-person discussion groups, to discuss the ways student affairs professionals foster student learning and success and how we can all do a better job demonstrating this impact. Participants will hear from thought leaders, discuss these ideas with friends and colleagues, and develop an individual, department, division, or campus-wide action plan for improving student learning and development so that we are more accountable to ourselves and our constituents. For those not able to participate in real-time, all components of the event will be recorded and available on demand for use in classroom, departmental, divisional, or campus-based discussions.
- Describe benefits of fostering and documenting student learning and development in higher education,
- Identify ways college student educators help foster student learning and development, and
- Articulate guidelines, strategies, and methods for improving documenting student learning and development
- 1:00pm – 1:15pm: Introduction/Setting the Stage
- This time will be spent to set up the symposium and provide an overview. Topics to be covered will be connection to last year’s symposium, why this topic, goals for the day and beyond, and how the day will work.
- 1:15pm – 1:45pm: Why higher education must focus on student learning and development (recorded/Skype mini talks 8-10 minutes – 2 talks)
- Amber Garrison Duncan, Lumina Foundation & Karen Solomon, Higher Learning Commission
- The goal of this module is to provide different viewpoints why student affairs must focus on learning. The speakers below can put the conversation in a larger context connecting to national agendas, trends, and issues
- 1:45pm – 2:15pm: Student affairs’ unique contribution to student learning and success (recorded/Skype mini talks 15 minutes – 2 talks)
- Shaun Harper, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education & Jillian Kinzie, Center for Postsecondary Research & NSSE Institute
- The goal of this section is to be able to articulate how student affairs contributes to this learning conversation and how we need to leverage that impact. This will provide a basis of what folks should focus on documenting in regard to impact on student learning and success.
- 2:15pm – 3:00pm: Campus Conversation: “How do we contribute to student learning and success.” In small groups at satellite locations discuss this topic and share your brainstorm list in a virtual space set up for the symposium
- 3:15pm – 3:30pm: Break
- 3:30pm – 4:00pm: Successful documentation of student learning.
- 4:00pm – 4:45pm: Campus Conversation: “In what ways are you doing well in documenting student learning and how can you do better?” This conversation will be broader and what units and individuals can do to improve how document student learning to tell the story of their impact on students. In addition to discussion, the campus teams develop a list of action steps/commitments to make to move forward.
- 4:45pm – 5:00pm: Wrap up and highlight a few action steps from the campus conversations
- 5:00pm - SPECIAL EVENT: ACPA President Gavin Henning invites all participants attending the Presidential Symposium in person at the Fashion Institute of Technology to a reception immediately following the conclusion of the Symposium hosted by the Matterhorn Group at Morgan Stanley with sponsorship provided by AMG Funds, Principle Funds, and Thornburg Investments. The reception will take place at the Fashion Institute of Technology.