2010 ACPA Convention

There will be several CSJE meetings, programs, and events at the 2010 Convention in Boston, MA. Please join us! Below is information about some of these events.

In addition, you can download the CSJE Convention Handout which includes information about convention activites and sponsored programs.

Directorate Body Dinner Date: Saturday, March 20 Time: 7:00 PM Location: At a local establishment, possibly Indian or Thai (Meet in the Marriott lobby) Description: This is an optional event for Directorate Body members. It is just a chance to connect with other DB members if you are in town early. Please email Kristi Lonardo Clemens by March 17 if you plan to attend.

New Directorate Member Orientation Date: Sunday, March 21 Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Dartmouth Description: Required for the new directorate members, the class of 2013.

Directorate Body Meeting Date: Sunday, March 21 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Dartmouth Description: Required for all directorate members

Open Business Meeting Date: Monday, March 22 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM Location: Sheraton Boston, Dalton AB Description: Open to all current CSJE members, and anyone who would like to learn more!

Social and Awards Presentations Date: Monday, March 22 Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Sheraton Boston, Liberty C Description: Open to all conference attendees. Come celebrate with us!

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Many thanks to the following members who assisted with program review and selection:

Mary Bodine, Stephanie Bondi, Seth Christman ,Teanna Downs, Jennifer Forbes, Erica Geers, Kathleen Gillon, Sandi Hall, Nia Haydel, Susan Iverson, Caleb Keith, Kawanna Leggett, Jennifer Ludwig, Todd Masman, Lawrence Mrozek, Rosemary Perez, Felisha Perrodin, Jose Rodriguez, Jeffrey Ryan, sara sheikh, Rachel Wagner


Beyond Buzzwords: Developing Social Justice Education Initiatives from Revolutionary Ideas

Presenters: Caleb J. Keith (Coordinator) and Danny Glassman, University of Georgia

Social Justice. We have all heard this phrase used as a buzzword with the student affairs profession, but how do we engage our students to become social justice allies and advocates of change? This presentation will examine the process of creating and developing social justice education initiatives at two markedly different institutions, one a large, public state institution, the other a small, private institution.

Growing Allies: Programming around Social Justice Ally Development and Community

Presenters: Robbie Routenberg (Coordinator), Rhian Waters, Jeff Kenney, and Linh Nguyen, University of Michigan

Recognizing that both student demographics and campus climates continue to evolve on campus, social justice education work is pushed to maintain innovation and critical thought. Growing Allies at the University of Michigan is a partnership program including academic and student affairs units that pushes the University community to expand the concepts of social justice allyhood. Participants will learn more about the program implementation and consider the ways in which social justice allyhood can be incorporated into their own campus community.

The Hip Hop Movement: From Resistance to Social Justice

Presenter: Rashida Govan (Coordinator), University of New Orleans

From its inception, the cultural expressions of hip-hop have promoted resistance and social justice through its music, visual art, and dance forms. Since hip-hop culture is a youth culture, its use in engaging college students in social justice work can be highly effective. This workshop will educate student affairs practitioners on the origins of hip-hop culture and its evolution, and provides practical examples of how this culture can been used as a tool to promote social justice in higher education.

Implementing Social Justice and Diversity Components into First-Year Orientation Programs

Presenters: Clifton D. Williams (Coordinator), Rebecca Caldwell, Sarah Clark and Greg Steele, UNCW

University first-year student orientation programs struggle with the quandary of who will get face time during orientation. Learn how the University of North Carolina Wilmington Student Affairs Diversity Committee has created a personalized social justice experience to share the university’s diversity mission and assist students in gaining understanding of their role in fostering an inclusive community. This presentation offers a rundown of the UNCW diversity session and strategies utilized to make this session a successful component of UNCW’s orientation program.

Learning about Arab and Muslim Students in Higher Education

Presenters: Abdul-Rahman Jaradat (Coordinator), and Hind Mari, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

The aftermath of Sept. 11th brought global attention of the media to the Muslims and Arabs. Presenters will give historical background on the immigration waves of Arabs and Muslims to the US, discuss facts and stereotypes, and show videotaped interviews with college students from these backgrounds. Participants will be able to comment on the interviews, discuss the issues presented and suggest how Higher Education professionals can better serve these students and include them in order to meet their needs.

Race and Pro-Social Involvement as Dimensions of Spiritual Development

Presenter: Sean Gehrke (Coordinator), Whitman College

Utilizing findings from a national study of Spirituality in Higher Education, this session will explore the complexities of spiritual change during college. The results of a study utilizing the Higher Education Research Institute's longitudinal dataset, which examined the impact of pro-social involvement on spiritual change for students from different racial/ethnic groups, will be presented as a framework for educators to better understand, as well as impact, spiritual growth in college students from different racial backgrounds.

Undocumented Students in Higher Education: How far have we come?

Presenters: Amjad Abdo, Rider College (Coordinator) and Sandra Garcia, Berkeley College

The DREAM Act was re-introduced in congress on March 26, 2009. Until this bill is signed into law, many institutions will continue to struggle with how to support their undocumented students as it relates to granting them admission and/or allowing them to receive in-state tuition rates. This discussion will highlight the most recent issues and challenges facing these students and America's institutions of higher education.

Why Objectivity Is Not Enough: Social Justice In Campus Conduct

Presenters: Keith E Edwards, Macalester College (Coordinator), Michael DeBowes, Old Dominion University; and Ryan Holmes, University of Texas – El Paso

Campus conduct practitioners are often encouraged to be as objective as possible in their traditional adjudication processes. This session will explore what can be missed and the potential harm that can be done, despite our best intentions, by ignoring the social justice perspectives for students and practitioners. The presenters will discuss using multipartiality instead as an approach to foster full and authentic engagement, learning, and resolution.