Presidential Symposium: Reimagine and Transform: Connecting Research and Practice in Higher Education
Friday, 27 September 2019 (All day)

27 September 2019
Michigan State University & On-Line

Co-Sponsored by ACPA and ASHE
Hosted by the Michigan State University Center for Higher and Adult Education

Event Overview:

The Presidential Symposium co-sponsored by ACPA and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) will take place on 27 September 2019 and will focus on how to reimagine and transform higher education by connecting research and practice.  The event will take place both on-site at Michigan State University and as a virtual live stream event.

Graduate degree programs and student affairs divisions are encouraged to gather students and/or colleagues to participate in the live stream. A personalized link will be sent to the purchaser on the day of the event for streaming as an individual or within a large group. The live stream experience includes curricular materials, discussion questions, readings, and other resources for each virtual attendee.

  • On-site event: 12pm-4pm EST
  • Live streaming: 1pm-4pm EST

Speakers

Kristen Renn, Ph.D.
ASHE President
Michigan State University

Craig Elliott, Ph.D.
ACPA President
Samuel Merritt University

Kimberly Griffin, Ph.D.
Editor, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
Associate Professor
University of Maryland

Vasti Torres, Ph.D.
ACPA Past President
AERA Division J Vice President
University of Michigan

Location

The in-person event will be held at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan.  Specific location information and directions will be provided to those who register for the in-person event. 

Registrants for the virtual live stream will be emailed a personalized link on the morning of 27 September 2019 prior to the event beginning.

Schedule

Welcome from Dr. Kristen A. Renn, ASHE President

Session One: Why Is There Still a “Theory-Practice” Divide in Higher Education and Student Affairs?
Key Questions

What are the norms (in faculty life and practitioner life) that maintain the divide? To what extent should these norms be changed? What is the investment in maintaining norms?
Do we really value practice as much as we value scholarship? 
Do we really care about the impact of our scholarship? 
  • Bold Ideas from each Panelists

  • Panel Discussion

  • Small group discussion

Session Two: What Are We Going to Do About It?
Key Questions

Can we ever know what really works?
Are current modes of communicating scholarship work effective for an applied field?
What responsibilities do researchers have to practitioners in the field? 
  • Bold Ideas from each Panelists

  • Panel Discussion

  • Small group discussion

Speaker reflections and wrap up

Presidential Symposium Partner Institutions:

American Public University System
American University
Bates Center for Purposeful Work
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Emory University
Florida State University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University-Bloomington
James Madison University
Mississippi State University
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Roger Williams University
Samuel Merritt University
SIUE School of Pharmacy
Sonoma State University
St. Cloud State University
University of Delaware
University of Maryland
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
University of North Texas
University of Rhode Island
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
Virginia Tech
Washington Consulting Group
Western Carolina University
Western Michigan University

Registration Rates

Graduate Programs and Student Affairs Divisions Live Stream Experience: $200*

ACPA/ASHE Member —  In-Person Attendee: $100

ACPA/ASHE Student Member — In-Person Attendee: $50

ACPA/ASHE Non-Member — In-Person Attendee: $200

ACPA/ASHE Student Non-Member — In-Person Attendee: $75

*A personalized link will be sent to the purchaser on the day of the event and can be used for streaming as an individual or within a large group. The live stream experience includes curricular materials, discussion questions, readings, and other resources for each virtual attendee. A recording of the event will be emailed to live stream registrants within one month. Each participating institution will be highlighted as a Presidential Symposium partner, including placement of their name on event materials and website.

Registration rate includes curricular materials, discussion questions, readings, and other resources for every student and/or colleague participating in the virtual engagement experience.