Convention Featured Speaker: Michael Kimmel
Monday, March 22, 2010, 11:45 PM – 1:00 PM
Hynes Grand Ballroom C

Follow-Up Discussion and Book Signing
Monday, March 22, 2010, 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Hynes Grand Ballroom C

Michael Kimmel will present a unique session on gender role issues in educational practice and the impact of male identity development on both men and women.

Michael Kimmel is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today. The author or editor of more than twenty volumes, his books include Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (2008), Changing Men: New Directions in Research on Men and Masculinity (1987), Men Confront Pornography (1990), The Politics of Manhood (1996), The Gender of Desire (2005), and The History of Men (2005). His documentary history, "Against the Tide: Pro-Feminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990" (Beacon, 1992), chronicled men who supported women’s equality since the founding of the country. This “inspiring, path breaking collection of remarkable documents” (Dissent) was also called “meticulously researched” (Booklist) and a “pioneering volume” which “will serve as an inspirational sourcebook for both women and men.” (Publishers’ Weekly).



Open Meeting
Sunday, March 21, 2010, 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Marriott, Grand Ballroom Salon I

Although this meeting is open for anyone to attend, this meeting will primarily be focused on business and convention planning information.

Open Interest Cluster Meeting
Monday, March 22, 2010, 4:15PM – 5:15PM
Marriott, Yarmouth

The Standing Committee has begun to organize itself around interest areas within our membership. Come join us for cluster discussions around issues such as Men of Color, Men in Greek Life, Transgender issues, men and masculinity, and more.

Open Meeting and Leadership Selection
Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 4:15PM – 5:15PM
Sheraton, Dalton AB

Open to everyone, we will be discussing plans for the upcoming year and looking for volunteers to get involved.


Strategies and Recommendations for Working with College Men
Monday, March 22, 2010, 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Hynes Convention Center, 208

Concern about the behavior, development, and academic success of college men has steadily increased within higher education over the past several years. This session will share general recommendations for ways to effectively engage college men based on the findings of two empirical studies of college men’s gender identity development. Attendees will discuss the recommendations and share their own successes and challenges developing programs and interventions designed specifically to foster networks of support for college men’s growth and development.

Masculinities in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations Author Panel
Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Suffolk

The current discourse regarding men and masculinities is stagnated by binary notions of privilege and oppression which fail to advance an understanding of complex lived identities, intersections between identities, and ways in which hegemonic masculinity is constructed. A new book aimed at effectively addressing these shortfalls, published by Routledge, will be introduced. In this session, editors and chapter authors will discuss empirical evidence, theoretical support and developmental interventions for working with college men in and out of the classroom.

Do Black Men and Women Experience College Differently?
Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Hynes Convention Center, 204

Black men enroll in lower numbers and are retained at lower rates that Black women and cannot be part of the diverse campus community if not fully present on campus. This session presents the analysis of five years of student responses to the College Students Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ) by Black men and women to determine what different retention efforts are warranted. Suggestions (Ideas) for particularly retaining Black men (Results) will be discussed.

"Putting My Man Face On": College Men's Gender Identity Development
Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Sheraton Boston Hotel, Republic B

This program will explore a theory of college men’s gender identity development that emerged as a result of a research study of college men’s experiences as men conducted through a social justice theoretical lens. The participants’ perspectives on how they understand themselves as men, how those understandings have changed over time, and what has influenced those changes will be shared through video vignettes. Implications for fostering college men’s development and how patriarchy and privilege are learned, reinforced, and perhaps transcended.

College Men and Masculinities: About the Book
Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Hynes Convention Center, 208

In this session, the presenters will discuss their newly published book, College Men and Masculinities: Theory, Research, and Implications for Practice. The presenters will have a facilitated dialogue with the attendees about the reasons that compelled them to produce the book and the ways it can be used to guide student affairs educators’ work with college men. New concepts, insights, and implications that are offered in the book will also be shared and discussed.