Student Affairs & Development Symposium

This event returns to the KICA calendar on January 17th, 2019 at Ottawa University.
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This day is focused on collaborating around best practices for students’ success. The 2019 agenda is as follows. 

7:45 to 8:45am                         Breakfast, Coffee, and Networking
8:45am                                     Welcome
9am                                           From Following Formulas to Forging Foundations: Grasping Self-Authorship
Who am I? Why am I here? What really matters? These questions reflect a quest for meaning, an increasingly important issue for college students. Marcia Baxter Magolda identified four phases a person experiences in their journey to self-authorship. This workshop will provide a fresh viewpoint, equipping us with tools to understand each student.
Presented by: John Walker, M. Ed., Dean of Student Life, Central Christian College of Kansas
10am                                        Freedom of the Student Press 
A review of the legality’s administrators need to keep in mind when thinking about whether to censor content in a student newspaper or cut funding for a student newspaper.
Presented by: Max Kautsch, Attorney at Law
11am                                       LIBRARIES: Live and In Action 
 Learn from USM’s journey to restructure the library, tutoring, disability services, counseling, and student life into one division.
Presented By: Danielle Dion, Vice President of the Keleher Learning Commons & Student Development, University of Saint Mary
NOON                                    Lunch with Dissinger and Reed: Understanding Student Health AND Wellness
1:15pm                                   Round Table Cohort Networking
2:30pm                                   Employability Skills and Student Leaders
The National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE) have a survey in which employers identify the skills they are seeking from recent college graduates. The National Association for Campus Activities has a free resource to school members that completes the assessment. This session will review why employability skills are important but also how this resource can be maximized to do the assessment work for our SA division.

Presented By: Randy Flowers, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Student Life, Baker University

3:30pm                                  Scholarship, Participation, and Service: Decrease violations and Increase retention
McPherson College has revamped their RA programming and engagement model. RAs now complete at least one program a month with a partner in each of the three pillars of our mission. This presentation will look at what McPherson College’s programming model looks like now, how it has been implemented, and the effects we have seen on campus since it was introduced.
Presented By: Jamie Pjesky, Director of Student Life and Service, McPherson College
4:30pm                                  Final Thoughts and Adjournment