7:45 to 8:45am Breakfast, Coffee, and Networking
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
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