NASPA is the leading professional association of 15,000 members focused on student affairs. The 2016 NASPA Annual Conference will take place from March 12-16 in Indianapolis. It is expected that the conference will attract over 5,000 professionals. The 2016 theme is focuses on the role of student affairs in “working across functional boundaries to assure the continued well-being of students, adapt to new regulations, and react to crises and the increasing scrutiny higher education is facing.”
The conference also features NASPA International Symposium to “foster professional collaboration and exchange among an international community of practitioners and researchers in the field of student affairs and services.
In addition to the Symposium, the main conference will include several sessions on international education theme. For example:
– Beyond Orientation: Creating Connections to Help International Students Transition to Campus
– Applying Comparative/International Education Methods to Student Affairs Research and Practice”
– Examining Writing Challenges Faced by International Students
I will be chairing a session on “Metrics of International Student Success: From Inputs to Outcomes” on Monday, March 14 from 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM in Meeting Room 245. Here is the abstract:
In times of increasing fiscal and competitive pressures, there is an unsustainable emphasis on increasing number of international students. However, institutions need to balance current focus on input metrics (increasing numbers) to outcomes (ensuring success) through the student lifecycle. This will require a collaborative, proactive and long-term approach that invests in student success. This interactive session will discuss experiences and strategies in achieving international student success.
The co-presenters are:
– Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, Dean for Students at Pace University
– Xavier Romano, Vice President for Student Services at Eastern Oregon University
– Thomas P. Rock is Vice Provost for Enrollment Services at Teachers College, Columbia University.
I will be tweeting from the conference using #NASPA16 and #intlsymp16
Look forward to Indianapolis!
– Dr. Rahul Choudaha