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Friday, November 15, 2013 Loyola University Maryland Timonium Campus


TABLE OF CONTENTS Conference Schedule

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Keynote Speaker Biography

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Program Session One Descriptions

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Program Session Two Descriptions

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Program Session Three Descriptions

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Program Session Four Descriptions

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Graduate School Fair Information

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Conference Center Map

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MCPA Executive Board Information

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Special Thanks

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Notes

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MCPA Fall Conference Social Information

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 9:00AM– 9:20AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast, Rm 32 9:20AM– 9:30AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks, Rm 32 9:30AM– 9:50AM: Keynote Address, Room Rm 32 Bystander Intervention: A Focus on Sexual Violence

Rm 11

From Backpack to Briefcase: Building a Senior 10:00AM– Transition Program

Rm 28

10:50AM Socrative: Technological Interaction with Students

Rm 39

The Lead Role: Marketing Student Leaders in Admissions and Beyond

Rm 44C

Legislate, Translate, and Graduate: What Does This Mean for Community Colleges?

Rm 39

Reinventing the Conversation on Inclusion

Rm 28

11:00AM– The Full Staff Myth: Mid-level Professionals and Reduced 11:50AM Human Resources

Rm 35

The Journey from Graduate Student to New Student Affairs Professional

Rm 37

ACPA East Coast Graduate Fair (Open Until 1pm)

Rm 31/33

11:50AM– 12:50PM: Lunch, Rm 32 Finding Their Sweet Spot - Contextualizing the First Year Student Success Course

Rm 28

Who's Here? Know Exactly Who Is Showing Up

Rm 11

1:00PM– 1:50PM Technical Standards: A Holistic Approach to Assessment

and Accommodation Take Charge of Your Professional Development: Utilizing the NASPA/ACPA Competencies

Rm 35 Rm 44C

Residential Engagement: An Intentional Approach

Rm 28

Redefining Social Class: Reshaping Class Experiences

Rm 11

2:00PM2:50PM Understanding and Supporting Students with an Autism

Spectrum Disorder

Rm 35

Fulbright Scholarships for Administrators - Sharing My Experience Rm 37 3:00PM-3:30PM: Awards Ceremony, Rm 32 3:30PM– 5:30PM: Social, Hightopps Backstage Bar and Grille

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY Matthew Antonio Bosch is Director of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center at Elon University in North Carolina. Within ACPA, he was re-elected for a second term to ACPA’s Governing Board as Coordinator for State Divisions and is a Past President of the Minnesota College Personnel Association. His professional background spans Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Diversity Affairs across community colleges, 4-year public, and 4-year private universities, with degrees from Harvard University & Cornell University. Known for his energy and enthusiasm, Matthew Antonio looks to bring levels of realness and authenticity to conversations around reinventing one’s personal and professional identities across Higher Education.

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PROGRAM SESSON 1 Bystander Intervention: A Focus on Sexual Violence Rm 11 Jennifer McCary, Assistant Dean of College Life and Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities, Gettysburg College Research suggests that sexual assaults on College campuses are severely under-reported. This presentation will tackle ways to help increase reporting, in addition to teaching practical bystander intervention techniques. This program is great for undergraduate students who want to know how to help change the rape culture on their campus. Moreover, this program is useful for administrators looking for a way to have the conversation about reporting, policy definitions, and giving students the tools to create change. From Backpack to Briefcase: Building a Senior Transition Program Rm 28 Léna Kavaliauskas Crain, Senior Experience Coordinator, University of Maryland Surveys of employers of recent college graduates indicated that employers are dissatisfied with graduates’ initiative-taking and professional ethics, among other things. Surveys of these graduates showed that students feel underprepared in “real world preparation.” Sandwiched between helicopter parents and a tough job market, are millennial students missing out on critical skills? How can educators supplement this? Learn about the design, implementation, and assessment of an innovative program designed to instill transition life skills in senior students. Socrative: Technological Interaction with Students Rm 39 Johari A. Barnes, Coordinator, Academic Outreach and Intervention, Community College of Baltimore County Tired of your students using their smartphones, iPads, and laptops during class? Why not use their electronic device to make sure they are learning? Socrative is a creative way to quiz your students to make sure they are getting the information in your lectures using the students’ mobile devices. Socrative allows you to test your students using multiple choice, true/false, and short answer and instantly can view their responses.

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PROGRAM SESSON 1 CON’T. The Lead Role: Marketing Student Leaders in Rm 44C Admissions and Beyond Michelle O’Donnell, Associate Director of Admissions, Mount St. Mary’s University Joanna Hale, Presidential Mount Ambassador Coordinator, Mount St. Mary’s University Melissa Hilleary, Presidential Mount Ambassador Coordinator, Mount St. Mary’s University Within student affairs, student leadership positions offer the opportunity for students to develop and grow. When programs and events are offered, it is not only showcasing the program or event itself, but the student leaders themselves. It then becomes necessary to market these students. This program will discuss how the Admissions Staff at Mount St. Mary’s markets their student leaders to prospective students and families, and how these techniques can be used within any realm of student affairs.

PROGRAM SESSON 2 Legislate, Translate, and Graduate: What Does This Mean for Rm 39 Community Colleges? Brandon Bellamy, Assistant Director/ Counselor, Howard Community College Shelly Caldwell-Bennett, Associate Professor/ Counselor, Prince George's Community College Maurice Gatling, Retention Advisor, Prince George's Community College Johnika Dreher, Owl Success Track Coordinator, Prince George's Community College Higher Education is in a state of flux through legislative efforts that seeks to streamline the K-20 pipeline. Complete College America and similar groups, are pushing to legislate the completion agenda, for better or worse. Learning how to translate legislation into relevant items for students, faculty and staff will ensure that we can support the march to graduation. 6


PROGRAM SESSON 2 CON’T. Reinventing the Conversation on Inclusion Rm 28 Matthew Antonio Bosch, Director of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center, Elon University Often, the only constant is change. With newly emerging community conversations, ever-evolving legislative decisions, and a charged political landscape, how do we begin to engage our students in inclusion conversations around topics from immigration to gun control to religious freedom to marriage equality? Join this session to both learn Best Practices and share your own insights and wisdom for reinventing the conversation on inclusion. The Full Staff Myth: Mid-level Professionals and Rm 35 Reduced Human Resources David Fleming, Assistant Director of Residence Education, Virginia Commonwealth University Melissa Jones, Associate Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, Virginia Commonwealth University Mid-level student affairs professionals are often expected to maintain a standard of excellence with reduced human resource to support their efforts. Frequently, vacant positions aren't filled right away and the mid-level professional finds themselves traversing a sensitive landscape: meeting the expectations of supervisors, shepherding direct reports through transitions, ensuring that student needs are met, and prioritizing their own professional development all while maintaining professional and political capital on campus. This session will explore ways to successfully navigate this common occurrence. The Journey from Graduate Student to New Student Affairs Professional Matthew R. Shupp, Assistant Professor, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Rm 37

This exciting workshop will provide graduate students with an in-depth look at the Student Affairs profession while providing participants with unique and innovative ideas on how to contribute to the field as they emerge as young professionals. Get ready to REINVENT yourself, REDISCOVER your passion, and RESHAPE your community! 7


PROGRAM SESSON 3 Finding Their Sweet Spot - Contextualizing the First Year Rm 28 Student Success Course Susan Delker, Department Chair Academic Development, Community College of Baltimore County A mandatory student success course, Academic Development evolves further from the examination of qualitative and quantitative data. At CCBC we have seized the opportunity to refine the course topics, to make the course more interactive and to tap our faculty talent for fun and innovative ways to engage and challenge our students with specific cohorts and contextualized thematic versions of ACDV. Who's Here? Know Exactly Who Is Showing Up Rm 11 Olivia Harper, AMP Student Leader, Mount St. Mary’s University Samuel Frushour, Student Life Graduate Assistant, Shippensburg University Ever wonder exactly who comes and participates at a specific program? Want to easily compile demographics for students that stop by the office? Besides having students fill out a form, we would never know exactly who we are reaching...until now. Find out names, gender, class standing, ethnicity and more simply by swiping a student's ID. Sound too simple? Join us and come find out how to collect data on students to better market, research, and develop your service offerings. Technical Standards: A Holistic Approach to Assessment and Accommodation Dr. David J. Thomas, Educational Accessibility Advisor and ADA Coordinator, University of the Arts Leanne Evans, Accessibility Consultant, University of the Arts

Rm 35

Although the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act secured the right for students with disabilities to complete their educations with or without reasonable accommodations if they are otherwise qualified, it is often unclear what makes students otherwise qualified. Technical standards, which delineate the minimum qualifications and abilities that students must meet, ensure greater clarity. The implementation of technical standards is a critical component to enhancing disability support services as well as improving overall assessment efforts.

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PROGRAM SESSON 3 CON’T. Take Charge of Your Professional Development: Utilizing the NASPA/ACPA Competencies Mary Ellen Wade, Associate Director of Messina, Loyola University Maryland

Rm 44C

In 2010, NASPA and ACPA introduced ten Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners. This session will provide practical tools for both supervisors and supervisees to intentionally use these competencies to further professional growth on a regular basis. Participants can expect active time to examine current levels of competence and to map an action plan to further development in these areas. Supervisors will leave with practical strategies on how to utilize the competencies with supervisees.

PROGRAM SESSON 4 Redefining Social Class: Reshaping Class Experiences Mathew J. L. Shepard, Assistant Director of Student Life, Loyola University Maryland

Rm 11

Often identified, categorized, and defined as low SES or low income, students from lower social class backgrounds experience the college setting and environment differently than their peers. These differences go beyond the struggle to pay tuition and fees and include cultural and personal values incongruences. By expanding the characteristics of various social classes, we can work to reshape the experiences of students who not only may struggle to make ends meet, but who are also searching for meaning and belonging. Understanding and Supporting Students with an Rm 35 Autism Spectrum Disorder Candace Doane, Director of Community Living, Goucher College As the number of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) increases, so will the number of people with ASD on our campuses. However, challenges in social settings, sensory issues, and verbal and nonverbal communication can create barriers to their success in academics, relationships, employment, and involvement on campus. In order to best support these students it is important to have at least a cursory understanding of ASD and how to support them while in college. 9


PROGRAM SESSON 4 CON’T. Fulbright Scholarships for Administrators - Sharing My Experience Dr. Lisa Andrews, Director of Career Services, University of Maryland University College

Rm 37

Did you know that Fulbright Scholarships are available to administrators? Come and hear about an amazing opportunity to learn more about the German higher education system and its components. A former Fulbright Scholar and career services professional will present how to apply and details about her experience. Residential Engagement: An Intentional Approach Rm 28 Grace Harriett, Residence Life Coordinator, Towson University Jayson Schablik, Assistant Director, Towson University Michael Diesner, Director of Residential Life, Lebanon Valley College Jessica Curry, Residence Life Coordinator, Towson University Engaging students outside of the classroom is a core foundation for student affairs practitioners. Learning outcomes are used as a tool to provide the structure for an engagement model for residential students. The continued assessment is used to check for effectiveness and guide any improvements needed to the model. This presentation will provide strategies and recommendations on how to effectively change an engagement model through the combination of both the learning outcomes approach and continued assessment based on those outcomes.

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ACPA EAST COAST GRADUATE FAIR Are you thinking about a master’s degree in Higher Education/ College Student Personnel? Have you been considering the idea of getting your Ph.D.? Come to the ACPA East Coast Graduate Fair to talk with representatives from a number of different programs and pick up some valuable information. For a full list of student affairs graduate programs, please visit the ACPA website! Institutions in Attendance Today:

Bowling Green State University Bucknell University Canisius College Immaculata University Indiana University Indiana University of Pennsylvania Iowa State University Kutztown University Michigan State University Morgan State University Ohio State University Old Dominion University Salem State University

Seattle University Shepherd University Shippensburg University State University of New York at Plattsburg The George Washington University University of Maine University of Maryland, College Park University of Pittsburgh University of Vermont University of Virginia Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Early registration ends February 18, 2014 http://convention.myacpa.org/indy2014/ 11


CONFERENCE CENTER MAP

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MCPA EXECUTIVE BOARD President (12-15)

Secretary (12-14)

Member-at-Large (13-15)

Edward P. Wright

Brian Beccue

Aisha Rivers

Mount St. Mary’s University

Mount St. Mary’s University

Goucher College

Past President (11-14)

Membership Coordinator

Member-at-Large (13-15)

Megan Rowe

Cristina Garcia

Brandon Bellamy

Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Maryland

Howard Community College

President Elect (13-16)

Communications Coordinator

Member-at-Large (13-15)

Candace Doane

Mary Ellen Wade

Unity Watts

Goucher College

Loyola University Maryland

Morgan State University

Treasurer (12-14)

Member-at-Large (12-14)

Member-at-Large (12-14)

Scott Eckhardt

Lorrie Budd

Daniel Sym

Community College of Baltimore County

Community College of Baltimore County

Community College of Baltimore County

Join our board, nominate yourself or a colleague for an Executive Board position! Before you leave, fill out the MCPA Board Nomination Form found in your conference folder. 13

Member-at-Large (12-14) Christine Krieger Goucher College


SPECIAL THANKS TO: Matthew Antonio Bosch ACPA Coordinator for State Divisions

ACPA College Student Educators International Maryland College Personnel Association Executive Board Loyola University Maryland Timonium Campus

MCPA Fall Conference and Graduate Fair Planning Committee Conference Co-Chair: Aisha Rivers, Goucher College Conference Co-Chair: Christine Krieger, Goucher College Amanda Merson, Stevenson University Candace Doane, Goucher College Daniel Sym, Community College of Baltimore County David Tiscione, Loyola University Maryland Edward Wright, Mount St. Mary’s University Mary Ellen Wade, Loyola University Maryland Megan Rowe, Loyola University Maryland Tricia Raysor, Community College of Baltimore County Victoria Snyder, Robert Morris University

MCPA Website

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