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Dear Annual Conference Participants, On behalf of the Board of Directors, welcome to the annual conference of NODA, the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention. The 2013 Annual Conference Committee, chaired by Quincy Spencer from the University of Arkansas, has exerted much energy, hard work, and enthusiasm over the last several years to provide you with a complete educational conference experience. The conference is organized around three central topics: trends, research, and education. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to orientation, transition, and retention programming, I am confident you will find the educational sessions and networking opportunities beneficial. I challenge you to not only be a gatherer of information, but an imparter of information. The peer to peer sharing that takes place at the conference is invaluable. In addition, take advantage of the invited speakers and presenters who are experts in their field. With the 2013 Annual Conference, the Association continues the tradition of providing you programs, services, and environments that facilitate learning and allow for the open exchange of ideas and best practices in the fields of college student orientation, transition and retention. We appreciate your continual commitment towards participating in this professional development experience. In addition, I hope you will find the conference rejuvenating. Whether you are a first time attendee or a regular attender, I trust that you will use your time in San Antonio to discover how the past can impact the way we develop and implement orientation, and retention programs on our campus for the future. Best regards,

Cynthia L. Hernandez, Ph.D. President, NODA – Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education

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Welcome to San Antonio! It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to San Antonio, a city rich in both history and culture and the setting for our NODA Annual Conference. Over the past two years the conference committee has been working hard to provide you with an educational experience like no other. The conference theme of “Honoring Our Past, Creating Our Future” enables us to reflect and honor the past strides that have been made in the field of orientation, transition and retention programs and learn how they can assist us in creating innovative programs for the future. With the ever changing needs of the various constituents on our campuses, it is important that as professionals we know how to meet their needs and provide them with programs and services that will positively enhance their collegiate experience. Planning a conference of this magnitude is not an easy task and takes time and energy from dedicated individuals. I would like to thank the 2013 Annual Conference Planning Committee for their hard work and dedication in making sure that you have an outstanding conference experience. Whether you are here for the first or the tenth time, I encourage you to engage fully in all conference activities. As you navigate the conference, please don’t forget about the people, pride, passion and promise that make both NODA and San Antonio so unique. If there is anything that we can do to make your visit Annual Conference Highlights more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let any of Pre-Conference Sessions on working with student the conference committee members know. Again, veterans, transfers and community college issues welcome to the 2013 Annual Conference and I hope Keynote Presentations by Dr. Gwen Dungy, Executive you truly enjoy your time in San Antonio! Director Emeritus of NASPA and Dr. Joe Cuseo, a leader in

Quincy D. Spencer University of Arkansas 2013 NODA Annual Conference Chair

the field retention and college readiness Over 100 Educational Programs targeted toward trends and issues in the field Research Track featuring past winners of the NODA Research Award Authors Breakfast and Authors Luncheon featuring books that could be used during common reading programs on your campus Safe Zone Alley Training offered as a Mid Conference Workshop Service Project with Soldier’s Angels Exciting Side Trips that highlight the uniqueness of the San Antonio area Formal and informal opportunities throughout the conference to connect with colleagues and friends, both old and new And so much more…

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2013 Annual Conference Korrin Anderson

Florida International University Educational Sessions & Evaluations

University of Texas at Austin Local Arrangements & Side Trips

Kerry Biechman

Erik Heller

University of Texas at Austin Graduate Intern

Tara Boyle

University of Houston Conference Speakers & Special Initiatives

Meighan Burke

Western Illinois University Graduate Intern

Emily C. Ivey

Texas A&M University Registration & Volunteers

Alison Leach

University of Texas at Arlington Office Manager & On-Site Logistics

University of Arkansas Marketing & Publications

Cecilia Grossberger

Josh McKenzie

University of Arkansas Design Consultant

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KJ Harris

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Northwestern University Marketing & Publications


Planning Committee Bethany Naser University of South Carolina Pre Cons, Extended Sessions & Intern Coordinator

Chelsea Truesdell University of Georgia Graduate Intern

John Michael Pantlik University of Delaware Educational Sessions & Evaluations

Chase Young University of Arkansas Special Events

NODA Association Staff Joyce Holl

Executive Director

Laura Daugherty Program Associate

Keri Stenemann

Event Coordinator

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NODA Information Mission Statement

The mission of NODA is to provide education, leadership, and professional development in the fields of college student orientation, transition, and retention.

Core Values

Community, Diversity, Integrity, Learning, Scholarship, Service

NODA History

NODA was chartered in 1976 and continues the tradition of orientation, retention and transition professionals who have met annually for over 40 years. Today, NODA is an international association comprised of professional administrators, students, faculty and related organizations. NODA strives to attract a pluralistic membership and leadership and endeavours to facilitate the professional development of its members. NODA is further dedicated to inter-association cooperation, the advancement of professional and ethical standards, and the production of scholarly works.

Statement on Non-Discrimination

NODA declares a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the provision of services to the membership and the public. In recognition of responsibility to the membership, NODA reaffirms its policy of fair and equal treatment in all practices to all persons regardless of race, color, age, marital status, sex, gender identity and/or gender expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. NODA complies with all applicable federal, provincial, and state regulations regarding affirmative action and nondiscriminatory practices.

Appropriate Language Statement

As educators of students and colleagues, conference presenters must be particularly sensitive to and aware of the issues of language, and the perpetuation of stereotypes and erroneous assumptions. Presenters are strongly advised to model behavior that will educate their audience. All conference participants, presenters, and entertainers are expected to use appropriate sensitive and inclusive terminology so NODA will provide an environment which is comfortable for everyone.

NODA Networks The NODA Networks serve as a foundation of the Association in that they attempt to address the many needs of our members. Each network represents an opportunity for members to affiliate with a group in which they have personal or institutional interest. Members may align with several networks and are encouraged to pursue leadership roles within the network structure. The identified functions of each NODA Network help NODA professionals cooperatively and collaboratively become informed and responsive to present and future interests of new college students and their institutions. In an ongoing process, networks conduct surveys; compile information directories; and apprise members of publications, resources, and conferences which specifically address needs of the identified students or institutional group. Participants are encouraged to contribute their expertise by presenting research and other applied practice information sessions at regional and national conferences and to contribute topic-specific articles to the NODA Review. Networks are open to all members of the Association. We encourage you to join networks in which you have an interest. Contact information for each network’s chairperson can be found by visiting www.nodaweb.org, which includes information on how to join a network. Two ways to get involved at the Annual Conference are Network Meetings and Meals with NODA Networks. Each network has a designated time on Monday, November 4th listed on the right. Meetings are open to all conference participants. All participants are also invited to Meals with NODA Networks,

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an informal way to meet others with similar interests or responsibilities, on Sunday and Monday evenings (see page 12 for more details). Networks have recommended various educational sessions throughout the conference that pertain to their area or population. Please see the “Educational Sessions” section beginning on page 28, and look for the notes in the educational session description to find network-sponsored sessions.

Network Meetings - Monday, November 4th Extended Orientation Network

9:30 - 10:20 am

Travis C/D

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies Network

2:40 - 3:30 pm

Republic B

Graduate Student Network

1:40 - 2:30 pm

Republic B

Highly Selective Institution Network

7:30 - 9:20 am

Travis C/D

International Student Orientation Network

1:40 - 2:30 pm

Travis C/D

Large Institution Network

7:30 - 9:20 am

Republic B

Multi-Ethnic Network

2:40 - 3:30 pm

Travis C/D

Non-Traditional Student Network

2:40 - 3:30 pm

Presidio B

Parent & Family Network

3:40 - 4:30 pm

Travis A/B

Small College Network

7:30 - 9:20 am

Presidio B

Transfer Service Network

3:40 - 4:30 pm

Travis C/D

Two-Year College Network

9:30 - 10:20 am

Republic B

Network Meeting - Wednesday, November 6th Canadian Network

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Republic C


NODA Regions NODA members across the United States and Canada are divided into regions based off of their geographic location. Regional Networks allow NODA members to mingle together with counterparts from schools in their area through Regional Conferences, meetings and receptions. Each NODA Region has a Regional Coordinator that oversees the events and activities of their region.

Alaska

Yukon Territory Northwest Territories

Iqaluit Nunavut

British Columbia

Alberta

Newfoundland Manitoba

I Saskatchewan

WA

Ontario

OR

ND

NV UT

III

ME VT

V

SD

WY

WI IA

NE

IL KS

AZ

NM

OK

IV TX

PA

OH

IN

VIII

WV

MO

KY

Nova Scotia New Brunswick

NJ

MD DE

VA NC

TN

AR

NH MA CT RI

NY

MI

CO

II

Prince Edward Island

IX

MN

ID

CA

Quebec

VII

MT

SC MS

AL

LA

GA

VI FL

Mexico

Puerto Rico The Virgin Islands

Hawaii

2014 Regional Conferences Region I Region II Region III Region IV Region V Region VI Region VII Region VIII Region IX

AB, AK, BC, ID, MT, NT, OR, SK, WA, YT AZ, CA, HI, NV CO, NM, UT, WY AR, KS, MO, OK, TX IA, IL, MB, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN IN, MI, OH, ON DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV CT, MA, ME, NB, NF, NH, NS, NY, PE, QC, RI, VT, PR, VI

February 28 - March 2 February 28 - March 2 March 28 - 29 February 21 - 23 March 28 - 30 March 14 - 16 March 7 - 9 March 28 - 30 March 7 - 9

New Westminster, BC Phoenix, AZ Salt Lake City, UT Houston, TX Urbana-Champaign, IL Clemson, SC Columbus, OH Lawrenceville, NJ Nashua, NH

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Annual Conference Sponsors NODA and the Annual Conference Planning Committee would like to thank our sponsors, whose generous support enhances the quality of our conference experience.

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Corporate Friends

Authors Breakfast Sponsors

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Authors Luncheon Sponsors


Conference Schedule & Information


Conference Schedule Thursday, October 31

TIME

EVENT

ROOM

FLOOR

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Conference Office Open

Crockett A/B

4th Floor

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

NODA Executive Committee Meeting

Republic B

4th Floor

Friday, November 1 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Conference Office Open

Crockett A/B

4th Floor

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

NODA Board of Directors Meeting

Republic B

4th Floor

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Recharging Station & Lounge

Texas Ballroom Lobby

4th Floor

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Orientation Professionals Institute (OPI) Registration

Texas Ballroom Lobby

4th Floor

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Orientation Professionals Institute (OPI) Texas A Bonham A Bonham B Bonham C Bonham D Bonham E

4th Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor

• Main Classroom • OPI Breakout 1 • OPI Breakout 2 • OPI Breakout 3 • OPI Breakout 4 • OPI Breakout 5

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Orientation Professionals Institute (OPI) Lunch

Texas B

4th Floor

6:30 pm

Orientation Professionals Institute (OPI) Dinner

Casa Rio

Off-site

Saturday, November 2 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Conference Office Open

Crockett A/B

4th Floor

12 noon - 6:00 pm

Conference Registration and Hospitality Open

Texas Ballroom Lobby

4th Floor

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

NODA Board of Directors Meeting

Republic B

4th Floor

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Recharging Station & Lounge

Texas Ballroom Lobby

4th Floor

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Orientation Professionals Institute (OPI) Texas A Bonham A Bonham B Bonham C Bonham D Bonham E

4th Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor

• Main Classroom • OPI Breakout 1 • OPI Breakout 2 • OPI Breakout 3 • OPI Breakout 4 • OPI Breakout 5

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Orientation Professionals Institute (OPI) Lunch

Texas B

4th Floor

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Leadership Institute Faculty Meeting

Seguin B

4th Floor

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

2013 Annual Conference Volunteer Crew Meeting

Seguin A

4th Floor

Sunday, November 3 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Conference Office Open

Crockett A/B

4th Floor

7:30 am - 6:30 pm

Conference Registration and Hospitality Open

Texas Ballroom Lobby

4th Floor

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Recharging Station & Lounge

Texas Ballroom Lobby

4th Floor

8:00 am - 12 noon

Orientation Professionals Institute (OPI)

Texas A

4th Floor

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Graduate Student Symposium

Texas B, Seguin A/B

4th Floor

Times Vary

Side Trips

9:00 am 9:00 am

• Hop-on/Hop-off Trolley • Natural Bridge Caverns Discovery • San Marcos Premium Outlets

Hotel Lobby Hotel Lobby

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Regional Coordinator Meeting

Crockett C/D

4th Floor

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2014 Annual Conference Committee Meeting

Travis A

3rd Floor

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Conference Schedule Sunday, November 3 (continued) TIME

EVENT

ROOM

FLOOR

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PRE-CON: Community College Reform: Revolution or Evolution?

Republic C

4th Floor

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

PRE-CON: Soldiers to Students: Designing a Collaborative New Student Orientation Program

Republic A

4th Floor

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PRE-CON: Advocating for Transfers & Non-Traditional Students: Strategies, Practices & Supporting Research

Republic B

4th Floor

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Regional Leadership Team Meeting

Bonham A Bonham B Bonham C Bonham D Bonham E Travis A Travis B Independence Travis C

3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor

• Region 1 • Region 2 • Region 3 • Region 4 • Region 5 • Region 6 • Region 7 • Region 8 • Region 9

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Professional First Timer's Meeting and Welcome

Texas A

4th Floor

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Welcome and Case Study Meeting

Texas B

4th Floor

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Undergraduate Welcome and Student Leadership Institute Kick-Off

Texas C

4th Floor

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Regional Welcome Receptions

Lone Star Ballroom Lobby

2nd Floor

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

2013 Annual Conference Opening Banquet

Lone Star Ballroom

2nd Floor

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Dessert Reception with Associate Members

Texas Ballroom D/E/F

4th Floor

10:00 pm

OPI Reunion

Bar Rojo

1st Floor

Monday, November 4 - School Spirit Day 6:45 am - 9:00 am

Side Trip: River City Run

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Conference Office Open

Crockett A/B

4th Floor

7:30 am

Meals with NODA Networks

See Page 12

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Network Meeting Part 1: Large Institution Network

Republic B

4th Floor

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Network Meeting Part 1: Small College Network

Presidio B

3rd Floor

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Network Meeting Part 1: Highly Selective Network

Travis C/D

3rd Floor

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Conference Registration and Hospitality Open

Texas Ballroom Lobby

4th Floor

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Recharging Station & Lounge

Texas Ballroom Lobby

4th Floor

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Student Leadership Institute Group Room/Breakout Rooms

Texas C, Seguin A/B

4th Floor

8:30 am - 9:20 am

Educational Session #1, Network and Association Meetings

Various

9:30 am - 10:20 am

Educational Session #2, Network and Association Meetings

Various

9:30 am - 10:20 am

NODA Business Meeting

Republic A

4th Floor

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Texas Ballroom D/E/F

4th Floor

10:30 am - 11:20 am

PLENARY SPEAKER: Building it Right from the Start: Foundational Principles of Student Success

Texas A/B

4th Floor

11:30 am - 12:20 pm

Taste of NODA (Regions 6, 7, 8, 9)

Texas Ballroom D/E/F

4th Floor

11:30 am - 12:20 pm

Regional Meetings

Bonham C Travis A/B Bonham D Texas A/B Republic A

3rd Floor 3rd Floor 3rd Floor 4th Floor 4th Floor

• Region 1 • Region 2 • Region 3 • Region 4 • Region 5

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Conference Schedule Monday, November 4 (continued) TIME

EVENT

ROOM

FLOOR

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

Taste of NODA (Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Texas Ballroom D/E/F

4th Floor

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

Regional Meetings

Texas A/B Travis C/D Republic B Presidio B

4th Floor 3rd Floor 4th Floor 3rd Floor

• Region 6 • Region 7 • Region 8 • Region 9

1:40 pm - 2:30 pm

Educational Session #3, Network and Association Meetings

Various

2:40 pm - 3:30 pm

Educational Session #4, Network and Association Meetings

Various

2:40 pm - 3:30 pm

2014 Regional Conference Host Meeting

Republic A

4th Floor

3:40 pm - 4:30 pm

Educational Session #5, Network and Association Meetings

Various

3:40 pm - 5:30 pm

Extended Educational Session: Online Orientation

Presidio B

3rd Floor

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

NODA Databank Focus Group (open to all)

Crockett D

4th Floor

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Leadership Meet & Greet

Republic B

4th Floor

6:30 pm

Meals with NODA Networks

See Page 12

Tuesday, November 5 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Conference Office and Hospitality Open

Crockett A/B

4th Floor

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Recharging Station & Lounge

Texas Ballroom Lobby

4th Floor

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Student Leadership Institute Group Room/Breakout Rooms

Texas C, Seguin A/B

4th Floor

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Graduate Case Study Competition

Bonham A/B/C

3rd Floor

8:00 am - 9:15 am

Authors Breakfast

Texas D/E/F

4th Floor

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Presidents Plenary Panel: A Discussion on the Changing Climate of Orientation, Transition, Retention and the Association

Texas B

4th Floor

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Need Help with the NODA Membership Portal?

Texas Ballroom Lobby

4th Floor

10:40 am - 11:30 am

Educational Session #6, Network and Association Meetings

Various

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Authors Luncheon

Texas Ballroom D/E/F

4th Floor

2:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Mid-Con: NODA Safe Zone Ally Training

Presidio B

3rd Floor

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Educational Session #7, Network and Association Meetings

Various

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Educational Session #8, Network and Association Meetings

Various

6:30 pm

Meals with NODA Networks

See Page 12

Wednesday, November 6 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Conference Office and Hospitality Open

Crockett A/B

4th Floor

8:00 am - 8:50 am

Scholarships & Awards Committee Meeting

Seguin A/B

4th Floor

8:00 am - 11:00 am

NODA Board of Directors Meeting

Republic B

4th Floor

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Educational Session #9, Network and Association Meetings

Various

9:00 am - 10:30 am

NODA Research Award Winners: A Capstone Panel

Texas B

4th Floor

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Extended Educational Session: Extended Orientation

Republic A

4th Floor

10:00 am - 10:50 am

Educational Session #10

Various

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Closing Brunch and NODAC 2014 Presentation

Texas Ballroom D/E/F

4th Floor

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Canadian Network Summit

Republic C

4th Floor

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2014 Annual Conference Committee Meeting

Republic A

4th Floor

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2013 Annual Conference Committee Meeting

Republic B

4th Floor

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Conference Features Soldiers’ Angels Service Project

Meals with NODA Networks

Donate at Conference Registration & Exhibit Hall Available throughout the conference

Meet in Texas Ballroom Lobby (4th Floor) Monday, November 4 & Tuesday, November 5

Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to provide aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families and to enable our volunteers to improve the lives of a growing veteran population.

Open to all participants, this is a chance to interact with one another in a fun and social environment. It is also a great opportunity to network and establish relationships with colleagues from across North America. Locations and times will be covered in the Network Meetings.

“May No Soldier Go Unloved,” encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers’ Angels. The volunteers of Soldiers’ Angels work tirelessly to demonstrate active care and concern for veterans, the wounded, deployed service members and their families. NODAC 2013 has partnered with Soldiers’ Angels by donating items, assembling care packages and writing a note of thanks throughout the conference. Items can be dropped off at the registration desk and assembly will take place in the Exhibit Hall. For a list of donation items or for more information, visit www.nodaweb.org/?nodac_features or soldiersangels.org.

Mascot Roundup

Hospitatlity Table – Texas Ballroom Lobby Available throughout the conference During the 2013 conference in San Antonio, we are collecting stuffed mascots to donate to local children’s hospitals. Drop it off at the hospitality table and we will do the rest! You will be providing a special gift to a very special child.

Meals with NODA Networks Canadian Network

Monday, November 4th

Dinner

Extended Orientation Network

Monday, November 4

Breakfast

th

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Tuesday, November 5th Transgender, and Allies Network

Dinner

Highly Selective Institution Network

Monday, November 4th

Breakfast

International Student Orientation Network

Monday, November 4th

Dinner

Multi-Ethnic Network

Monday, November 4th

Dinner

Parent & Family Network

Monday, November 4th

Dinner

Small College Network

th

Monday, November 4

Dinner

Transfer Service Network

Monday, November 4th

Dinner

Two-Year College Network

Monday, November 4

Dinner

th

Professional First-Timer’s Meeting and Welcome

Texas A (4th Floor) Sunday, November 3 , 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are excited to welcome you to the NODA Annual Conference. As a first-time conference attendee, we know that this will be an exciting time for you but want to make sure that you are prepared for your Conference adventure. On Sunday, November 3rd from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, be sure to join us for the First Timer’s Meeting. Take this opportunity to find out more about NODA, learn common lingo, and hear from experienced NODA professionals about how they utilize the annual conference to network with colleagues from across the country and learn about ways to enhance their respective campus programs.

Undergraduate Student Welcome

Texas C (4th Floor) Sunday, November 3, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

NODA welcomes all undergraduate student leaders to our annual conference! This meeting will offer all undergraduate students an opportunity to get an overview of the 2013 Annual Conference and give tips on how to navigate the conference. You will have the opportunity to meet other undergraduates through icebreaker and networking activities. Also, the Student Leadership Institute will be introduced during this time.

Taste of NODA

Texas Ballroom D/E/F (4th Floor) Monday, November 4, 11:30 am – 1:20 pm (depending on region) Eat lunch while visiting exhibits and speaking with Associate Members, and learning how their products and services services can be utilized on your campus. You also have the opporunity to complete your NODAC 2013 Exhibit Hall Passport for your chance to win an iPad Mini. A full list of Associate Members, including exhibitors, is located starting on page 53.

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NODA Business Meeting

Republic A (4th Floor) Monday, November 4, 9:30 am - 10:20 am The business meeting is our opportunity to provide the “State of the Association” to the NODA community. Information about the general business of NODA will be shared during this session.

Data Bank Focus Group (open to all)

Republic A (4th Floor) Monday, November 4, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Databank Advisory Committee requests your participation in a focus group. The Databank is a collection of statistical information about orientation, transition and retention programs and office functions from member institutions collected every three to five years. The last Databank information was collected during the academic year 2010-2011. As NODA begins to prepare for another round of data collection from our members, we would like to learn what data and information would be useful to guide your practice and decisions about orientation, transition and retention programming. Plan to join us and influence the data-driven process.

Recharging Station & Lounge

Texas Ballroom Lobby (4th Floor) Available throughout the conference Throughout the conference, visit the Recharging Station & Lounge to take a break between educational sessions, charge your electronic device or meet up with other conference attendees. Free wi-fi is available in this section of the conference hotel.


General Conference Information Transportation

NODAC 2013 Exhibit Hall Passport

VIA Metropolitan Transit

We are excited to offer a friendly competition and interactive way for you to engage with our Associate Members while at NODAC 2013. Use the Exhibit Hall Passport to track your journey as you make connections with exhibitors, especially during the Dessert Reception and Taste of NODA.

viainfo.net There are two ways to utilize the public transportation--Downtown Streetcar Service and Bus Service. Downtown Streetcar Service is made up of three routes (red, blue and yellow) and serves most of the popular destinations in downtown San Antonio. Look for the VIA Streetcar stops throughout downtown and you can expect a streetcar to arrive within 10 minutes. Streetcar service is available seven days a week. The hours of service for each route are posted on the stops. Bus Service is also available downtown as well as throughout the city of San Antonio. Bus Service is available to Sea World, Fiesta Texas, the Zoo and the Historic Missions. Regular bus and streetcar trips cost $1.20 each way and Express service is $2.50. Unlimited use Day Passes are available for $4 at the San Antonio Visitor Center, VIA’s office at 211 W. Commerce or through some hotel concierge. Passes and tickets are also available online at www.viainfo.net.

GO Airport Shuttle

NODAC 2013 has arranged for discounted transportation direct to the Grand Hyatt with GO Airport Shuttle, San Antonio’s official airport shuttle provider. The shuttle is $30.50 for round trip or $17.25 one way. Shuttle service is provided from 7 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily.

Nametags Please wear the nametag that you received at registration while attending the Annual Conference events inside the hotel. It is a great way to meet other members of NODA from across the regions, and will ensure access to conference sessions and events. The colored nametags denote the following: • White - Professional Staff • Blue - Associate Members • Green - Graduate Students • Yellow - Undergraduate Students

You can pick up your passport in the Exhibit Hall. Completed passports should be turned in at the Exhibit Hall exits or to the Conference Office located in Crockett A/B and will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad Mini. The winner will be announced at the Closing Brunch and must be present to win.

“Bring and Brag” Table Have extra publications or other materials you would like to share with fellow members? Bring your items and place them on the provided tables in the Exhibit Hall - Texas Ballroom D/E/F (4th Floor). The materials will be available to view, take, or add to throughout the conference. Any materials remaining on the tables after the closing brunch will be recycled.

Rainbow Ribbon Project Rainbow Ribbons will be sold throughout the conference for a minimum donation of $1.00. NODAC Attendees can wear them to show their support as allies for the GLBTA community during the conference.

Social Media Follow “NODA” on Facebook (facebook.com/NodaOrientation) or @NodaOrientation (#NODAC2013) on Twitter for the latest updates about NODAC 2013 and NODA updates throughout the year.

Conference Office & Lost and Found Located in Crockett A/B (4th Floor), the Conference Office is where you can find members of the Conference Planning Committee if you have any questions or need assistance. The office will also serve as lost and found for the conference. Hours of the Conference Office are listed in the schedule beginning on page 9.

Volunteering at the Conference Make the most out of your Annual Conference experience by volunteering. For information on how to contribute, stop by the Registration Desk.

Hospitality Table Stop by the Hospitality Table for local information, including dining options, locations for places of worship and things to do in San Antonio for people of all ages.

Publications and Media Showcase Looking for inspiration? Check out the Publications and Media Showcase in the Texas Ballroom Lobby to see print and digital pieces judged to be the best in the field.

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New for Summer Orientation 2014

Navigating the First College Year: A G U I D E F O R PA R EN T S A N D FA M I L I E S Richard Mullendore and Leslie H. Banahan

SHIPS MAY 15, 2014

Resources for Parents and Families of New College Students Guía para los padres de los estudiantes de primer año Richard Mullendore and Leslie H. Banahan

Designed to help parents understand the nature of the college transition and offer tips to make that transition a successful one for not only the first-year college student but for their families as well, the guide is an ideal resource for orientation programs, parents’ weekends, and other parent programs. (2007). 36 pages. ISBN 978-1-889271-56-9. $3 each. $2 each when purchased in 100-unit lots.

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Guide for Families of Commuter Students: Supporting Your Student’s Success Cathie Hatch and Tracy L. Skipper

Guide for Families of Commuter Students describes the transition to college from the perspective of the commuter student and offers guidance to families on helping students navigate the transition to college and develop skills for personal and academic success. Ideal for use at community colleges or largely commuter campuses. (2004). 36 pages. ISBN 1-889271-47-0. $3 each. $2 each when purchased in 100-unit lots.

Also Available. . . MONOGRAPH NO. 13

Designing Successful Transitions: A Guide for Orienting Students to College, 3rd Edition Jeanine L. Ward-Roof, Editor

Drawing on current research and practice, this fully revised edition of Designing Successful Transitions outlines the basic organizational structures of orientation and their theoretical underpinnings while also discussing special considerations for diverse student populations, transfer students, nontraditional students, and parents and family members. New to this volume are chapters that focus on changing the campus culture and institutionalizing orientation; anticipating and managing crises; and extending the benefits of orientation through first-year seminars, service-learning, outdoor programs, and common reading programs. (2010). 250 pages. ISBN 978-1-889271-69-9. $40.

F I R S T- Y E A R E X P E R I E N C E ® A N D S T U D E N T S I N T R A N S I T I O N UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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Graduate Student Highlights Resume Critique & Mentorship Program

Graduate Student Welcome & Case Study Meeting

If you signed up for this program with your conference registration, be sure to arrange a time to meet with your assigned mentor. This development opportunity will allow you to have a professional in the field review your resume and meet with you to go over it. This provides a different perspective on your resume, and gives you a chance to network and learn from someone in the field.

Graduate Student Symposium

Texas B (4th Floor) Sunday, November 3, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Texas B (4th Floor) Sunday, November 3, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Graduate Student Network welcomes all graduate student conference attendees to our annual conference. Join us to learn more about how to make the most of your conference experience, hear graduate student highlights including the case study competition, get involved with the Graduate Student Network, and meet your fellow graduate student colleagues.

Graduate Student Case Study Competition

NODA is excited to present the 10th annual Graduate Student Symposium for all interested graduate students. The symposium offers sessions on a variety of topics that are helpful to both first and second year graduate students. The symposium will expose graduate students to topics facing our profession, assist individuals in professional development, provide networking opportunities with other graduate students, and discuss the benefits of NODA membership. Preregistration was required; however, additional participants may be added on-site if space is available. Please check at conference registration if you have an interest in participating.

Bonham A/B/C (3rd Floor) Tuesday, November 4

The Graduate Student Case Study is a great opportunity for you to put the theory you have learned in the classroom in to practice. During the case study meeting (Sunday, November 3rd at 4:00 pm), all participants will receive the case and students from different institutions will be paired in to teams. Each team will have the opportunity to deliver their solution and will be asked questions following their presentations by a team of judges. The awards for the case study will be announced during the Closing Brunch.

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Conference Workshops Pre-Con: Soldiers to Students – Designing a Collaborative New Student Orientation Program Republic A (4th Floor)

Republic C (4th Floor)

Denny Boyd, Director of New Student Orientation, Metropolitan State University of Denver Demetria Martinez-Andrews, Veteran & Military Support Specialist, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Dr. Martha Ellis, Dean of Graduate Faculty and Professor - Roueche Graduate Center, National American University

Sunday, November 3, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Orientation sets the tone for the mission that lies ahead for student veterans/ military personnel: successful degree completion. This interactive pre-conference program will share strategies and “lessons learned” for veteran/military orientation programs, applicable to diverse institutions. Participants will develop an actionable plan for creating or enhancing transition/orientation programs supporting student veterans.

Pre-Con: Advocating for Transfers and Non Traditional Students: Strategies, Practices and Supporting Research Republic B (4th Floor)

Sunday, November 3, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Dr. Janet Marling, Executive Director, National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, University of North Georgia Consider yourself an advocate for transfer and non-traditional students? This session will give you the tools necessary to become a more effective champion of transfer students, student veterans, adult learners, re-entry students, and other special populations on your campus. A panel of experts will discuss current best practices, trends, and research. Participants will walk away with strategies for collecting data about these populations, and how to communicate findings to their campuses. Dr. Janet Marling will facilitate in an interactive format that focuses on the attendees’ objectives and the current research. Dr. Marling will assist us in reaching new heights as advocates for these special populations.

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Pre-Con: Community College Reform: Revolution or Evolution

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Sunday, November 3, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With the launch of Achieving the Dream nine years ago, a national spotlight focused on community colleges - their challenges and opportunities, the students they serve, and their often multidimensional missions. Today the focus on student completion is leading to exploration of developmental education, retention initiatives, and orientation programs utilizing data to assess effectiveness all the while facing reduced financial resources. What have we learned? Where have the greatest strides been made? Are students better served today than they were a decade ago? Join the speaker in an interactive workshop to reflect on recent community college reform efforts and look to what the future may hold for the next decade.

Mid-Con: NODA Safe Zone Ally Training

Presidio B (3rd Floor)

Tuesday, November 5, 2:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Marc Mobley, Assistant Director of Orientation & Parent Programs, Florida International University Christy Heaton, Associate Director for Orientation & First Year Student Success, University of New Orleans Are you interested in showing your support for LGBTQA students on your campus, but your university does not sponsor a Safe Zone program? NODA, in collaboration with the GLBTQA Issues Network is sponsoring the first NODA Safe Zone program as part of the 2013 Annual Conference. Join the presenters, who currently serve as Safe Zone Facilitators on their respective campuses, as they incorporate common components of a Safe Zone Training with additional aspects that relate to best practices in the field of orientation, transition and retention. Participants will leave this session with resources, ideas and official NODA Safe Zone Ally Certification.


Conference Institutes Orientation Professionals Institute (OPI)

Student Leadership Institute (SLI)

Texas A (4th Floor) Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3

Texas C (4th Floor) Monday, November 4 & Tuesday, November 5

The Orientation Professionals Institute (OPI) is a three-day workshop that takes place in the days preceding the NODA Annual Conference each year. OPI is designed for new professionals with 0-2 years of experience and/or mid-level staff members with direct program oversight in areas of orientation and transition services on their campus. The Orientation Professionals Institute consists of large group and small group activities aimed at preparing participants to design, facilitate, and assess programs on their own campus. OPI accommodates a maximum of 72 participants to ensure personal attention and access to faculty expertise.

The Student Leadership Institute is a highly interactive program for undergraduate student leaders that takes place on Monday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 5 during the NODA Annual Conference. It is designed for all undergraduate student leaders regardless if they are new or seasoned staff. Through large and small group discussion formats, student leaders will have an opportunity to engage with each other and the SLI faculty on various topics of leadership and professional/personal development.

Extended & Featured Sessions Extended Session: Online Orientation: Creating the Future

Featured Session: Having “The Talk” During New Student Orientation Travis C/D - 3rd Floor Tuesday, November 5, 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Tuesday, November 5, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Presidio B (3rd Floor) Monday, November 4, 3:40 pm - 5:30 pm

Intentional development, implementation, and revision of online orientation programs can provide innovative, cost-effective and flexible ways to connect with our students. History of online orientation programs provides both cautionary tales and important lessons for the higher education professional focusing on transition. This session will provide relevant theory, successful practices, and frameworks for you to consider when developing proposals or looking for evidence based resources. During our session we will tour several different online orientation applications and provide planning documents to guide our discussion. Engagement and intellectual

Dr. Richard Anthony Baker, M.P.A., Ph.D., J.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor and Vice President, Office of Equal Opportunity Services, University of Houston System/University of Houston Under the Campus SaVE Act, institutions of higher education must deliver sexual assault awareness training during new student orientation. In this presentation, Dr. Baker will discuss how he has partnered with orientation team leaders to facilitate a discussion about consent that is engaging and in compliance with the law.

discourse are highly encouraged for this interactive session.

Extended Session: Extended Orienation

Republic A (4th Floor) Wednesday, November 6, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Institutions across the country are exploring ways to connect personally with students new to their institutions in a way that will increase each student’s understanding of the institution’s values, transition resources available, and develop true commitment to the institution. This is all in an attempt to positively impact retention and ease their transition. Many institutions have attempted to do this through extended orientation programming. Extended Orientation is defined as programming and services that supplement traditional new student orientation, providing an extension to the orientation and transition process. These are any program outside of the traditional new student orientation including, but not limited to, spirit/tradition camps, outdoor orientations, and experiential orientation programs. This session will focus on the extended orientation initiatives at several different institutions.

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Conference Speakers Dr. Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy, NASPA Executive Director Emeritus Opening Banquet Keynote

Lone Star Ballroom (2nd Floor) Sunday, November 3, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

An accomplished speaker, leader, and educator, Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy served as executive director of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education from 1995 until 2012, when she was named executive director emeritus. In her capacity as a tireless advocate for students, she draws on more than 40 years of experience in higher education. A licensed psychologist and a nationally certified professional counselor and career counselor, Dr. Dungy earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Eastern Illinois University, an M.A. degree from Drew University in New Jersey, and a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Before joining NASPA, Dr. Dungy was associate director of the Curriculum and Faculty Development Network and coordinator of the National Diversity Network at the Association of American Colleges & Universities. Previously, she was a senior administrator at the County College of Morris (NJ), Montgomery College (MD), and Catonsville Community College (MD), and a member of the counseling faculty at St. Louis Community College (MO). Dr. Dungy represented NASPA in national forums such as the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, which includes the leaders of about 50 higher education associations, and has pursued a number of initiatives designed to enhance the association’s role in public policy, research, professional development, and student learning and assessment, with a particular interest in the increasing veteran student population. Dr. Dungy’s international work spans her career at NASPA, traveling to Jordan at the behest of the Department of Education and the State Department in order to represent student affairs and moderate a panel addressing community colleges in the Middle East and North Africa. She also served as a consultant to the Center for Higher Education Transformation in South Africa in its work to facilitate the establishment of a national association for student services professionals in that country. She spent several months in Mexico creating strategic professional relationships and exploring how NASPA can learn from international communities and provide unique value to the lives of students abroad. After Mexico, she represented U.S. student affairs at the 50th anniversary of the National Academy of Education Administration in Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. In the international arena, Dr. Dungy continues to increase alliances and collaborations between NASPA and associations and non-profit groups in other nations. In her role as executive director emeritus, she serves as an international ambassador for NASPA meeting with higher education and student affairs leaders from across Europe, China, and the Middle East conducting the NASPA International Student Services Institute (NISSI) that NASPA has created in collaboration with Colorado State University’s Student Affairs in Higher Education graduate program.

Dr. Joe Cuseo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology – Marymount College Plenary Session Keynote: Building it Right from the Start: Foundational Principles of Student Success Texas A/B Monday, November 4, 10:30 am – 11:20 am

Joe Cuseo holds a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology and Assessment from the University of Iowa. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Marymount College (California) where for more than 25 years he directed the first-year seminar—a college success course required of all new students, and where he was a 14-time recipient of the “faculty member of the year award”— a student-driven award based on effective teaching and academic advising. He’s been a recent recipient of the “Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate” Award from the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, and the “Diamond Honoree Award” from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Diamond Honoree Award for contributions made to student development and the Student Affairs profession. Joe has delivered numerous campus workshops and conference presentations across the United States, as well as Canada, Europe, China, and Australia. He’s authored articles, monographs, and books on effective teaching, advising, student retention and student success, the most recent of which are: Thriving in College and Beyond: Research-Based Strategies for Academic Success & Personal Development, Humanity, Diversity, & The Liberal Arts: The Foundation of a College Education, and Peer Leadership: Changing Campus Culture from the Ground Up (in press). Currently, Joe serves as an educational advisor and consultant for AVID—a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the college readiness and success of underserved student populations.

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Presidents Plenary Panel A Discussion on the Changing Climate of Orientation, Transition, Retention and the Association Texas B (4th Floor)

Tuesday, November 5, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Dr. Cynthia Hernandez, President

Dr. Cynthia L. Hernandez is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Texas A&M University. She has over 16 years of experience in higher education and student affairs work. Among other responsibilities, she focuses on enhancing integration and collaboration initiatives with academic affairs and communicating the impact and value of the work of the division to external constituents. Prior to this position, Dr. Hernandez worked in the area of new student orientation, transition, and retention programming. Dr. Hernandez earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a master’s degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Student Affairs Administration, and a doctorate degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University.

Rick Sparks, President-Elect

Rick Sparks currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students/Director, New Student Programs at Virginia Tech. Mr. Sparks provides leadership and management of New Student Programs including the transitional programming of New Student Orientation, Hokie Camp (a traditions based camp/ extended orientation program) and the Hokie Hi Welcome Week. He also works with student advocacy and crisis response and provides leadership in student emergency response. Previously he served as Special Assistant in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Governor’s Office and has served as Chair for the Virginia board of Juvenile Justice. He has presented numerous programs at the local, regional, and national level and has more than 10 years of professional experience in higher education.

Andrene Kaiwi-Lenting, 2002 -2004

Adrene Kaiwi-Lenting serves as the Director for Orientation Programs at Cal Poly. She coordinates orientation and transition programs for new students and their family members. Orientation Programs at Cal Poly is nationally recognized for its student leaders and volunteerism, its community relations, and its ability to reach new students in transition. Andrene serves as a part-time faculty member for the School of Education Graduate Program in Counseling & Guidance for Higher Education. As an active member and leader of NODA, she has served the association in many leadership roles, including annual conference host, on the board of directors, as regional coordinator of four states, as faculty for the Orientation Professionals Institute and as the association’s president.

Cindy Payne, 2000 - 2002

Cindy serves the division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Northern Arizona University as Director of the Olson Scholars Program, the Blavin Scholars Program, and as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Master’s Program in Educational Psychology. The Olson Scholars Program is a four-year program for first-generation, low-income, high-achieving students. The Blavin Scholars are alumni of the Arizona Foster Care System. Her 24- year tenure at NAU includes 12 years in orientation, transition and retention programs as the founding director of the Office of Orientation, Transition and Retention Services. She designed and implemented the First Year Experience Academic Course at NAU and created the Office of NAU Parent Services. Cindy directs the training and development efforts for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs personnel as one of her responsibilities and facilitates orientation programs for new staff. She teaches Student Services in Higher Education, The American College Student, College Student Development Theory and How College Affects Students graduate classes at Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Richard Mullendore, 1990 - 1992

Dr. Richard Mullendore is a professor of College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia. During his career, Mullendore has served as the vice president/ vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Georgia and the University of Mississippi. He also worked at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the University of Charleston (WV), and Tusculum College (TN). He is a Fellow of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition (FYE). Dr. Mullendore, a former president of NODA, is a frequent conference presenter, speaker and consultant on student affairs administration, student learning, orientation, parent programs, and transfer students; and he is the author/editor of numerous orientation-related publications. He was co-editor of Partnering with the parents of today’s college students, co-author of Empowering the parents of first-year college students: A guide for success, and co-author of Helping your first-year college student succeed: A guide for parents. Mullendore edited the 1995 and 1998 editions of the Orientation Planning Manual, and was co-editor of the first volume of Designing Successful Transitions: A Guide For Orienting Students to College.

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NODAC 2013 Research Track The 2013 Annual Conference is proud to “Honor Our Past” by connecting you with previous winners of the NODA Research Award! While attending the conference, take advantage of the Research Track by attending sessions presented by six past winners as well as this year’s honoree. These seven Educational Sessions, presented on Monday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 5th and further described below, will give you the opportunity to hear more about how other NODA members engaged in research and the impact it had on the personal and professional lives. The Research Track will culminate on Wednesday, November 6th when a Capstone Panel will be held for conference attendees to further engage in discussions with various winners about how you can “Create Your Future” using research!

Buffy Stoll Turton, 2012

Chrissy Roth-Francis, 2013

Director of New Student Programs Miami University

Director of New Student Services University of California, Berkley

Monday, 8:30 - 9:20 am First-Generation Students Navigating the Worlds of Home and School: Initial Reflections from Research in Progress

Monday, 3:40-4:30pm A Semester Late: Understanding the Experiences of Spring Admits in Higher Education

Tim Bono, 2011

Beth Lingren Clark, 2002

Asst. Dean and Lecturer in Psychology Washington University in St. Louis

Director of Orientation & First-Year Programs University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Monday, 9:30 - 10:20 am Predictors of Satisfaction and Academic Success during the Freshman Transition

Tuesday, 10:40 - 11:30 am

Research Findings Revisited

Gregory Wolcott, 2006

Stephanie Foote, 2009

Asst. Vice Provost for Student Engagement

University of San Francisco

Associate Professor of Education Kennesaw State University

Monday, 1:40-2:30pm Life Happens On Your Way to a Degree

Tuesday, 2:30 - 3:20 pm Closing the Loop: How I Was Able to Apply Research to Practice to Help Students in the First College Year

Scott Silverman, 2008

Associate Director of Student Affairs for University Honors University of California, Riverside Monday, 2:40 - 3:30 pm Leveraging Social Media to Improve the Student Experience

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NODA Research Award Winners: A Capstone Panel Texas B (4th Floor)

Wednesday, November 6, 9:00 am - 10:50 am Join past research winners as they reflect on their experiences and discuss how research can be more approachable and easily integrated into your work. Moderated questions will be taken and encouraged!


Authors Breakfast Texas D/E/F (4th Floor)

Tuesday, November 5, 8:00 am - 9:15 am Sponsored by Penguin Group, Macmillan Publishers, W.W. Norton & Company and Simon & Schuster enjoy breakfast while listening to four authors speak about their works. These books are ideal for common reading programs and first-year experience courses. Participants will receive complimentary copies of each title. Pre-registration was required; participants will receive a ticket during conference check-in.

Kwame Anthony Appiah

The Honor Code Sponsored by W.W. Norton & Company Part historical record, part philosophical tract, part call to arms, The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen is the latest addition to the global conversation from the esteemed Kwame Anthony Appiah, one of the foremost public intellectuals in this country, the president of the PEN American Center, a professor at Princeton University, and the author of the prize-winning Cosmopolitanism. The Honor Code explores the origins and development of moral revolutions, developing a new framework for understanding political and social transformations.

Kenan Trebincevic

The Bosnia List Sponsored by Penguin Group The Bosnia List is an on-the-ground document of what life was like during one of the worst genocidal conflicts in recent history, and a deeply personal and intimate exploration of what it means to face, forgive, forget and remember unspeakable brutality and war. Trebincevic’s book is an important and moving account of how an historical event continues to haunt its victims, and how one young man might be the inspiration for change and healing for generations.

Reyna Grande

The Distance Between US Sponsored by Simon & Schuster The Distance Between Us captures one girl’s passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. A funny, heartbreaking, lyrical story, it reminds us that the joys and sorrows of childhood are always with us, invisible to the eye but imprinted on the heart, forever calling out to us of those places we first called home.

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Authors Luncheon Texas D/E/F (4th Floor)

Tuesday, November 5, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers and Penguin Group, enjoy lunch while listening to five authors speak about their works. These books are ideal for common reading programs and first-year experience courses. Participants will receive complimentary copies of each title. Pre-registration was required; participants will receive a ticket during conference check-in.

David Batstone

Loung Ung

Not for Sale Sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers

First They Killed My Father Sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers

Over 30 million people around the globe, half of them children, suffer in situations of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation from which they cannot free themselves. Trafficking in people has become increasingly transnational in scope, and is today the third most profitable criminal activity in the world. In Not For Sale, David Batstone tells the inspiring stories of rescued victims and their heroic rescuers, including background briefings on human trafficking, and practical ideas that empower individuals and their communities to join the campaign for human freedom.

One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung’s family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed. Harrowing yet hopeful, Loung’s powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality.

Craig M. Mullaney

The Unforgiving Minute Sponsored by Penguin Group West Point grad, Rhodes scholar, Airborne Ranger, and U. S. Army Captain Craig Mullaney recounts his unparalleled education and the hard lessons that only war can teach. While stationed in Afghanistan, a deadly firefight with al-Qaeda leads to the loss of one of his soldiers. Years later, after that excruciating experience, he returns to the United States to teach future officers at the Naval Academy. Written with unflinching honesty, this is an unforgettable portrait of a young soldier grappling with the weight of war while coming to terms with what it means to be a man.

Damien Echols

Life After Death Sponsored by Penguin Group The New York Times bestselling memoir by Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three, who was falsely convicted of three murders and spent nearly eighteen years on Death Row—Life After Death is destined to be a classic of explosive, riveting prison literature. “The life of Damien Echols is a journey similar to that of the metal that becomes a samurai’s sword. Heated and pounded until it becomes hardened, it can hold its edge for centuries. It is incredible that Damien endured and survived one of the most tragic miscarriages of American justice, and emerged such a centered, articulate and extraordinary man and writer. Life After Death proves that he paid dearly for his wisdom.” — Henry Rollins

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Will Allen

The Good Food Revolution Sponsored by Penguin Group The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, he cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot just outside Milwaukee’s largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of locals. Despite financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country’s preeminent urban farm—a food and educational center that now produces enough produce and fish year-round to feed thousands. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power shows how local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen’s organization helps develop community food systems across the country. An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.


Side Trips If you are interested in a side trip and did not already reserve your ticket, please see the Conference Registration Desk to inquire about availability.

Hop-On/Hop-Off Trolley (2-day pass)

San Marcos Premium Outlets www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=88 Sunday, November 3, 9:00 am

Shop ‘til you drop (or ‘til the bus picks you up!) at the San Marcos Premium Outlets. Find impressive savings at Armani, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Elie Tahari, Gucci, J.Crew, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Michael Kors, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tory Burch, Victoria’s Secret and more. There are tons of places to shop, eat at, and gather - with 140 stores, you are sure to find something that fits your style!

River City Run

www.opentopsightseeing-lv.com/index.php 2-day pass

The old-time trolley is an exciting way to check out the city. San Antonio Trolley Tours take you on a historic journey through San Antonio. Their professional tour guide provides a fully-narrated quality experience. Stops include the Alamo, Tower of the America’s, Hemisphere Park, Institute of Texan Cultures, Mission San José, Mission Concepcion, King William Historic District, Spanish Governor’s Palace, Main Plaza (Plaza de la Islas), El Mercado and San Fernando Cathedral. Buses run from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm daily.

Natural Bridge Caverns Discovery Tour

www.rivercityrunsa.com

www.naturalbridgecaverns.com

Monday, November 4, 6:45 am

Enjoy a fun and active way to tour downtown San Antonio. River City Run is a 5K guided running tour with 15 stops along the way where guides share interesting and historical information about the landmarks, buildings and famous sites. The tour is group-oriented and runners of all abilities are encouraged to participate. We will meet in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt at 6:45 am with the tour starting by 7:00 am. You will receive a t-shirt, water during and after the tour, and a link to photos taken throughout the tour by your guides. Check out San Antonio…bring your running shoes!

Sunday, November 3, 9:00 am

Natural Bridge Caverns is one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer. This beautiful and historical cavern system offers an experience that is high energy, educational, fun and family oriented. Take the time to explore what made this place famous by taking the Discovery Tour! Travel through a halfmile of the largest and most spectacular show cavern in Texas. See awe-inspiring, ancient formations centuries in the making and still growing today, such as amazing stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones, chandeliers and soda straws.

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Go Mobile with NODAC 2013 NODAC 2013 has a guide on Guidebook! Improve your experience by taking the schedule, maps, San Antonio information, and more with you on your phone, tablet, or mobile device. The NODAC 2013 Guidebook app will also be used to administer all educational session evaluations. Compiled feedback will be provided to presenters at the end of each day. Available for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and web-enabled devices, the NODAC 2013 mobile guide is completely free. You have several options of accessing/downloading the guide, depending on your device.

iOS and Android devices

1. Visit guidebook.com/getit from your mobile device or scan the QR code below. 2. After downloading the Guidebook app, click Download Guides. 3. Search for NODAC 2013.

Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 devices* 1. 2. 3.

Visit m.guidebook.com from your mobile device or scan the QR code below. Select the Trade Shows & Events Category. Scroll down to NODAC 2013 (events in chronological order).

*Note: A Guidebook app is not available on these devices; instead, you will be able to access conference information on a mobile site. Consistent access to wi-fi will be required for you to view conference information.

Not sure which option is best?

Scan the QR code and your device will automatically direct you to the best option.

NODAC 2013 Mobile Guide Features

• Access information on the go • Automatically receive updates • View various conference schedule tracks • Build your unique “My Schedule” (iOS and Android devices only) • Connect your experience with Facebook and Twitter • Upload and share photos • Navigate San Antonio like a pro with transportation tips and entertainment suggestions • Assess educational sessions through Guidebook evaluations

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Educational Sessions


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Educational Sessions at a Glance Bonham A

3rd Floor

Transfer Students Unite

Bonham C 3rd Floor

Gateway

New Professional Survival Guide

Creating a Orientation: Comprehensive Preparing Students for a Successful Orientation Transition from a Assessment 2-year to 4-year Plan

3rd Floor

Bonham E 3rd Floor

From Surviving to Thriving: Helping Students of Color in Transition

Crockett D Independence

Presidio A

Presidio B

3rd Floor

3rd Floor

First-Generation Connect with The Work/Life Students NODA Internship Balance and Navigating the Program: Creating the Inclusion of Futures Since Worlds of Home Family 1994 and School

Online OrientationsTheory, Best Practices and Real-Life Experience

Small College Network Meeting & Roundtable

Making Orientation Great for Students with Disabilities

Latino Student Success and Orientation

Crockett C 4th Floor

4th Floor

International Student Leadership Retreat

Predictors of Satisfaction and Academic Success during the Freshman Transition

Meeting The Leadership Needs of Your Orientation Team

Life Happens On Your Way to a Degree

Leveraging NODA Resources - the Databank!

Show Me the Money!

Assessing Big Learning Experiences at Small Universities

Doing More With Less

International Orientation: Building Global Bridges

First2Go, Connecting First Generation Students

Collaborating With Campus Partners to Enhance Your Transfer Program

Program Review: CAS Style

Leveraging Social Media to Improve the Student Experience

On-Demand/ Hybrid Orientation: Supporting At-Risk Students

Fostering Students’ Interest in Service and Building a Sense of Community at Orientation: Opportunities at Large Institutions

Putting the “OL” Back Into Volunteer: Getting The Bang Without The Buck!

Becoming a Stronger Supervisor By Adjusting Approaches to Time Management and Balance

Creating a Future for Student Success: Developing an Extended Orientation Program

A Semester Late: Understanding the Experiences of Spring Admits in Higher Education

Orientation Leader Outcomes: A Research-based Approach to Identifying and Pursuing Learning and Growth

NODA Internships as High Impact Experiences for Graduate Students

Research Findings Revisited

Honoring Our Faculty and Staff, Creating a Connection

Something Old, Something New: Creating an Exciting Future for Community College Orientation Via the Use of Orientation Leaders

Closing the Loop: How I Was Able to Apply Research to Practice to Help Students in the First College Year

Confessions of a Student Affairs Grad

Renovating Student Success at the Two-Year College: A Comprehensive Approach to Transition and Retention

Honoring Our Veterans as They Create Their Future

Honor Your Current Work and Find Your Future Direction: Using the CAS Standards to Develop Your Program

Student Leader Exit Interviews Using Past Student Leaders’ Experiences to Influence the Future

Implementing Intentionality in the Development of Orientation Leader Culture and Values

Supporting Holistic Student Development During the Undergraduate Experience

Graduate Student Case Study Competition

Graduate Student Case Study Competition

(8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

(8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

(8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Session 6

The Orientation Adapting FourCreating A Experience: Year College Future: Transfer Reflections on Orientation Engagement NODA Graduate Models to Fit Roundtable Internship the Community Opportunities College Student

Session 9

9:00–9:50 am

Session 8

3:30–4:20 pm

Session 7

2:30–3:20 pm

10:40–11:30 am

Session 5

Session 4

Session 3

1:40–2:30 pm

Family COOGS

Murky Waters: Navigating Campus Politics and Orientation Program Changes

Graduate Student Case Study Competition

The Art of Assessment: Creating a Brighter Future

NODA Annual Conference

Creating Possibilities For Transfer Student Adjustment and Acclimation Through High Impact Collaborations

OutcomesBased Orientation Leader Training Program

3rd Floor

The MSU Retention Initiative: Creating a Retention Culture at Missouri State University

No Coffee on Sundays: Opportunities & Challenges Faced During the Development of a New Orientation Program

2:40–3:30 pm

Institution

Using Academic Technology to Build Community with First-Year Transfer Students

Session 10

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Assessing the Impact of Starting On Course: Creating Parent-University Direction Through Partnerships on College Student Orientation Success

10:00–10:50 am

Tuesday, Nov 5th Wednesday, Nov 6th

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Weaving Inclusion into Program Culture

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3:40–4:30 pm

Monday, Nov 4th

Session 2

9:30–10:20 am

Session 1

8:30–9:20 am

3rd Floor

Road To College Rhetoric Success: Getting v. Reality; Students Ready Assessing the for College Life Student Leader in a Fun and Experience Practical Way

Strategic Plan: Engaging FirstYear Students through Social Media

Training Orientation Leaders on Inclusion

A FacultyForward Model for Student Retention

Unleash Your Inner Super Hero

Non-Traditional Student Populations Network Roundtable

Understanding the Basics of Managing a Department Budget

The NODA Consulting Program Review

Do You Let Students Connect with your School?

Diversity Programming Using Intentional Collaboration within Orientation: Expanding First to Create the Year Students’ Future Definition of

College Ignition

Diversity

Transitioning to the Future: Transforming Transfer and Non-Trad Orientation

Online Orientation

(3:40 pm - 5:30 pm)

Improving Assessment: Fidelity, Collaboration, and Student Learning

Having Fun At Work Mid Con: NODA Safe Zone Ally Training

Creating Engagement Opportunities Outside of the Classroom: Connecting faculty and first-year students

Get Smart(phones)

Honoring Student Veterans & Creating Orientation Programs to Enhance Their Futures

Involvio: Leveraging Social Platforms to Drive Student Engagement from Orientation to Graduation

An Apple a Day: Utilizing iTunes U to Boost Orientation Effectiveness

5 Tips on How to Welcome International Students to Campus

Impacting Student Retention Using Non-Cognitive Data: A Smarter Way to Serve Students

Making Finance Fun: How To Incorporate The World’s Most Boring Subject Into Your Orientation

(2:15 pm - 6:00 pm)


Educational Session

Regional Showcase

Research Track

Associate Member Highlight Session

Network Meeting

Extended/Featured Session

NODA Sessions

Other Session

Presidio C 3rd Floor

Encouraging the Future: Programming for First-Generation Students and Family Members

Republic A 4th Floor

Republic B 4th Floor

Republic C 4th Floor

Seguin A/B 4th Floor

Texas A 4th Floor

Texas B 4th Floor

Texas C 4th Floor

Keeping the Raising Awareness Morning Mingle Balance: Health, - Sexual Assault With the Large Wellness and the Education within Graduate Student Institution Network Orientation Experience Programs

Travis A/B

Travis C/D

Rebuilding your Orientation Teamfrom 25 leaders to 200+

Highly Selective Institutions Network Meeting

An Examination of White Undergraduate Student Engagement at a Public Historically Black University

Extended Orientation - not sure? You fit!

3rd Floor

3rd Floor

Structural University Change: Navigating Transitions in Our Own Offices

NODA Business Meeting

Two-Year College Retention Roundtable

Elephants Don’t Bite: Designing Exceptional Customer Experiences

Writing for Publication: You Can Do It!

Bend the Trend: Enhancing Academic Advising to Inspire an ORIEN-tastic Experience for Your New Students

Graduate Student Network Meeting for Interested Professionals

The Next Level of Social Media

Using What They Know to Teach Them What They Don’t: Engaging Millennials though Technology

2014 Regional Conference Host Meeting

GLBTA Issues Community Network Meeting

Predicting Community College Transfer Student Success

Survey Says!... A Look at the NODA Internship Experience

How Diverse Is Your Diversity Programming?

A “Great Start” to College: The Commuter Pre-Orientation Program

NODA Leadership and You

Creating an Effective Group Process Interview

Parent & Family Network Meeting

Transfer Services Network Meeting

Conversations Across Generations: Training Students to Work with Family Participants

The New Battleground: Veterans on Campuses

Building a Sophomore Year Experience

Having “The Talk” During New Student Orientation

Playing to Your Strengths: Using StrengthsQuest to Build Your Team and Invest in Student Leaders

Having “The Talk” During New Student Orientation

Women in Student Spinning Your Affairs: Creating a Web: Connecting Mentoring Network Social Media and to Promote Orientation Success

Igniting Transfer Student Success: A Student and Academic Affairs Partnership

FreeZone: Understanding Yourself, Understanding Others

Navigating a Challenging Fiscal Climate

Daring to be First: Improving the Student Leader Experience at Delaware

The One Project: Queer Camp, A Retreat for the LGBTQA Community

Past & Present Collide: Assessing Different Generations

How to Stay Grounded as an OTR Professional in Times of Managerial, Fiscal, and Political Turbulence

Good Practice in Assessing First-Year Programs

Self Exploration as a Means of Inspiration

The First-Year Seminar as a Driver of High-Impact Practice in the First College Year: Findings From a National Survey

International Student Orientation Network Roundtable

Student Leadership Institute (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Student Leadership Institute (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Turning Your Program Into A Process!

Becoming The

Student Leadership Institute (8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Student Ultimate Knight: Leadership Utilizing Student Leaders to Develop an Institute (8:00 am - 4:30 pm) Innovative Orientation Experience

Transfer Shock: Meeting the Needs of Transfer Students at Orientation

Using Conflict and Motivation to Keep the OL Staff United

NODA Board of Directors Meeting Extended Orientation (9:00 am - 10:30 am)

Plenary Session (10:30 am - 11:20 am)

Ways to Build An Effective NSO For Two-Year/ Community Colleges

Making Training Stick: Using Teaching and Learning Theory to Maximize Student Leader Training

Student Mentors: Guiding Peers Into the Future

Creating Transition Earning the A in Programs for OA: Developing an Transfer Students: Orientation Course Opportunities for Curriculum Student Success

Poly Live!: Using Technology to Connect Students & Supporters with Campus

Orientation: Proving our Worth and Impact NODA Research Award Winners: A Capstone Panel Adding the “FEUD” to Parent & Family Programming

Join the conversation on Twitter: @NodaOrientation | #NODAC2013

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Educational Session Block #1 Monday, November 4, 8:30 am - 9:20 am Weaving Inclusion Into Program Culture Bonham A - 3 Floor rd

Alex Kappus, Coordinator for New Student Services, University of Texas at Austin Esmer Bedia, Senior Coordinator for New Student Services, University of Texas at Austin Recommended by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies Network

Social justice, diversity, and inclusion are terms often used to describe values of the NODA community. Using the University of Texas at Austin as a case study, participants will gain insight into how to incorporate inclusion into every aspect of an office, from hiring, to training, and new student programming. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Bonham E - 3rd Floor

Joshua McPhatter, New Student Programs Graduate Apprentice, Baylor University Recommended by the Multi-Ethnic Network

The transition to college is often frustrating for all students, but particularly for first year students of color. How do campuses help students go from surviving to thriving? This session will discuss thriving, focus on the characteristics that predict thriving for this growing student demographic, and offer programming recommendations. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Transfer Students Unite: Utilizing Your Transfer Student Organization to Foster a Transfer-Friendly Campus

First-Generation Students Navigating the Worlds of Home and School: Initial Reflections from Research in Progress

Laura Kozor, Coordinator for New Student Programs, DePaul University In this session, participants will learn how DePaul University redesigned and partnered with its existing transfer student organization to welcome over 2,100 transfer students annually. By strengthening this partnership, the University has been able to engage transfer students on a larger scale through transferfriendly events.

Buffy Stoll Turton, Director of New Student Programs, Miami University

Bonham B - 3rd Floor

Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

Starting On Course: Creating Direction Through Orientation Bonham C - 3rd Floor

John Janso, Learning Services Coordinator, Colorado Technical University Recommended by the Non-Traditional Student Network

Building an effective and sustainable online orientation program can be a significant part of a student’s academic career. Orientation professionals are required to deliver a successful orientation experience that satisfies nontraditional student demographics enrolling in an online modality. This seminar will address a method of identifying student needs, developing an online orientation classroom and engagement activities and personalizing orientation to increase individual student effectiveness. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Assessing The Impact of Parent-University Partnerships on College Student Success Bonham D - 3rd Floor

Christiana Bashian, Coordinator of New Student and Parent Programs, San Diego State University Eunice Flores, Coordinator of New Student and Parent Programs, San Diego State University Janet Castro, Director of New Student and Parent Programs, San Diego State University Recommended by the Parent & Family Network

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From Surviving to Thriving: Helping Students of Color in Transition

Crockett C - 4th Floor

Research Track

First-generation students encounter unique challenges in navigating the worlds of home and school. How can awareness of this dynamic inform support for first-gen students? Hear about experiences of first-generation students through a narrative inquiry dissertation study of students at a four-year, residential institution who have persisted beyond the first year. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Connect with the NODA Internship Program: Creating Futures Since 1994 Crockett D - 4th Floor

Melanie Payne, Director, New Student Orientation, Indiana University Drew Tinnin, Director, Orientaiton & Student Leadership Programs, Rowan University Laura Daugherty, Program Associate, NODA Recommended by the Graduate Student Network

The NODA Internship Program is truly a “Best Practice” among like associations. Since its inception, it has connected thousands of interns and hosts, building the network of colleagues, experience and professional growth and has served as a model for other organizations as they have sought to create internship programs. Consider hosting or applying for an internship – come learn why today! Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Work/Life Balance and the Inclusion of Family Independence - 3rd Floor

David Forgues, Chief of Operations, California State University, Fullerton Danielle Bristow, Director, First Year Center Programs, Washington University in St. Louis Gwen Fears, Associate Dean of Students, Miami University

The impact of parent partnerships on key student success outcomes, such as academic performance, student retention and graduation has not been routinely examined in higher education, particularly in light of the effect of the highly involved parents of today’s ‘Millennial Generation’ students. This presentation will describe the results of a study that analyzed institutional outcome data in terms of parent involvement for three cohorts of first-time freshmen.

Orientation, retention and transition staffs are often called upon to work late nights and evenings and be available for their campus as resources after hours. This creates conflict when trying to balance work with family dynamics which may include spouses and partners, aging parents and children. Come hear personal narratives from successful professional staff who are doing their best to create a positive work/life balance and keep a sense of humor through it all

Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

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Associate Member Highlight

Online Orientation: Theory, Best Practices and Real-Life Experience rd Presidio A - 3 Floor

Sam Swingle, CEO, Advantage Design Group Dan Croft This is a forum for professionals considering online orientation options. Attendees learn a cost-effective, efficient process that results in an engaging, educational and trackable student program. View a sample that proves how to keep student interest, and how and which pitfalls to avoid in the creative and development process. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Small College Network Meeting & Roundtable rd Presidio B - 3 Floor

Jennifer Granger, Lasell College Kathy Petras, Baldwin-Wallace College This is an opportunity for anyone working at a Small College or University to connect with other professionals to network, share ideas, and more. We will also be conducting a business meeting of the Small College Network to discuss efforts beyond the National Conferences.

Encouraging the Future: Programming for FirstGenerationrd Students and Family Members Presidio C - 3 Floor

Brooke Holmes, Director of Orientation, Stephen F. Austin State University Veronica Weaver, Assistant Director of Orientation, Stephen F. Austin State University Hollie Smith, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Programs, Stephen F. Austin State University Brandie Van Zanden, Orientation Graduate Assistant, Stephen F. Austin State University Transitioning to college can be overwhelming for anyone, but it can be especially challenging for first-generation students and their family members. Pre-orientation workshops for this population can help relieve fears and jumpstart an exciting future. The lessons learned from SFA’s pilot workshop, as well as best practices will be discussed Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

Raising Awareness - Sexual Assault Education within Orientation Programs th Republic C - 4 Floor

Andrene Kaiwi-Lenting, Assistant Director Student Life and Leadership, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Cassie Pitkin, Graduate Assistant, California Polytechnic State University Evan Razor, Graduate Assistant, California Polytechnic State University Ryan Vilfer, Americorp Member, San Luis Obispo County Drugs and Alcohol Services Region 2 Showcase Winner

Want to increase awareness about sexual assault on your campus? Come learn what steps Orientation Programs takes at Cal Poly to educate leaders and incoming students on sexual assault and bystander intervention. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Rebuilding Your Orientation Team- from 25 Leaders tord200+ Travis A/B - 3 Floor

Corey Thoss, Assistant Director of New Student Programs, University of Illinois Jordan Glaser, Graduate Assistant - New Student Programs, University of Illinois This session reviews the process of implementing the increase of staff size from 25 paid orientation leaders to a goal size of 500 volunteers in 3 years to accommodate for a “Welcome Week” model orientation program. We will be sharing our research, implementation plan, recruitment and training adjustment. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Highly Selective Institutions Network Meeting rd Travis C/D - 3 Floor

Josh McKenzie, Northwestern University Amanda McCarthy, Case Western Reserve University Do you work at a Highly Selective Institution and wish to meet and bounce ideas off of your peer institutions? Then attend this Highly Selective Institution Network Meeting! At this meeting, we will engage in a roundtable discussion around hot topics pertinent to our institutions and also discuss plans for network activities for the upcoming year.

Keeping the Balance: Health, Wellness and the Graduate Student Experience th Republic A - 4 Floor

Maria Hataier, Director of Student Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University Orientation is critical to the socialization, academic and social integration of graduate students. This program will highlight the needs of health and wellness development within orientation programming, specifically designed to support the changing needs, and identities of graduate students, encouraging participants to reflect upon their own professional experiences and expertise. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

Morning Mingle With the Large Institution Network th Republic B - 4 Floor

Lisa Gruszka, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Kick start your conference! Grab your breakfast and join the Network for great conversation and an opportunity to connect with your colleagues.

Join the conversation on Twitter: @NodaOrientation | #NODAC2013

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Educational Session Block #2 Monday, November 4, 9:30 am - 10:20 am New Professional Survival Guide

International Student Leadership Retreat

Molly C. Ward, Assistant Director, Center for Student Involvement, Otterbein University Sarah E. Eltzroth, Assistant Director, New Student Orientation & Academic Advising, Ivy Tech Community College

Patrick McBride, Director of New Student Enrollment, Univeristy of NebraskaLincoln

Bonham A - 3rd Floor

Recommended by the Graduate Student Network

New professionals are often ready to jump into their new position, but forget to take the steps necessary to prepare for “survival.� As current new professionals, the presenters will share their successes and challenges in order to assist participants in developing their personal survival guide. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional

Creating a Comprehensive Orientation Assessment Plan Bonham B - 3rd Floor

Kirsten Moss, Associate Director of Access, Orientation and Transition Programs, CSU Channel Islands Franchesca Brown, New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs Specialist, CSU Channel Islands

Recommended by the International Student Orientation Network

The International Student Leadership Retreat is conducted for any incoming undergraduate international students and the domestic student leaders on the campus. Conducted at an off-site location the retreat is designed to promote interaction with domestic and international students and building future plans to increase friendships across cultures. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Predictors of Satisfaction and Academic Success During the Freshman Transition Crockett C - 4th Floor

Tim Bono, Assistant Dean and Lecturer in Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis Research Track

Recommended by the Small College Network

Recommended by the Highly Selective Institution Network

In this session, we will review the ongoing program development process of the Island View Orientation (IVO) at CSU Channel Islands (CI), including current Student Learning Outcomes and student evaluation, overall program evaluation, and program improvements implemented this past summer, that has led to a comprehensive assessment plan which demonstrates that the program is doing what it claims to be doing to meet student needs at orientation.

This longitudinal research identifies the key times during the freshman transition that are most strongly associated with overall satisfaction and academic performance. In particular, this research examines the roles of social support, health behaviors, residential life, Facebook use, and other notable experiences during the first year.

Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Gateway Orientation: Preparing Students for a Successful Transition from a 2-year to 4-year Institution Bonham C - 3 Floor rd

Randy Kitchens, Coordinator of Transfer and Outreach Programs, Oklahoma State University Missy Wikle, Director of New Student Orientation & Enrollment, Oklahoma State University

Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

The MSU Retention Initiative: Creating a Retention Culture at Missouri State University Independence - 3rd Floor

Joseph Morris, Director of Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration, Missouri State University Thomas Kane, Professor, Psychology Department, Missouri State University Justin Blauvelt, Graduate Student, Missouri State University

This presentation will provide details about a gateway program offered between Northern Oklahoma College and Oklahoma State University for students who do not meet freshman admission requirements and how this program can be mirrored at other institutions and high priority feeder schools.

Internal research revealed seven intervention points for retaining new students at MSU. Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration is one of nine units that evaluated its interaction with new students from initial contact through the first year to take action to retain them. This presentation describes the research and intervention process.

Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

No Coffee on Sundays: Opportunities & Challenges Faced During the Development of a New Orientation Program Bonham D - 3rd Floor

Daniel Murphy, Director, Penn State University Katie Motycki, Associate Director for New Student Orientation, Penn State University Debbie Little, Associate Director for New Student Programs, Penn State University Cyndy Biek, Assistant Director for New Student Programs, Penn State University Recommended by the Large Institution Network

In 2013, Penn State implemented a two-day orientation program for first year students. This session will discuss the decisions which led to the expansion of the previously existing one-day advising & registration program, and unexpected opportunities and challenges faced during planning and implementation. A recap our first NSO season will also be discussed. Audience: Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

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Associate Member Highlight

Making Orientation Great for Students with Disabilities Presidio A - 3rd Floor

Kelsey Tainsh, Professional Speaker Kelsey Tainsh shares her experience of starting college and struggling to fit in due to an extreme physical disability that resulted from a brain tumor and stroke she suffered during childhood. She uses her story to introduce tools that will help you make orientation great for students with disabilities.


Latino Student Success and Orientation Presidio B - 3rd Floor

Luis Franco, Director of Hispanic Outreach and Student Programs, Texas A&M University-Commerce Recommended by the Multi-Ethnic Network

Gain insight into how orientation programs can intentionally seek to ensure the success of their Latino student population. Session will provide orientation professionals with an overview of a variety of accessible, research-proven and data-based successful program strategies that improve the success, satisfaction, persistence, retention and graduation rates of Latino students. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Structural University Change: Navigating Transitions in Our Own Offices Presidio C - 3rd Floor

Cristi Biggs, Assistant Dean of Students, New Student Services, University of Texas at Austin Alex Kappus, Coordinator for New Student Services, University of Texas at Austin The only thing constant at a University is change. OTR programs across the country are facing philosophical and structural changes. This roundtable-based session will serve as an opportunity for programs facing any level of change to explore strategies to make the most out of difficult transitions. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

An Examination of White Undergraduate Student Engagement at a Public Historically Black University Travis A/B - 3rd Floor

Janelle Simmons, Director, New Student Services, North Carolina Central University Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been known to provide academic and social support to African American students; however, there has been an increase in White students attending HBCUs. This presentation will examine White undergraduate student engagement at a public HBCU and its effect on student retention and graduation rates. Astin’s involvement theory, Helms’ White Racial Identity Development Model and results from the National Survey of Student Engagement, will be used as framework and foundation to determine whether or not White undergraduate students are taking advantage of the same academic and extracurricular opportunities as Black students at HBCUs. In addition, the presentation will explore the experiences of White undergraduate students who attend a midsized public HBCU in the Southeast region of the United States. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Extended Orientation - Not Sure? You Fit! Travis C/D - 3rd Floor

Abby Howell, Texas A & M University Jomita Fleming, Southern Methodist University Join the Extended Orientation Network as we discuss the Extended Orientation Institute, plans for 2014, and how you fit into Extended Orientation!

NODA Business Meeting Republic A - 4th Floor

Joyce Holl, Executive Director, NODA The business meeting is our opportunity to provide the “State of the Association” to the NODA Community. Information about the general business of the association will be shared during this session.

Two-Year College Retention Roundtable Republic B - 4th Floor

Michelle Nightingale, Tompkins Cortland Community College James Hensley, Lansing Community College Come to this roundtable (sponsored by the Two-Year College Network) to discuss current trends in retention initiatives at community colleges. Share best practices, current challenges, and discuss how your institution is striving to improve student retention and degree completion. We will also discuss the important role orientation and transition programming play in retention.

Elephants Don’t Bite: Designing Exceptional Customer Experiences Republic C - 4th Floor

Zach Mercurio, Assistant Director, Orientation Programs, Colorado State University Region 3 Showcase Winner

The workshop uses experience in delivering university-wide orientation programs along with research on interpersonal communication, customer service, and experience design to empower participants to realize and unleash their potential to create positive, dynamic, and lasting experiences for their customers. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Join the conversation on Twitter: @NodaOrientation | #NODAC2013

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Educational Session Block #3

Monday, November 4, 1:40 pm - 2:30 pm Family COOGS

Life Happens On Your Way to a Degree

Christen Egge, Program Coordinator, Prospective and New Student Programs, University of Houston Tara Boyle, Director, Prospective and New Student Programs, University of Houston

Gregory Wolcott, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Engagement, University of San Francisco

Bonham A - 3rd Floor

Learn how to utilize students and mental health professionals to create innovative family programs. Topics include: providing families with information about students’ first year academic and student life milestones, understanding university terminology, parents as career coaches, and the biopsychosocial changes that families experience during the college transition.

Research Track

This session will explore the personal attributes and commitments required of pursuing an advanced degree while working full-time in Student Affairs. The presenter will share from his own experience of doctoral study in order to engage the audience in an authentic conversation about the sacrifices made when pursuing an advanced degree, and reveal some of the potential pitfalls to expect along the way. Audience participation will be encouraged.

Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Audience: Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Murky Waters: Navigating Campus Politics and Orientation Program Changes

Crockett D - 4th Floor

Bonham B - 3rd Floor

Colin Daly, Assistant Director - First Year Student Success, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Jessica Stein, Orientation Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Are you looking to make a change to your Summer Orientation program? This session will address how to restructure a Summer Orientation program including how to navigate campus politics, enhance communication and processes with stakeholders and implement significant schedule changes. Additionally, we will show differing results of student satisfaction levels between a one-day and overnight program and provide examples of how to apply these changes at your institution. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

Show Me the Money! Bonham C - 3rd Floor

KatieBeth Gardner, Orientation 2013 Operations Staff, University of Oklahoma Do you like free money? Are you looking for a way to engage your university community or college town? Come learn how the University of Oklahoma raises tens of thousands of dollars in sponsorship every year and how to adapt and adopt these best practices at your own institution. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Assessing Big Learning Experiences at Small Universities Bonham D - 3rd Floor

Kathy Petras, Assistant Director of Student Life & Involvement, Baldwin Wallace University Recommended by the Small College Network

Being an Orientation Leader is always a “fun” experience, but it should also be a learning experience at the same time. Assessing OL learning is essential to a successful orientation program. This program will share ways to develop and implement an Orientation Leader Assessment plan from a Small College perspective, including survey examples, training techniques, and data collection. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

Meeting The Leadership Needs of Your Orientation Team

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Crockett C - 4th Floor

Leveraging NODA Resources - the Databank! Beth Lingren Clark, Director of Orientation & First-Year Programs, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Matt Weigand, Director of New Student Programs, University of Buffalo The NODA Databank is a collection of statistical information about Orientation and Transition programs and office functions from member institutions collected every three to five years. Attend this session and learn how to leverage this great NODA research to benchmark against others and obtain a sense of trends. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Rhetoric versus Reality; Assessing the Student Leader Experience Independence - 3rd Floor

Joseph Cannella, Program Assistant, New Student Programs, University at Albany Meghan Nyman, Graduate Assistant, New Student Programs, University at Albany As Orientation professionals, we spend an extensive amount of time preparing our student leaders. But what are students really learning and are they developing as leaders? By providing continual, themed self-assessments, professionals can respond to students in a timely manner and close the loop before they complete their Orientation experience. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Associate Member Highlight

Road To College Success: Getting Students Ready for College Life in a Fun and Practical Way Presidio A - 3rd Floor

Deborah McClean, Owner, WIN Multimedia Designs Many efforts are focused on motivating students to enroll in a College, but more attention could be given to preparing students for real College living. Many teens do not understand the basic of paying bills, balancing a checkbook, and budgeting. The goal of this session is to eliminate/reduce these unknowns.

Strategic Plan: Engaging First-Year Students through Social Media Presidio B - 3rd Floor

Bonham E - 3rd Floor

Anthony Ghinelli, Graduate Assistant, Texas A&M University Christopher Shemanski, Graduate Assistant, Texas A&M University

Kari Wetzel, Former Student Success Initiatives Graduate Intern, Baldwin Wallace University Mary Alice Porter, Coordinator, First Year Experience and Parent Programs, University of Alabama

Part of honoring your past is reflecting on the events that have shaped it. When is the last time you reviewed the leadership curriculum for your institution’s orientation leader team? Come learn how Texas A&M University approaches leadership development within two of their orientation programs.

Attend this session to learn about best social media practices. The FYE office at The University of Alabama created a strategic plan to connect with first-year students in a meaningful and engaging manner. This session will help you create a plan unique to your institution and area.

Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

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Writing for Publication: You Can Do It! Presidio C - 3rd Floor

Stephanie Foote, Associate Professor of Education, Kennesaw State University

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In this session, participants will become familiar with the process of writing and submitting manuscripts for publication in NODA’s Journal of College Orientation and Transition (JCOT). Participants will have the opportunity to talk with JCOT’s Editor and Associate Editors about ways to transform their work into scholarship. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Bend the Trend: Enhancing Academic Advising to Inspire an ORIEN-tastic Experience for Your NewStudents Republic A - 4th Floor

Robert Hayes, Assistant Dean & Director of Student Affairs - College of Arts & Sciences, University of Alabama Good, better, best – never let it rest, until your students are advised, effectively, and your orientation program has passed the test! Cultivating connections between students and their college is an essential function of orientation. Experience our college’s evolution of practice towards enhancing student satisfaction with Bama Bound Orientation advising. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Graduate Student Network Meeting for Interested Professionals Republic B - 4th Floor

Loni Crowe, Eastern Kentucky University Leslie Page, University of South Florida Please join the co-chairs and some of the coordinators of the Graduate Student Network to learn more about the opportunities for professionals to get involved and volunteer with the network. We will walk you through the year round network activities, let you know what positions are available and how to apply, and answer any questions you have about the network.

The Next Level of Social Media Republic C - 4th Floor

Chris Landry, Assistant Director of First Year Experience, Rice University Alex Kappus, Coordinator of New Student Services, University of Texas at Austin Jamil Price, Assistant Director, New Student & Family Programs, University of Tennessee-Knoxville What are all new incoming students (and most professionals) using daily? Technology and social media, of course! Learn ways that you can better inform, connect, and engage with your students. This presentation is for individuals with knowledge of social media, eager to take their skills to the next level! #NextLevelNODA Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

International Student Orientation Network Roundtable Travis C/D - 3rd Floor

Catrillia Young, SUNY Plattsburgh Come discuss international student orientation with colleagues from around the country! This is a great opportunity to meet with people from a variety of campuses and learn about ways to make your orientation even better for your incoming class. You may already be doing interesting things at your institution that you want to share with others. Please join us as we exchange ideas on ways to make orientation a more meaningful experience for this special population.

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Monday, November 4, 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm Doing More With Less

Program Review: CAS Style

Toree Parrish, Program Coordinator for Orientation, University of Louisville Josh Eberenz, Vice President-University Banking, PNC Bank

Kathleen Anzivino, Dean of Student Services, Brazos County Campuses, Blinn College

No matter the type of college or university where you are working, we have all been asked to continue to program at a very high level with less and less funds. At the University of Louisville we have looked to corporate sponsorships as a way to supplement our orientation budget. Sponsorships vary and we work specifically with each business/corporation to develop the best options for our program and the sponsor.

The mission of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) is to promote the improvement of programs and services to enhance the quality of student learning and development. This session will review the CAS standards and the tools available to conduct a comprehensive program review.

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Audience: Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

International Orientation: Building Global Bridges Bonham B - 3rd Floor

Maria Sedotti, Director, Orientation Services, University of Connecticut Elizabeth Hopkinson, Assistant Coordinator, Orientation Services, University of Connecticut Recommended by the International Student Orientation Network

International Orientation programs are quite a challenge to develop, coordinate, and implement as compared to those programs for native students. The main reason for this is trying to meet the needs of a highly diverse group of students. From insuring that their immigration and health status are in compliance, to helping students through the acculturation process the sessions of an International Orientation program are different, take time, and involve patience and understanding as compared to a program for native students. This session will trace the 5 year evolution of the International Orientation program at UConn; what we learned from program implementation and evaluation, and how the program is changing. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

First2Go, Connecting First Generation Students Bonham C - 3rd Floor

Palvih Bhana, Freshman Coordinator, Oklahoma State University Missy Wikle, Director of New Student Orientation, Oklahoma State University Jennifer Sepulveda, Hall Director, Texas Christian University Recommended by the Large Institution Network

Oklahoma State University’s First2Go Program provides support and guidance to first generation students through intentional programming. New programming includes a pre-enrollment letter writing campaign, establishment of a student organization and living community, monthly communications, campus wide events, and a one on one mentorship program. Through the First2Go programming, students receive encouragement and mentorship regarding transitional issues that assist them in the transition to campus life and academic success at Oklahoma State University. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Collaborating With Campus Partners to Enhance Your Transfer Program Bonham D - 3rd Floor

Laura Brant, New Student Programs Coordinator, University of Maryland, College Park Steve Roche, Assistant Director of Orientation, University of Maryland, College Park Utilizing campus resources and relationships, the University of Maryland Orientation Office enhanced their existing Transfer Orientation Program to better address the transition issues of their growing transfer student population. Come learn about creating and maintaining partnerships to cater your program to transfer students’ needs. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

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Leveraging Social Media to Improve the Student Experience Crockett C - 4th Floor

Scott Silverman, Associate Director Student Affairs, University Honors, University of California, Riverside Research Track

From Facebook to LinkedIn to Twitter, Social Media and ongoing technological advancements are both pervasive in the student experience and present great opportunities for ORT programs. We’ll revisit what may well be the first doctoral research on social media and college students (from 2005-2007), and explore how social media has changed the landscape since, as well as where it might take us in the future. @ScottCSilverman Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Training Orientation Leaders on Inclusion: Implementing Inclusive Excellence into an Orientation Leader Training Program Crockett D - 4th Floor

Evette Allen, Interim Assistant Director, Discoveries Orientation, University of Denver Recommended by the Graduate Student Network

This session will introduce the audience to a project with a specific purpose to embed Inclusive Excellence (IE) activities and sessions into an orientation leader (OL) training program. Through active participation, the audience will reflect on inclusive strategies which can foster equity, diversity, and inclusion within an OL training program. Audience: Undergraduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

A Faculty-Forward Model for Student Retention Independence - 3rd Floor

James Mantooth, Director of Retention Services, Murray State University Benjamin Stinnett, Retention Specialist, Murray State University Rebecca Murray, MAP-Works Client Manager, EBI MAP-Works Engaging faculty in comprehensive student success and retention efforts is essential. With the MAP-Works retention platform, MSU has developed beneficial relationships with faculty, tracked detrimental classroom behavior, and offered intentional and timely interventions. We will outline how MAPWorks was used to collect referrals, communicate with constituents, and apply robust analytics. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional


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Survey Says!...A Look at the NODA Internship Experience

Unleash Your Inner Super Hero

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Presidio A - 3rd Floor Jeff Stafford, Owner, Orange Slice Training

Daphne Arnold, Graduate Assistant for Programming, University of Louisville

In today’s world, whether a student staff or professional staff, we are asked to pitch in, roll up our sleeves and do more. We all have “patterns of powers” in which we operate from - Jung called these Archetypes - today we’ll call them Super Heroes. Learn how to tap in, and call up, your Super Hero powers to make you a success in your role on campus - and beyond!

NODA internships provide interns with the opportunity to work and learn in an environment that is different than their home institutions. The internships have been an integral part of several orientation programs and aspiring student affairs professionals for nearly twenty years. Two graduate students assessed the NODA internship experience of the 2012 NODA interns to better understand what experiences interns expected and received during their participation.

Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional

Non-Traditional Student Populations Network Roundtable

Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Natalie Gempesaw-Pangan, University of Washington Justin Jones, University of North Texas

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How Diverse Is Your Diversity Programming?

Professionals and grads working with, or interested in working with, NonTraditional Student Populations, especially commuter & veteran populations, are invited to attend a roundtable to discuss services, programming bestpractice, and new initiatives.

Doreen Hatcher, California State University, San Bernardino Randy Flowers, Baker University We all strive toward having diversity in our orientation programs, but what does “diversity” really mean? Join the Multicultural Network in a discussion on what diversity means on your campus, in your region, and to you.

Using What They Know to Teach Them What They Don’t: Engaging Millennials through Technology Presidio C - 3rd Floor

Russell Morrow, Graduate Assistant- The College Adjustment Program, Ohio University Supaphen Niroula, Graduate Assistant for Leadership and Staff Development, University of South Carolina College students are heavily dependent upon smartphones, computers, and tablets for their ever day functioning. Initially, administrators want students to turn off their devices and log out of social networking. This presentation focuses on how orientation staff can utilize what students are comfortable and familiar with to successfully engage students and achieve orientation outcomes. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

2014 Regional Conference Host Meeting Republic A - 4th Floor

Regional NODA Conference hosts will meet with home office staff to discuss important details and logistics for planning and implementing a successful conference for their region.

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Jonathon May, Nova Southeastern University Come meet with members of the GLBTA Issues Network. Get updates from your Co-Chairs and learn about ways you can get involved in our Network. Our community strives to provide professional development and networking while educating others.

Predicting Community College Transfer Student Success Republic C - 4th Floor

Kristin Woods, Assistant Dean of Students for New Student Programs, University of Northern Iowa Recommended by theTwo-Year College Network

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This session will highlight the results of two studies focusing on the experiences of community college transfer students at public Midwest universities. You’ll learn about the background characteristics, community college experiences, and university experiences that predict successful adjustment for transfer students. These results inform recommendations for orientation and transition programming at 2-year and 4-year institutions. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

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Monday, November 4, 3:40 pm - 4:30 pm On-Demand/Hybrid Orientation: Supporting At-Risk Students

Creating a Future for Student Success: Developing an Extended Orientation Program

Kelly Sonnanstine, Coordinator of NSO, Richland College Zina Gardner, Assistant Director of Advising, Richland College

Jordan King, Assistant Director, University of South Florida

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Recommended by theTwo-Year College Network

Research shows students who are most at-risk often wait until the last minute for college advising, bypassing traditional orientation. This session shows how Richland College, a large urban open-enrollment community college, addressed the challenge of providing a mandatory “on-demand/hybrid” orientation with limited staffing and budget. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Fostering Students’ Interest in Service and Building a Sense of Community through Service at Orientation: Opportunities at Large Institutions

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In 2012, the Office of New Student Connections at the University of South Florida launched its inaugural extended orientation program: CampU. A partnership between 4 USF departments, this session will explore our strategies for cultivating partnerships, designing learning-focused curriculum, assessing impact, and gaining buy-in for this powerful experience. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

A Semester Late: Understanding the Experiences of Spring Admits in Higher Education Crockett C - 4th Floor

Chrissy Roth-Francis, Director, New Student Services, University of California - Berkeley

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Shandol Hoover, Associate Director, New Student & Carolina Parent Programs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jesse Carrasco, Assistant Director, Transfer and Transition Programs, UCLA Melanie Payne, Director, New Student Orientation, Indiana University Kristy Barngrover, Coordinator for New Student & Carolina Parent Programs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill James Liberman, Assistant Director of First-Year Initiatives and External Relations, University of Minnesota Recommended by the Large Institution Network

Today’s students typically arrive at our campuses having already completed a form of service (Higher Education Research Institute, 2000). Providing intentional service opportunities at orientation can be an enriching educational experience that fosters learning and builds community. This presentation highlights the strategies and lessons learned from incorporating service during orientation/the week of welcome from four large institutions. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

Putting the “OL” Back Into Volunteer: Getting The Bang Without The Buck! Bonham C - 3rd Floor

Armina Khwaja, Graduate Hall Director, Texas A&M University Eddie Higginbotham IV, Graduate Assistant, Office of VPSA, Florida State University Recommended by the International Student Orientation Network

Summers can be hard on everyone, especially on a volunteer orientation leader staff. In this session, we will review the needs of involved millennial students, and how they can be motivated through best business practices and leadership models. Let’s provide an unforgettable experience, while putting the OL back in vOLunteer! Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional

Becoming a Stronger Supervisor By Adjusting Approaches to Time Management and Balance Bonham D - 3 Floor rd

Lisa Reagle, Director of New Student Programs, Towson University Allison Ragon, Assistant Dean and Director of First-Year Experience, Lehigh University Terry Casey, Director of Student Life, Jacksonville State University Many orientation professionals share that it is difficult to find enough time to effectively supervise staff while maintaining efficient operations, prioritizing external demands, encouraging staff creativity and role modeling work-life balance. If you supervise professional staff, come learn from this panel of seven professionals and share during the roundtable discussions. Audience: Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

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Research Track

Approximately 1/4 of new college students begin their college careers outside of the fall semester. This mixed-methods dissertation is the first to investigate the social, academic, personal, and transitional experiences of spring admits. Participants will learn how to improve the spring admit experience through practice, research, and policy. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Understanding the Basics of Managing a Department Budget Crockett D - 4th Floor

Andrew Cinoman, Director, New Student Programs, Florida Gulf Coast University Richard Watters, Director, Student Life & Leadership, Notre Dame de Namur University For many professionals, creating and maintaining a programmatic budget is something we learn by doing--but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience! Join us to learn the keys to creating a sound budget, and how to address the typical challenges that come with fiscal management in a university setting. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

The NODA Consulting Program Review Indepenence - 3rd Floor

Joyce Holl, Executive Director, NODA Join NODA Consultants and institutional partners that have held an assessment to learn more about the review process, organizational assessments and how institutions have incorporated changes to their programming based on consultant feedback. Lessons learned will be described with updates on changes that were made.

Associate Member Highlight

Do You Let Students Connect with your School? Presidio A - 3rd Floor

Doug Sawyer, Business Development, Comevo LLC Holly Williams, Program Coordinator, FYE, San Jacinto College Dennis Boyd, Director, New Student Orientation, Metropolitan State University-Denver The goal of new student orientation has not changed but budgets, technology and students have. Are you still connecting with students the way they want to be connected with? Learn how online student orientation software can help with guest speakers from 2-year and 4-year institutions to tell their story. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional


A “Great Start” to College: The Commuter Pre-Orientation Program

Creating an Effective Group Process Interview Republic C - 4th Floor

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Danielle Howard, Director of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement, University of Miami Matthew Barnes, Assistant Director of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement, University of Miami Heather Stevens, Graduate Assistant of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement, University of Miami Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement (CSI) hosts pre-orientation programs in the summer for commuter students. Great Start is an overnight pre-orientation program designed to promote and emphasize college adjustment and campus involvement opportunities at The University of Miami. The program’s goal is to help students feel a part of the University and give them a chance to meet other commuter students before orientation. Details of the administration, structure and content of the program will be presented, concluding with formal and informal assessment of its impact on commuter student involvement. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

NODA Leadership and You

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Kathryn Kay, Director, Leadership Development, University of Utah Becoming a leader in an international association can be one of the highlights of your professional career. This session will introduce you to outstanding leadership opportunities available to you as a member of NODA. Come learn about joining a committee, leading a Network, hosting a conference, and applying for the NODA Board of Directors.

Damien Snook Recommended by the Extended Orientation Network Region 1 Showcase Winner

The strength of your team begins with the strength of your interview process. Learn how to intentionally design group interviews that align with the skills and characteristics you seek in your student leaders. Activities, grouped by leadership and personality traits, will be discussed, demonstrated, and shared with participants as a PDF resource. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional

Parent & Family Network Meeting Travis A/B - 3rd Floor

Mark Pontious, University of Utah Jessica Criswell, North Carolina State University Meet with other parent & family professionals to talk about trends, programs and goals of the Parent & Family Network. We will discuss plans for the year, as well as additional needs of network members.

Transfer Services Network Meeting Travis C/D - 3rd Floor

Jason Mockford, California Polytechnic State University Michael Coombes, North Carolina State University Join the Transfer Services Network for a roundtable discussion on transfer trends and best practices. Attendees will be provided with additional details on Network activities throughout the year.

Supporting and Advancing Efforts to Improve Student Learning and Transitions Into and Through Higher Education

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33rd Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience® February 15-18, 2013 | San Diego, California

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The First-Year Seminar Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success

A FIVE-VOLUME SERIES ON COURSE DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION

Vol. I: Vol. II: Vol. III: Vol. IV: Vol. V:

Designing and Administering the Course Instructor Training and Development Teaching in the First-Year Seminar Using Peers in the Classroom Assessing the First-Year Seminar

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Tuesday, November 5, 10:40am - 11:30 am Orientation Leader Outcomes: A Research-based Approach to Identifying and Pursuing Learning and Growth Bonham D - 3rd Floor

Elizabeth Walsh, Assistant Resident Director and First Year Adviser, Miami University Shamika Johnson, Assistant Director of New Student Programs, Miami University Buffy Stoll Turton, Director of New Student Programs, Miami University Recommended by the Highly Selective Institution Network

We think extensively about orientation outcomes for new students, but how well can we demonstrate learning and growth in orientation student leaders? This session illustrates a research-based approach to identifying and measuring orientation leader outcomes and goals, and a process for mentoring and empowering leaders in pursuit of their goals. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

NODA Internships as High Impact Experiences for Graduate Students Bonham E - 3 Floor rd

April Mann, Director of New Student & Carolina Parent Programs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill With the increase of student affairs internships, it is important for administrators to examine the needs of graduate student internships and to create high-quality learning environments. This program will define the term internship as outlined by CAS and will discuss how NODA internships can serve as a high-impact practice for graduate students and the value that internships can provide for the profession. Audience: Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Research Findings Revisited: An Assessment of Academic Experiences, Formal and Informal Out-OfClassroom Experiences, and Overall Adjustment of Freshman Students at a Midwestern Public Four-Year Institution Compared to Students at Other Public Universities Crockett C - 4th Floor

Beth Lingren Clark, Director of Orientation & First-Year Programs, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Research Track

Utilizing Tinto’s Model of Student Departure as the framework, this session will revisit the intent and recommendations of past research on the First-Year Experience. More than a decade later, are we as OTR professionals still trying to address these transitional issues? Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Using Intentional Collaboration to Create the Future Crockett D - 4th Floor

Brian Stuart, Associate Director, New Student and Family Programs, Clemson University Amber Mulkey, Director of Freshman Academic Programs, Undergraduate Studies, Clemson University Rebecca Atkinson, Associate Director, New Student and Family Programs, Clemson University Clemson is establishing a path towards a 95% first to second-year retention rate by maximizing collaboration among academic and student affairs. At the core of this partnership, evidence and research-based data guides intentional programming for new students. This session highlights transition programs that impact students and contribute to creating to the future! Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

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Diversity Programming within Orientation: Expanding First Year Students’ Definition of Diversity Independence - 3rd Floor

Steven Krzanowski, Coordinator, Transitions Programs, James Madison University Sarah Sunde, Associate Director, James Madison University Understanding students and how they define diversity is important in our work orienting new students. JMU developed a program presented during welcome week that encourages students to expand their definition of diversity. Through this session, we will share the history, details of the program, and assessment findings. Audience: Mid-Level Professional

Associate Member Highlight

College Ignition

Presidio A - 3rd Floor

Latrell Armstrong, Director of Collegiate Programming, FOCUS Training FOCUS Training has 20 years of experience providing mentorship, transition, and leadership development programs for institutions across the country. Collegiate Ignition is a researched based, highly interactive, and customized first year experience program. With low-ropes elements and well-trained student leaders, we create a positive transition for everyone in your institution.

Improving Assessment: Fidelity, Collaboration, and Student Learning Presidio B - 3rd Floor

Perry Fittrer, Program Coordinator, University of Nevada, Reno Looking to improve your orientation assessment? Join us to discuss how the University of Nevada improved its orientation assessment by developing strong learning outcomes, using fidelity assessment and working closely with campus partners. Lessons learned and future considerations from our assessment process will also be shared. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Spinning Your Web: Connecting Social Media and Orientation Presidio C - 3rd Floor

Brandon Guillory, LSU Ambassador, Louisiana State University Mallory Bourgeois, LSU Ambassador, Louisiana State University Justin Daws, LSU Ambassador, Louisiana State University Kaitlynn Fenley, LSU Ambassador, Louisiana State University Tyler LaCoste, LSU Ambassador, Louisiana State University Patrick Newcomb, LSU Ambassador, Louisiana State University Savannah Turner, LSU Ambassador, Louisiana State University Raina Vallot, LSU Ambassador, Lousiana State University With great orientation comes great social media. This presentation will untangle the challenges found in spinning a social media platform specific to your orientation program’s needs. Learn the importance of networking with students, parents, and other campus departments via social media through a series of interactive activities, videos, and demonstrations. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional


Women in Student Affairs: Creating a Mentoring Network to Promote Success Republic A - 4 Floor

The New Battleground: Veterans on Campuses Travis C/D - 3rd Floor

Shawna Lusk, Director of New Student Orientation, Rochester Institute of Technology Anne-Marie Kenney, Assistant Dean of Student Life, Lesley University

Michael Toney, Coordinator of First Year Center Programs, Washington University in St. Louis Elizabeth Manuel, Coordinator for Student Involvement and Wellness, California Lutheran University

Education, varied experience and enhanced professional development are only some components of a successful career. Mentorship is one of the most highly referenced criteria when successful women are asked how they continue to reach their goals. Presenters will share data and give recommendations for practice.

With more than 500,000 students utilizing Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits since 2008, it is critical for institutions to effectively serve this burgeoning population. This presentation will highlight veteran student characteristics, needs, and issues as they transition into this new “battleground” and provide best practices for institutions and orientation programs.

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Igniting Transfer Student Success: A Student and Academic Affairs Partnership Republic B - 4th Floor

Stephanie Foote, Associate Professor of Education, Kennesaw State University Jean So, Assistant Director, Orientation and Transition Programs, Kennesaw State University

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Recommended by the Transfer Service Network

This session will describe how Kennesaw State University used self-study data from the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) / Transfer Focus to create unique partnerships and programs between student and academic affairs that respond specifically to the unique needs of transfer students. The presenters will share examples of the partnerships and programs developed. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

FreeZone: Understanding Yourself, Understanding Others Republic C - 4th Floor

Kasi Jones, Senior Assistant Director and Coordinator of Orientation, Purdue University Joey Ratcliff, Assistant Director, Purdue University Region 7 Showcase Winner

Come discover the FreeZone state of mind, Boiler Gold Rush’s philosophy on embracing diversity at Purdue University. FreeZone allows our student leaders and participants to better approach challenging situations with an open mind. Get ready to experience our FreeZone way of life to improve the implementation of diversity awareness in your organization. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Turning Your Program Into A Process! Texas A - 4th Floor

Layne Ferguson, Operations Staff, University of Oklahoma Zac Stevens, Director of Orientation Programs, University of Oklahoma Jess Mudhar, Camp Crimson Graduate Assistant, University of Oklahoma Recommended by the Extended Orientation Network

Orientation’s over...now what? Come learn how The University of Oklahoma uses their orientation leaders to provide mentorship for incoming students throughout the entire year. Orientation doesn’t end after the program, it’s just the start! Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Conversations Across Generations: Training Students to Work with Family Participants Travis A/B - 3rd Floor

Jessica Beyer, Orientation Program Coordinator, University of California, Davis Recommended by the Parent & Family Network

Nervous to let student leaders oversee family orientation sessions? Wondering how to better prepare them for those tough questions that come up every year? Learn how UC Davis uses theory with hands-on practice and high expectations to prepare what participants have deemed the most professionally prepared student leaders they’ve met. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

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Tuesday, November 5, 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Honoring Our Faculty And Staff, Creating A Connection

Transitioning to the Future: Transforming Transfer and Non-Trad Orientation

Shelby Barrow, Orientation Staff, University of Oklahoma

Ashley Grimes, Assistant Director, Orientation & Parent Programs, Florida International University Jennie LaMothe, Director, New Student Orientation and Parent Programs, Northern Kentucky University Britta Gibson, Associate Director of New Student Orientation and Parent Programs, Northern Kentucky University Jeff Iker, Coordinator of New Student Orientation, Northern Kentucky University Ashlee Richardson, Graduate Assistant for the Academic Success Center, Iowa State University

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Come learn about how the University of Oklahoma incorporates staff and faculty members into our extended orientation camp as a way of honoring them throughout the year while providing a reliable, approachable person for the new students to have as a resource. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Something Old, Something New: Creating an Exciting Future for Community College Orientation Via the Use of Orientation Leaders Bonham E - 3rd Floor

Judy Schwartz, Director, Office of Student Life, Eastfield College Recommended by theTwo-Year College Network

Rooted in Chickering’s Identity Development Theory and the Seven Vectors, Eastfield College’s Orientation Leadership Training program serves not only as a way to provide trained student leaders for orientation, but seeks to enhance the growth and development of each student volunteer which enhances the overall quality of the orientation program. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Closing the Loop: How I Was Able to Apply Research to Practice to Help Students in the First College Year Crockett C - 4 Floor th

Stephanie Foote, Associate Professor of Education, Kennesaw State University Research Track

This session will discuss the application of findings from a multi-campus study that investigated the impact of participating in a first-year seminar on the early college experience. Data from the original study will be shared, but the emphasis will be on how those findings were used to inform practice. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Confessions of a Student Affairs Grad Crockett D - 4th Floor

Amber Hoefer, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Oregon State University Mariana Ortega, Residence Director, New Mexico State University You’ve hired a NODA intern or new graduate student, now what? Student Affairs graduate students are intelligent, enthusiastic and committed to learning from their supervisors. Peer through the lens of current graduate students to learn supervisory best practices, approaches, and research-based recommendations to make a great experience for both parties. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Independence - 3rd Floor

Recommended by the Non-Traditional Student & Transfer Networks

Struggling to REALLY meet the needs of transfer and non-traditional students as they transition? We were, too! Join us to learn how we led a change from a 4-hour, optional, “one-size fits all” orientation to a full-day, mandatory orientation focused on meeting the specific and diverse needs of these populations. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Associate Member Highlight

Having Fun At Work Presidio A - 3rd Floor

Matt Weinstein, Emperor, Playfair Inc Matt Weinstein, founder and Emperor of Playfair Inc. will share some Playfair activities designed to build a supportive community on campus. Participants will learn to break the ice with the new students, and lower stress and build a stronger team with your staff. Come prepared to have some serious fun! Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Navigating a Challenging Fiscal Climate: Cost Cutting, Revenue Generating Ideas and Creating a Sponsorship Program for New Student Orientation and Transition Programs Presidio C - 3rd Floor

Garrett Kachellek, Assistant Director, New Student & Spartan Family Programs, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Kim Sousa-Peoples, Director, New Student & Spartan Family Programs, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Universities are forced to do more with less. In order to achieve our goals, we have to get creative by finding ways to increase revenue, decrease costs, and keep student fees down. This presentation will explore ways to generate revenue, cut costs, and maintain the quality of our orientation programs. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Self Exploration as a Means of Inspiration Republic A - 4th Floor

Jon Sexton, Director of Orientation Services, University of Iowa Tina Arthur, Assistant Director of Orientaton Services, University of Iowa According to Parker Palmer one of our deepest callings as individuals is to discover our authentic self. Graduate assistants & new professionals who are intentional about reflecting upon their personal strengths often discover a rich source of inspiration. Join us to reflect upon and rediscover your passion for orientation.

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Daring to be First: Improving the Student Leader Experience at Delaware Republic B - 4th Floor

John Michael Pantlik, Program Coodinator, New Student Orientation, University of Delaware Now in its fourth year of existence, the Office of New Student Orientation at UD has focused on improving the quality and impact of our student leader experience. This session will detail our “firsts” in training and assessment efforts that have positively affected our students and provide ideas for your staff! Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional

Featured Session

Having “The Talk” During New Student Orientation Travis C/D - 3rd Floor

Dr. Richard Anthony Baker, M.P.A., Ph.D., J.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor and Vice President, Office of Equal Opportunity Services, University of Houston System/University of Houston Under the Campus SaVE Act, institutions of higher education must deliver sexual assault awareness training during new student orientation. In this presentation, Dr. Baker will discuss how he has partnered with orientation team leaders to facilitate a discussion about consent that is engaging and in compliance with the law.

The One Project: Queer Camp, A Retreat for the LGBTQA Community Republic C - 4th Floor

Lauren Norris, Program Coordinator, University of Maryland, College Park Recommended by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies Network Region 8 Showcase Winner

The One Project is University of Maryland’s first-year experience program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Ally students. Learn how The One Project partnered with Maryland’s LGBT Equity Center to promote community building during a weekend retreat connecting new and returning students and addressing transition and retention issues in the LGBTQA community. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Becoming The Ultimate Knight: Utilizing Student Leaders To Develop An Innovative Orientation Experience Texas A - 4th Floor

Emily Jensen, Associate Director of New Student Services, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Chelsea Ball, Carolina Productions Graduate Assistant, University of South Carolina Recommended by the Large Institution Network

The Ultimate Knight presentation at the University of Central Florida was selected as the 2012 NODA Innovative Program. Using this program as a case study, presenters will describe how to establish core values, engage students through technology and personal stories, and develop cross-campus collaborative initiatives to support the program. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Building a Sophomore Year Experience

Extended Orientation

Institute November 16-17, 2013 Dallas, Texas

Southern Methodist University

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Kelly Smith, Assistant Director, First-Year Experience, Northern Illinois University Denise Rode, Director, First-Year Experience, Northern Illinois University

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Retention data indicates a strong need for intentional support services and opportunities during the second year. Sophomore or Second-Year Experience (SYE) programs are relatively new on many campuses. This presentation will discuss program development, preliminary assessment results, and future evidence-based goals of the Sophomore Year Experience at Northern Illinois University. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

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Tuesday, November 5, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Renovating Student Success at the Two-Year College: A Comprehensive Approach to Transition and Retention

Creating Engagement Opportunities Outside of the Classroom: Connecting Faculty and First-Year Students

Andrea Mitchen, First Year Experience Coordinator, San Jacinto College North Campus Holly Williams, First Year Experience Coordinator, San Jacinto College - South Campus Liz Garcia, First Year Experience Coordinator, San Jacinto College - Central Campus

Katharine Pei, Assistant Director, First Year Center Programs, Washington University in St. Louis Tim Bono, Assistant Dean, Washington University in St. Louis Danielle Bristow, Director, First Year Center Programs, Washington University in St. Louis

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Recommended by theTwo-Year College Network

The demands on Two-Year Colleges in regard to completion and retention are changing forcing college leaders to examine student success strategies. Out of this new climate of Student Success, San Jacinto College implemented several initiatives aimed at college completion through the College Completion Agenda. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Honoring Our Veterans as They Create Their Future Bonham E - 3rd Floor

Zac Stevens, Assistant Director, Student Life, University of Oklahoma Jennifer Trimmer, University of Oklahoma Recommended by the Non-Traditional Student Network

As more and more military veterans return home seeking higher education, we need to find ways to support their unique challenges. Learn how the University of Oklahoma maximized limited resources to provide a new orientation experience for veteran students, the challenges they faced and the lessons learned. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Honor Your Current Work and Find Your Future Direction: Using the CAS Standards to Develop Your Program Crockett C - 4th Floor

Ann Hower, Director, Office of New Student Programs, University of Michigan The CAS standards can serve as a foundation to develop your program and show how your programs contribute to student development and learning. CAS standards provide an important set of tools that help professional in the self-assessment of their programs. This session will introduce the CAS standards and review process. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Student Leader Exit Interviews Using Past Student Leaders’ Experiences to Influence the Future Crockett D - 4th Floor

Abby Howell, SDS III, Texas A&M University Jamil Price, Assistant Director, New Student & Family Programs, University of Tennessee-Knoxville Looking for unique ways to capture students’ experiential growth and development, while also gaining insight on how to improve the student leader experience as well as the services you provide or organizations/processes you advise/direct? Join us for a discussion on how Texas A&M University extended orientation transition camps utilize end-of-experience Exit Interviews to do just that! Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

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Students who interact with faculty outside the classroom tend to be more successful in college. However, engaging first-year students with faculty can be challenging. This presentation will provide an overview of how First Year Center Programs, Residential Life, and academic schools & colleges partner to engage students with faculty outside the classroom through multiple venues. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Associate Member Highlight

Get Smart(phones) Presidio A - 3rd Floor

Kate Williams, Account Executive, Guidebook Every year, more schools are leveraging mobile technology to communicate with students and visitors to their campuses. Unfortunately, most of them do it poorly. By avoiding the common pitfalls when creating event apps, universities can provide up-to-date and relevant information to attendees on their devices during orientation and campus events. Audience: Senior Level Professional

Past & Present Collide: Assessing Different Generations Presidio C - 3rd Floor

Gabriel Marenco, Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University Daniel Springer, Student Activities Coordinator, Texas A&M Corpus Christi This session will explore current research on generational theory and how it can aid in preparing an assessment for a specific audience. We will look at what assessment is and how to format assessment to best meet the needs of different generations and increase the knowledge gained through assessment. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

The First-Year Seminar as a Driver of High-Impact Practice in the First College Year: Findings From a National Survey Republic A - 4th Floor

Tracy Skipper, Assistant Director for Publications, University of South Carolina Recommended by the Canadian & Extended Orientation Networks

The 2012-2013 National Survey of First-Year Seminars explored design, administration, and assessment of seminars on American college campuses. New to this administration was an examination of high-impact practices embedded in seminars. This interactive presentation of survey findings will engage participants in reflection about practice on their own campuses. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional


Using Conflict and Motivation to Keep the OL Staff United

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Melanie Cruz, Assistant Director, New Student Programs, University at Buffalo Christian Urcia, Graduate Assistant, University at Buffalo As orientation sessions become repetitive for student staff, finding ways to motivate them can be challenging. Learn new ways to motivate your student staff and how to effectively resolve conflict. You’ll discover the historical correlation between conflict and motivation and how to use these topics to create a stronger staff. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

Transfer Shock: Meeting the Needs of Transfer Students At Orientation Texas A - 4th Floor

Rebecca Berner, Orientation Coordinator & Academic Advisor, California State University, Chico Although transfer students are experienced college students, many struggle in transitioning to a four-year institution. This interactive presentation will share results of a qualitative study of transfers who experienced the first-semester dip in GPA known as “transfer shock.” Study findings, and implications for advising and orientation practice will be shared. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Playing to Your Strengths: Using StrengthsQuest to Build Your Team and Invest in Student Leaders Travis A/B - 3rd Floor

Joel Hanlon, Senior Assistant Director, Radford University Lisa Reagle, Director of New Student Programs, Towson University Imagine having a leadership development tool that fuses the application process, training, roles, assignments, as well as collaborations with faculty. During this session two institutions will share how StrengthsQuest (SQ) was used to transcend the efficiency of their orientation operations. Relevant research, creative budgeting and assessment will also be discussed. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Featured Session

Having “The Talk” During New Student Orientation Travis C/D - 3rd Floor

Dr. Richard Anthony Baker, M.P.A., Ph.D., J.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor and Vice President, Office of Equal Opportunity Services, University of Houston System/University of Houston Under the Campus SaVE Act, institutions of higher education must deliver sexual assault awareness training during new student orientation. In this presentation, Dr. Baker will discuss how he has partnered with orientation team leaders to facilitate a discussion about consent that is engaging and in compliance with the law.

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Consulting

Program NODA can offer colleges and universities quality, affordable consulting services that will assess organizational strengths while identifying opportunities for rejuvenation and change.

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NODA Leadership Professional Growth | Development | Networking | Support

Come to one of these leadership events at the NODA Annual Conference to find out more:

Leadership & You Presentation

Leadership Meet & Greet

Monday, November 4 3:30 - 4:30pm

Monday, November 4 4:30 - 6pm

Plan now to attend:   

Academic Advising Administrators’ Institute—February 6‐8, 2014  Technology Seminar—February 10‐11, 2014  Assessment of Academic Advising Institute—February 12‐14, 2014 

 

All three events will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico 

NACADA Resources: 

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Educational Session Block #9 Wednesday, November 6, 9:00 am - 9:50 am Using Academic Technology to Build Community with First-Year Transfer Students

Supporting Holistic Student Development During the Undergraduate Experience

Samantha Proffitt, Coordinator for First Year Programs & Leadership Development, Marist College

Tony Gonzales, Graduate Assistant, University of Utah

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Transfer students are not always easy to reach out to and build community if they live all over campus, and many off campus. Using academic technology, such as iLearn, as a tool for extended orientation can help create a virtual hub for transfer students to build community. Combined with strategic programming and weekly opportunities for transfer-specific assistance, transfer students can find all their information in one place, and know who to turn to for assistance. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

The Art of Assessment: Creating a Brighter Future Bonham B - 3rd Floor

Kim Harvey, Director of New Student Programs, SUNY Geneseo Amanda Metzger, Assistant Director of New Student Orientation, Rochester Institue of Technology Understanding the principles of assessment is the foundation for fulfilling your mission. Through this session we will be examining how to improve your assessment processes by changing the way we think about assessment. Through examples shared from two universities, participants will be able to consider how assessments are designed to provide evidence-based support for program initiatives. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Creating Possibilities For Transfer Student Adjustment and Acclimation Through High Impact Collaborations

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Christy Heaton, Associate Director for Orientation and First Year Student Success, University of New Orleans Dale O’Neill, Coordinator of Leadership and Service Programs, University of New Orleans Caleigh Keith, Graduate Assistant - New Student Orientation, University of New Orleans Recommended by the Transfer Service Network

This program will discuss four keystone initiatives designed to improve the experience of new transfer students as they transition to life at a midsize, public, urban university. These initiatives are: a new transfer student leadership retreat (TRL: Transfer Retreat for Leadership), the transfer mentor program, affinity housing for new transfer students, as well as an extended welcome week that targets new transfers. Through the review of Schlossberg’s Transition Theory and Kuh’s High-Impact Practices, this presentation will discuss how to collaboratively create retention programs that address the needs and ensures the success of transfer students. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

Implementing Intentionality In The Development Of Orientation Leader Culture And Values Bonham D - 3rd Floor

Dennis Wiese, Senior Associate Dean of Students, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Recommended by the Graduate Student Network

An organization’s culture is often an unconscious part of the team; it is the deepest sense from which other elements manifest. At UNC Charlotte we utilize four attributes and four skills to recruit, train, assess, reward, motivate, and intentionally build a desired culture of work performance among the orientation staff. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

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Recommended by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies Network

As new student orientation practitioners we have the opportunity to serve as a bridge between campus efforts to recruit and retain students. How can we maximize our network to build a campus community that supports students as they develop both inside and outside of the classroom during life and educational transitions? Leading approaches and programing will be discussed during this session, via the use of case studies, to identify how a campus community can assist all students in acheiving educational, career, and personal success. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Honoring Student Veterans & Creating Orientation Programs to Enhance Their Futures Independence - 3rd Floor

Eddie Higginbotham, Graduate Assistant, Florida State University Karina Balaoro, Graduate Assistant, Florida State University Recommended by the Non-Traditional Student Network

Student veterans comprise a unique subculture on college campuses that have special needs. This presentation will incorporate theories and strategies in order to provide orientation professionals with the knowledge to better understand this special student population and take initial steps to implement a veteran-specific orientation program on their respective campuses. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

Associate Member Highlight

Involvio: Leveraging Social Platforms To Drive Student Engagement From Orientation To Graduation Presidio A - 3rd Floor

Danielle Tucker, Director, School Relations, Involvio LLC Ari Winkleman Involvio is an innovative and free app/website designed to help students discover every event happening on and around campus. It’s the most modern way to keep track of orientation schedules, to navigate campus based on students’ interests, and to keep up with which friends are at which events. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

An Apple a Day: Utilizing iTunes U to Boost Orientation Effectiveness Presidio B - 3rd Floor

Mark Pilgrim, Coordinator, Orientation and Transition Programs, Kennesaw State University Jana Arnold, Summer Intern at Kennesaw State University, Florida State University Jake Gross, Director, Orientation and Transition Programs, Kennesaw State University During the summer of 2013 Kennesaw State University’s orientation program utilized the iTunes U platform to create information modules that incoming students and parents could access following their orientation day. The presenters will describe the process of implementing the initiative while also discussing its effectiveness and lessons learned. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional


How to Stay Grounded as an Orientation/Transition/ Retention Professional in Times of Managerial, Fiscal, and Political Turbulence Presidio C - 3rd Floor

Denise Rode, Director, First Year Programs, Northern Illinois University Maria Sedotti, Director, Orientation Services, University of Connecticut “Permanent White Water” is a term popularized by management guru Peter Vaill to describe the turbulent social and organizational conditions that managerial leaders face today. Orientation/Transition/Retention professionals also encounter significant management, financial, personnel, and administrative realities that test their decision-making skills, conflict management, political savvy, and sometimes their moral compass. This session provides a forum for participants to share difficult situations they have experienced or are experiencing on their campuses and receive support, strategies, and possible solutions. Audience: Senior Level Professional

Orientation: Proving our Worth and Impact Texas C - 4th Floor

Miguel Trevino, Associate Director of Student Affairs, Texas A&M International University Adrianne Perez, Student Orientation and Involvement Coordinator, Texas A&M International University Jerry Alva, Director of Student Affairs, Texas A&M International University The session will illustrate how the Office of Student Affairs at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has proved it’s case and worth with new student orientation serving as the stepping stone. Attendees will learn about how new student orientation programs at TAMIU have impacted the University’s student persistence rate, how the programs tie to office mission and goals, and how we connect to University’s imperatives and undergraduate learning principles. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Ways to Build An Effective NSO For Two-Year/ Community Colleges Republic C - 4th Floor

Mordecai Ian Brownlee, Dean of Student Life, Blinn College - Brenham Recommended by theTwo-Year College Network Region 4 Showcase Winner

In this session Mordecai Ian Brownlee, Dean of Student Life at Blinn College will present what changes were recently made to their summer new student orientation to increase its effectiveness. Also, a round table discussion will take place after this presentation to share ideas and insight amongst the group Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Making Training Stick: Using Teaching and Learning Theory to Maximize Student Leader Training Seguin A/B - 4th Floor

Tricia Kennedy, Program Coordinator for Peer Leadership, University of South Carolina Kevin Clarke, Program Coordinator for Faculty Development and Assessment, University of South Carolina This session will demonstrate and share proven strategies that support an engaging and impactful learning environment during student leader training. Presenters will provide a framework for applying teaching and learning theory to training, and model active learning methods that will lead to deeper learning and performance for student leaders. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Poly Live!: Using Technology to Connect Students & Supporters with Campus Texas A - 4th Floor

Jason Mockford, Coordinator, Orientation Programs, California Polytechnic State University Andrene Kaiwi-Lenting, Assistant Director, Student Life & Leadership, California Polytechnic State University Cal Poly’s Orientation Programs has integrated a live web show into its programming. Highlighting its versatility, we will discuss the ways that Poly Live! helps us reach our goals for students and their supporters. From brainstorming potential guests to training hosts, you will learn how to make your own live online show. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

NODA Research Award Winnes: A Capstone Panel Texas B - 4th Floor

Join various research winners as they reflect on their experiences and discuss how research can be more approachable and easily integrated into your work. Moderated questions will be taken and encouraged!

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Wednesday, November 6, 10:00 am - 10:50 am Creating A Future: Transfer Engagement Roundtable

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Michael Coombes, Associate Director, New Student Orientation, North Carolina State University Cameron Hill, Assistant Director, New Student Orientation, North Carolina State University Heather Johnson, Graduate Assistant, New Student Orientation, North Carolina State University With retention and graduation rates at the forefront of institutional discussions, campuses are paying closer attention to the transition process of transfers beyond orientation. This roundtable will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss current trends and best practices in engaging transfer students after orientation programs. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

5 Tips on How to Welcome International Students to Campus Independence - 3rd Floor

Cat Young, Associate Director for International Admissions, SUNY Plattsburgh Recommended by the International Student Orientation Network

Orienting international students can be a challenge. You need to make sure they understand campus rules as well as immigration rules! Where do you start? How do you know what to cover and what can wait until later? This presentation will give people at least five points to consider as they prepare orientation sessions for this interesting group of students. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional

Associate Member Highlight

The Orientation Experience: Reflections on NODA Graduate Internship Opportunities

Impacting Student Retention Using Non-Cognitive Data: A Smarter Way to Serve Students

Karen Ast, Graduate Assistant, University Honors College, Oregon State University Trenton Nettles, Coordinator for Fraternity/Sorority Life/Graduate Student, Western Oregon University/Oregon State University Jessica Martinez, Graduate Assistant, Team Liberation, Oregon State University

Annemieke Rice, Senior Director, Campus Success, Campus Labs Emily Hester, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Enrollment Services, Louisiana State University

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This panel will explore the experiences of three student affairs graduate students who recently completed a summer NODA internship. Each presenter will share their application processes, transformative learning experiences, professional development opportunities, and lessons learned. Best practices and suggestions for future NODA interns will be presented.

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Non-cognitive (sometime referred to as grit) evaluation is emerging as an exciting new tool that empowers student success practitioners to proactively identify and engage with students who can be better supported by their institution. Campuses can make data-driven efforts to create a holistic understanding of students and their successful journey through higher education. In addition to exploring the research and application of non-cognitives in higher education, we’ll share the story of how Louisiana State University turned to this approach when faced with institutional and state pressure (connected to funding) to maximize their retention rate.

Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student

Adapting Four-Year College Orientation Models To Fit The Community College Student

Making Finance Fun: How To Incorporate The World’s Most Boring Subject Into Your Orientation

Kyla Doddridge, Director, Center for Outreach & Recruitment, Community College of Aurora

Peter Bielagus, Principal, Wealth Educators International

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Recommended by theTwo-Year College Network

Learn how the Community College of Aurora has adapted four-year institution’s orientation models to meet the needs of Community College students in a mandatory two-part orientation model, including gaining administration buy in and faculty participation. Also learn how the college measured statistically significant learning that occurred during New Student Orientation.

A recent Associated Press / Viacom poll found that money management issues are the number one reason students drop out of college. In this fun and informative session, money management expert Peter Bielagus shows the techniques he uses to teach personal finance at orientation programs across the country. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Good Practice in Assessing First-Year Programs

Outcomes-Based Orientation Leader Training Program

Kevin Clarke, Program Coordinator, Universty 101 Programs, University of South Carolina Tricia Kennedy, Program Coordinator, University 101 Programs, University of South Carolina

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Marissa Mourer, Director, Orientation & Preview Programs, Humboldt State University The Humboldt Orientation Program (HOP) will share our spring-semester student training with you, which includes weekly lesson plans, learning outcomes, evaluations, and a leadership matrix. During the presentation, HOP will share these materials with you as well as discuss the triumphs and pitfalls of creating and maintaining an outcomes-based training program. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

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Recommended by the Highly Selective Institution Network

In this session, the presenters will outline the necessary steps to effectively evaluate and assess first-year programs by providing a primer on assessment, and then sharing examples of assessing, and using the results of that assessment for, first-year seminars, orientation programs, first-year mentor programs, and common reading experiences. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional


Student Mentors: Guiding Peers Into the Future Republic C - 4th Floor

Hank Bowen, Coordinator, First Year Programs, East Carolina University

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Learn how our Pirate to Pirate Mentoring Program grew from a small organization with four mentors to a staff-coordinated program with 100 mentors. This session will share information on how we recruit mentors and mentees, select and train mentors, and plan program events. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Creating Transition Programs for Transfer Students : Opportunities for Student Success Seguin A/B - 4th Floor

Samantha Young, Coordinator of New Student & Carolina Parent Programs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill April Mann, Director of New Student & Carolina Parent Programs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah, Director of the Orientation Office, James Madison University David Duvall, Director of New Maverick Orientation, University of Texas at Arlington Dennis Wiese, Senior Associate Dean of Students, University of North Carolina at Charlotte With over 60% of all college students beginning their careers at a different institution (NCES, 2007), the need for transfer-specific transition programs is critical to the retention and graduation of transfer students in American higher education. This presentation highlights the key strategies and lessons learned for effectively supporting transfer students into the university environment from four different institutions. Audience: New Professional | Mid-Level Professional | Senior Level Professional

Earning the A in OA: Developing an Orientation Course Curriculum Texas A - 4th Floor

Steve Roche, Assistant Director of Orientation, University of Maryland, College Park Recommended by the Large Institution Network

Come learn how the University of Maryland develops strong Orientation Advisors through a semester-long, three-credit course that ties together an engaging academic curriculum, team building activities and comprehensive training. Audience: Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

Adding the “FEUD” to Parent & Family Programming Texas C - 4th Floor

Kelly Smith, Coordinator of New Student Orientation, Texas A&M UniversityCommerce Orientation is no longer just for the student. Today’s parents are more involved and want to be included which creates a unique challenge as orientation professionals attempt to provide programming that engages parents while allowing students their own experience. Learn how Texas A&M UniversityCommerce makes parent programing engaging and interactive. Audience: Undergraduate Student | Graduate Student | New Professional | Mid-Level Professional

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NODA Publications The Journal of College Orientation & Transition

Orientation Planning Manual (2010)

FREE copies online for NODA Members! The Journal of College Orientation & Transition

Focuses on the trends, practices, and research of orientation, transition and retention programs. Members: FREE, Nonmembers: $15/issue $25/annually

Orientation Planning Manual (2010 Edition)

Explores all aspects of orientation, including philosophy, program development, and staff selection and training. $15 NODA Members, $30 Nonmembers

Simon & Schuster, Inc. is proud to exhibit at this year’s NODA conference. Visit our booth to pick up a free galley* and sign up for our e-newsletter.

Meet Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, and get a signed book! Stop by the booth for more info.

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Associate Members


Exhibiting NODA Associate Members Use the Exhibit Hall Passport to track your journey as you make connections with exhibitors, especially during the Dessert Reception and Taste of NODA. You can pick up your passport in the Exhibit Hall. Completed passports should be turned in at the Exhibit Hall exits or to the Conference Office located in Crockett A/B and will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad Mini. The winner will be announced at the Closing Brunch.

Educational Partner

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ACPA

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convention.myacpa.org American College Personnel Association (ACPA), headquartered in Washington, D.C. at the National Center for Higher Education, is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. ACPA, founded in 1924 by May L. Cheney, has nearly 7,500 members representing 1,200 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and around the world. ACPA members include graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, faculty, and student affairs educators, from entry level to senior student affairs officers, and organizations and companies that are engaged in the campus marketplace.

studentvoice.com Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) was formed nearly a decade ago with a very simple goal: to collect information from students that could be used to impact programs and services. Since that time, Campus Labs has evolved from one member campus to over 650, as more institutions embrace assessment on every level of their campus. Campus Labs quickly became the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Today, Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campuswide integration. Since its inception, top university administrators across North America have partnered with Campus Labs on innovative assessment activities.

Advantage Design Group

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Our full service online orientations include video, quizzes, user tracks and give students real time information on items they need to take care of. Your students & staff will become virtual video hosts and guide your students through your orientation. Your orientation will track status in real time so you can check student progress and print reports. Our orientations make it easy for students to get the information they seek with our “items of interest” page. We will also train you how to keep it up to date. To schedule a demo visit http://www. advantagedesigngroup.com/contact-us.aspx

CampusTshirt is proud to be NODA’s oldest Associate Member. Additionally, the 2004 President’s Award was presented to one of our owners, the only time in NODA’s history this was given to an Associate Member. It is and has been a pleasure working with hundreds of professionals who are so passionate about their campus community and students success. Our specialty is T-shirts. Interested in having us sponsor your Orientation? Ask how. Call us for a price quote today to find our how we can help save your budget 800-387-4150. Mention that you are a NODA Member and receive a discount.

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Arel Moodie’s College Success Program arelmoodie.com

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Collegiate Empowerment collegiate-empowerment.org

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Arel Moodie has been acknowledged by the White House for the work he does to develop the next generation of leaders. His program provides keynotes and workshops for First Year Students as well as Orientation Leaders to show them how to get off to a fast start in school and in life by showing them how to do what most people won’t, so they can have what most people don’t.

Collegiate EmPowerment is a nationally recognized educational firm dedicated to serving the community of Higher Education across the globe. Since 1995 the firm has empowered over 1.8 million college students from over 2,800 colleges & universities from over 23 countries via our highly engaging and edutaining educational seminars, workshops and productions. The firm has been featured on several national media outlets including CNN, Oprah’s O Magazine and SPIN Magazine. Collegiate EmPowerment is home to a series of national best-selling educational productions perfect for new student orientation & FYE. All of our killer productions are created by young adults & for young adults and facilitated by a team of diverse, young, relatable and high-energy facilitators. Best of all- if your students don’t like usyou don’t pay for us- guaranteed! www.CollegiateEmPowerment.org 1-877-EDUTAIN (338-8246)

Comevo LLC comevo.com Booth #1

Connecting with students in the digital age is the challenge and Comevo’s @school Online Orientation is the solution. A disconnect has developed between the prevalence of distance education and the means of supporting this Internet based student population. Even traditional on-campus students desire, if not expect, webbased student services. Schools today are faced with the challenge of putting their orientation online; Comevo’s @school Online Orientation provides the means for your school to do so.

EBI Map-Works LLC

webebi.com/mapworks Booth #13

EBI MAP-Works is dedicated to improving retention, student success, and the quality of the college student experience. Over 1,500 college and universities have been empowered to impact student development, satisfaction, and learning through our national benchmarking assessments for accreditation and continuous improvement and impact student retention and success through the MAP-Works® student retention and success platforms.

FOCUS Training

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FOCUS Training has been providing leadership development programs for institutions across the country for the past 20 years. The College Ignition program is a researched based, highly interactive and customized experience specifically designed to make transition a positive experience for everyone in your institution. College Ignition includes: Orientation leader training, low-ropes adventure course, dynamic keynote speaker, mentorship programming, and much more. FOCUS Training also is a leading source for Student leader training. We work with Greek life, student government, student activities, multicultural affairs, and residential life. Learn more about our current offerings at leadership.focustraining.com.

GiveMore.com givemore.com Booth #44

We produce presentations, videos, and reminders that help leaders inspire and motivate people to care more about their work and the people around them. These materials may be used during orientation, welcome week, and student leadership programs.

Associate Members exhibiting at NODAC 2013 as of October 1, 2013. Join the conversation on Twitter: @NodaOrientation | #NODAC2013

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Silver Sponsor

GNP Branded Gear

www.brandedgear.com Booth #37 & #38

GNP is the leading supplier of branded products specializing in the service of higher education organizations.GNP offers a full line of bags, ID supplies, pennants, campus maps, apparel, water bottles, flash drives and other campus favorites. More recently, GNP has developed a new Green Gear Line featuring Eco-Friendly promotional products.

Bronze Sponsor

Guidebook

guidebook.com Booth #43

At Guidebook, we don’t think it should be expensive or difficult for Universities to connect with their students. We offer beautiful and engaging mobile apps for individual orientations and multiple University events that greatly enhance student, parent, faculty and staff experience.

Authors Luncheon Sponsor

HarperCollins Publishers

harperacademic.blogspot.com Booth #18

HarperCollins publishes books such classroom classics as Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and On Writing Well by William Zinsser.

Corporate Friend

Involvio

involvio.com Booth #42

Involvio is an app and website that helps students find every event happening on and around campus. It’s also the best way for students to keep track of their orientation schedules and navigate campus from event to event.

Kelsey Tainsh

kelseytainsh.com Booth #19

Starting college is tough for most students but starting college with an extreme physical disability is even tougher. It can make or break the confidence for a student with a disability to succeed with challenges on an unaware, or worse, an insensitive, unprepared college campus. Kelsey Tainsh knows this experience first hand. Kelsey is a recent college graduate and motivational speaker who has overcome two life threatening brain tumors and a stroke that left her paralyzed on one side of her body. She had to quickly become an expert on how to survive both physically & emotionally on Campus. According to Kelsey, “The hardest part of starting college was being different and having a disability.” Kelsey’s program, “Making Orientation Fun For Students With Disabilities”, focuses on tools for helping orientation leaders improve the orientation experience for students with disabilities. They will learn the importance of inclusion, being open to diversity and the beauty of being okay with who you are and accepting others... the way they are.

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Authors Breakfast Sponsor

Macmillan Publishers

us.macmillan.com/ TradeBooksforCourses.aspx Booth #20

Macmillan and its imprints (Farrar Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, Picador, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Worth Publishers, and W.H. Freeman and Company) publish a number of texts appropriate for first-year seminars, transition courses, and common reading programs. Visit our dedicated first-year reading website http:// macmillanfyebooks.wordpress.com or our complete title list www.MacmillanAcademic. com.

Educational Partner

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) nacada.ksu.edu Booth #6

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications. NACADA also serves as an advocate for effective academic advising by providing a Consulting and Speaker Service, an Awards Program, and funding for Research related to academic advising. Visit NACADA’s website to learn more.

Educational Partner

National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students blog.ung.edu/transferinstitute Booth #47

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) conducts, promotes, and disseminates disciplined inquiries to inform and improve transfer policy and practice. Recently relocated to North Georgia College and State University, the NISTS strives to increase access to and attainment of certificate, associate, and baccalaureate credentials by promoting successful transfer and articulation for community college and university students. NISTS attempts to bridge knowledge, policies, and practice by bringing together individuals, two-and four-year institutions, state agencies, higher education associations and foundations, and other interested entities to thoroughly study the issues related to the transfer process so as to facilitate student success and degree completion. These goals and objectives are achieved through a combination of research, education, and service.

Strategic Partner

National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition sc.edu/fye Booth #24

The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina, has as its mission to support and advance efforts to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education. We achieve this mission by providing opportunities for the exchange of practical, theory-based information and ideas through the convening of conferences, teleconferences, institutes, and workshops; publishing monographs, a peer-reviewed journal, an electronic newsletter, guides, and books; generating and supporting research and scholarship; hosting visiting scholars; and administering a web site and listservs.

NODA-Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education nodaweb.org Booth #7

NODA was chartered in 1976 and continues the tradition of orientation, retention and transition professionals who have met annually for over 40 years. Today, NODA is an international association comprised of professional administrators, students, faculty and related organizations. The Association strives to attract a pluralistic membership and leadership and endeavors to facilitate the professional development of its members. NODA is further dedicated to inter-association cooperation, the advancement of professional and ethical standards, and the production of scholarly works.

Corporate Friend

OnCampusText

oncampustext.com Booth #27

OnCampusText provides a platform for college and University clients to communicate with their student population via text messages. Our simple to use platform includes SMS messaging, polling, text to win and a variety of other tools to engage your student population.

Orange Slice Training orangeslicetraining.com Booth #17

We Transform Students into Leaders. For the last 15 years, Jeff Stafford has been partnering with groups and individuals to help them create goals and experience the success the desire. As a former Director of Campus Life, Jeff knows that student engagement is more than just FREE PIZZA. Orange Slice Training was created in 2006 to allow students to take greater control for their leadership development and success on campus – and beyond! Here’s what a Director of Orientation said after partnering with Orange Slice Training: “I hired Jeff to provide a goal-setting keynote presentation for over 600 new students. He was energetic, funny, and was able to get his message across in a way that resonated with both new and transfer students.” Here’s what a Director of Leadership Development said after working together: “I initially brought Jeff to CSUMB to train our Orientation Leaders but discovered he had a wealth of knowledge to offer so I hired him to do four different workshops at our annual Student Leadership Conference.” Learn more at www.OrangeSliceTraining.com or call 612-670-0353.


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OrgSync

orgsync.com Booth #5

OrgSync provides online communities to create a more connected campus. The Company’s products are designed specifically to meet the needs of departments, programs, and organizations on campus. OrgSync centralizes all the tools you need into one platform allowing you to go paperless, manage calendars and event planning, track hours and attendance, maintain accurate websites, conduct anonymous elections, create a resource knowledgebase, and much more. Its solutions help each functional area of an institution operate more efficiently, improve communication and collaboration, lower operating costs through reduction of paper, printing, and related expenses, and generate reports on data collected for annual assessments and accreditation. OrgSync offers campuses and all of their subgroups tools and functionality that include: calendar & events system, electronic forms & surveys, treasury tools, website management, file sharing, photos & videos, discussion forums, polls & elections, hours & attendance tracking, and dashboards & reports.

P.W. Leopard

pwleopard.com Booth #29

P.W. Leopard creates and manages easy to implement programs to enhance the lives of your University and College students. For most students who attend University and College the transition from living away from home can be difficult. By participating in our programs you will be providing your Students with valuable, essential and helpful products to help them through this challenging transition.

Authors Breakfast/Luncheon Sponsor

Penguin Group

www.us.penguingroup.com Booth #36

Penguin Group (USA) published trade fiction and nonfiction books through a wide range of imprints, including touring author information, reader’s group guides, subject catalogs, featured new titles, upcoming library and academic conventions and other great information.

Playfair Inc. playfair.com Booth #21

PLAYFAIR is the most popular campus attraction in history for New Student Orientation Programs with programs at more than 350 campuses each year. PLAYFAIR is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced. It’s entertainment! It’s fun! It’s the perfect way to make new campus friendships!

Silver Sponsor

Public Identity

publicidentity.com Booth #34

At Public Identity, Inc. we provide a spectrum of promotional products and marketing services which enhance our clients’ competitive presence, beand image and exposure in the public eye. We keep it simple and cultivate enduring client relationships by ensuring satisfaction with our comprehensive product selection, valuable creative input, easy and efficient ordering, and expedient product delivery.

Samara Lectures LLC samaralectures.com Booth #41

Samara Lectures is a full-service lecture agency with national reach. We provide outstanding representation to speakers at every stage in their careers, with special emphasis on authors, activists, artists, and non-profit organizations. Our goal is to support our clients, whether that means career development, increasing awareness about an issue, or advancement of an organizational mission.

School Datebooks

schooldatebooks.com Booth #2

School Datebooks creates fully customized datebooks. From our PolyFusion™ covers to professionally formatted handbooks to events listed on the day, our custom creations are unmatched. All this is backed up by the best customer service in the school market. Find out today why we are simply the best!

Corporate Friend

Silver Screen Design Inc silverscreendesign.com Booth #16

Please visit our website at www. silverscreendesign.com, where you find hundreds of affordable products and services, including: Organic cotton sportswear and earth friendly recycled products, T-shirts, sweatshirts, baseball shirts, caps, backpacks, Posters, doorknob hangers, club cards, flyers, table tents. Low cost giveways like buttons, cups, megaphones, magnets…the list is endless! Browse our design gallery and pick out a graphic you like…we’ll personalize it for you at no extra charge. Design your own t-shirt in our design lab using our clip art library or upload your own design…it’s fun! Call us today at 800-593-4052. Rush orders never a problem.

Authors Breakfast Sponsor

Simon & Schuster

simonandschuster.com Booth #22

Simon & Schuster publishes a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction titles that align with the core purpose of college & university programs across the country—to support students in transition, promote engaging conversations, explore diverse perspectives, and foster community. Visit FreshmanYearReads.com for recommended titles, author interviews, and reading group guides.

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Sourcebooks

sourcebooks.com Booth #31

Sourcebooks, a company with an independent vision to connect readers to the resources that will change their lives, presents College Countdown. With best-selling products like the Fiske Guide to Colleges and The Naked Roommate, we are committed to your mission in helping every student get to college.

Stems by RP

stemsbyrp.com Booth #12

STEMS is a global orientation specialist, actively utilized by Universities, Colleges and Schools to facilitate the transition experience for students.

Stop Hunger Now stophungernow.org Booth #15

Stop Hunger Now is an international, non-profit humanitarian relief organization with a vision of a world without hunger. We will come to your campus to provide a hands on, volunteer service activity of packaging meals that we then distribute to our partners around the world The meal packaging event is a simple assembly line process that combines soy, dehydrated vegetables, rice and a vitamin flavoring packet that provides 21 essential vitamins and minerals. It is a fun, community building exercise that partners service, learning, leadership development and global transformation. Packaged meals are sent to transformational development programs where impact extends beyond feeding to education, skills development and improved health, with the goal of moving people out of poverty. We also provide meals for emergency disaster relief, both domestic and international.

VisualZen

visualzen.com Booth #39

VisualZen provides innovative, agile technology for the seamless management of all aspects of the student cycle, from applicant to alumni. We help simplify the student experience with proven technology customized for your needs. VZ Orientation (VZO) is an online orientation reservation/management system built specifically for Orientation departments. VZO sets the stage for your students to have a great orientation experience from start to finish. From the moment they commit to your institution to the moment that their Orientation is complete, VZO provides your students a dynamic and seamless experience that is as awesome as the orientation programs you run. VZO -- we take care of the headaches so you don’t have to.


Authors Breakfast Sponsor

Will Keim Speaks! Inc

WIN Multimedia Designs

Booth #28

Booth #32

willkeim.com

Dr. Will Keim has spoken to over two and a half million students, faculty, and professional staff from 2,500 collegiate and corporate campuses in all 50 states in The United States and most provinces in Canada. His corporate clients include AT&T, IBM, Delta Air Lines, State Farm Insurance, Eye Med, Lenscrafters, Luxottica, Swiss Army Brands, The Ford Family Foundation, Holt International, Colorado Springs Fire Department, Oregon Chiefs of Police, and The Anti-Defamation League. He has written or coauthored 14 books.

winmds.com

Witty Inventions iN (WIN) Multimedia Designs, LLC is a multimedia design and production company that brings innovative and interactive tools to schools and colleges. We have been professionals in the media design industry for over 20years and Education Consultants for 15+ years. At WIN, we want students to like learning, live responsibly and be lights to the world around them. We accomplish this by providing INNOVATIVE learning tools that infuse energy and excitement into school programs with particular emphasis on student transition from high school to college, financial literacy and money management.

W.W. Norton

books.wwnorton.com/books/index. aspx Booth #30

W. W. Norton & Company has been independent since its founding in 1923. William Warder Norton and Mary D. Herter Norton first published lectures delivered at the People’s Institute, the adult-education division of New York City’s Cooper Union, and soon expanded their program, publishing books by celebrated academics from America and abroad. By mid-century, the two major pillars of Norton’s publishing program—trade books and college texts—were firmly established. In the 1950s the Norton family transferred control of the company to its employees, and today—with a staff of four hundred and a comparable number of trade, college, and professional titles published each year—W. W. Norton & Company stands as the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees.

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Conference Registration Opens June 2, 2014

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