First Year Seminar CFP October 2011, NJANSA

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New Jersey Association of New Student Advocates

NJANSA: New Jersey Association of New Student Advocates

Lifelong Learning in an Instant World
Date: Friday, October 28, 2011
9:00am to 3:30pm
Host Institution: Union County College / Elizabeth, New Jersey

Keynote Speaker: Carolyn Hopper, Middle Tennessee State University
Keynote Title: "Making Learning Relevant"

Our Mission: The New Jersey Association of New Student Advocates promotes and develops student success in higher education from various two-year and four-year institutions, both public and private from the areas of student and academic affairs.


Call for Proposals: Proposals that address the multifaceted nature of the first year transition are invited for review. Specific areas of focus include but are not limited to:

Academic Integrity
Diversity, Access, & Equity
Adult Learners
First Generation/Veterans
Learning Communities & Clustering
Career and/or Academic Advising
Distance Education
Social Networking
Campus-Wide Reading Programs

Proposal Deadline extended: Thursday, 15 September

Selection Criteria: Proposals will be selected based on their relevancy to the conference topic, the expertise of the presenter(s), and the creativity of the presentation topic. Evidence of assessment will increase the likelihood of the proposal's acceptance.

Session Types:
Concurrent / breakout sessions: 60 minutes in length and should allow for 40 – 45 minutes of formal presentation and 15 – 20 minutes for questions and discussion. These sessions can focus on research, trends and issues, institutional initiatives, and best practices.

15 – 20 minutes / mini presentations: Mini presenters will be grouped with similar topics to form panel presentations with discussions on linked topics. Presenters will be given 15 – 20 minutes to focus on either research findings or assessed programmatic initiatives at an institution. Following two to three panel presenters, a moderator will facilitate Q & A on the topics.

To Submit: visit; complete the proposal form and send it via e-mail to

Notification of inclusion on the program will be made by 1 October 2011. Please note that all presenters must be registered for the conference prior to 15 October 15, 2011.

Please contact Kim Daniel-Robinson, NJANSA Chair, at 973-720-3768 or, for additional information.