First Year Seminar CFP October 2011, NJANSA
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:
Diversity, Access, & Equity
Learning Communities & Clustering
Career and/or Academic Advising
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional information.