Full Conference Schedule
Thursday, December 12, 2019
|8 a.m.||Registration||Scholar's Lounge|
|8 a.m.||Continental Breakfast||Ballrooms|
|8:30 a.m.||Welcome and Opening Remarks
Corey Farris, Dean of Students
Please find session descriptions and schedule details below:
|8:50 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Concurrent Session 1|
Marjorie Fuller | Director of Center for Black Culture & Research
Film collaboration between the Center for Black Culture and Research
and WVU academic departments, faculty discuss pedagogical and programmatic
methods they have used to successfully create a more inclusive classroom
environment for their students. The four-film series begins with the
Amanda Debastiani | Executive Director of Strategic Programs and Planning
Barbara Mullinix | Program
Director of Learning Advising and Student Success
Capabilities of the system and how we could potentially utilize the system within Student Life. Are there some missed opportunities to collaborate on some retention efforts?
Dr. Matthew Richardson | Director of Office of Fraternity and Sorority
In 2019, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life required each of
its current and incoming students to complete two personalized online
education modules surrounding the problem of hazing prevention. This
program will detail the goals of the education, identify how it was
implemented and share key results in a data-driven format.
|9:50 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Concurrent Session 2|
Shannon Arbogast | Program Coordinator, Outdoor Education Center
Give your brain a break and join the Adventure WV crew for a session of our most fun games and engaging activities! Come prepared to laugh, play and enjoy some carefree time with your fellow Student Life colleagues. No experience needed, all skill levels welcome. We’ll also provide handouts of the activities so that you can add them to your tool box for student groups, work events or just to bring a little fun into your office. Come play with us!
Student Panel moderated by Professor Bob Britten, WVU Reed College Media
We’ve gathered a panel of outspoken students who will blow holes in our assumptions of what they think and want from us. Be prepared to be surprised.
Dr. Kristi Wood Turner | Director of WVU Center for Service and Learning Life firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop will explore the general understanding of assessment in
Student Life. Referencing the GPS traffic app WAZE to help frame the
journey of assessment, we will review the destination and detailed
directions to get to that destination. We will discuss why we want
to go in the first place, as the obstacles, warnings and fastest routes
to reach your assessment goals. Attendees will leave with templates
and an understanding of outputs and outcomes as assessment
|10:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.||Coffee Break||Scholar's Lounge|
|10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Concurrent Session 3|
Wes Thomas | Program Coordinator WELLWVU
This session will detail the current state of cannabis education efforts at WVU and schools across the country, as well as exploring the often misunderstood risks associated with cannabis misuse. The HERBan Developments: 420 Q and A Panel that WELLWVU facilitated this past spring will be highlighted, including data from a survey conducted to gauge the opinions of more than 300 WVU students on issues related to cannabis. Lessons learned and future plans will also be discussed.
Steven Smith | Assistant Director of Student Conduct
The Student Conduct Office does so much more than purely deal with troublemakers. We teach, we guide, we mediate. This session will showcase the ways in which in which the disciplinary process can be educational and developmental.
Kevin Cimino, Harry Montoro & Michael Spooner | WVU General Counsel email@example.com
Overview of FOIA, FERPA and the Ethics Act
|11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.||Lunch||Ballrooms|
|1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. Concurrent Session 4|
There are a lot of aspiring journalists on our campus and chances are
good that you are going to be interviewed at some point. The burden
of being accurate and fair is on the journalists but there are things
that you can do to ensure they get their facts straight and produce
a balanced story.
This session will delve into the challenges a professional may face when
working with an inherited student staff in a new professional role.
Often many professionals are faced with challenges when working with
a new group of students, yet this challenge is not often discussed
in student affairs graduate programs. The speaker will share personal
accounts of working with an inherited student staff and will provide
some words of wisdom and tips for working with these students. The
session will then delve into some tips for preparing a student staff
for a new incoming supervisor when you are leaving a professional role.
The session will wrap up with any questions regarding the topic that
may not have been addressed.
Dr. Thanh Le | Director of Student Engagement and Leadership
With our increasingly diverse campus community comes a need to be more aware of – and attentive to – the experiences and perspectives our students bring. A part of that is understanding how language shapes and affects our students’ experience on campus. In this engaging session, participants will learn to think critically about word choice; understand how language can affect satisfaction, help seeking behaviors, and retention of students, and; be empowered to develop a vocabulary that is both authentic and inclusive.
|2:15 p.m. - 3 p.m.||Plenary Session 1
“Working Together to Help Students in Distress”
Morgan Sharpless, Carruth Center Behavioral Health Therapist
Allison Hayes, Campus and Community Life Team Case Manager
T. Anne Hawkins, Carruth Center Clinical and Associate Director
It’s real! If your perception is that there are more students presenting with mental health concerns, you are correct. All of us who are on the frontlines working with students need to be a team to help our students.
|3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.||Plenary Session 2
Academic Transformation: Creating the new land-grant “U”
Maryanne Reed, WVU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Evan Widders, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Joseph Seiaman, Executive Director of the Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success; Dean of Completion
Azalea Hulbert, Director of Academic Integrity
Provost Reed will discuss her priorities for the University and how Student Life can assist her in achieving them.
|3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m|| Closing Remarks and Recognitions
Dean Corey Farris
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
|Team Bowling||Games Area|