Professional Development Symposium July 26

Professional Development Symposium July 26

The Student Affairs Professional Development Symposium will be held from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 26 in R-01. The goal of this event is to inform and engage Student Affairs staff in a manner that leads to positive professional and institutional change. All SF staff who fulfill student affairs functions are invited to attend.

2013 Professional Development Symposium for Student Affairs: Setting Sail for the New Academic Year


8 a.m. – All Aboard Welcome & Introductions

Outfitting the Vessel

8:15 a.m. – Tools To Use for Smooth Sailing: A Quick Introduction to the New Technology Resources in Student Affairs
Dr. Dan Rodkin, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

8:30 a.m. – Our Lips Are Sealed & Anchored in the Law: FERPA, Educational Need to Know & Disclosure
Ms. Lynn Sullivan, Registrar

8:45 a.m. – Going Global: Internationalizing the College & Baccalaureate Degrees
Dr. Vilma Fuentes, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs

9:05 a.m. – The Never-Ending Horizon: Continuous Notice of Non-Discrimination
Ms. Lela Frye, Equity Officer

9:20 a.m. – Ship Ahoy: Supporting Innovation & Collaboration With The New Ideas Count Mini-Grant
Mr. Chuck Clemons, Vice President of Development

The Currents of Change

9:30 a.m. – The Times They Are A Changin’: Waves of Change in Student Affairs at Community Colleges
Dr. Barbara Keener, Capella University

10:30 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – Full Steam Ahead: Developmental Education Reform and College-Wide Changes
Dr. Dave Yonutas, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Naima Brown, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs

11 a.m. – Still Navigating The Way: Where We Are and Where We Are Going with the QEP
Dr. Kathleen Arnold, Chair of the Mathematics Department

11:30 a.m. – Red Flags & Information Pirates: Our Role in Preventing Identity Theft on Campus
Ms. Nicol Brooks, Comptroller

Rowing Together

noon – Mess Hall: Networking Lunch

12:30 p.m. – Red Carpet Customer Service On Board: How Can I Help You?
Mrs. Alexandra Harris, CIED

1 p.m. – De-Escalation During Stormy Weather: Working With Disruptive Students in Your Office
Mrs. Lara Zwilling, Counselor

1:30 p.m. – Charting Our Course: A Division-Wide Strategic Planning Session
Dr. Naima Brown, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs

2:30 p.m. – Closing: Debarkation

For more information, please contact Dr. Naima Cherie Brown at 352-395-5648 or