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Ramapo College of New Jersey - March 16 2017

505 Ramapo Valley Rd
NJ, 07430

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9:30 am - 10:45 am

From Throwing Stones to Creating Ripples:  Ramapo’s Approach to Student Success [1A]
read more... Often times, retention efforts are cast with the best of intentions, but fall short of long term institutional change due to the siloed nature of higher education. Participants...

Presenter Joseph Connell, Presenter Tracey Bender, Presenter Christopher Romano

Admissions and the Adult Learner [1B]
read more... This session will discuss the admissions approach to the adult learner. The session will better prepare the admissions representatives to address the adult learners particular...

Presenter Kelly Williams

Community College Connections – Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Maxient [1C]
read more... This presentation highlights how a community college streamlined its student conduct, behavioral intervention team, academic misconduct, academic early alert, and student...

Presenter Rachel Lerner Colucci, Presenter Ian Wolf

FERPA Introduction to New Staff…a refresher on FERPA basics [1D]
read more... Introduction to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) for new Admissions, Registrar, and Enrollment Management related staff. Come and learn about FERPA basics....

Presenter Lisle Henderson

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Veteran Benefits & Financial Aid Compliance [2A]
read more... Have the opportunity discuss and learn the certification process for veteran benefits and some of the implications for those veterans/military students also seeking federal and...

Presenter Tanya Williams

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: The Winding Path to Enrolling Transfer Students [2B]
read more... This session will evaluate transfer enrollment methods within higher education, by examining the transition processes for transfer students; enrollment strategies necessary to...

Presenter Jennifer Whitmore, Presenter Julie Washington, Presenter Margaret Omwenga, Presenter Lucia Nurkowski

Truth or Dare: Moral Issues in the Office of Admissions [2C]
read more... Discuss the various moral dilemmas that come up during the admissions process.

Presenter Steven Toplan

Building a Culture of Academic Advisement to Increase Student Success [2D]
read more... Over the last six years, Ramapo College has built a culture of academic advisement to increase student success. This session will describe how the College's Academic Advisement...

Presenter Joseph Connell, Presenter Michelle Johnson

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Using Social Media as a Tool in Academic Operations [3A]
read more... We all use some type of social media these days, so it is only natural that this technology should be considered a tool when working with Students in the Registrar’s and...

Presenter Linda Bloom

Mentoring Young Professionals [3B]
read more... Join with this panel as they discuss tips and techniques for mentoring young staff in a professional environment. Learn how to be a "coach" rather than just a "boss". Pick up...

Presenter Susan Hamilton , Presenter Carla Cruz

Graduation and Academic Progress Cracker-Barrel [3C]
read more... Come and discuss issues you are facing at your institution in processing graduations, degree audit updates, substitutions, and related issues. Let's learn from each other! This is...

Presenter Rajeev Jayadeva

Designing and Implementing a Course Equivalency Digital Form [3D]
read more... The presentation discusses and demonstrates on how to design and implement a course equivalency form in digital format for a complete cycle of transfer credit process and...

Presenter Rajasekhar Vangapaty