Dedicated to Professional Development

Current Conference

Touro College - September 28 2017

227 West 60th Street
New York
NY, 10023

Session briefs, click here for complete descriptions.

Keynote Speaker - Michael Reilly, Executive Director of AACRAO
We're delighted to have Michael Reilly, Executive Director of AACRAO as the Keynote Speaker for our upcoming NJ/NY ACRAO conference. This is a great opportunity to get updates on policies and related issues from the national level; and for those who were unable to attend AACRAO conference - a great chance to hear Michael speak.

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Disciplinary Actions on Transcripts [1A]
read more... Come join the conversation around when or if disciplinary actions should be included on the academic transcripts. We will review the recent guidance from AACRAO and consider the...

Presenter/Convener Susan Hamilton

Safety and Security, for Yourself [1B]
read more... Join this panel to learn the essentials of safety both on and off campus.

Presenter Kevin Egbert

F1 Student Advising/ Services [1C]
read more... International students have unique challenges and issues such as English language, cultural adjustment, career development, and strict visa regulations. It is very important for...

Presenter Sun Hee Choi, Presenter Jim Shafer

Cost vs. Value - Creating the Value of a College Education [1D]
read more... Join us to learn how to discuss and create value of an education by viewing college as an investment in ones future and not a burden of dollars, time and energy. How to present...

Presenter Nick Sekkas, Presenter Vincent Polletta

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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

Presenter Steven Toplan

Building Bridges – Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Maxient [2B]
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

Building a Blueprint for Student Success [2C]
read more... We shall be examining institutional frameworks and organization-wide strategies for improving student persistence (retention) and completion rates. We shall discuss several...

Presenter Ben Enoma Ph.D.

Considerations & Best Practices in Electronic Transcript Exchange: EDI, XML, and PDF [2D]
read more... Since the early 1990's, the AACRAO Committee for Standardization of Postsecondary Education Electronic Data Exchange (SPEEDE) has been developing and maintaining the electronic...

Presenter Michael E Maysilles

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Mentoring Young Professionals [3A]
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

Using Social Media as a Tool in Academic Operations [3B]
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

Talking Transfer: The Doctor is In [3C]
read more... Do your symptoms consist of: declining transfer numbers, inadequate student orientations, prior learning assessments, a lack of recruitment and outreach strategy, problems with...

Presenter Ellen Lie, Presenter Alison L. Maysilles