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Current Conference


New Jersey City University - October 26 2018

2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Keynote Speaker

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch & Networking

Session briefs, click here for complete descriptions.

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Just Breathe: Mindfulness Practices for Busy Higher Ed Practitioners [1A]
read more... It seems like every day there is a new article about how mindfulness can help improve our lives or alleviate a different symptom. As extremely busy higher education practitioners,...

Presenter Lindsey Dedow, Psy.D.

Veterans Roundtable Discussion [1B]
read more... Join us for a soup to nuts roundtable discussion on Military & Veterans best practices. See how two different institutions run their programs, and use that information to build a...

Presenter Lynn Pawlowski, Presenter Elaine Gargiulo

Developing Your Career Pathway in Higher Education Administration [1C]
read more... This session will provide attendees with a framework to consider in developing a career pathway for professional growth and career advancement opportunities in higher education...

Presenter/Convener John Melendez, PhD

Strategic Enrollment Communications- What is that, how can we do it and where do we start? [1D]
read more... Regardless of your institution’s organizational structure, the topic of who, what, when, how or why you’re communicating with students has likely surfaced during a meeting...

Presenter Jessica Vinci, Presenter Matthew Stevens

10:45 am - 11:45 am

International Student Advising [2A]
read more... As higher education institutions (HEIs) continue to "internationalize" more and more, non-international staff at HEIs who get educated about international students and their...

Presenter Sun Hee Choi, Presenter James Shafer

Expanding the Data Binary: Transgender Inclusion and Enrollment Management [2B]
read more... The transgender student community is an ever-evolving and expanding presence on our campuses, but how are we preparing our staffs and data systems for inclusion? This session will...

Presenter Zaneta Rago-Craft

What to know about Presenting a Session [2C]
read more... Thinking about presenting, but a bit unsure how to get started? Come to this session and learn from a team at Rutgers University some tips and tricks. We'll talk about how to...

Presenter Susan Hamilton, Presenter Carla Cruz, Presenter/Convener Matthew Miller

Oil & Water: The Trials and Tribulations of Admissions and the Registrar Office: A Perfect Storm [2D]
read more... Come join us for this session that will look at challenges faced by Registrar Offices that handle Admissions responsibilities. At NCC, The Registrar’s Office handles the...

Presenter Liz Iglesias, Presenter Chester Barkan

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Registrar’s Roundtable [3A]
read more... This session, conducted as a panel, will be an opportunity to share with others and exchange ideas about current issues in the Registrar's Office. Many of us are facing similar...

Presenter Irma Williams, Presenter Victoria Orellana, Presenter Darlene Benzenberg

Cross-departmental Collaboration in Enrollment Management [3B]
read more... To specifically aid collaboration with multiple offices, the presenter developed a weekly report to aid enrollment management offices, faculty, and executive leadership. The...

Presenter/Convener Jeff Levine

Stress & Time Management [3C]
read more... This presentation will discuss time management strategies that will help attendees 'multiply' their time and manage their time more efficiently. Stress management will also be...

Presenter Michael Canzano

The Road to the Transfer Evaluation: The Race for Credits [3D]
read more... With the declining number of students in private institutions due to rising tuition and state incentives, transfer students are playing a more significant role in attaining...

Presenter Erica Wilson-Bishop, Presenter Juliet Lee