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Registrar’s Roundtable

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 issues regarding financial cutbacks and staffing, software migration and upgrades, policy changes, new programs and increased reporting. Join us to share strategies and solutions. Bring your questions and some answers. If you wish to email questions in advance, please do so.

Presenter: Irma Williams (Complimentary Registration)
Associate Registrar
Hudson County Community College
70 Sip Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: 201-360-4116
Fax:
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Presenter: Victoria Orellana
Registrar
Hudson County Community College
70 Sip Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Presenter: Darlene Benzenberg
Registrar
SUNY Orange
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Phone: 845-341-4180
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Submitted by: LaToia Taylor, Phone: , Email:
Submitted on: Sep 09, 2018

Oil & Water: The Trials and Tribulations of Admissions and the Registrar Office: A Perfect Storm

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 Admissions of Non-Degree and Visiting Students while Admissions handles the new degree seeking students. The challenges that we face as the two offices work to bring in a new class. The session will offer the opportunity for both Registrar and Admissions professionals to share their thoughts on best practices in the handling of new students. The working relationships between the two offices will also be a topic of discussion. Bring your ideas and experiences to this information session.

Presenter: Liz Iglesias
Associate Registrar
Nassau Community College
One Education Drive
Garden City, NY, 11530
Phone: 516-572-7131 ext 24901
Fax: 516-572-9975
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Presenter: Chester Barkan (Complimentary Registration)
College Registrar
Nassau Community College
One Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-572-7131 ext 24900
Fax: 516-572-9975
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Equipment: Internet Connection
Submitted by: Chester Barkan, Phone: 516-572-7131 ext 24900, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Sep 09, 2018

The Road to the Transfer Evaluation: The Race for Credits

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 enrollment goals at the institutional level. We will be discussing the internal race that the Admissions Office and the Office of the Registrar at Pratt Institute run to have course credits reviewed for transfer. Topics in this discussion will include how enrollment goals are achieved, how we collaborate to ensure credits are transferable in accordance with compliance and some of the hurdles we have to jump to get to the finish line with deposited students!

Presenter: Erica Wilson-Bishop (Complimentary Registration)
Associate Director- Transfer Admissions
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 718-636-3780
Fax: 718-636-3670
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Presenter: Juliet Lee
Assistant Registrar- Transfer Articulation
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 718-230-6884
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Third Session 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Equipment: Overhead Projector, Data Projector, Internet Connection, PC Computer
Submitted by: Juliet Lee, Phone: 718-230-6884, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Sep 09, 2018

Just Breathe: Mindfulness Practices for Busy Higher Ed Practitioners

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, our days are often an attempt to manage numerous requests for our limited time and energy from administrators, faculty and students – in a calm and effective manner. How do we balance these demands and complete our work without feeling overloaded and stressed? Mindfulness, while not a magic bullet, can provide us with the ability to relax and center ourselves with each task in the midst of busy times, allowing us to focus more clearly and be present with less stress. But how do we get started when we’re already so busy? This presentation will demonstrate how anyone with just a few minutes a day can begin to incorporate mindfulness into their lives and reap the benefits. The presenter, who teaches mindfulness to young adults, will briefly review the concepts of mindfulness and meditation, and lead hands-on practices in the session. Attendees will leave feeling more calm and centered, with ideas and resources for implementing mindfulness into their day. No chanting or sitting cross-legged required!.

Presenter: Lindsey Dedow, Psy.D. (Complimentary Registration)
Advisor
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University
340 Kingsland St
Nutley, NJ 07110
Phone: 352-284-3547
Fax:
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: First Session 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Submitted by: Lindsey Dedow, Phone: 352-284-3547, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Aug 29, 2018

International Student Advising

As higher education institutions (HEIs) continue to "internationalize" more and more, non-international staff at HEIs who get educated about international students and their issues are better prepared to understand and assist their international populations, both non-immigrant and immigrant.This workshop is designed to give academic advisors, registrars, faculty members, and admissions professionals a quick overview of some key U.S. immigration and visa regulations as applied international students, focusing mostly on F1 non-immigrant students. Specifically it will cover some key points about student visas, SEVIS/SEVP/I-20s, F1 status maintenance issues, OPT & CPT employment issues, F1 students in Intensive English Programs, and F1 student advising & legal liability issues. University professionals who attend this workshop will be better equipped to serve their international populations and thereby contribute to the well-being of their HEI."

Presenter: Sun Hee Choi (Complimentary Registration)
PDSO-Director of International and Veteran Student Affairs
Touro College
320 W. 31 St, Rm. 134
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-463-0400 (55607)
Fax:
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Presenter: James Shafer
Director of Marketing and Recruitment
Touro College Graduate School of Technology
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Equipment: Overhead Projector, Internet Connection, PC Computer
Submitted by: Sun Hee Choi, Phone: 212-463-0400 (55607), Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Aug 29, 2018

Expanding the Data Binary: Transgender Inclusion and Enrollment Management

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 highlight relevant terminology, research, and best practices for expaning our binaries to meet the needs of our thriving transgender and nonbinary student communities.

Presenter: Zaneta Rago-Craft (Complimentary Registration)
Director of the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
17 Bartlett Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-445-4141
Fax:
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Equipment: Data Projector, Internet Connection, PC Computer, Macintosh Computer
Submitted by: Zaneta Rago-Craft, Phone: 848-445-4141, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Aug 28, 2018

What to know about Presenting a Session

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 design a session, how to prepare to present and how to gain the confidence to step in front a group.

Presenter: Susan Hamilton (Complimentary Registration)
Asst Vice Chancellor
Rutgers University
65 Bergen St
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: 973-972-9794
Fax:
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Presenter: Carla Cruz
Student Records Analyst
Rutgers University
65 Bergen St
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: 973-972-1456
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Presenter/Convener: Matthew Miller
Assistant Registrar
Rutgers University
65 Bergen St
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: 973-972-7992
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Data Projector, Internet Connection, PC Computer
Submitted by: Susan Hamilton, Phone: 973-972-9794, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Aug 23, 2018

Developing Your Career Pathway in Higher Education Administration

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 administration. Presenters will share professional development strategies that will add to attendees professional competencies in preparation for career advancement opportunities.

Presenter/Convener: John Melendez, PhD (Complimentary Registration)
Professor, Educational Leadership
New Jersey City University
2039 John F Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-200-2460
Fax:
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
New Jersey City University
2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-200-3507
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Data Projector
Submitted by: John Melendez, Phone: 201-200-2460, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Aug 23, 2018

Strategic Enrollment Communications- What is that, how can we do it and where do we start?

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 with senior administration. Rather than scramble during those meetings to regurgitate examples of ad hoc, mass, reactive emails originally sent from your office’s main account, slide your department’s strategic enrollment communications plan across the conference table and prepare to dazzle your administration with decision based, systemically informed, purposeful outreach. You don’t need to be a communications expert to conceptualize or organize your outreach initiatives. This presentation will provide you with the IKEA Assembly Manual for a strategic enrollment communications plan.

Presenter: Jessica Vinci
Associate Director of Strategic Enrollment Communications
New Jersey City University
2039 John F Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-200-2190
Fax:
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Presenter: Matthew Stevens (Complimentary Registration)
Enrollment Communications Specialist
New Jersey City University
2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Overhead Projector
Submitted by: Jessica Vinci, Phone: 201-200-2190, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Aug 23, 2018

Veterans Roundtable Discussion

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 program tailored to your school’s needs. Topics will include, but are not limited to, the Forever GI Bill and recent changes in the law, creating a Military-Friendly campus, and working with both campus and external resources to meet the needs of your students. Bring your questions and hear directly from the students on these campuses about their experiences, and what they want out of a campus based program

Presenter: Lynn Pawlowski (Complimentary Registration)
Assistant Manager of Veteran & Military Affairs
NJIT
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-596-5475
Fax: 973-642-7898
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Presenter: Elaine Gargiulo
Director, Military & Veterans Services
New Jersey City University
20139 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-200-2157
Fax: 201-200-3590
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: First Session 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Other Info: I will submit the presentation at a later date.
Equipment: Internet Connection, PC Computer, Flipchart
Submitted by: Elaine Gargiulo, Phone: 201-200-2157, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Aug 08, 2018

Cross-departmental Collaboration in Enrollment Management

To specifically aid collaboration with multiple offices, the presenter developed a weekly report to aid enrollment management offices, faculty, and executive leadership. The report aids accreditation assessment, continuous improvement, and highlights key staff contributions to multiple stakeholders. Specific examples of collaboration and sample reports will be provided.

Presenter/Convener: Jeff Levine (Complimentary Registration)
Special Advisor to VP of Student Affairs/ Director of Enrollment Management
New Jersey City University
2039 John F Kennedy Blvd, H207
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-200-6274
Fax: 201-200-2044
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Data Projector
Submitted by: Jeff Levine, Phone: 832-942-0825, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Aug 01, 2018

Stress & Time Management

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 discussed so that attendees can self-reflect on how they experience stress and how stress may impact their motivation, efficiency, and sleep. Finally, several time management apps will also be discussed to offer some modern tools to assist with time management.

Presenter: Michael Canzano (Complimentary Registration)
Disability Compliance Coordinator & Counselor for Student Affairs
Rutgers School of Health Professions
65 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07107
Phone: 973-972-8594
Fax:
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Other Info: I have a masters degree in Student Affairs/Counseling in Higher Education, and I have presented workshops at Montclair State University, NJIT, and now Rutgers as a student affairs professional. My workshops are authentic, entertaining and my surveys have always shown that attendees enjoy them and learn from them. If you require to see my presentation at an earlier date/time, then please let me know your deadline. I have presented on this topic many times to undergraduate and graduate students, and I am now updating the presentation to best serve admissions and registrar professionals at your conference.
Equipment: Overhead Projector, Data Projector, PC Computer, Microphone , Really just a mic, and pc with projector for a PowerPoint. thanks
Submitted by: Michael Canzano, Phone: 973-972-8594, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Oct 04, 2017