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Caldwell College - March 14 2012

120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: 973-618-3000

Directions:
http://www.caldwell.edu/conferences/directions.aspx

Conference Sessions

Washington Update

With our growing dependence on financing from Washington and the states, American higher education is increasingly dominated by political mandates issued from afar in the name of accountability. While administrative micromanagement has long been a hallmark of public funding, it is reaching new levels of intricacy and complexity. Even more ominously, in a striking departure from the historical American tradition of non-interference with institutional autonomy, politicians are openly experimenting with legislating academic policy. At the same time, efforts at reducing the federal budget deficit are putting increased pressure on funding for higher education programs. This session will provide an overview of recent developments on the federal front and update members on AACRAO's federal relations activities.

Presenter: Barmak Nassirian (Complimentary Registration)
Associate Executive Director, External Relations
American Association of Collegiate Registrars
1 Dupont Circle, NW Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 263-0290
Fax: (202) 872-8857
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Microphone
Submitted by: Barmak Nassirian, Phone: (202) 263-0290, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 11, 2012

Tools and Techniques for Team Building

Need some new tools for your team building toolbox? This session will provide you with practical resources (icebreakers, models, assessments, techniques) to assist you in developing your team for greater performance.



Presenter: Jacquelynn LaPiedra (Complimentary Registration)
Human Resources - Organizational Development Specialist
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
333 George Street
New Brunswick NJ 08901
Phone: 732 235 9505
Fax: 732 235 9505
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 10:45 am - 12:00 am
Equipment: Data Projector, Internet Connection
Submitted by: Susan Nelson, Phone: 972 972 9794, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 06, 2012

Standing Out in The Crowd: Communicating Value to All Stakeholders

In the current economic times, families of college aged students are questioning why they pay for higher education. This roundtable discussion will examine ways to communicate the need for higher educations, discuss the difference between cost and value, as well as finding ways to stand out in a crowded media market.

Presenter: Stephen Quinn (Complimentary Registration)
Executive Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Caldwell College
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: 973-618-3320
Fax: 973-618-3600
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Data Projector, PC Computer
Submitted by: Stephen Quinn, Phone: 973-618-3320, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 09, 2012

Social Media and Higher Education

Social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter offer great ways to connect with students, parents, and even staff, but they present unique privacy challenges. How can you best use the tools to connect while avoiding the pitfalls? Come to this session to hear what other schools are doing, and their challenges and opportunities in the world of social media.

Presenter: Linda Romano (Complimentary Registration)
Director of Media Services
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-877-3711
Fax: 516-877-3463
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Data Projector
Submitted by: Linda Romano, Phone: 516-877-3711, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 11, 2012

Open House 101

Every year, colleges and universities across the country hold open houses to attract prospective students to their campuses. Institutions use these events to increase applications and the yield rate while giving students a chance to explore the college. But what makes a successful open house and how should schools gear their open houses to make it as profitable for the institution and the prospective students? Felician College will examine the elements that go into a successful open house including its core philosophy of targeting populations; data-focused decision making; and relationship build. The presentation will also examine the role of faculty, other departments, and an encompassing tour program.

Presenter: Alexander Scott (Complimentary Registration)
Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Enrollment Services
Felician College
262 South Main Street
Lodi, NJ 07644
Phone: 201.559.6187
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Presenter: Marisol Cordero Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Felician College
262 South Main Street
Lodi, NJ 07644
Presenter: Nicole Vitale Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Felician College
262 South Main Street
Lodi, NJ 07644
Presenter: Rich Beatty & Rich Behr Admission Counselors
Felician College
262 South Main Street
Lodi, NJ 07644

Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Data Projector
Submitted by: Alexander Scott, Phone: 201.559.6187, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 11, 2012

Last Date of Attendance

This session will cover the return of the Title IV (R2TIV) process from the recording of the date of withdrawal through post-withdrawal disbursement. The session will include a review of the Return of Title IV calculation using the U.S. Department of Education's R2TIV worksheets and will emphasize how the calculation's components, such as withdrawal dates, institutional charges and the timing of disbursements, impact financial aid eligibility.

Presenter: Joyce Farmer (Complimentary Registration)
Director of Financial Aid
DeSales University
2275 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034
Phone: 610 282 1100 X1208
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 10:45 am - 12:00 am
Equipment: Data Projector, Internet Connection
Submitted by: Susan Nelson, Phone: 9739729794, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 11, 2012

Increasing Student Success: The College of Staten Island’s (CSI) Mandatory New Student Orientation

In recognition of the fact that New Student Orientation is known to be the single most important event to increase new student engagement, commitment and college retention rates, in the summer 2011 the College of Staten Island (CSI) achieved a milestone when it successfully achieved its mission to revamp its New Student Orientation Program. In conjunction with the Division of Student Affairs/Office of New Student Orientation and the Division of Academic Affairs, and in collaboration with campus partners, a new mandatory two-day orientation program for 2,400 incoming new students was implemented.
Preliminary analysis of the evaluation data collected after each session indicates that more students are declaring a major during the orientation process, which assists in more targeted freshman advisement. Data also show that students feel more connected to CSI by the end of the second day, and feel more prepared for starting at the College. The orientation program has significantly increased faculty involvement prior to student registration for classes.
This session will discuss this event’s development, mandatory components, challenges and the organizational buy-in CSI needed to accomplish this goal in 8 short months. Open discussion will be encouraged.


Presenter: Paulette Brower-Garrett (Complimentary Registration)
Director, Academic Advisement
College of Staten Island/CUNY
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: (718) 982-2681
Fax: (718) 982-2159
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 10:45 am - 12:00 am
or 2:15pm
Equipment: Overhead Projector
Submitted by: Paulette Brower-Garrett, Phone: (718) 982-2681, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 10, 2012

IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution (Part Two)

IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution raises the level of awareness among higher education professionals about the importance of accuracy and consistency in data reported to IPEDS. Examples of real IPEDS data used in the public domain will be incorporated, enabling participants to understand how IPEDS data are used by governmental and non-governmental entities. This module includes presentations, discussions, exercises and demonstrations utilizing IPEDS data tools and resources. Topics include:
Data sources (within IPEDS)
IPEDS life cycle
Public and institutional use of IPEDS data
Data nuances and context for interpreting the data

Presenter: Ira Tyszler (Complimentary Registration)
Dean of Enrollment Management and Institutional Research & Review
Touro College
27 West 23 Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212 463-0400 ext 5491
Fax: 212 463-9259
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 10:45 am - 12:00 am
Submitted by: Patti (for online display), Phone: none, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 26, 2012

IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution (Part One)

IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution raises the level of awareness among higher education professionals about the importance of accuracy and consistency in data reported to IPEDS. Examples of real IPEDS data used in the public domain will be incorporated, enabling participants to understand how IPEDS data are used by governmental and non-governmental entities. This module includes presentations, discussions, exercises and demonstrations utilizing IPEDS data tools and resources. Topics include:
Data sources (within IPEDS)
IPEDS life cycle
Public and institutional use of IPEDS data
Data nuances and context for interpreting the data

Presenter: Ira Tyszler (Complimentary Registration)
Dean of Enrollment Management and Institutional Research & Review
Touro College
27 West 23 Street
10010
Phone: 212 463-0400 ext 5491
Fax: 212 463-9259
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Format: Double Session (2 hours 30 minutes)
Time preference: First Session 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Equipment: Data Projector, Internet Connection, PC Computer, Flipchart, Computer lab
Submitted by: Ira Tyszler, Phone: 212 463-0400 ext 5491, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 11, 2012

Hot Topics for Small College Registrars

Back by popular demand, this session will provide participants a forum to discuss those topics impacting Registrars in small colleges and universities. Topics for discussion will include but are not limited too: working with limited resources, withdrawal processing, academic calenders, and compliance issues. Bring your ideas, questions and concerns.

Presenter: Chester N Barkan (Complimentary Registration)
Registrar
Nassau Community College
1 Education Drive
Garden City, NY
Phone: 516-272-4370
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Flipchart
Submitted by: Chester N Barkan, Phone: 516-272-4370, Email:
Submitted on: Jan 09, 2012

Graduation and Commencement - Start to Finish

Are you responsible for all or part of the Commencement Ceremony and getting your students graduated? This session will allow us to share with you our Commencement Committee Calendar and Graduation Process. Learn about our Graduation Fair, how we prepare for Commencement at Radio City Music Hall, and how we get the students graduated and give out diplomas the day of Commencement.

Presenter: Lisle Henderson (Complimentary Registration)
Registrar
Pratt Institute
300 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 718-636-3666
Fax: 718-636-3548
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Presenter: John Matheus Associate Registrar
Pratt Institute
300 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 718-636-3664
Fax: 718-636-3548
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Submitted by: Lisle Henderson, Phone: 718-636-3666, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 09, 2012

Getting To Yes: A Principled Approach to Negotiating

Think for a moment about how you make important decisions in your life – the decisions that have the greatest impact on your performance at work and your satisfaction at home. How many of those decisions can you make unilaterally (on your own, independently) and how many do you have to reach with others, through negotiation? This session focuses on the process of negotiating and advances the problem-solving approach to satisfying your interests, as well as the other side’s interests. It emphasizes specific techniques and useful phrases for moving the process of negotiating forward so that wise agreements are reached efficiently without damaging the relationship between the parties.


Presenter: Jacquelynn LaPiedra (Complimentary Registration)
Human Resources - Organizational Development Specialist
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
333 George Street
New Brunswick NJ 08901
Phone: 7322359505
Fax: 7322359505
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: First Session 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Equipment: Data Projector, Internet Connection
Submitted by: Susan Nelson, Phone: 973 972 9794, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 06, 2012

FERPA Expert’s Forum

This session is a continuation of the structured presentation in Session 1: FERPA - Student Privacy Protection: Overview; Obligations; Options. You can attend either session independently or come to both.

This session will not have a formal presentation. It will provide time for audience participation with Questions and Answers discussion guided by an experienced FERPA guru. Bring your unique questions, your "what if..." scenarios and your worst nightmares. Active participation is encouraged.

Presenter/Convener: Alan J. Sims (Complimentary Registration)
Registrar
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-596-8813
Fax: 215-596-8819
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 10:45 am - 12:00 am
Please schedule this session in the same room as the FERPA session from Session block 1
Submitted by: Alan J. Sims, Phone: 215-596-8813, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 09, 2012

FERPA - Student Privacy Protection:  Overview; Obligations; Options

Concern with the protection of personal information has increased in society during recent years, however, in education the federal government legislated protections for student records 38 years ago.

This structured session will provide an Overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (FERPA). This is the major federal law governing the privacy of student information. The Obligations of educational institutions and their employees will be reviewed, and practical Options for compliance will be presented.

There will be an Expert's Forum in the next session block for follow up discussion and Q&A. Feel free to attend either session or both.


Presenter/Convener: Alan J. Sims (Complimentary Registration)
Registrar
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-596-8813
Fax: 215-596-8819
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: First Session 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Please schedule this session and the Expert's Forum on FERPA in Session 2 in the same room.
Equipment: Data Projector, PC Computer
Submitted by: Alan J. Sims, Phone: 215-596-8813, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 09, 2012

Creating a Veteran’s Friendly College

The Registrar's Office is a key component in dealing with the many facets of transitioning veterans from military to student life. The facets include admissions, testing, advisement, registration, financial aid, counseling referrals, VA benefits, and the liaison between the campus community and VA organizations. During this session we will present the steps essential to creating a Veteran's Friendly Campus, from identifying your veterans and defining policies and procedures through designing a model that helps serve the veterans best. Essential in creating a veterans friendly college is the communication process with other academic departments and administrative offices.



Presenter: Vito E. Zajda (Complimentary Registration)
Deputy Registrar, Transfer Specialist and Veterans Educational Transition Services, (V.E.T.S)
College of Staten Island/CUNY
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: 718.982.2124
Fax: 718.982.2584
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 10:45 am - 12:00 am
Equipment: Overhead Projector
Submitted by: Vito E. Zajda, Phone: 718.982.2124, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 10, 2012

Assessment: Where do you begin? A Registrar Case Study

This Session presents the challenges of designing an assessment plan for the Registrar's office. While most service offices change procedures, adjust staffing and implement new systems on an ongoing basis they rarely have time to document or assess those changes. Assessment is now a mandatory requirement of doing business and this explores one approach to developing a plan.



Presenter: Neila Green (Complimentary Registration)
Registrar
College of Staten Island/City University of NY
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: 718-982-2123
Fax: 718-982-2584
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Presenter: Veronica DiMeglio Curriculum Coordinator
College of Staten Island/CUNY
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: 718-982-2123
Fax: 718-982-2584
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Presenter: Wandy Tse Assistant Registrar
College of Staten Island/CUNY
2800 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: 718-982-2123
Fax: 718-982-2584
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 10:45 am - 12:00 am
--10:45am to 11:50am Preferred
--2:15pm to 3:15pm Second choice

Equipment: Data Projector, PC Computer
Submitted by: Neila Green, Phone: 718-982-2123, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 06, 2012