NASPA
2020 NASPA Annual Conference

Connected Conference

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Work at a California institution that restricts funds to travel to Texas? Please join us for our NASPA Connected Conference at San Jose State University!

Due to HB 3859 in Texas, California does not allow state funds to be used to travel or conduct business in the state of Texas. We knew that we could not move forward with #NASPA2020 in Austin without a plan to also support our colleagues in California. To serve that end, we are pleased to announce that the NASPA Connected Conference will be held at San Jose State University simultaneous to the NASPA Annual Conference. We are working diligently to ensure our colleagues in California have the opportunity to present, network, and learn together, as well as connect virtually to the best content streaming live from #NASPA2020.

Registration for the 2020 NASPA Connected Conference is now open!

Please note that you must be an employee at a California institution to register for the Connected Conference. At this time we are unable to accept registrations from individuals who work outside of the state.


Registration Fees

 
Member Type Early Bird
10/1-12/20
Regular 
12/21-2/14
Late
After 2/15
Member $299 $399 $499
Nonmember $499 $599 $699
Register Now!

Call for Programs

The Call for Programs is now closed. Decisions will be shared with coordinating presenters in mid-October.

NASPA's Connected Conference Committee invites employees from California institutions to submit proposals for the 2020 NASPA Connected Conference. 

The 2020 NASPA Connected Conference will focus on 4 core topic areas, aligned with the core areas of the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference:

  • Defining Student Success
  • Collaborations and Partnerships
  • Advocacy and Activism
  • Redefining and Realigning the Student Affairs Profession

Additionally, we will consider programs that have a special emphasis on the issues for which Californians are not traveling to Texas (e.g.: LGBTQIA support; immigration policies).

Please see more information in the expanded menus below.


  • Defining Student Success

    As student affairs professionals, we must be innovative in our design of cross-divisional approaches that contribute to student success. We must create a holistic and supportive university environment in a manner that resonates with today’s college students, and empower our students to navigate the myriad issues threatening to disrupt their success.

    • How do universities provide an effective “menu of options” for the continuum of mental health care needed by students within a culture of campus care?
    • What non-traditional or creative approaches exist regarding campus safety?
    • What programs and practices leverage technology to effectively contribute to student success?
    • What programs and practices, for online learning students – those who never step foot on a physical campus – are proving to be effective in contributing to student success?
    • What programs and practices leverage technology to effectively contribute to student success?
    • What is the reach/delivery/impact of university support services abroad or on satellite campuses around the world?
  • Collaborations and Partnerships

    With diminishing resources and budgets, collaborations and partnerships are necessary to support student success in higher education. Collaboration encourages creativity and innovation, builds relationships, offers a greater depth of knowledge, benefits all parties personally and professionally, and introduces us to new people and ideas. We must seek, encourage, and cultivate new partnerships inside and outside of institutions. We must challenge ourselves to form relationships and partnerships outside of the established frameworks and traditions of our institutional structures.

    • How do you establish and sustain partnerships with other organizations to support student success?
    • How have you creatively engaged external stakeholders, other higher education communities, or local/regional community to discuss and/or solve an issue?
    • What are considerations for partnership participation?  What are ways to incentivize or encourage collaboration across stakeholders/communities?
    • How do you engage students in collaborative opportunities?
  • Advocacy¬†and Activism

    Higher education is under scrutiny from the government, parents, employers, and others who question its value proposition. Student affairs educators must provide the best environment for students in an increasingly diverse student population with shifting expectations from stakeholders. We have a responsibility to improve the narrative about the true value of higher education by educating and inspiring students for leadership in our communities.

    • How is the political and social environment in which colleges and universities operate changing, and in what ways do these changes create challenges and opportunities for student affairs educators?
    • What is and how do we communicate the research that contributes to increased understanding of the impact of higher education on society?
    • How does your day-to-day work translate into the learning, skills, attitudes, and competencies that students need in the work environment and to be civically engaged in their community?
    • How does proposed legislation and/or enacted legislation change our work and in what ways have we changed/modified our practice to adapt to new legislation (or proposed legislation)?
    • What opportunities exist for academic and community partnerships focusing on civic engagement?
  • Redefining and Realigning the Student Affairs Profession

    Current leaders of the student affairs profession inspire and transform lives within the profession. However, as the field and its leadership diversifies, generationally, demographically, and functionally, tensions now exist among the existing narratives and the lived experience of some student affairs professionals. We must continue to evolve and investigate how the demographics of students who enroll in our campuses change the ways that we evolve and realign the student affairs profession.

    • What can senior leadership and the new generation learn from each other? How do we create a reciprocal relationship between the generations?
    • What does it mean to be a “professional?” As a profession, how do we change the narrative and redefine professionalism to allow authenticity in all relationships?
    • How do the Association, graduate preparation faculty, and senior leaders prepare and socialize student affairs professionals “responsibly and authentically?”

Schedule

All Day

  • 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

Afternoon

  • 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

    Pre-Conference Sessions

  • 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Opening Session & Featured Speaker

Evening

  • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    Opening Reception

All Day

  • 7:00 am to 5:30 pm

    Registration Open

Morning

  • 8:15 am to 9:05 pm

    Concurrent Sessions Block 1

  • 9:25 am to 10:05 am

    Concurrent Sessions Block 2

  • 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Keynote Speaker and Lunch

Afternoon

  • 12:45 pm to 1:35 pm

    Concurrent Sessions Block 3

  • 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm

    Concurrent Sessions Block 3

  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Networking or Roundtable Discussions

  • 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm

    Possible Rebroadcast of Earlier Session

Evening

  • 6:00 pm to

    Optional "No Host" Dinner

All Day

  • 7:00 am to 5:30 pm

    Registration Open

Morning

  • 8:15 am to 9:05 am

    Concurrent Sessions Block 5

  • 9:20 am to 10:10 am

    Concurrent Sessions Block 6

  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Keynote Speaker and Lunch

Afternoon

  • 12:45 pm to 1:35 pm

    Concurrent Sessions Block 7

  • 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm

    Concurrent Sessions Block 8

  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Possible Rebroadcast of Earlier Session

  • 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm

    Networking or Roundtable Discussions

Evening

  • 6:00 pm to

    Optional "No Host" Dinner

All Day

  • 7:00 am to 11:30 am

    Registration Open

Morning

  • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Closing Session & Featured Speaker