International Education Council member TJ Willis, North Carolina State University, shares his insight on the upcoming annual conference educational experience being planned.
By now, you probably already know the deadline for the 2013 annual conference educational sessions submission is quickly approaching! Recently at the ACUI July Leadership Team meeting, the International Education Council got a chance to sit down with 2013 Conference Program Team chair Erin Morrell. She shared with us a variety of information that the team had compiled for the update.
One thing I am very excited about is a new education guide that will allow each individual attendee to chart their goals for the conference in relation to ACUI's core competencies. This resource helps you reflect on what you hope to gain by attending the 2013 annual conference, set some goals and track that against the sessions you attend, and complete with setting action steps for when you return back to your campus. The CPT is truly dedicated to making the conference focused on education and the core competencies that guide what we do every day.
The 2013 CPT has truly invested a great amount of time to ensure that our professional development needs are met, but they need our help! The team has provided different formats for learning that range from 25-minute Discovery Sessions (flash sessions), Perspective Discussions (round-table discussions), or Technology Demonstrations, to a classic 60-minute educational session or 90- to 120-minute extended learning session. Now is your chance to be part of the community of ideas.
- What skill sets within the core competencies do you want to work on while in St. Louis?
- What new perspective do you have to share with others?
- Is there a problem or topic you want to discover new perspectives on?
Then submit an educational session now. Don’t wait until the deadline (*cough* Aug. 1 *cough*). No matter if this is your first conference or 20th conference—we all have a perspective to share! If you need something to jump start your thinking, then click on over to the Educational Program Submissions page for some ideas, a list of the core competencies, and tips for submitting a quality education session.
We look forward to seeing your submissions by Aug. 1, and I hope to meet you in St. Louis!
is the Coordinator of Student Event Services at University of Tampa.
Jennifer's current responsibilities include managing the Student Center’s student staff and advising Student Productions, the union’s programming board. Jenn has been actively involved in ACUI since 2006, serving as a undergraduate member of the Region 11 Leadership Team and as a graduate intern for two years while completing her master’s degree in higher education from the University of South Carolina. She is currently a member of the 2013 Conference Program Team, overseeing a number of programs, including social media and technology.