NASPA-AL Drive-In

January 26 - January 26, 2018
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

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About

The NASPA-AL Drive-In is a one-day conference that brings together Student Affairs professionals from across the state of Alabama. Our theme, Bridge the Gap! Creating meaningful professional connections, will allow us to navigate the changing landscape of higher education. Together, we will learn from one another, discuss the critical issues impacting our field, and network with new and established colleagues.

Open to everyone, from Chief Student Affairs officers, to New Professionals and Graduate Students, the NASPA-AL Drive-In will have intentional time to meet with others in your functional areas as well as learn from those who are on the cutting edge of innovative student affairs practices. 

NEW PROFESSIONALS

To further enhance your conference experience, New Professionals (those with less than 5 years in the field of Student Affairs) and Graduate Students are encouraged to attend the New Professionals Institute track. 

The New Professional Institute will allow New Professionals and Graduate Students to have a chance to meet with seasoned student affairs professionals and learn strategies to be successful in this field.

CHIEF STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICERS

Chief Student Affairs Officers are invited to join Dr. John Jones, the Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for a think-tank session during the Drive In. The meeting will be begin with lunch and will then move to structured time together.

ALABAMA STUDENT AFFAIRS ASSESSMENT LEADERS (ALSAAL)

Individuals who lead/coordinate student affairs assessment efforts for their divisions are invited to join Dr. Abby Langham, Director of Assessment & Strategic Planning at Auburn University, and Dr. Tim Salazar, Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Planning at the University of Alabama, for an afternoon think-tank session during the Drive-In. The gathering will begin with lunch and will then move to discussion time together.

FACULTY

Faculty are asked to perform research and service to their universities. The NASPA-AL Drive In offers a space for faculty attendees to learn to Bridge the Gap between academic and student affairs in order to improve their connections and support the academic missions of their institutions. 

NASPA-AL Awards

Each year NASPA recognizes outstanding members by honoring individual professionals with regional awards.  To continue with this tradition, please consider nominating one of your colleagues in the State of Alabama.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 18, 2018. Winners will be announced at the NASPA-AL Drive In, January 26, 2018, at The University of Alabama Birmingham in Birmingham, AL. 

Future Leader Award (Undergraduate or Graduate Student)

The Future Leader Award recognizes the outstanding contributions by a student. Nominators should consider nominees that have made a significant contribution to their campus, demonstrated academic achievement, exceeded the expectations of their respective leadership positions, assumed a leadership role at their institution and demonstrated an interest in the field of student affairs, and/or higher education. Nominators are to describe in 250 words or less the supporting evidence that speaks to the characters of this award.

Rising Star Award (New Professional)

The Rising Star Award recognizes the outstanding contributions by a new professional in student affairs. Nominators should consider nominees that demonstrate initiative, contribute to programs that address the needs of students and institutions, create campus environments that promote student learning and personal development, and contribute work that supports the advancement of student support in higher education. Self-nominations are encouraged. This professional has worked 1-4 years in the student affairs field and has contributed in various ways to the student culture on campus. Nominators are to describe in 250 words or less the supporting evidence that speaks to the characters of this award.

Outstanding Contribution to Student Engagement

The purpose of this award is to recognize a professional’s work at the campus level in the area of student programs. This recipient makes contributions above and beyond the assigned duties of their position and has a significant impact on student programs at their institution. Nominators are to describe in 250 words or less the supporting evidence that speaks to the characters of this award.

Spirit of Diversity Award

This recipient exemplifies the spirit of diversity as it applies to a commitment and appreciation for diversity and inclusion. Additionally, the recipient has proved leadership and direction in fostering a culture of appreciation for multicultural values and the acceptance of individual and group differences. Nominators are to describe in 250 words or less the supporting evidence that speaks to the characteristics of this award.

Region III Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award recipient exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism as it applies to NASPA at the state, regional or national level. The nominee should have a record of involvement in Region III, which may include active committee membership, board membership, conference presentation, or volunteer service. Nominators are to describe in 250 words or less the supporting evidence to support the characteristics of this award. NASPA membership is required for this nominee. 

Nominations due by Thursday, January 18. Nominate with the following link: http://apps.naspa.org/cfp/evt_frm_user.cfm?event_id=818

Questions regarding the awards process can be directed to: Kelsey Taylor -  Region III Alabama Awards Coordinator - ktaylor@bsc.edu

 

Presented By

Region III

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Graduate
  • New Professional
  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level
  • Faculty


Call for Programs

Call for Programs is closed.

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Important Dates
  • January 07, 2018: Early-bird Registration Deadline
  • January 08, 2018: Regular Registration Opens
  • January 19, 2018: Regular Registration Closes
  • January 20, 2018: Late Registration Opens

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Schedule

Full Schedule

Fri, Jan 26

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Registration Opens
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Welcome and Keynote Speaker
Details
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Breakout Session I
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Breakout Session II
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch and Campus Tours
Details
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Breakout Session III
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Awards, Officer Transition, and Closing Remarks
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Conference Concludes

Venue


The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hill Student Center
Birmingham, Alabama

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is located in the center of downtown Birmingham, AL. The NASPA-AL Drive-In will be held in the Hill Student Center, located on the corner of University Blvd. and 14th Street S.

Make your way onto University Boulevard If traveling from the south on I-65N, take exit 259 for University Boulevard, take a right on University Blvd, and travel four blocks to 16th Street South. If traveling from the north on I-65S, take exit 259B for 4th Avenue South, take a right on 16th Street South, travel 4 blocks to University Blvd. If traveling from Hwy 31/Hwy 280, take the University Boulevard exit and take a right on University Blvd. Travel 11 blocks to 16th Street South. Parking is available in Lot 5A, the entrance to the lot is on 16th Street South.

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