2017-04-13

2017 Region IV-East Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute

November 11 – November 12, 2017
384 Student Center Building, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan

The Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute is a pre-conference that serves as a way to enhance the experiences of undergraduate students as they are being mentored and engaged into the field of Student Affairs and Higher Education. Throughout this institute a number of activities, sessions and panels will be offered to assist them in the discernment process of their future career in Student Affairs.

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About

The 2017 SALT Institute will encompass four main themes that include; the basics of student affairs and higher education, social justice & current affairs, networking, and applying to graduate school. Our SALT Institute will host multiple roundtables, panels, and discussions about important topics within Student Affairs and Higher Education.

Undergraduate students will leave this preconference with more knowledge of the student affairs career field and confidence in their abilities to navigate, succeed and change lives as a #FutureSAPro! 

SALT Institute Objectives

In attending the SALT Institute, we hope undergraduate students gain a variety of skills that will prepare them to go into graduate school and their future career. Furthermore, by attending the SALT Institute, participants will be able to...

  • describe at least 3 different functional areas within Student Affairs and Higher Education.
  • understand the application process for graduate school.
  • identify strategies to network within the profession.
  • engage in meaningful conversations about current trends in Higher Education.

Faculty Members

Dr. Jesse Grant, Dean of Students at Bemidji State University

Dr. Tess Baker, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor, University of Michigan - Flint

Dr. Shelley Price-Williams, Coordinator Student Services & Transitions, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 

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Region IV-E
2017 Region IV-East Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate

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Schedule

Full Schedule

Sat, Nov 11

8:30am
Check-In & Breakfast
9:00am
Welcome
9:15am
Keynote Speaker
Maureen E. Wilson, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs, Bowling Green State University
9:45am
Session I
10:15am
Break
10:30am
Session II
11:10am
Session III
12:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm
Session IV
1:30pm
Break
1:45pm
Session V
3:00pm
Session VI
5:00pm
Wrap-Up
6:30pm
Dinner

Sun, Nov 12

9:00am
Session VII
9:30am
Session VIII
10:45am – 11:00am
Wrap-Up

Faculty


  • Dr. Jesse Grant

    Dean of Students at Bemidji State University
  • Dr. Tess Baker

    Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor, University of Michigan - Flint
  • Dr. Shelley Price-Williams

    Coordinator Student Services & Transitions, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Speakers


  • Maureen E. Wilson, Ph.D.

    Maureen E. Wilson, Ph.D.

    Professor and Chair, Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs, Bowling Green State University

    Speaker Bio

Venue

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center


Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI

We are excited you are joining us this year in Detroit. Please use the conference rate when booking your room at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48243 USA
(313) 568-8000
$165+Tax
  • Travel

    The closest airport to the GM Renaissance Center is Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

  • Transportation

    DTW to the GM Renaissance Center is about 22 miles away. Uber/Lyft will cost $20-$30. Ride Skoot Shuttle roundtrip from this airport is $40 or $20 one way. There is also onsite parking for $25 per day. The Detroit Amtrak station is 5 miles from the conference location.

  • Weather

    The weather in Detroit during early November will be a high of upper 40s and low of upper 30s.

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