Getting to AVP: Developing your Portfolio for Success
As student affairs educators, the role of the assistant/associate vice president is critical to advancing the profession. The presenters will cover areas crucial to developing the competency of the AVP. Through individual reflective and group exercises, facilitators cover topics which include management, supervision, finance, political and work life balance challenges. A panel of SSAOs and a Higher Education Search Firm consultants, will also provide guidance on ways to develop professional portfolios for those interested in pursuing this career path.
Saturday, March 9
1:00 – 2:30PM
306 AB – LA Convention Center
Session: Student Affairs and Athletics: Collaborating for Student Success
In this session, Student Affairs leaders will discuss emerging issues that impact the success of student athletes including conduct, mental health and Title IX. Regardless of reporting relationships, student affairs leaders must recognize the importance of developing programming, protocols and systems that support the safety and well-being of student athletes. Senior Student Affairs Officers with experience supervising athletics will share their experiences and offer insight on assessing your institution’s response plans and programs for student athletes.
Ellen Heffernan, President of Spelman Johnson
- Keith Champagne, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Alysson Satterlund, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of California, San Diego
- Mark McCarthy, Vice President for Student Affairs, John Carroll University
- Meredith Bonham, Vice President for Student Affairs, Kenyon College
Monday, March 11
11:15 AM – 12:05 PM
Room 510 – LA Convention Center
Session: Educators of the Profession: Student Affairs Practitioners as Non-Tenured Faculty
Student affairs practitioners are often asked to teach in student affairs graduate preparatory programs. These professionals provide much-needed linkages between theory and practice, and share cognitive and practical skills with future professionals. While research exists on experiences of non-tenure track faculty, little exists on the experiences of non-tenure track faculty also serving as Student Affairs Practitioners. Presenters will showcase original research about the experiences of these important professionals in the field of Student Affairs.
- Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief of Staff, Northwestern University
- Scott Peska, Assistant Vice President of Student Services, Waubonsee Community College
- Quincy Martin III, Search Associate, Spelman Johnson
Monday, March 11
1:15 PM – 2:05 PM
502 A – LA Convention Center