Recently, 2nd-year HESA student Emily Fiagbedzi presented two workshops at the 2018 National IMPACT Conference. According to the conference website, IMPACT is the “largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action.” This year’s conference was held at the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Emily’s first workshop was entitled “Doing well and doing good: Supporting students in their pursuit of social good career paths,” and it targeted administrators and professional staff. The workshop shared the history, structure, and activities of UConn’s Careers for the Common Good initiative in an effort to inspire similar collaborations at universities across the nation. It included a planning and group sharing component that allowed participants to create concrete plans to take back to their institutions.
In her second workshop, “Design Thinking with the Community: Creating more effective programs and initiatives,” Emily shared how the design thinking framework (also known as “human-centered design” or “empathetic design”) can be used to develop and co-create programs alongside communities, centering community voices in order to more effectively address community needs. The workshop not only introduced the framework of design thinking, but provided resources and activities that students, administrators, and professional staff could take back to their communities and implement in their programs.
The HESA program congratulates Emily on her recent conference success.
Emily Daher facilitated and presented a workshop at the National Impact Conference at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. Topic: Pitching Impact: Sharing Your Social Enterprise Ideas. “The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action.” Source: https://www.impactconference.org/about-the-conference/
Please join us on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from noon—2:00 in the H. Babbidge Class of 1947 Conference Room for the HESA Glasgow 3 International Experience presentations.
Over the summer, rising second year HESA graduate students Emily Pear-son, Lauren Hennes, and Abigail Smith traveled to the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where they conducted a three-week assessment project. Hear their findings and the recommendations they gave to the University Senate regarding assessment and feedback policies.
This is a brown-bag event. Please feel free to bring and enjoy your lunch as you listen to the presentations.
Christian Price (HESA Class of 2017), Abigail Smith (HESA Class of 2017), and Jeronima “Niimo” Nix (HESA Class of 2017), will be presenting at the 2016 NACADA CT Drive-In Conference. The theme of the conference is “The Greatest Advising on Earth: Mastering the Balancing Act.”
Price and Smith will be presenting, “Beyond Academic Advising: An Approach to Supporting African American Male Student Athletes at Predominantly White Institutions.” The pair will focus on the contexts and lived experiences of African American male student athletes, and how to assist students in maximizing their potential as both students and young adults.
Nix’s presentation will focus on incorporating social justice theory with academic advising philosophies. Using case studies and some interactive activities, Nix hopes to highlight the importance of embracing cultural differences in advising practices, and share resources that may prepare students and advisors to build more engaging relationships.
Additional details about the NACADA conference can be found at the conference website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-nacada-ct-drive-in-conference-tickets-21017743637.
Jeremy DiGorio, a 2013 graduate of the UConn HESA program, collaborated with colleagues from NASPA, Oregon State University, and University of Miami to present the ” #CSAM14: Moving into Your Role as a New Professional” webinar.
This dynamic webinar incorporated the viewpoints of five new professionals in the field of higher education and student affairs who shared their confessions, job searching tips, and lessons from their first few years in the field. Free to both NASPA and non-NASPA members alike, this type of support for undergraduates, graduates, and new professionals bolsters interest our field and further backs the supportive nature of related professional organizations.
We are proud to recognize Jeremy’s contribution to the field and join him in celebrating “Careers in Student Affairs Month!”