Professional Development: Are You On Target?


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This student affairs presentation was presented at Stony Brook University's Professional Development and Sustainability Conference in Dec. 2010 and at the American College Professional Association's National Conference in March 2011.

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  • Take a minute to reflect on your professional development within the past year…
  • Take a minute to reflect on the professional development you have offered your professional staff and/or student staff throughout the past year…
  • Approx. $375 (Register) Approx. $150/night (Hotel) Approx. $350 (Other) Total = $1325
  • ACPA Commissions: broken down by different departments and/or initiativesACPA Standing Committees: Men, Multicultural Affairs, Women, LGBTA, Disability, Graduate Students and New Professionals Standing Committees are broken down into Networks….Pan African, Latino Network, Asian Pacific American, Multiracial Network, and the Native American NetworkAbout Knowledge CommunitiesAdministrators in Graduate and Professional Student ServicesAfrican American ConcernsAlcohol and Other DrugAsian Pacific Islanders ConcernsAssessment, Evaluation, and ResearchCampus SafetyDisabilityFraternity & SororityGay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender IssuesHealth in Higher EducationIndigenous PeoplesInternational EducationLatino/aMen and MasculinitiesNew Professionals & Graduate StudentsParent and Family RelationsSpirituality and Religion in Higher EducationStudent Affairs Development and External RelationsStudent Affairs Partnering With Academic AffairsStudent Leadership ProgramsSustainabilityTechnologyVeteransWomen in Student AffairsNASPA Region II encompasses the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In addition Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Canal Zone, and the District of Columbia are part of the region as well.
  • Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers (NEACUHO)represents member institutions in:•    Connecticut •    Maine•    Massachusetts•    New Hampshire•    New York•    Rhode Island•    Vermont•    New Brunswick•    Newfoundland•    Nova Scotia•    Ontario•    Prince Edward Island•    Quebec • The Academic Initiatives Committee creates a support and collaboration network for those who work in Academic Initiatives and discovers new ways to integrate academics into all aspects of the student residential experience. Learn more.• The Apartments Committee focuses on all aspects of the campus apartment living experience for single students, families, graduate students, international students, non-traditional students, and faculty and staff members. Learn more.• The Awards and Recognition Committee determines the recipients of ACUHO-I awards using standards set forth by the ACUHO-I Executive Board. Learn more. • The Benchmarking Services Committee helps implement the ACUHO-I benchmarking program by providing information towards the development of benchmarking tools and assisting institutions to utilize the tools for Continuous Quality Improvement. Learn more. • The Business Operations Committee will be responsible, in conjunction with the rest of the committee and other professionals in their area, to determine the critical and timely topics that should be covered at the conference, using assessment and evaluative techniques. Learn more. • The Chief Housing Officer (CHO) Training Institute Committee plans all aspects of the CHO Training Institute, including curriculum development and selecting and preparing faculty. Learn more.• The U.S. Community College Task Force is to provide information and recommendations on programs, services, or considerations that ACUHO-I should provide to the U.S. community college network to enhance their ability to provide great service and programs to their housing operations. Learn more.• The Conference Services Committee educates members regarding the benefits of developing a conference service program to be hosted on their respective campuses and assists member institutions plan and develop those programs. Learn more. • The Corporate Relations Committee works to promote corporate involvement with ACUHO-I, develop and enhance corporate relationships, and promote the ACUHO-I Research and Education Foundation. Learn more.• The Credentialing Task Force researches and evaluates the implementation of an credentialing program, with the a focus on core competencies, designed to promote and encourage the further professional development of all ACUHO-I members. Learn more.• The Development of the Programs for the Southern Africa Chapter Task Force will formulate and implement a recommended strategic plan for the continuous development of operations of the current South Africa agreement. Learn more.• The Exhibits Committee plans, coordinates, and assists exhibitors that participate in the ACUHO-I Annual Conference and Exposition and Conference Series. Learn more.• The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Issues Network provides support for and also educates ACUHO-I members regarding the issues and needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students and staff. Learn more. • The Global Initiatives Network assists in expanding the international membership of ACUHO-I, corresponds with other international associations, and promotes the Association's international activities. Learn more.• The Housing Facilities and Services Committee partners with APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities to educate members about the best practices for maintaining, building, or renovating campus housing facilities. Learn more. • The Housing Internship Committee provides a benefit to the member institutions by providing student training and educational opportunities beyond the classroom in areas of housing and food services, and provides a benefit to the students who participate. Learn more.• The Information Technology Committee assists the members with understanding and staying current with the ever-changing technology and its applications to housing operations (i.e., assignments, "on-line" applications, networks, etc.) while also assisting the major studies regarding technology. Learn more. • The International Study Committee coordinates the study tour just prior to the Annual Conference & Exposition. Responsibilities include contacting institutions in the region of ACE to arrange tours of campuses. Learn more.• The James C. Grimm National Housing Training Institute (NHTI) Committee plans the annual NHTI, determines the curriculum, and selects and prepares faculty. Learn more.• The Journal Board oversees the article selection and publication of the peer reviewed Journal of College and University Student Housing. Learn more.• The Local Arrangements Committee for the Annual Conference and Exposition will be responsible for marketing within the region and bringing the local flavor of the region to the conference as well as coordinating the volunteers. Learn more. • The Marketing and Communications Committee educates members regarding the benefits and methodology of using marketing strategies in housing (i.e., publicity, assignments, conferences, etc.) and food service (i.e., meal plans, catering, etc.) operations and educates members how to keep the benefits of these programs in the forefront on their campuses. Learn more.• The Membership Committee assists in the recruitment of new association members as well as retaining existing memberships. Learn more. • The Multicultural Affairs Network assists to ensure participation in the Association by members from underrepresented groups and encourages diversity in the administration of housing operations. Learn more.• The Nominations Committee oversees the nomination of candidates to the ACUHO-I Executive Board. It ensures at least two candidates per elected position as well as a candidate pool representative of the diversity of the Association. Learn more.• The Placement Exchange Committee coordinates the annual Placement Exchange in partnership with ACUHO-I and NASPA. Learn more. • The Professional Standards Committee reviews and updates the ACUHO-I Ethical Principles and Standards for college and university housing professionals. The Committee coordinates the Standards Institute. Learn more. • The Program Committee plans and organizes the ACUHO-I Annual Conference and Exposition programs of the highest quality and broadest appeal. Learn more. • The Public Policy Advisory Committee coordinates the Association's responses to pertinent legislative action, provides the Association with information regarding legislative action, and works with partner associations and the legislative coalition. Learn more.• The Research Committee provides insights, guidance, and expertise in the formulation and implementation of the association’s research strategy. The research committee is responsible for determining and expanding the association’s research base, formulating a research plan, and identifying the critical issues and research opportunities in university housing. Learn more.• The Small College Network investigates the unique needs of small college housing programs and makes recommendations to ACUHO-I on how the Association can better meet these needs.  Learn more.• The STARS College Committee oversees the programming and organization of the annual STARS College held in conjunction with the ACUHO-I Annual Conference and Exposition. This event educates undergraduate students interested in pursuing the fields of student affairs, student housing, and/or campus dining. Learn more.• The Sustainability Advisory Committee works closely with the Director of Sustainability to provide the Association recommendations on sustainable initiatives and to provide the membership with educational, social, and economic sustainability education and information. Learn more.• The Talking Stick Advisory Board assists with recruiting authors and determining story ideas that will be of interest to the membership. Learn more.• The Talking Stick Writers' Committee authors articles, assists with recruiting new writers, and provides feedback on issues that may be of interest to the membership. Learn more.ACUHO-I’s 21st Century Project will result in the construction of prototype residential facilities that offer the unique, functional, and technologically advanced living experience today’s students are seeking. The project will explore the ever-changing roles that residences play in the collegiate experience and how they can improve and adapt to better serve students needs. Learn more by visiting the 21st Century Project's Web site. 25,000 dollars to the winner.
  • (Midatlantic Association of college and university housing officers)MACUHO provides 10 scholarships ($100 each) to the first 10 applicants who are accepted into the Institute. The application is also attached. Only 28 participants are accepted each year (approximately half from MACUHO and half from NEACUHO). Last year, we received about 40 applications (from MACUHO & NEACUHO).The deadline for submitting application materials is March 1, 2010.
  • The Journal of College and University Student Housing and the Talking Stick….published by ACUHO I- more focused on housingCAS stands for Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher EducationFacilities Manager is published by APPA
  • Professional Development: Are You On Target?

    1. 1. Professional Development: Are you on Target? By Natalie Munoz and Matthew Gregory
    2. 2. ON TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES To remind you of the importance of life long professional development for your self To provide you with at least one new way to fulfill your professional development goals To be able to reflect on your own professional development and set goals for the future
    3. 3. ON TARGET Reflection #1 •List of all the professional development opportunities that you have taken advantage of this year •Reflect on how these opportunities relate to your professional goals •Be prepared to share
    4. 4. ON TARGET Reflection #2 •List of all the professional development opportunities that you Have created and/or encouraged your staff to participate in •Reflect on how these opportunities relate to their professional goals •Be prepared to share
    5. 5. ON TARGET Definition of Staff Development Merkle and Artman (1983) A planned experience designed to change behavior and result in professional and/or personal growth and improved organizational effectiveness
    6. 6. ON TARGET Staff Development Goals (Decoster and Brown, 1991) Facilitating interaction with colleagues and associates Developing functional skills and specific competencies Promoting self understanding and self actualization Exposing staff to innovative programs Providing opportunities for professional renewal Conveying theoretical and philosophical knowledge
    7. 7. ON TARGET Staff Development Methods (Decoster and Brown, 1991) Academic Coursework National, Regional, and State Conference Attendance On Campus Programs utilizing either internal or external consultants Off-Campus Workshops, Seminars, and Institutes Staff Orientation and Social Functions Organizational Staff Meetings
    8. 8. ON TARGET Con’t…Staff Dev. Methods (Decoster and Brown, 1991) Special Research Program Grants Committee and Task Force Participation Ongoing Supervision Performance Evaluation Mentoring and General Relationships with Colleagues Administrative Fellowships and Internships
    9. 9. ON TARGET Advantages of Staff Development (Bair, 1985) Help Improve Staff Morale Stimulate Creative Problem Solving Increase Staff Productivity and Efficiency Facilitate Goal Setting Improve Staff Skills Increase Staff Awareness of the Importance of Keeping Current and Up-to-date Raise Skill Level
    11. 11. ON TARGET It doesn’t grow on trees… Out of Pocket & Dept. Options Free/Cheap Options • National Conferences ($1325) • Webinars (Free) • Regional Conferences ($75) • Job Shadowing (Free) • Drive – In Conferences ($75) • Mini-Internships (Free) • Webinars ($199) • Volunteering (Free) • Books (Dept. Library) • Association Costs ($75) • Association Costs ($75) • Certificates/Degrees/Courses • Regional Conferences ($75) • Full/Partial • Drive In Conferences ($75) Reimbursement • Certificates/Degrees/Courses • Fees • Full/Partial Reimbursement • Fees
    13. 13. ON TARGET For your Higher Education consideration… American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Career College Association (CCA) (AACTE) College and University Personnel Association (CUPA) American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions College Board (CB) Officers (AACRAO) College Fund/UNCF (UNCF) American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) American Association of State Colleges and Universities Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) (AASCU) American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) ACT Educational Testing Service (ETS) American Council on Education (ACE) Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA) (APPA) National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) (NAFEO) Association of American Law Schools (AALS) National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) National Association of College and University Business Officers Association of American Universities (AAU) (NACUBO) Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) (NAICU) Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant (AGB) Colleges (NASULGC) National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) NAWE: Advancing Women in Higher Education (NAWE) University Continuing Education Association (UCEA)
    14. 14. ON TARGET For your Higher Education consideration… •American College Personnel Association (ACPA) •Association for Student Conduct Association (ASCA) •Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA) •National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) •National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) •APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers •Attend your Union Meetings
    16. 16. ON TARGET NASPA and ACPA ACPA NASPA •ACPA Cultural Study Tour: •NASPA Study Abroad Central America and Program: Honduras, Panama (Semester at Sea) Ireland, New Zealand, •Commissions Africa, etc… •Standing Committees •Knowledge Communities •New York State Region: •NASPA Region II CSPA VOLUNTEER! PARTICIPATE IN A CASE STUDY! PRESENT! MOCK INTERVIEWS! JOIN A COMMITTEE! SOCIALIZE!
    17. 17. ON TARGET ACUHO-I Regional: NEACUHO (Northeast Association of College and Housing Officers) Volunteer Work Groups: Housing Facilities and Services, Information Technology, Conference Services, Business Operations, Marketing and Communications, Public Policy, Research, and Sustainability Committee, etc… 21st Century Project
    18. 18. ON TARGET RELI The Regional Entry Level Institute Hosted By NEACUHO and MACUHO •May •Exciting professional development opportunity with entry-level housing and residence life staff members • Recommended for those with 0 – 3 years of professional work experience. •Participants will be assigned to a faculty mentor with whom they work closely during the Institute. •Cost: $250 which includes lodging, meals, and supplies.
    19. 19. ON TARGET Online Conferences Webinars Most associations offer online webinars now
    21. 21. ON TARGET Helpful Readings: Just to name a few… AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, 2005- About Campus, 1997- Academe, 2002- Academic Leadership, 2000- Academic Questions, 1987- (Minus last 6 mos.) Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning and Academic Writing, 2004- Active Learning in Higher Education (UK), 2000- Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal, 1996- Adult Education and Development (Germany), 2000- Adult Education Quarterly, 1982- Adult Learning, 1996- American Educational Research Journal, 1964- (minus last 3 yrs.) For current issues, click here. American Journal of Distance Education, 2002- American School and University, 1996- Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 1976- (Minus last 7 yrs.) For current issues, click here. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, 2001- (Minus last 12 mos.) Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education , 1997- 1990-2007 Australian Education Researcher, 1974- Australian Universities Review, 2001- Black Collegian, 1990- Black Issues in Higher Education, 1994- British Educational Research Journal, 1978- (Minus last 3 yrs). For current issues, click here. Cambridge Journal of Education, 1997- Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 1995- Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2002- Change: the Magazine of Higher Education Learning, 1990- Christian Higher Education, 2002- Chronicle of Higher Education, 1997- College and University 1969- 1974 College & University Media Review, 2002- College Board Review 1947 College Quarterly: A Journal of Professional Development for College Educators, 1993- College Student Journal, 1996- 1971-1984 College Teaching, 1990- Community and Junior College Journal 1972-1984 Community College Journal 1992- Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 1997- Community College Review, 1999- Community College Week, 1996- Community, Technical and Junior College Journal 1985-1992 Comparative Education, 1995- 1990- Comparative Education Review, 1957- (Minus last 5 yrs.) 1957- Continuing Higher Education Review 2003- Current Issues in Comparative Education, 1998- Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 1999- Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1979-2004. For current issues, click here. Educational Leadership, 1974- 1943- Educational Researcher, 1972- (Minus last 3 yrs.) For current issues, click here. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2000- EDUCAUSE Review , 2000- European Educational Research Journal, 2002- European Journal of Education, 1979- (Minus last 10 yrs.) For current issues, click here. Florida Journal of Educational Administration & Policy, 2008- Florida Journal of Educational Research, 1996 Gourman Report: A rating of graduate and professional degree programs in American and International Universities Cocoa Gourman Report: A rating of undergraduate and professional degree programs in American and International Universities Cocoa Harvard Educational Review, 1993- 1937- Higher Education (Netherlands), 1972- (Minus last 3 yrs.) For current issues, click here. Higher Education and National Affairs, 2006- Higher Education in Europe (UK), 1997- Higher Education Management and Policy (France), 2003- (Minus last 6 mos.) Higher Education Perspectives (Canada), 2004- Higher Education Policy (UK), 1996- Higher Education Quarterly (UK), 1950- Higher Education Research and Development (UK/Australasia), 1997- Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 1990- History of Higher Education Annual 2003/2004 Innovative Higher Education, 1997- 1983-2000 International Higher Education , 1995- International Journal for Education Policy and Leadership, 2006- International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2005- International Review of Education (Netherlands/Germany), 1955- (Minus last 3 yrs.) For current issues, click here. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (Canada), 2000- International Studies in Sociology of Education (UK), 1997- Internet and Higher Education (UK), 1998- Irish Educational Studies, 1998- Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2003- Journal of Academic Ethics, 2003- Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 1993- Journal of College Admissions, 2003- Journal of College and University Law 1973- Journal of College & University Student Housing, 2004- Journal of College Counseling, 1998- (Minus last 18 mos.) Journal of College Student Development 1988- Journal of College Student Retention 2008- Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2007- Journal of Computing in Colleges, 2000- Journal of Computing in Higher Education 2003- Journal of Continuing Higher Education 2004- Journal of Counseling & Development, 1974- Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2008- Journal of Education Finance, 1998- Journal of Educational Administration, 1994- Journal of Further and Higher Education, 1997- Journal of Higher Education, 1930-(Minus last 5 yrs). For current issues, click here. Journal of Higher Education in Africa (Africa), 2003- Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management (UK), 1997- Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2002- Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1990- Leadership Quarterly, 1990- Liberal Education, 1990- 1959-2007 The Mentor: an Academic Advising Journal, 1999- Metropolitan Universities 1991-2007 NACADA Journal 1981-1989, 2007- NASPA journal, 1996-2002 1975-2002 New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1997- New Directions for Community Colleges , 1997- New Directions for Higher Education, 1997- New Directions for Institutional Research, 1997- New Directions for Student Services, 1997- New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1997- On Campus With Women, 1989- Open Access Journals in the Field of Education Perspectives on the History of Higher Education 2005-2007 Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 1998- Phi Delta Kappan, 1994- Planning for Higher Education , 2001- (Minus last 3 mos.) 1998- Practice & Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UK), 2006- The Presidency, 2003- Qualitative Research, 2001- Quality in Higher Education, 1997- Recruitment and Retention in Higher Education, 2004-2006 2003- Research in Higher Education, 1997- 1990-2003 Research in Post Compulsory Education (UK), 1997- Review of Educational Research, 1931- Review of Higher Education , 1996- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Proceedings 1962-2002 Student Aid News, 2002- Studies in Continuing Education (UK), 1997- Studies in Higher Education (UK), 1976- Teaching in Higher Education (UK), 1997- Thought & Action: An NEA Higher Education Journal, 1993- Trusteeship 1993- 2006 University Business, 2001- Women in Higher Education, 2002- Workplace; A Journal for Academic Labor , 1992-
    22. 22. ON TARGET Helpful Readings: Some of the most relevant •Chronicle of Higher Education • About Campus • ASHE- ERIC Higher Education Report • Journal of Higher Education • NASPA Journal • Journal of College Student Development • Educational Leadership • Diverse Issues in Higher Education •The Journal of College and University Student Housing •Talking Stick •CAS Professional Standards in HE •Facilities Manager
    24. 24. ON TARGET What opportunities are out there? DEPARTMENTS DEPARTMENTS • Campus Residences • Center for Prevention & • Dean of Students Outreach • Recreation • Diversity & Affirmative Action • Community •Student Activities Standards • Academic Judiciary • Academic Advising • Undergraduate Colleges • Transfer Office • Athletics • Registrar • Retention & Enrollment Management • Financial Aid • Dining • Academics • Career Center
    25. 25. ON TARGET What opportunities are out there? STUDENT ACTIVITIES • Job Shadowing w/ Reservations • Mini-Internships w/ Facilities Mgmt • Advising a Club • Advising a Greek Organization • Work with Undergraduate Student Government • Get involved with Weekend Life COMMUNITY STANDARDS • 2nd/3rd Level Advising/Board Member • Job Shadowing w/ Asst. or Director • Assist with Conduct Board Training
    26. 26. ON TARGET What opportunities are out there? ACADEMIC ADVISING CAMPUS RESIDENCES • Complete Certificate Program • Summer Work • Advise in December/June for • Conferences Transfer Students • Orientation • Teach ADV 101 (Transfer 101) • Summer Housing • Volunteer during high volume • Billing/Damage Appeals advising days • LLC & Leadership • Job Shadow or Mini Internship Development • RA Training & Development • Renovations/Facilities Management
    27. 27. ON TARGET PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Planning Matthew Gregory Goal: To become more informed on Student Affairs Opportunities JANUARY – Take a Winter Semester Course FEBRUARY – Attend LeadSTRONG MARCH – Present at a National Conference APRIL - Read THE NEW PROFESSIONAL: A resource guide for New Student Affairs Professionals and their supervisors MAY – Participate in a Conference Call regarding HIV/AIDS Awareness in NYC JUNE – Assist with Academic Advisement during Transfer Orientation
    28. 28. ON TARGET PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE JULY – Participate in a Free Webinar via Student Voice AUGUST – Meet with Judicial Affairs Director/Asst. Director to discuss their job and functions SEPTEMBER – Work with Reservations office on a mini-internship OCTOBER –Begin Assessment Certification Course NOVEMBER – Attend RA Conference DECEMBER – Present at Professional Development/Sustainability Conference
    29. 29. Your Turn…ON TARGET •Starting with April 2011, make a list of what you can do each month. Remember, not everything is going to cost money…but we have listed a lot of things that are “free”. •Since you are attending the National Conference, did you make a conscious effort to attend programs that have helped you grow professionally?
    30. 30. ON TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES To remind you of the importance of life long professional development for your self To provide you with at least one new way to fulfill your professional development goals To be able to reflect on your own professional development and set goals for the future
    31. 31. ON TARGET References ACPA. Online at: ACUHO-I. Online at: NASPA. Online at: Winston & Creamer.(1997) Improving Staffing Practices in Student Affairs. Jossey-Bass Publishers. San Francisco, CA.