July 9th Topic
I am interested in learning about programs/initiatives/student
organizations, etc. at other universities that both support and benefit
high achieving graduate students. We currently participate with Phi
Kappa Phi and the Presidential Management Fellows Program. Would like
to learn about some additional options.
To view the document referenced in Mary Hall's answer to the July 9th Tuesday Topic, click here.
July 14th Topic
What programs/activities/events do you have at your institution that
truly exhibit collaboration between student affairs/services
departments and academic affairs departments/units? We are looking for
programs that specifically engage graduate and professional students.
August 11th Topic
How do you orient and transition your students to campus? What
communication do you send to them before Orientation to educate the
students about the program? Who is involved in the planning of your
orientation program? What types of programs/workshops do you hold
during Orientation? and What assessment(s) do you use to evaluate the
success of your Orientation program?
August 18th topic
What is your institution's alcohol policy for graduate/professional students concerning on and off campus events? and What has been your experience in implementing your alcohol policy (the good, the bad, and the ugly)?
October 20th topic
What challenges have
you seen students’ work through, especially first year students in
transitioning to a new academic climate/year and outside responsibilities
(work, family, etc…)? And, how have you and the University helped the students
work through these challenges?
November 10th Topic
At the NASPA National Conference in March, AGAPSS is working with the Technology Knowledge Community to host a pre-conference on how best to use technology in engaging our graduate, professional and adult learners. During this pre-conference we want to showcase your experiences and unique ideas of how to use technology to communicate with and engage your students. Our question to you the is:
What technologies do you use when communicating with and engaging your student population? What are technologies you would like to know more about? What has been your experience in using technology and the affects of it on building relationships with your students?
November 24th Topic
This week's question comes from Laurie Hulcher, Assistant Director of the Graduate School of Management and Technology at the University of Maryland - University College.
I am currently working on a project related to academic support services for UMUC's graduate students, and would appreciate your input regarding research on centralized versus decentralized Academic Support Centers.
We are defining "centralized" as one support center for a university (i.e. for all schools, all students). We are defining "decentralized" as separate support centers for graduate and undergraduate students, or for different schools.
If you are aware of ongoing or published research or studies in this area, I would greatly appreciate your feedback.
January 26th topic
This week's topic is the proposed concept of unification between NASPA and ACPA. Last week, both ACPA and NASPA boards approved resolutions moving closer to advancing the concept of unification. A final agreed upon resolution is still in process for developing the potential structure for a new organization.
What are your thoughts regarding the unification plan? What are the pros and cons from your perspective?
July 6th Topic
One aspect of working with graduate and professional students which often sets them apart from other students is their distance from campus. How do you engage online and distance education students in co-curricular opportunities for learning as well as campus support services? Can we bridge the distance?
July 13th topic
Graduate and professional students come to campus with a lot going on in their lives. Many work, have families, and/or are heavily engaged in their academic career and do not have additional time to devote to "stuff" outside the classroom.
What is the best program idea to get your students' attention?