The TACUSPA webinar series is one of many professional development opportunities provided to our members and is sponsored by Campus Labs.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

It's Gen Z, Not Millennial: A Overview of the Current College Student

Description: The narrative related to current undergraduate students is influenced by the research and behaviors associated with the generation known as millennials, however, this approach can be flawed because of current college students, ages 17-22, as classified as generation Z. This webinar will examine the difference in the generation, how they impact our practices, and methods to increase their success. 

Learning Outcomes: 
1. Participants will gain knowledge about Generation Z. 
2. Participants will understand how the characteristics of this generation impact their involvement with campus communities. 
3. Participants will explore methods to increase the effectiveness of their programming and initiatives. 

Webinar Presenter: 
Dr. Ashley Spicer-Runnels, Assistant Vice President for Student Success at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1193543349960310017

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Investigation and adjudication: A look into organization conduct practices and the impact on student development.

Description: Students have a strong desire to belong by joining student organizations. However, what happens when the organizations created to support students violate policy and impact the moral and ethical development of its membership? Institutions must effectively address organization misconduct utilizing an educational approach not an adversarial approach. "Groupthink” was introduced to the mainstream by Irving Janis (1972), which describes the process of how defective decision-making occurs in groups. The research describes why members succumb to groupthink behavior, conforming to social norms or even misconceived social norms (i.e. every organization is drinking all the time and/or hazing). Student organization policy violations range from minor policy violations to major policy violations such as hazing.

This facilitated discussion will discuss the following:

·       Conduct Process: the change in organization conduct policy that occurred at Texas State University in 2013, the change to a committee model consisting of two students and one faculty/staff (volunteers), and the up, down, sideways, good, and bad that has happened since in addressing organizational groupthink behaviors.

·       Relationship-Building: the strategies for developing effective partnerships with constituencies (Greek Life, Student Justice, University police, city police, inter/national bodies, student governing boards).

·       Educational sanctions: developing effective sanctioning models. Encouraging accountability and buy-in from student organization leadership and organization membership.

·       Policy: Who is responsible for organization conduct? What is the due process? We will provide recommendations for creating/editing organization conduct policies.

Webinar Presenters:

Brenda Lenartowicz, Associate Director for Student Involvement at Texas State University

Tabitha Williams, Coordinator for Organization Conduct at Texas State University

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7533270221112654593

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 12pm-1pm

Latino Male College Students in Texas: Increasing Persistence and Success

Description: This presentation will focus on the college going experiences of Latino male students and identify factors that influence persistence and success at four-year public colleges and universities. Attendees will be introduced to the current body of literature and research on this timely and relevant topic, while at the same time exploring the academic and personal journeys of 21 Latino males at an HSI in Texas. Sponsored by a TACUSPA research grant, the facilitator will share the results of this study and lead a lively group discussion on exciting new findings, innovative program development, and more effective resource and funding allocation.

Participants will leave with:

  • Resources on persistence and success for historically underrepresented male college students, specifically Latino males, Latino students in general, and historically underrepresented male college students
  • Current practices, policies, and programs that effectively aid with persistence and success for historically underrepresented students
  • An emphasis will be placed on developing new interventions based on the original research presented

Webinar Presenter:

Dr. John Kaulfus, Senior Director, Student Success & Title IX Director

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1291647277314186497



The TACUSPA webinar series is one of many professional development opportunities
provided to our members and is sponsored by Campus Labs.

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