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SA Camp 3.0

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be on the planning committee for Student Affairs Camp 2017 (aka SA Camp 3.0). As a grad student, I participated in the very first SA Camp in 2014 and as a first-year professional I presented as a “Camp Counselor” during SA Camp 2.0 in 2016. It is by far my favorite professional development opportunity.

You may be curious about why anyone would want to spend a weekend, in the summer, at a conference… Well, the entire point is that SA Camp is actually based on an unConference model. SA Campers do yoga, hike, meditate, and enjoy the New England weather. We do these activities while having conversations that range from casual to intense, but are all meaningful, intentional, and encourage us to get outside of our comfort level. Seriously, it is adult summer camp! After each SA Camp I have felt refreshed and ready for the fall semester to begin.

The connections that I have made during SA Camp have had a major impact on my life, professionally and personally. Little did I know that just six months after my most recent SA Camp experience, I would run into a fellow camper during an interview! I knew Brianne worked at Endicott College, but I didn’t realize I would see her. Sure enough, as I walked in the Student Center, Brianne’s office was right in front of me. I knocked and she gave me a huge hug while welcoming me to her campus. I could not have asked for a better way to start a daylong interview, or to feel more welcome at a new institution. The day of my interview started on such a positive note by seeing Brianne and sure enough I’ve been fortunate to work at Endicott ever since! The true beauty of SA Camp is that campers come from all over and you never know what new connections you will make.

Please join me this summer in Keene, NH for SA Camp 3.0. If you have questions, feel free to reach out via email!

For more information and to register online please visit the event page at http://newengland.myacpa.org/event/sacamp2017/.

Jillian Toce, M.Ed.
SA Camp Planning Committee
Area Director, Endicott College
jtoce@endicott.edu

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New England at ACPA17: Accepted Program by Lisa Landreman

Preferred Name: Lisa Landreman

Employer: Roger Williams University

Position: Assistant Vice President and Dean for Student Life

Title of your Program: Addressing Sexual Violence on Campus: Theoretical and Conceptual Framing

Description:
This session frames sexual violence in a postsecondary context by theoretically grounding it as a social justice issue, making the case for situating it within student affairs work, and providing a historical view of research, policy, legislation, and social movements related to its occurrence on campus. The presenters are authors of chapters from a forthcoming (summer 2007) book on addressing sexual violence in higher education.

What you look forward to most for ACPA 17:
Columbus is a wonderful location for convention with great restaurants and an accessible convention center and transportation. I always look forward to reconnecting with colleagues and the new ideas and energy I gain from attending the convention. As the Director of Professional Development on the Governing Board for ACPA I am most excited to engage in conversations with ACPA members about the proposal for a revised mission, bold new vision for racial justice and structure of the governing board. It is an exciting time to be an ACPA member!

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New England at ACPA17: Accepted Program by Staci Weber

Preferred Name:  Staci Weber

Employer or Grad School/ Position or Year of Graduation:  Dean of Student Affairs, Pine Manor College & Doctoral Candidate at Syracuse University, anticipated graduation May 2017

Title of your Program:  How First Generation Students Make Meaning of College Access programs

Description: Through qualitative methodology, this research built upon Cultural Wealth (Yosso, 2005, 2006) and Critical Theory (Kincheloe & McLaren, 2002) to understand how 47 first generation college students used non-profit and government funded college access programs to prepare for and gain access to college.  Through the students’ stories, the findings expanded Cultural Wealth to include first generation college students, demonstrated “college uplift,” and explored new ways first generation college students challenged current college choice models.

What you look forward to most for ACPA 17:  I look forward to connecting with colleagues and learning best practices.

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New England at ACPA17: Accepted Program By Brian Gallagher

Preferred Name: Brian Gallagher

Employer: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Position: Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards

Title of your Program: Check Your US-Centric First World Privilege

What you look forward to most for ACPA 17: Networking

Description:
This session will explore US-centric and first world privilege in US higher education and culture.  Data, each presenters’ work and educational experiences outside the US, and the experiences and insights of participants will be used to highlight US-centric first world privilege.  The session will cover global demographic data, as well as fundamental cultural, religious, architectural, and educational differences among nations.  Gender roles, religion, authority, personal relationships and the underlying metaphors of college will feature as the centerpiece as contrast with US cultures.