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Scheduled: Wednesday, January 23, 2019


The Dream in Practice Webinar Series: What’s Involvement Got to Do With Underrepresented College Students’ Success?
Category: Webinars

  • Members: All
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: All
    Decades of empirical research have shown that involvement matters in terms of college student success. Students who are involved purposefully in meaningful high-quality experiences earn better grades, persist at higher rates, and feel better about their overall experience compared to less- or non-involved peers. More recent research has demonstrated that investing time and energy to collegiate activities (clubs/organizations), sports, fraternities, gospel choirs, and more fosters a strong sense of belonging for students, especially underrepresented groups. In this webinar, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, author of College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students, shares his theory of belonging, new insights from the 2nd edition of his book, and highlights practical example of how we can promote involvement, foster belonging, and ensure student success on an array of college campuses! At the end, participants in this webinar will be able to: -Articulate the connection between students’ involvement in campus activities and student success -Identify and describe the core elements of Strayhorn’s (2019) revised theory of belonging -Draw linkages between involvement, belonging, and students’ sense of mattering -List and explain at least three (3) ways to foster students belonging through campus involvement -Recall and list at least three (3) experts or resources on the topic of involvement and belonging -Apply information from the webinar to immediate practice in forming new or revising existing campus activities

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    Scheduled: Tuesday, January 29, 2019


    The Dream in Practice Webinar Series: Male Involvement in Campus Activities
    Category: Webinars

  • Members: All
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: All
    Each year, there are fewer male students enrolling in college. Additionally, the males that do attend college are not as eager to get involved with student leader positions on campus. This webinar will showcase how Bridgewater State University (MA) and Florida State University are supporting their male students through male involvement and leadership programs.

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    Scheduled: Thursday, February 7, 2019


    Taking and Managing Risks in Student Programming
    Category: Webinars

  • Members: All
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: All
    From large scale concerts to smaller homegrown events, risk management is the process of advising organizations of the potential and perceived risks involved in their activities. This webinar will walk you educate you about the guiding boundaries established for organizations, and taking corrective actions and proactive steps to minimize accidental injury or loss. You will learn how to take creative risks in your programming, as well as how to ensure that your board plans and hosts events where everyone involved has a safe and fun experience! Through attending this webinar, participants will be able to... ...proactively plan and mitigate risks in their programming. ...review and analyze contracts to establish an initial understanding of risk. ...establish a guide and develop a relationship with their own Risk Management division.

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    Application Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019


    Assistant National Showcase Selection Coordinator
    Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Professional Staff
    Assists the National Showcase Selection Coordinator in facilitation of the NACA Showcase Selection program for both the National Convention and regional conferences.

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    Application Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019


    National Showcase Selection Coordinator
    Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Professional Staff
    Serves as the chief volunteer coordinating the Showcase Selection process at both the national level and regional level in conjunction with the NACA Office, and ensures the ongoing communication among National Showcase Selection Coordinators, National Lecture Showcase Coordinators, and Regional Showcase Selection Coordinators.

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    Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 12, 2019


    Mid Atlantic Festival Stage Crew
    Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student
    The Mid Atlantic Festival Stage Crew plays an active role in supporting the load-in, load-out, sound checks and performance components for all the acts that will appear on the showcase stage at the NACA® Mid Atlantic Festival.

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    Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019


    Northern Plains Regional Stage Crew
    Category: Regional Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: Northern Plains, West
    Target Audience: Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student
    The Regional Stage Crew plays an active role in supporting the load-in, load-out, sound checks and performance components for all the acts that will appear on the showcase stage at the NACA® Regional Conferences

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    Application Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019


    JCAPS Advisory Board General Member
    Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools, National Associates, Regional Associates
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Graduate Student, Professional Staff, Undergraduate Student
    Member of the Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS) Advisory Board   The purpose of the Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS) is to provide a forum for current discourse on issues pertinent to campus activities. JCAPS fills a void found in existing peer-reviewed outlet by providing space for current empirical research, along with other forms of scholarship, related to campus activities. The primary focus of JCAPS is on practice in campus activities, and to that end, each submission will be scrutinized for authors clearly addressing implications for practice, along with directions for further research.   As a national peer-reviewed journal, JCAPS represents a space with an intent to not only advance scholarship in campus activities, but to develop scholars and scholar-practitioners in campus activities. Campus activities practice is specifically defined as work related to student organizations and the training, development and learning of the members and leaders, as well as student organization advising; programming (and issues related to programming such as risk, budgets, inclusion), programming boards, and the effects of programming on students and campuses; and issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice across student activities practice.   In order to advance scholarship along these themes of student activities practice, JCAPS would seek submissions of the following types: research articles, including examples of application of theory to practice; assessment projects rooted in practice; graduate student research/research in brief; research book reviews; and, reviews of different methodologies.   The Advisory Board will be comprised of five-seven professionals with the following experience:   ·         Individuals with prior experience as editors/associate editors/section editors of other peer reviewed journals, and who also have experience as published scholars. ·         Representatives from the Board, the National Office, and the Research & Scholarship Group, as well as a faculty member from a preparation program. ·         A Professional Intern. (This position is designed to give a campus activities professional without journal experience a chance to be exposed to scholarly activity)

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