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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

From Mid-manager to Assistant Vice President: Making Aspirations a Reality

Dr. Jay Lambert, VP for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, University of Houston-Victoria
Dr. Ashley Spicer-Runnels, Assistant Vice-President for University College, Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Do you have a 5 year or 10 year plan? If your plan includes becoming a CSAO, there is a great deal of learning and growth that will need to take place. Making it to the AVP/ number 2 level is a vital step in the process. This session defines the AVP/number 2 role from both a student affairs and an institutional perspective. The presenters will outline the multiple roles of the AVP, how best to prepare for this role and what you need to do to prepare as you seek this important and rewarding professional experience.

“From Mid-manager to Assistant Vice President: Making Aspirations a Reality” was presented at the 2016 TACUSPA Annual Conference and was recognized as the recipient of the Biggest Buzz Award.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Title IX Update and Best Practices

Dr. Scott Lewis, Title IX Expert, Partner with NCHERM Group, and Advisory Board Member of ATIXA.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Stop. Collaborate. And Prevent.

Michelle Reeves, Investigator, Texas Woman’s University
Sonia Redwine, Assistant Director, Texas Woman’s University
Amy Allison, Health Educator, Texas Woman’s University

Prevention is a campus-wide initiative. The presentation will focus on how a small to medium size university collaborates to address violence prevention.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Cultivating the Relationship: Deferred Adjudication for Students

Sarah Jaks, Assistant Director, Texas A&M University
Melanie McKoin, Assistant Coordinator, Texas A&M University

This session will take a look at the Noise Abatement Class (NAC) offered at Texas A&M through Off-Campus Student Services. While NAC provides students with deferred disposition status for their penal code conviction, it also provides education on what it means to be a good neighbor and how to live the life of a college student while respecting the lives of others. This session will dive into the history of how the class was developed, share curriculum, and discuss the importance of such resources while providing key aspects that you can bring back to your home institution.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Putting Together our Identities: Navigating Intersectionality at a PWI

Dr. Uyen Tran-Parsons, Senior Lecturer, University of North Texas
Nydia Sanchez, Doctoral Student, University of North Texas
Nicholas Fuselier, Assistant Director of Experiential Learning, University of North Texas
Catherine Olivarez, Doctoral Student, University of North Texas
Ah Ra Cho, Doctoral Student, University of North Texas

In 1991, Crenshaw introduced the concept of intersectionality providing scholars a tool to identify and respond to nuanced and varied dimensions of privilege and oppression. Recent events such as Beyonce’s Formation Super Bowl performance reintroduced the concept into the mainstream consciousness. Individuals do not simply experience the world from one identity. The intersection of multiple identities creates a unique experience with racism, privilege, sexism, and classism. Applying this same concept to academia, are we truly allowed to come to the table with all our unique identities? In this session, doctoral students discuss how they navigate intersectionality specifically at a PWI.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Hate Crimes on Campus: How to Educate, React & Respond to Safeguard Justice

Claire K. Hall, J.D. is an attorney and Principal at UECAT, LLC where her work focuses on providing compliance, training and investigation services for colleges and universities across the country.
Naomi Sigg currently serves as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Case Western Reserve University. 

University administrators must be swift and comprehensive in addressing hate crimes on their campuses or the effect can be devastating to their community. Southern Poverty Law Center reported approximately 1, 094 hate and bias-related incidents in the months following the election. Morale, institutional values, inclusive training, opportunities for authentic dialogue and legal concerns are all issues that institutions must consider when an incident occurs.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 12:00 P.M.

Turning A New Leaf: Building Skilled Hearing Officers From the Ground Up - Co-Hosted with ASCA-Texas

Douglas Eck, Assistant Dean of Students, University of Houston 
Sean Baser, Graduate Assistant, University of Houston

Building upon the shared responsibility of administering the Code of Student Conduct, the Dean of Students office and Student Housing and Residence Life have developed a three-tiered Competency model for campus hearing officers. Recognizing that student conduct may only be a small portion of a Residence Life staff member’s overall duties, the desire to build a professional development plan to improve skill set, proficiency and confidence became paramount priorities at the University of Houston. The Competency model seeks to evaluate conduct officer abilities while providing benchmarks for growth toward becoming better prepared conduct practitioners. Learn what went into the creation of this model, how it has been implemented and training considerations for improving hearing officer’s competency and effectiveness. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

How Our Stories Serve as a Bridge to Belonging & Mattering

Dr. Jay Lambert, VP for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, University of Houston-Victoria
Monica Thompson, Executive Director of Career Services, University of Houston
Michael Wilkinson, Director of Student Life and Services, University of Houston-Victoria

Students are coming to college with a need to belong but don’t always trust and connect with the staff tasked to get them involved. Also, students often don’t see us as very much like them. This makes connecting very difficult. It isn’t their job to feel like they belong, it is our job to get them involved so they feel like they belong. Telling our stories is a great way to connect and develop personal trusting relationships with students. Come learn why you need to make this a priority to develop a sense of belonging and mattering with your students.

Webinar Rescheduled - TBA

Evolution of Case Management with Relationship & Sexual Violence Survivors

Karla Arenas-Itotia, Assistant Director, Violence Prevention and Student Intervention, The University of Texas at Arlington
Charity Stutzman, Director of Community Standards, The University of Texas at Arlington

The Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention (RVSP) Program at UT Arlington provides education, support, and advocacy to the UT Arlington campus community. Join us on a journey of the evolution of case management since the department was founded in 2007 to present time. We will discuss available services, process, challenges, and the practice of social work in a high education setting.


Wednesday July 26, 2017, 12:00 P.M.

CAS 101: Assessing and Adjusting Student Conduct Programs in Private Universities - Co-hosted with ASCA-Texas

Megan Kruse, Coordinator for Technology and Special Projects, Trinity University 
David Tuttle, Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students

Overwhelmed about assessing the inner-workings of your conduct program? This session chronicles the development and implementation of an effective Student Conduct Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) Self-Assessment, using Trinity University’s assessment and adjustment of conduct programs as a case study. We will provide a foundation of how to assess your program and resources/tips/tricks for a seamless assessment strategy. 

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6365140266113442819

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Moral Disengagement, Assumptions, and Anti-LGBT Violence

David Hunt, Assistant Director, Disability Services, Texas State University
Dr. Clint-Michael Reneau, Director, Disability Services, Texas State University
Skyller Walkes, Associate Director, Disability Services, Texas State University

Moral disengagement and assumption-making can quicken the process by which individuals excuse themselves from relational connection and commit atrocity. In this session, presenters will apply theories from leadership and social psychology to shift the conversation on violence against the LGBT community to actions that university leaders and mentors may adopt that have documented, morally engaging effects.

Register for Moral Disengagement, Assumptions, and Anti-LGBT Violence

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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