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"Webinar Wednesdays" Return!

  • July 10th, 2024 - 12-1pm (Central) - "Getting to Know Our TACUSPA Fellows!"

Dr. Christine Self, Dr. Elizabeth Massengale, and Dr. Amy Murphy will discuss the scholarship within their book: Engaging Families in Higher Education: Lessons Learned and Best Practices. 

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In case you were not able to attend, we have recorded our most recent webinars: 

A Beginner's Guide to Academic Publishing

May 1st, 2024 - Noon

A short presentation and guided Q&A among Higher Education professionals on the topic of publishing. Dr Peggy Holzweiss, Editor of the Student Affairs on Campus, Dr. Pietro Sasso, and Dr. Anthony Edwards, answer questions from current Student Affairs professionals and aspiring authors, Dr. Neil E. Golemo, and Josh Meredith about getting started.

View online @TACUSPAtube

Engaging Families in Higher Education: Lessons Learned and Best Practices.

April 3rd, 2024 - Noon

Dr. Christine Self, Dr. Elizabeth Massengale, and Dr. Amy Murphy discuss their book Engaging Families in Higher Education: Lessons Learned and Best Practices.

View online @TACUSPAtube

The Value of You: A Discussion on Prioritizing your Needs as a Professional

January 30th, 2023 - Noon

Shelby Hearn - Texas A&M University


Discovering your Backyard: Finding your Place in your Community

February 10th, 2023 - Noon

Jasmine-Jennings Rentz - Texas Christian University



Previous Webinars

Balancing a Career in Higher Education and Parenting
Friday, June 11 - Noon

Are you a parent? Join our hosts as they discuss balancing a career in higher education and parenting!

Brandon Lee, Director of Residence Life UH-Victoria
Ashley Spicer-Runnels, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs TAMU-San Antonio
Shelly Fordyce, Director of Student Activities TAMU- Galveston
Lisa Perez, Assistant Vice President for Student Life TAMU-Corpus Christi

Building an Effective Personal Brand

Wednesday, February 17th - Noon 

Interested in building or enhancing your personal brand? Attend this webinar to learn more from Dr. Mordecai Brownlee, who was named one of 30 most interesting voices in higher education by EdTech Magazine

Mordecai I. Brownlee
Vice President for Student Success
St. Philip's College

About the Speaker: Dr. Mordecai Ian Brownlee currently serves as the Vice President for Student Success at St. Philip's College, the only college in the nation federally-designated as both a historically Black college (HBCU) and a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI), located in San Antonio, Texas.

Exploring How the Texas Legislative Session May Affect Student Affairs Across the State
Monday, Jan 25 - Noon

All eyes are on the state capital this legislative session. Join this webinar to learn more about this legislative session and ways you can contribute.  

Laura Hartmann
Associate Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations
The University of Texas System

Matt Parson
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Government Relations
Texas A&M University System

"What I Would Do Differently:" Three Lessons from 37 Derailed Administrators

Friday, Nov. 13 - Noon 

Most of us would be devastated to lose our job. Join this webinar to learn three lessons from senior-level higher education administrators who lost their job and found meaningful roles again.

Jeff Strietzel, Part-Time Lecturer, Leadership Studies - Baylor University

Building Personal & Professional Resilience

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Focusing on health and wellbeing should be a priority for all Student Affairs professionals, serving as a model for our students. Join Paulina as she shares tip, tricks, and cognitive explanations for how you can practice self-care and build resilience both personally and professionally.

Paulina H. Mazurek, Director, Wellness & Professional Formation, UT Health - San Antonio, Long School of Medicine

Useful Career Skills for Student Affairs Professionals

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Iliana Melendez, Associate Dean of Students, University of Houston - Clear Lake

Taylor Kemp, Student Development Specialist II, Texas A&M University at Galveston

April 24, 2020
Creating Programming & Resources to Support Diverse Student Populations  

The goal of the webinar is to teach best practices in creating programming & resources for diverse student populations. Will review three tips to develop diverse programming and discuss prior programming done at University of Houston Career Services that supported students who identify as LGBTQ, recovery from addiction, 1st generation, and/or women.

The tips include:

  • Showing Students How To Look for Inclusive Employers
  • Diversity statement lists for each career fair
  • Tailor Resources to Diverse Student Populations
  • Drop-in hours at Cougars in Recovery office
  • Navigating the Job Search with a Criminal Record handout
  • Connect Students to Professionals They Identify With
  • Coming Out For Work LGBTQ Panel Q&A with KPMG
  • Empower Women Meet and Greet Roundtables with 1st generation panelist
At the end of the webinar will discuss future programming ideas including:
  • Empower Women Brunch during Women’s History Month
  • Online Presentation Videos on Coming Out For Work or Disclosing Criminal Record History

Donah Justice, Career Development Counselor, University of Houston Career Services

April 23, 2020
Identifying and Serving an Invisible Student Population: Foster Care Alumni 

Foster care alumni, many times an invisible student population on college and university campuses, have many on- and off- campus support systems and resources to assist in their success. Participants in this webinar will learn ways to identify foster care alumni and needed services, the role of legislatively-mandated foster care liaisons, and the challenges of serving this population. The Texas tuition and fee waiver, Education and Training Voucher, Scholarships, Supervised Independent Living, Medicaid for Transitioning Foster Care Youth, and other benefits will also be addressed. Participants will receive a comprehensive resource list.

Keri Rogers, Higher Education Consultant

Amy O'Keefe, Executive Director, CARE, Texas Woman's University

Hidden Tricks and Tips on Changing Functional Areas within Student Affairs

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Join us in listening to this 15-minute conversation with Joshua Neaves about useful skills for people looking to make a change in functional areas within Student Affairs.

Taylor Kemp, Student Development Specialist II, Texas A&M University at Galveston

Joshua Neaves, Director of Student Engagement, The University of Texas at Tyler

March 27, 2020

Community and Self-Care in Turbulent Times (provided by NASPA)

Join us for an in-depth dialogue focusing on how we can develop strategies for ourselves and our communities during these unprecedented times. Together, we will uncover new ways to care for ourselves, our communities, and our teams as we lean into the shifting ways we do our work.

March 26, 2020

Engaging and Supporting Students Online During COVID-19 and Beyond (provided by NASPA)

Engage with the authors of a new NASPA publication that debuts this month, Online & Engaged: Innovative Practices for Online Learner Success. The full schedule of this presentation is available, enabling participants to join when they are able, and for the portions that interest them. With conversations reflecting chapter topics such as The Business Side of Online Student Affairs, Integrity & Student Conduct in Online Environments, and Equity in Online Learning, there should be relevant discussions to every student affairs role. To support our community, the e-book is free to NASPA members through June 30, 2020. 

August 1, 2019
Secondary Trauma in Student Affairs and Student Conduct 
Presented in Partnership with ASCA Texas and the Texas Deans of Students

Martha Compton, Dean of Students, Concordia University Texas

July 18, 2019
Biggest Buzz Webinar - Give back to impact: Rethinking the motivations for Latinx involvement

Ricardo Montelongo, Ph.D.

April 18, 2019
Partnership through the Process: Strategies for developing and fostering partnerships between campus offices/departments that respond to allegations of sexual misconduct/harassment

Presented in Partnership with ACSA Texas and the Texas Deans of Students
Jennifer E. Bloom, Senior Assistant General Counsel, University of Houston System 
Douglas Eck, Assistant Dean of Students, University of Houston 
Erika Harrison, Title IX/Equity and Diversity Officer, University of Houston-Downtown 

May 2, 2019
Managing Disruptive Student Behavior: Developing proactive, multidisciplinary, and collaborative approaches to assessing and responding to students who exhibit threatening, concerning, and/or concerning behaviors

Presented in Partnership with ASCA Texas and the Texas Deans of Students
Jennifer E. Bloom, Senior Assistant General Counsel, University of Houston System 
Kamran Riaz, Associate Dean of Students, University of Houston 

May 17, 2019
Writing and Research for Publication
This session’s hybrid presentation format will bring together practitioners and faculty members from across the State of Texas to share their experience and lessons learned on their journey to publication. Participants will engage in a conversation regarding tips and tools to aid in conducting research and writing for publication. This session is being presented as part of the University of Houston System Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Annual Conference and is being co-sponsored by the Texas Association of College University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA).
Ashley Spicer-Runnels, Ed.D.,  Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Teresa Simpson, Ed.D., Special Assistant to the Dean for Student Recruitment, Retention & Success/ Clinical Instructor for Ed.L.D., Lamar University
Jenifer Edwards, Ph.D., Full Professor, Communication Studies, Tarleton State University
Tiffany J. Davis, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor & M.Ed. Program Director, University of Houst

May 23, 2019
Pursuing a doctoral degree as a senior-level administrator

Presented in Partnership with ASCA Texas and the Texas Deans of Students
Kaulfus, Chief Student Affairs Officer & Title IX Director, University of Texas Health Science Center 
Iliana B. Melendez, Associate Dean of Students, University of Houston-Clear Lake 
Paul York, Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Texas A&M University - Central Texas

Previous Webinars can be accessed online.

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