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ANTSHE Conference 2019 Sessions

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APRIL 4 – 6, 2019 | Orlando, Florida 

Day Two - Friday, April 4


8:45 AM Tracks

New Practices to Increase Academic Success of AAPI Immigrants & Refugees

Time: 8:45 am - Track 1
Phoumy Sayavong, Ph.D., Berkeley City College

Learn about the most up-to-date academic challenges facing new immigrants and refugees; Understand systemic change to improve the academic outcomes for ESL students; Implement effective teaching and student support strategies for ESL students. Often immigrants and refugees end up in the U.S. with limited resources and few readily transferable skills which forces them into low-wage, mostly manual labor jobs and traps families in low-income neighborhoods. Laney College’s Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Program uses innovative strategies to address the gaps in retention and success of English language learning (ELL), AAPI immigrants who are seeking technical skills certificates, degrees and transfer pathways to universities.

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Time: 8:45 am - Track 2

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Time: 8:45 am - Track 3

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Time: 8:45 am - Track 4

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Time: 8:45 am - Track 5

9:45 AM Keynote Speaker

11:00 AM Tracks

The Application of Andragogical Principles to Better Understand Nontraditional Online Learners

Time: 11:00 am - Track 1
Speaker: Dr. Wendy Conaway, Ashford University

This session will introduce the principles of Andragogy as posited by Malcolm Knowles and relate them to nontraditional learners in the online environment. Understanding how the principles motivate and shape student behavior will help instructors develop curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning. Participants will be invited to share ways in which principles can be applied to create a dynamic learning environment and support nontraditional online students.

(To be determined)

Time: 11:00 am - Track 2

An Analysis of Adult Degree Completion Programs: Best Practices and Impact

Time: 11:00 am - Track 3
Speaker: Drs. 
Millard Juette Bingham and Jie Ke, Jackson State University

This session will discuss adult degree completion programs and their impact upon nontraditional student success. In particular, (1) lessons learned regarding strengths and weaknesses of programs; (2) exemplary principles of good practice; (3) the impact of the programs on the broader educational activities of institutional providers and the higher education community in general.

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Time: 11:00 am - Track 4

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Time: 11:00 am - Track 5

12:00 Lunch/Nontrad Student Panel Discussion

1:30 PM Tracks

Meeting Them Where They Are: Analyzing The Benefits (and Costs) of an Accelerated RN-MSN Program for Adult Learners

Time: 1:30 pm - Track 1
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Taylor, University of Dallas

A well-educated nurse is an effective nurse. Registered Nurses often find their long-term career goals of advancement as daunting, if not impossible. The number of factors that they need to consider in order to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and perhaps even their Master’s of Science in Nursing degree is often seen as an imposing hill to climb. This session offers a look at a program designed specifically for RN’s to complete both a BSN and MSN degree in a timely manner while offering it in a cost-effective way. This session will provide feedback from students currently in the program, an overview of the curriculum, benefits and drawbacks of the program, and the ways in which students are advised and monitored in the program.

(To be determined)

Time: 1:30 pm - Track 2

The Value of Community: Creating Non-Traditional Student Campus Organizations

Time: 1:30 pm - Track 3
 Glynis Boyd Hughes

A meaningful collegiate experience for non-traditional students (NTS) has several components, from engaged professors to accessible learning supports. One of the most important aspects of this experience is the NTS' need for community, the sense of belonging influencing everything from student participation on campus to being a supportive member of alumni after graduation. Due to factors such as full-time work and family commitments, NTS may not connect as easily with the campus community when student activities and resources are typically designed for and targeted to the needs and interests of the traditional student. We will examine how being in community supports NTS success overall, ensuring their needs and interests are addressed, and engaging this unique group of students.

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Time: 1:30 pm - Track 4

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Time: 1:30 pm - Track 5

2:20-2:35 ANTSHE Drop-In Center located outside on the Cypress Patio (weather permitting) - Topics: Student/Veteran services, nontrad student engagement, academic support, organizational leadership. Lead by ANTSHE Board Members.

2:40 PM Plenary Session: Academic Leadership Panel Discussion

4:20 PM Silent Auction Closes (Silent auction items must be picked up by the end of the conference on Saturday).

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Research Brainstorming Session

4:30-6:00 PM Painting Party (must sign up in advance by selecting this option when registering for the conference. No additional cost, included with full conference registration. No experience necessary [instructor led]). 

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April 1 - October 31

  • Early Registration
May 15
  • Call for Proposals Open
February 18
  • Call for Proposals Closed
March 1
  • Deadline for Presenters to Register to be included in Program
April 4-6, 2019
  • ANTSHE Conference 2019




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