Responding Effectively (and Calmly!) to Complaints and Criticism Date Thursday, 3/22/2018, 2 pm EST Amir Baghdadchi In this webinar you will learn how handling unhappiness in our line of work is different from other kinds of service, and how our student affairs background actually holds the key to de-escalating a situation and rebuilding trust. Substance Abuse: How to Respond Appropriately to Students Who Are Abusing Drugs and/or Alcohol Tuesday, 3/27/2018, 1 pm EST Dr. Aaron Hughey This webinar will enable participants to recognize the telltale signs that a student may be experiencing substance and/or alcohol abuse and, more importantly, what they should do to help the student as well as maintain a safe and secure educational environment. Using Rubrics for Staff and Candidate Evaluations Thursday, 3/29/2018, 1 pm EST Stan Dura In this webinar we will review what rubrics are and explore what features distinguish effective rubrics from those that are not. Pathway to becoming a Dean of Students Tuesday, 4/03/2018, 1 pm EST Dr. Charles Hueber Are you considering becoming a Dean of Students is in your future? If you are considering this step in the next few years this webinar will be a great resource for you as you start this journey. Critical Partnerships: How Higher Education Can Partners with Business and Industry to Solve Our Shared Problems Wednesday, 4/04/2018, 1 pm EST Dr. Adam Peck & Dr. Michael Preston This webinar will give you a deep understanding of national trends in student engagement with the needs of business and industry to provide insight into how colleges and universities can more effectively partner with industry leaders to prepare our students for their careers. Participants will leave with tangible steps they can take to meet our shared goals. Launching eSports on Your Campus Monday, 4/09/2018, 1 pm EST Dr. Charles Hueber This session will explore the world of eGaming on the college campus and will discuss ways to build and/or incorporate eGaming into your department’s strategic plan.
Restorative Approach to Diversity and Inclusion Amanda L. McLittle & Mallory Martin-Ferguson In this webinar participants will learn about the concepts of Restorative Justice and how they can relate to Diversity and Inclusion work and will hear examples of situations at the University of Michigan where this approach was used. Training versus Trials: Using Educative Strategies and Legal Precedent to Combat Hazing Culture Dr. Jason L. Meriwether This engaging webinar will provide legally sound practices to educate students about the risks and dangers of hazing and help reduce university liability. Shaping Strategies for Student Affairs Fundraising Dr. Jason L. Meriwether This webinar will discuss some innovative, yet well-tested strategies for improving the percentage of students on campus who are participating in cocurricular experiences. Using Residence Life Staff to Assess Engagement and Aid in Student Retention Curt Naser and Karen Donoghue This webinar will explain the assessment rubric, highlight the results and explore opportunities for growth at your institution. Conduct and Students on the Autism Spectrum Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown This webinar will address how to best work with students on the spectrum who may present these challenges. Issues for classrooms, residence halls and students organizations will be discussed as well as dealing with parents. Tackling Unconscious Bias in Decision-Making Dr. Ijeoma Nwaogu This webinar will distinguish and define a variety of underexplored biases, and provide examples of ways in which they affect day-to-day student affairs praxis.