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Schedule

TimeSession
12:00–5:00pmRegistration Open
1:00–4:00pmDiversity Abroad Advisory Council Meeting (Closed)

TimeSession
7:00–5:30pmRegistration Open
9:00am–12:00pmPre-Conference Workshops (pre-registration required)
1:15–3:15pmDeep Dive Sessions
Culturally-Responsive Advising to Leverage Student Strengths and Increase Their Success

We approach this deep dive on EA advising practice from Yosso's (2005) Community Cultural Wealth (CCW) construct, which suggests that historically underrepresented students bring a rich range of unique strengths that can make them stronger university students. We then introduce deep dive attendees to Appreciative Advising and help them create a culturally-responsive approach to advising, which can allow them to forge stronger relationships with diverse students and empower them to achieve their international educational goals.

Presenters  

Lisa Johnson - Smith College 

David Wick - Middlebury Institute, Monterey CA

DuBois Jennings - Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA)

Emily Hammock Mosby - University of New Mexico

What We Wish you Knew: Insight from Individuals with Disabilities

Although the number of students with disabilities who study abroad has increased, the number with learning, sensory, and physical disabilities has decreased. How do we understand this? What practices can support students with disabilities to ensure access and successful engagement in the study abroad experience? Join us in a panel discussion with at least 3 study abroad participants who have varying disabilities, and learn from their perspective on navigating the study abroad experience.

Presenters

Lauren Schuller - Bentley University

Michael Alijewicz - International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)

Cheryl Beverly - James Madison University- College of Education

Jenny Sullivan - Rochester Institute of Technology

Who's On Top? Achieving Gender Parity in International Education Leadership

This session explores whether gender parity (the ratio of women to men) has been achieved within International Education's senior leadership level. It includes a presentation of the results of 2017/18 related research, insights into the lived experiences of women senior leaders, including stories from women of color, and a discussion about the barriers and opportunities for women leaders to move up the leadership ladder.

Presenters

Kris Holloway - Center for International Studies (CISAbroad)

Sora Friedman - School for International Training

Angela Miller - University of Florida, International Center

Increase Your Numbers and Funding: Lessons from Gilman Top Producers

The Gilman Scholarship Program named their "Top Producers" for the first time at last year's Diversity Abroad Annual Conference. Four of these Top Producing Institutions will present their successful strategies to promote inclusive study abroad. Institutional categories included Small, Medium, Large and Associate Colleges and Universities. Each has developed customized techniques to reach their own diverse populations to promote study abroad and the Gilman Scholarship - the largest undergraduate study abroad scholarship in the nation.

Presenters 

Theresa Gagnon - US Department of State, Study Abroad Branch

Danielle Edmonson - Georgetown University

Tom Hospod - University of Rhode Island

Michelle Ayazi - UC Berkeley

When it's Not Like Going Home: Addressing Heritage Student Priorities

This session addresses the need for study abroad advisers and program administrators to pursue student-specific approaches to support and empower heritage students. The session brings together on-campus advisers and program provider perspectives on supporting heritage students in the pre-departure, on-site, and re-entry phases. Attendees will hear first-person accounts of heritage student experiences abroad, and will leave the session with a roadmap for engaging with and advising heritage students on campus and while they are abroad.

Presenters 

Benjamin Pollok - CET Academic Programs

Thúy Doàn - University of Minnesota

Rachel Lopes-Almeida - Brown University

Building Alliances & Working Through Barriers: Creating Dynamic Campus Partnerships

A thriving international education program comes out of a dynamic network of campus allies and collaborative programming. Explore how to cultivate diversity, equity, & inclusion initiatives with various stakeholders and work through barriers from the perspective of varied institutions with distinct organizational programs. Examine how to develop mutually beneficial objectives with other offices and groups. The session will include a panel and interactive activities on engaging potential allies, creating programming, and strategies for navigating challenges.

Presenters 

Melanie Mala Ghosh - MIT

Mary Pyne - Simmons University

Aliki Karagiannis - Stonehill College 

Darren R. Gallant - Brandeis University

Maximizing Student Learning Abroad: A Curriculum

This session will provide an overview of social justice concepts and how to implement those in the Education Abroad curriculum to enhance students’ experiences abroad. The purpose of the curriculum is to maximize students' experiences abroad by promoting self­-reflection and the development of empathy and understanding prior to departure.

Presenters 

Carlise Womack-Wynne - University of North Georgia

Keshia Abraham - Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Malaika Serrano - International Studies Abroad (ISA)

AIDE Roadmap: From Passion to Progress - Making Diversity & Inclusion a Reality

The Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (AIDE) Roadmap is designed to help international education offices/programs assess their diversity and inclusion practices, and to serve as a guide for implementing policies and practices that will help offices develop and achieve diversity and inclusion goals. Join this interactive workshop to learn about the new AIDE Roadmap framework developed by Diversity Abroad with feedback from the International Education Community, as we move from Passion to Process to Progress!

Presenters 

TBD

1:00–4:30pm CAPA Symposium - Empires of the Mind? (Post)colonialism and Decolonizing Education Abroad (pre-registration required)
3:30–4:30pmNewcomers Orientation
3:30–4:30pm State of Diversity Abroad: Updates & Engagement Opportunities
3:45–4:45pm Internationalize Your Education & Future for Local High School Students (Closed)
3:00–5:00pm Exhibitor Fair
5:00–6:45pm Welcome & Innovation Competition
7:15–9:00pmOpening Reception

TimeSession
7:30–4:30pm Registration Open
7:30–8:30amTask Force Meetings (Closed)
8:45–10:00amConcurrent Sessions
10:00–10:45amExhibitor Fair & Refreshment Break
10:45–12:00pmConcurrent Sessions
12:00–1:30pmLunch & Learns (pre-registration required)
1:45–2:10pm Big Idea Talks
2:15–3:30pm Poster Community
4:30–5:30pm Reception
5:30–7:30pm Awards Gala & Dinner

TimeSession
7:00–12:00pmRegistration Open
7:45–9:00amBreakfast Table Conversations & Gilman Top Producer Announcement
9:00–10:00am Plenary Session
10:00–10:30amExhibitor Fair & Refreshment Break
10:30–11:30amConcurrent Sessions
11:45–12:45pmConcurrent Sessions
12:45–2:15pmLunch & Student Panel
2:30–3:45pmAction Planning Breakouts
4:00–5:30pmFarewell Happy Hour (No-Host)

DESCRIPTIONS

Concurrent Session

Concurrent sessions must involve a minimum of two and up to four presenters in the presentation. Concurrent sessions are either 60-minutes or 75-minutes sessions which will be determined by the Conference Planning Committee. Presenters are encouraged to collaborate with colleagues and professionals from different campus units/offices and/or with colleagues from other institutions for greater consideration.

Deep Dive Session

A Deep Dive session provides an opportunity for the presenter(s) to involve participants in interaction through hands-on activities and discussions. Deep Dive sessions are 120 minutes, including breaks and time for action planning. Deep Dive session submissions are expected to include a chair and have no more than three (3) additional presenters.

Poster Community

The Poster Community is intended to encourage conference attendees to explore emerging themes in global education, diversity, and inclusion through interactive dialogue and visual representations (infographics, pictures, graphs, etc.). Proposals may encompass a broad range of topics such as: Multicultural Student Experiences. Promising Practices/Case Studies, and research. Presenters will present their work concurrently during a 75-minute interactive session.

Big Ideas Talks

Big Idea Talks are brief, 10-minute presentations that allow conference attendees to hear innovative ideas from experts in the field. Big Idea Talk submissions are expected to have no more than two (2) presenters. These sessions will include a moderator (provided by Diversity Abroad) who will facilitate 15 minutes of Q & A to address audience questions (25 minutes total).

TimeSession
7:00–8:30pmMSI Opening Reception

TimeSession
7:30–8:00amNetworking Breakfast
8:00–8:20amWelcome & Introductions
8:30–9:30amInstitutional Perspectives Panel
9:45–11:00amConcurrent Sessions
11:15–11:30amCoffee/Tea Break
11:30–12:30pmWashington Updates
12:30–12:45pmClosing Remarks

DESCRIPTIONS

Concurrent Session

Concurrent sessions must involve a minimum of two and up to four presenters in the presentation. Concurrent sessions are either 60-minutes or 75-minutes sessions which will be determined by the Conference Planning Committee. Presenters are encouraged to collaborate with colleagues and professionals from different campus units/offices and/or with colleagues from other institutions for greater consideration.

Deep Dive Session

A Deep Dive session provides an opportunity for the presenter(s) to involve participants in interaction through hands-on activities and discussions. Deep Dive sessions are 120 minutes, including breaks and time for action planning. Deep Dive session submissions are expected to include a chair and have no more than three (3) additional presenters.

Poster Community

The Poster Community is intended to encourage conference attendees to explore emerging themes in global education, diversity, and inclusion through interactive dialogue and visual representations (infographics, pictures, graphs, etc.). Proposals may encompass a broad range of topics such as: Multicultural Student Experiences. Promising Practices/Case Studies, and research. Presenters will present their work concurrently during a 75-minute interactive session.

Big Ideas Talks

Big Idea Talks are brief, 10-minute presentations that allow conference attendees to hear innovative ideas from experts in the field. Big Idea Talk submissions are expected to have no more than two (2) presenters. These sessions will include a moderator (provided by Diversity Abroad) who will facilitate 15 minutes of Q & A to address audience questions (25 minutes total).

TimeSession
6:30–8:30pmCDO/SIO Leadership Forum Opening Reception

TimeSession
7:30am–12:45pmSessions


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