Complete Schedule Coming Soon!
We are working to update the schedule as speakers are confirmed. You will find below the topics for the confirmed breakout sessions, lightning rounds, and posters. The daily schedule will be finalized in early 2018. Please check back for updates.
7:30 am - 9:00 am | Registration
7:30 am - 9:00 am | Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 am | Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:30 am - 10:30 am | Opening Keynote
10:30 am - 10:50 am | Break
10:50 am - 11:40 am | Breakout Session #1
11:40 am - 12:40 pm | Lunch
12:40 pm - 1:30 pm | Plenary Session: Supporting Underrepresented Minority (URM) Transition with Peer Mentors During the First Year
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Posters & Vendors
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm | Breakout Session #2
2:50 pm - 3:10 pm | Break
3:10 pm - 4:10 pm | Lightning round #1
4:10 pm - 4:50 pm| First Day Closing Keynote: Rick Bischoff
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Reception
Conference Networking Reception to take place at the Cleveland Botanical Garden | Food and drinks will be served | Free access to all gardens and special exhibits.
Lose yourself in 20 unique gardens lush with dazzling colors, textures, and fragrances designed to inspire, restore, and invigorate. Explore across the continents from the Costa Rican rainforest to the Madagascar desert biomes inside the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse. You’ll find “upside down” baobabs, bottle-shaped pachypodiums, a colossal strangler fig, 50 different types of butterflies, birds, reptiles and amphibians from one balanced ecosystem to the next.
7:30 am - 8:30 am | Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 am | Lightning Round #2
9:30 am - 9:40 am | Break
9:40 am - 10:30 am | Breakout Session #3
10:30 am - 10:40 am | Break
10:40 am - 11:30 am | Breakout Session #4
11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:20 pm | Plenary: Student Panel
1:20 pm - 1:35 pm | Break
1:35 pm - 2:35 pm | Lightning Round #3
2:35 pm - 3:35 pm | Closing Keynote
3:35 pm - 3:40 pm | Wrap-up Comments
3:40 pm - 5:00 pm | Optional Roundtable Discussions
Registration Opens: November 10, 2017
Registration Closes: March 2, 2018
Conference Dates: March 21-22, 2018
You Can Win ‘Em All: Library Instruction Services for Small ESL Programs
Elizabeth Marcus, Undergraduate Experience Librarian, Western Carolina University
While providing effective library instruction services for any English as a Second Language (ESL) programming can be difficult, small ESL programs bring their own unique challenges. The presentation will discuss assessment of library instruction services for international students in Western Carolina University’s Intensive English Program (IEP). After observing these classes for several months, creating a curriculum map to identify course objectives and research goals, and investigating best practices, collected data was used to customize instruction for each IEP course. Presentation attendees will take away practical tips for assessing and improving their own instruction services for ESL students.
The Collegiate Connections Mentoring Program at Case Western Reserve University supports the transition of our underrepresented students during the first semester of their freshman year. These students are matched with a Peer Mentor (an upperclass student with similar interest) for the first semester. This session will share why/how the program was developed, struggles and successes over the past four years, and how to cultivate a collaborative relationship with the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.