ideaPOP! is an award-winning in-house professional development conference sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support and hosted by the Professional Development Team. ideaPOP!’s content aligns with the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practioners, as well as with important trends and issues facing higher education and student affairs.
The 2013 conference will be held on Wednesday, May 15 in the Russell House University Union on the University of South Carolina-Columbia campus.
For more information about ideaPOP! please contact Kevin Clarke, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-777-8500, or Aaron Olson at email@example.com or 803-576-9377.
ideaPOP! 2013: Preparing Students to Thrive in the 21st Century
The national landscape for higher education calls for greater accountability for colleges and universities to provide meaningful educational experiences that support student success during college and after graduation. To do this, institutions must understand their students, in the aggregate, and as individuals, to provide the proper opportunities and interventions to ensure students graduate with the skills necessary for success. By understanding students, including their identities, challenges, interests, and goals, higher education professionals are prepared to develop meaningful opportunities, experiences, and support systems to promote student development, learning, and success during and beyond the college experience. For additional context, read this article featuring quotes from the Keynote Speaker, John Pryor.
2013 Conference Schedule
Russell House University Union
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
3:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
8:00am Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Poster Session
9:00am Welcome & Keynote Address by John Pryor
10:30am Concurrent Session I
11:30am Concurrent Session II
12:30pm Lunch, a conversation about preparing students for life after graduation with employers, & Poster Session
1:45pm Concurrent Session III
2:45pm Concurrent Session IV
3:45pm Closing Session, Poster Session, & Door Prizes
4:15pm Conference Closes