‘The ABCs of Student Affairs’ – in 90 minutes

Katrina Caldwell
Katrina Caldwell

What is Student Affairs? How does Student Affairs support student readiness and success? How is Student Affairs changing?

Those questions and more will spark conversation from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, during a presentation and panel discussion titled “The Role of Student Affairs in Supporting College Student Readiness and Success.”

NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) and Katrina Caldwell, assistant vice president of Student Affairs at NIU, are teaming to host the event in the Capitol Room South of the Holmes Student Center. The event is open to all students, faculty and staff.

“This event is an opportunity for CISLL and SAEM to discuss strategic ways that academic departments and student affairs professionals can work together to help prepare our student for academic success,” Caldwell said.

“The presentation will highlight the key resources, services and experiences that the departments in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management develop to support student engagement on campus.”

Presenters will give a brief overview of how Student Affairs has evolved over time and discuss different models and frameworks that exist on college campuses by highlighting the structure of Student Affairs at NIU. Presenters also will explore ways that campus partners can build on strong, existing cross-institutional teamwork.

After the presentation, students and staff will talk about their experiences working with, and utilizing the resources provided by, Student Affairs.

CISLL logoThemes for the panel discussion include:

  • “What You Always Wanted to Know about Student Affairs”
  • “The ABCs of Student Affairs: Supporting the Mission of Student Success”
  • “Responding to the Changing Landscape of Higher Education”

For more information, or to request disability related accommodations, call (815) 753-5793 or email cisll@niu.edu.

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