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  • Webinar: Equity Based Models for Human-Centered Design Thinking

    Webinars

    April 7, 2020

    As student affairs professionals, how might we better design for an increasingly diverse student body? Navigating post-secondary education is often complex, and can feel challenging, particularly for students who have intersectional identities. In this 1-hour webinar, participants will be introduced to some traditional models of Human Centered Design Thinking, contrasted with equity-centered models for design thinking. Participants will hear stories that illustrate application of these models from the University of Toronto’s Innovation Hub, and will learn about and discuss opportunities to implement these models in a student affairs and services context.

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  • Methodology Series Webinar: Developing and Implementing Meaningful Surveys

    Webinars

    April 15, 2020

    Whether at the end of an hour workshop, a summative look back at an orientation program or a year long experience in a residence, surveys remain a cornerstone of our assessment efforts across student affairs. But while we often spend a great deal of time planning learning experiences, we don’t always dedicate an appropriate amount of time developing a survey to help us assess them. In this session Kathleen and Jeff will go through surveys from defining an objective to data collection.

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  • Webinar: Educating in the Grey Zone: Connecting explorations of healthy bodies, sexuality and communication as the basis for gender-based violence prevention

    Webinars

    April 27, 2020

    This session will introduce participants to Western’s new Gender-based Violence Prevention Framework and its theoretical container. Through this, we will explore gender-based violence 101, the limitations of historical approaches to prevention, new and promising directions for prevention education.

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  • Methodologies Series Webinar Panel: Considering Socially Just and Equitable Practices from Assessment Planning to Implementation

    Webinars

    May 6, 2020

    Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is defined as both a process and a goal that includes the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to create learning environments that foster equitable participation of all groups. It also seeks to address issues of accessibility, equity and inclusion, oppression, privilege, and power.  It is with this critical lens student affairs professionals need to think about assessment practices, and the various methodologies used to collect data. One of the ways we can do this is by being cognizant of the biases we bring and how the assessment process itself impacts students, to ensure that EDI is considered from planning stages to implementation. 

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  • Webinar: Inclusive Internationalization

    Webinars

    May 11, 2020

    Internationalization is increasingly tied to national goals related to economics and soft power (Trilokekar & El Masri, 2016) and to institutional goals related to finances and rankings. To many, internationalization of North America’s post-secondary education is driven by “globalization, privileges Western models” (Radford, 2013, p. 55). In more recent years, practitioners who are involved with internationalizing their academy, are challenged with the idea of “inclusive internationalization”. In this webinar, five practitioners in the field of international education will describe their perspective on inclusive internationalization - what does it mean? Why is it important? And how is it practised?

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  • Webinar Series: Methodologies

    Webinars

    February 18, 2020 to May 6, 2020

    The Research, Assessment & Evaluation Community of Practice is pleased to offer a webinar exploring various methods to consider in student affairs assessment practice. Assessment methods are the strategies, tools and techniques used for collecting information to determine the extent to which students demonstrate desired learning outcomes. Including both panel discussions with colleagues from across the country and sessions that offer tools, tricks and hands-on learning, this series is designed to provide interactive learning experiences to help student affairs professionals continue to engage in meaningful assessment work on their campus. With a focus on integrating socially just and equitable perspectives in how we plan, design, and implement various assessment methods, the webinars provide opportunities to reflect on ways in which the great assessment work we are currently doing in our units can continue to evolve, be more intentional, and better support student learning.

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  • IASAS Global Summit on Student Affairs & Services

    CACUSS Institutes

    May 27, 2020 to May 29, 2020

    The International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS) and Canadian Association for College and University Student Affairs and Services (CACUSS) are collaborating to host the 5th Global Summit on Student Affairs and Services at the University of Toronto, Canada on 27-29 May 2020.

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  • 2020 CACUSS Conference

    Conference

    May 31, 2020 to June 3, 2020

    The CACUSS Annual Conference attracts: - Senior University/College leaders including vice-presidents, deans and directors - Campus mental health leaders and researchers - Accessibility, student support, and student life professionals - Students and emerging student affairs professionals - Registrarial staff and University and College Registrars We invite you to join other leaders from across Canada will meet to discuss policy, strategy and issues in post-secondary culture, as well as innovative ways to implement new ideas around student success on your campuses. We look forward to the 47TH annual CACUSS Conference in 2020 and hope to see you in Toronto!

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  • 2020 Pre-Conference Sessions

    Pre & Post Conference Sessions

    May 31, 2020

    Pre-Conference workshops are an opportunity to dive deeper into a topic and develop identified competencies. Pre-conference workshops will take place on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport and Convention Centre. Registration includes lunch and a nutrition break. *Full-day session off site at Crawford Lake includes return coach transportation and lunch.

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  • 2020 Accessibility & Inclusion Summit

    CACUSS Institutes

    June 25, 2020 to June 26, 2020

    The 2020 Accessibility & Inclusion Summit is an opportunity for Accessibility and Inclusion professionals to come together to engage in discussions surrounding their work.

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  • 2020 CACUSS Institute on Strengths-Based Practice in Higher Education

    CACUSS Institutes

    November 2, 2020 to November 4, 2020

    The Institute on Strengths-Based Practice in Higher Ed is a professional development opportunity that provides higher education professionals with the opportunity to explore their personal strengths, learn how to create a Strengths based approach to work on their campus and how their Strengths connect to the CACUSS Competencies. During this two and half day institute, participants will explore these concepts in a cohort learning model comprised of self reflection, program assessments, strategic development and professional development mapping. This institute is suited for entry and mid level higher education professionals that engage in program development, staff management and strategic development. The curriculum has been created with flexibility for application to all institution types and levels of program development.

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