There are several technology-related/specific sessions at this year's ACPA Annual Convention. I've searched through the schedule to find sessions that I hope to attend:
- Social Media's Impact on the Job Search: Connection, Validation, Perspective  - "Expand your professional network and effectively change your search process with social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogs."
- Challenging Our Notions of Learning: Understanding How Web2.0 Technology Works  - "The rapid pace of change in technology and the rise of Web2.0 technologies have lead to novel situations confronting student affairs with broad implications for student learning."
- Now Generation: Integrating Technology into Student Affairs Practice  - "As technology continues to evolve at the speed of imagination, it is imperative for student affairs practitioners to not only become aware of these new technologies, but to also gain a genuine understanding of why technology is such a keystone to millennial learning environments."
- Promising Practice — Emerging Technology for Emerging Leaders: Online Tools for Professional Development  - "The nature of social media and web 2.0 affords us an opportunity share experience and expertise with student affairs professionals across the campus, country, and globe."
- Recruitment and Retention: Be More through Social Media  - "Social media tools have moved beyond the newest fad and into the realm of integrated practices in recruitment and retention offices."
- Do you Google, Wufoo, Weebly? Using Technology in Student Affairs  - "Our students are coming to college with more technological knowledge and skills than ever before. As student affairs professionals, we need to be prepared to serve them using methods they have become accustomed to."
- Developing Technological Competencies in First-Year Experience Courses  - "First-year experience courses can provide ideal environments for developing technological competencies and skills among our students."
- SSAO Spotlight Program — The Changing Landscape of Privacy and Disclosure Laws: FERPA, Clery and Technology, Part I  and SSAO Spotlight Program — The Changing Landscape of Privacy and Disclosure Laws: FERPA, Clery and Technology, Part II  - "Government regulations that create the framework for privacy rights and disclosure obligations have changed substantially over the past year with the passage of the Higher Education Act; these regulations create continuing challenges to student affairs administrators in providing legal compliance."
- Promising Practice — Using Technology and Employing Design Strategies to Highlight Departmental Services  - "With the bevy of opportunities for students on campus, it can be difficult to make your department’s initiatives stand out from the rest. Our panel will demonstrate how we have used Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Movie Maker to develop our office’s selection, training, and marketing processes."
- Using Google: Harnessing Free and Simple Technology as a Supervisor  - "In times of budget cuts and limited resources, we often become frustrated about being forced to operate without the technology necessary in order to effectively supervise. Our goal is to provide you with information on how to utilize Google technology in order to create free and public resources for your staff and area."
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