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Student Affairs Conference Looks at Teaching

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June 15, 2005

The Division of Student Affairs invites faculty and staff to attend its annual conference June 22 to 23. Participants will discuss and debate the role Student Affairs plays in teaching students.

The two-day event at Norris University Center brings together Northwestern community members who work with students in and out of the classroom. Deans, department chairs, academic advisors, faculty and administrative staff have all participated in previous conferences. In addition, anyone interested in higher education trends and the development of students is welcome to attend.

"We all have specific learning goals for students — and they want to learn certain things too," explained Cate Whitcomb, assistant to the vice president for Student Affairs. "Students who work on voter registration are a prime example. This conference will enable us to look closely at what we are teaching, how we do it and if we are succeeding."

This year's conference includes sessions on the study abroad research program, student conduct codes, the academic bill of rights, the use of classroom-based technology and implications of the digital culture, among other topics.

There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is highly encouraged. To register, and to see the complete conference schedule, go to http://www.northwestern.edu/studentaffairs/conference/.

Topics: Campus Life