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National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

June 29 – July 3, 2014 Nashville, TN Presentation: Getting a Seat at the Table This presentation addressed how to be included in discussions that don’t typically include financial aid staff. This message is relevant to many areas of SAEM. 41   

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WACUBO: Lean Process Improvement

April 22-23, 2014 Salt Lake City, Utah I’ve seen process maps and have always been impressed by the pictorial depiction. It’s simple, concise and clear. By mapping a process, a person or workgroup automatically begins to question the value of each step. Questions that may not arise during the day to day act of completing […]

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Webinar: College Completion Rates

AACRAO Webinar Douglas Shapiro, Executive Research Director National Clearinghouse Research Center Dr. Shapiro based his discussion on the recent publication Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2007 Cohort. Graduation rates that are reported nationally count students who change institutions as drop outs, but NCES data suggests that students often go […]

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American College Health Association

American College Health Association May 27th -May 30th in San Antonio, TX Envisioning, Building, Achieving The Education-Health Connection: Fostering Student Success by Reducing Health-Risk Behaviors The University of Maryland presented findings on their updated Lifestyle Study that has been going since 2003. This session included topics addressing excessive drinking, illicit and nonmedical drug use and […]

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NASPA 2014: USD’s process for program review

Demonstrating Excellence in Student Affairs Margaret Leary University of San Diego, Associate Dean of Students   Interest in this program review process was sparked by a leadership program from their accreditation agency. A continuum of assessment  starts at usage tracking and ends with strategic planning, in which data informs planning. Steps include: 21   

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