NAFSA 2014 Annual Conference

When:
05/25/2014 - 05/30/2014
Where:
San Diego Convention Center 111 West Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101
My Status:

The NAFSA 2014 Annual Conference and Expo brings together international education leaders from around the world to exchange views, learn new perspectives, and form new alliances. Learn the latest proven approaches, regulations, and trends, and ensure that your institution remains competitive in the global environment of higher education.

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Programs

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Sunday, May 25, 2014 Collapse
 
8:00 AM
Management Development Program
This 20-hour course offered prior to the NAFSA annual conference will concentrate on the skills it takes to manage, giving you a chance to put new skills into practice. Runs Sunday, May 25, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 26, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Tuesday, May 27, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Learn more about the program at www.nafsa.org/mdp. Does not include conference registration.

$909.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS001: A Primer on U.S. Higher Education
Designed for new international educators, this workshop provides an overview of the U.S. higher education system, including history, structure, quality assurance mechanisms, and current trends. Admission processes, degrees, the credit system, and grading scales are discussed. Student mobility and best practices in promoting study opportunities to U.S. students and university sta? are explained.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS003: Best Practices for Curriculum Integration of EA
Utilizing the NAFSA Curriculum Integration (CI) of Education Abroad e-publication and the Curriculum Integration: Best Practices NAFSA web resource, participants will analyze current approaches to CI and develop new ones through facilitated discussion and reflective exercise. Trainers will guide participants to use CI as one component of comprehensive internationalization.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS004: Fundamentals of Short-Term Education Abroad
Examine and practice the basics of designing, developing, and delivering quality short-term education abroad programs. This workshop is highly interactive and designed for professionals new to U.S.-based short-term education abroad programming.

$439.00
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS005: Education Abroad Advising
Gain a broad overview of various program models and student development; advising, promotion, and recruitment; orientation and reentry; and institutional and student circumstances. Designed for new education abroad professionals.

$499.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS006: Managing the Education Abroad Office
Analyze the basics of managing a U.S.-based education abroad office, including financial and risk management, as well as evaluation and assessment. This workshop provides an opportunity for education abroad managers to think of the bigger picture and formulate strategic planning skills.

$499.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS008: Basics of Effective U.S. International Admissions
Define the fundamentals of a U.S. international admissions office, including institutional policies, admissions processes, office procedures, and an introduction to recruitment. Participants have the opportunity to assess institutional practices and reframe within current best practices in the field. Credential evaluation will not be covered.

$439.00
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS009: F-1 Student Advising for Beginners
Learn how to handle the most common requests made of new U.S. Designated School Offcials (DSOs). Topics covered include issuing I-20s, maintaining status, employment, practical training, travel and reentry, and program extensions.

$479.00
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS010: F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate
Discuss the 'gray’ areas of F-1 advising and explore the nuances of more complex issues regarding maintenance of status, travel and reentry, employment and the 17-month extension, change of status, and reinstatement. Designed for experienced international student advisers.

$479.00
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS011: J-1 Advising for Beginners
Develop an understanding of J-1 advising and regulatory issues including eligibility, DS 2019 issuance, health insurance, maintenance of status, extension, transfer, 212(e), repeat participation, and employment.

$479.00
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS012: J-1 Advising: Intermediate
Address topics like eligibility, the bars, prearrival and orientation, 212(e), employment, transitions, and working with dependents. This workshop focuses on the most common J categories in higher education and will not include basic procedural training, the trainee category, or foreign medical graduates. Participants should have working knowledge of immigration and J-1 regulations and procedures.

$479.00
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS013: Nonresident Alien Tax
Prepare to better assist your international population in the United States with nonresident tax issues and more thoroughly examine institutional tax responsibilities. Participants receive appropriate tools and resources to help with tasks related to this work.

$439.00
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS014: Pathways to Permanent Residency
Examine and review employment-based permanent residency issues, forms and processes, university policies, and case studies, including Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) procedures, advising challenges, and more. Designed for experienced international student and scholar advisers and program administrators.

$479.00
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM
WS015: Pathways to Intercultural Competence in Int'l Ed
Intercultural competence is an essential pathway to transform global experience into learning. Identify strategies for teaching cultural self-awareness, curiosity, and cognitive ?exibility in both global and domestic contexts. Explore the interrelationships between global and domestic intercultural competence on today’s campus.

$439.00
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM
WS002: Developing Strategic and Sustainable Linkages
Explore your organization’s readiness to launch and advance partnerships with U.S. institutions and identify linkage models best suited to their needs. Analyze factors to consider when selecting partners and strategies for determining infrastructure, funding needs, and assessing success. Gain insight into the motivations driving U.S. engagement with international institutions and best practices.

$399.00
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM
WS007: Leadership, Professionalization, Advocacy in EA
Learn successful strategies for advancing, professionalizing, advocating for, and positioning your education abroad office within the organizational context. For advanced professionals with responsibility for strategy and policy in education abroad.

$399.00
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM
WS016: Assessment and Outcomes TLS
This workshop focuses on two critical aspects of curriculum internationalization: student learning outcomes and assessments. Participants experience collaborative methods for involving diverse stakeholders in the development of target competencies and explore strategies for ascertaining the long-term impact of students’ internationalized learning experiences at home and abroad.

$399.00
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, May 26, 2014 Collapse
 
8:00 AM
WS017: Intro to Higher Education and Partnerships in Europe
Learn about the higher education landscape of the European Union. Compare European and U.S. education systems and review case studies of Bologna-compliant degrees at U.S. universities. Gain valuable information on new EU programs and learn how to engage and participate in them. This workshop is ideal for those wishing to expand their internationalization activities in Europe.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS018: Health, Safety, and Risk Management in Ed Abroad
Gain competencies needed to identify, research, assess, and communicate health, safety, and security issues in education abroad programs. Formulate a plan to manage risk and crisis, effectively respond to emergencies, and prepare program participants.

$439.00
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS019: Engaging International Alumni
Alumni overseas can help to build and shape a university’s global brand and readiness. In this workshop, participants acquire strategies and tools for a successful program that engages alumni abroad, international students, and other stakeholders.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS022: Getting Started With Int'l Enrollment Management
Gain an understanding of International Enrollment Management (IEM) and identify core strategies for developing and implementing an IEM plan on your campus. Intended for anyone new to the IEM concept on a U.S. campus.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS023: Foreign Educational Credentials Analysis
Learn to differentiate the four basic types of credentials (credit, hours, marks, and outcome-based) and distinguish how to evaluate them. Begin to develop a resource library and support base to ensure accuracy and consistency within educational credentials analysis. Participants should bring a calculator.

$499.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS027: Campus and Community Programming
Improve your campus and community programming efforts by including theory-based practices, tried-and-true templates and resources, and strategies for effectively working with volunteers. Enhance your programming initiatives to reach your goals and maximize your potential.

$439.00
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS028: Strategies for Int'l Student and Scholar Advising
Examine challenges facing international students and scholars. Explore options, develop strategies, make connections, and build adaptive advising skills. Through practice and practical exploration, participants will return to their work setting with new ideas to connect, collaborate, and expand their work as international student and scholar advisers.

$439.00
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS029: Basics of Filing Academic H1-B Petitions
Get the basics on the H-1B filing process. Learn to identify who qualifies for the program, determine prevailing and actual wage, prepare the Labor Conditions Application, build inspection files, and file for dependents. Designed for U.S. advisers who are new to the H-1B program.

$479.00
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS030: F-1 Student Advising for Beginners
Learn how to handle the most common requests made of new U.S. Designated School Officials (DSOs). Topics covered include issuing I-20s, maintaining status, employment, practical training, travel and reentry, and program extensions.

$479.00
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS031: F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate
Discuss the 'gray’ areas of F-1 advising and explore the nuances of more complex issues regarding maintenance of status, travel and reentry, employment and the 17-month extension, change of status, and reinstatement. Designed for experienced international student advisers.

$479.00
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS032: J-1 Advising for Beginners
Develop an understanding of J-1 advising and regulatory issues including eligibility, DS 2019 issuance, health insurance, maintenance of status, extension, transfer, 212(e), repeat participation, and employment.

$479.00
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS033: J-1 Advising Intermediate
Address topics like eligibility, the bars, prearrival and orientation, 212(e), employment, transitions, and working with dependents. This workshop focuses on the most common J categories in higher education and will not include basic procedural training, the trainee category, or foreign medical graduates. Participants should have working knowledge of immigration and J-1 regulations and procedures.

$479.00
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS035: Developing Basic Research Skills to Strengthen IE
Learn the basics of applied research, how to get started, create a plan, design a project, gather and analyze data, and successfully communicate the results. This workshop addresses the needs of international educators who want to learn how to research critical management, programmatic, and long/short-term planning issues and use the data to positively impact planned objectives.

$439.00
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS036: Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication
Learn essential intercultural communication skills and concepts to prepare students for intercultural experiences and enhance their ability to work e?ectively with international students and colleagues.

$439.00
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM
WS020: Beyond Management: Leadership for CI
The leadership capacities of senior international officers (SIOs) are vital to successful comprehensive internationalization programs on U.S. campuses. New and aspiring SIOs examine critical elements of leadership and explore strengths necessary to be effective change agents.

$439.00
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM Sold out
WS024: Brand Strategy and Effective Recruitment Practices
Identify practical strategies on competitive positioning through building brand identity, conducting and using market research, and developing productive international recruitment networks. Discuss strategies for effectively working with educational agents abroad. Walk away with hands-on tools to help grow international enrollment.

$439.00
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM
WS034: Immigration Issues for Academic Medical Institutions
Examine immigration options and institutional policies related to medical students, short-term and GME clinical trainees, medical researchers, physician-scientists, and faculty physicians. Explore the implications of these options and policies for your campus or institution. This workshop will not address options for nonphysician professionals in nursing and allied healthcare.

$439.00
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM
WS037: Facilitating Understanding Thru Experiential Learning
Learn about the practice and theory of experiential learning to train students, faculty, and sta? for intercultural transitions and develop intercultural sensitivity. Gain insights into the purposes, objectives, strengths, and limitations of a variety of experiential activities provided.

$439.00
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM
WS021: Strategy to Reality: Aligning Int'l Partnerships
As new demands are placed upon institutions to engage internationally, institutions often seek to partner strategically to meet these demands. Participants explore best practices to facilitate multilateral collaborations and manage institutional partnerships that benefit core institutional missions.

$399.00
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM
WS025: Sponsored Students From Middle East and North Africa
Gain an overview of all the sponsored student programs in the MENA region, learn specific recruiting strategies for each country and receive guidance on best practices from surveys and focus groups with a broad group of professionals from the U.S. higher education community on integrating these students on campus and working to ensure a successful experience.

$399.00
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM
WS026: Solutions for Recruiting Students From China
Learn effective ways to attract Chinese students, evaluate their applications, and provide support once they arrive on campus. A panel of experienced recruiting veterans and China experts lead attendees through interactive exercises and discussions. Participants analyze survey results, trends, and web metrics differentiated by province to develop strategies to support institutional goals.

$399.00
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM
SE001: Knowledge Community (KC) Networking Receptions
Take advantage of these five opportunities to connect with colleagues and friends. All registered attendees are welcome at each KC reception. Light hors d'oeuvre, cash bar. Guest tickets are not available. Locations are as follows: Education Abroad - Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Indigo ABEF International Education Leadership - Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Aqua CD International Enrollment Management - Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Sapphire ABEF International Student and Scholar Services - Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Sapphire C-P Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship - Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Room 204

$0.00
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Collapse
 
7:30 AM Sold out
Symposium on Leadership
NAFSA's 2014 half-day Symposium on Leadership will examine how senior internationalization leaders can capitalize on new educational developments to help chart the future direction of their higher education institution. Does not include conference registration.

$489.00
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
8:00 AM
WS038: Addressing Student Mental Health in Education Abroad
Learn to recognize common mental health issues affecting students studying abroad. Take away practical strategies to address those issues, plan for campus collaboration, and design effective intervention strategies.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS039: Basic Immigration Concepts for Professionals Outside
Gain a basic understanding of international student advising and get an overview of U.S. immigration laws, SEVIS, the visa issuance process, and other related topics.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS040: Selecting, Managing, Motivating Recruitment Agents
Get the most out of working with student recruitment agents by learning best practices from industry experts and research. Designed for those new to using agents, or those looking to strengthen their ability to select, manage, and motivate the agents they work with.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS041: The ABCs of Visa Acquisitions
Learn about the process that students and scholars experience at U.S. consulates when applying for a visa, the decisions that consular offcers make, and ways to provide support, including how to deal with delays and denials.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS042: Crisis Management for the ISS Office
Based on the crisis management resource developed by NAFSA’s KC ISSS Task Force on Crisis Management, participants develop tools to use during a crisis situation and create their own crisis management response plans tailored to use at their home institutions.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM Sold out
WS043: Port of Entry: San Ysidro Tour
Witness firsthand how U.S. Customs and Border Protection processes international visitors at San ysidro (SyS), the busiest land port in the world. Tour includes primary and secondary inspection, and more.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS044: Understanding the Prevailing Wage Process
Every H-1B and PERM practitioner must understand the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) complex process for determining the prevailing wage. Participants learn how to analyze job descriptions, evaluate job requirements, and calculate and predict the prevailing wage for H-1B and PERM occupations. Learn how DOL uses the five-step arithmetic process to assign wage levels.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
WS045: Internationalizing the Curriculum: Comprehensive
By exploring the goals, scope, strategies, and institutional contexts of curriculum internationalization, this workshop prepares participants to develop comprehensive and effective programming of international learning on their campuses.

$399.00
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
SE013: Colloquium on Internationalizing Business Education
Learn about model practices, strategies and resources to move your institution towards internationalization. For detailed description of the program and presenters visit www.nafsa.org/ac14colloquia.

$299.00
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM
SE014: Colloquium on Internationalizing Health Professions
Learn about model practices, strategies and resources to move your institution towards internationalization. For a detailed description of the program and presenters visit www.nafsa.org/ac14colloquia.

$299.00
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM
SE002: Opening Celebration on the Bay
Enjoy the ocean breezes and relax by the San Diego Bay surrounded by palm trees, friends and colleagues. Event includes entertainment, food, one drink ticket per person. Cash bar available.

$0.00
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM
SE003: GUEST: Opening Celebration Guest Ticket

$60.00
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Collapse
 
9:00 AM
SE015: Colloquium on Internationalizing Legal Education
Learn about model practices, strategies and resources to move your institution towards internationalization. For a detailed description of the program and presenters visit www.nafsa.org/ac14colloquia.

$299.00
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM
SE016: Colloquium on Internationalizing Teacher Education
Learn about model practices, strategies and resources to move your institution towards internationalization. Two day program includes meals and breaks. Runs Wednesday 9:00am - 3:00pm and Thursday 7:30am - 12:00pm. For more information visit www.nafsa.org/ac14colloquia.

$399.00
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM
SE004: Historically Black Colleges and Universities Luncheon
Speakers in this area will share perspectives and stimulate discussion.

$65.00
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, May 29, 2014 Collapse
 
9:00 AM
SE017: Colloquium on Internationalizing the STEM Fields
Learn about model practices, strategies and resources to move your institution towards internationalization. For detailed description of the program and presenters visit www.nafsa.org/ac14colloquia.

$299.00
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM
SE005: Community Colleges Luncheon
Speakers in this area will share perspectives and stimulate discussion.

$65.00
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM
SE006: Liberal Arts and Women's Colleges Luncheon
Speakers in this area will share perspectives and stimulate discussion.

$65.00
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Friday, May 30, 2014 Collapse
 
8:30 AM
SE018: Colloquium on Internationalizing General Education
Learn about model practices, strategies and resources to move your institution towards internationalization. For a detailed description of the program and presenters visit www.nafsa.org/ac14colloquia.

$299.00
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
12:00 PM
SE007: Pathways to Peace Luncheon
Speakers in this area will share perspectives and stimulate discussion.

$65.00
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
4:15 PM
SE008: Closing Celebration
Enjoy the last of the SoCal sunshine as NAFSA says good bye to San Diego and hello to our next exciting destination - Boston 2015! Food stations and cash bars available.

$0.00
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
4:15 PM
SE009: GUEST:Closing Celebration Guest Ticket

$30.00
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
6:30 PM
SE019: Ron Moffatt Seminar on Peace and the Global Society
Three day program runs Friday evening, Saturday 8:15am - 7:30pm and Sunday 8:15am - 12:00pm. Enhance your knowledge of global issues and conflict resolution and reflect with peers on the important role international educators can play in helping students commit to building a global civil society.

$285.00
6:30 PM - 12:00 PM