Upcoming External Higher Education Learning Opportunities

NCSSLE posts upcoming higher education webinars and conferences that are hosted externally from the Center. This page compiles all upcoming events that have been posted in the Center’s Higher Education e-Digest.

NOTE: These events are hosted externally and may be available for only a limited time. Please contact the hosting organization directly to obtain archived content.

Pell 101: Information for Librarians and Those Serving People in Prison
Wed, 09/27/2023 - 2:00 pm EDT
As of July 1, 2023, people who are incarcerated are once again eligible to receive the federal Pell grant, ending an almost 30-year ban. While this represents a long-sought victory for advocates working to expand access to postsecondary educational opportunities inside, the process by which Pell restoration is being implemented is complex, involving many stakeholders across departments of corrections, colleges and universities, accreditors, and federal agencies. People who are incarcerated will be the critical stakeholders in ensuring access to high quality postsecondary programming, but, unlike these other groups, lack easy access to information about what the restoration of Pell grants might mean for them. In this webinar, we will provide basic information about the restoration of Pell funding, including issues like eligibility, timelines, and continuing education post release.  Free registration.
Supporting Students: The Connection Between Disordered Eating and AOD Recovery
Wed, 09/27/2023 - 2:00 pm EDT
Join Tyler Rolling from San Diego State University and Alex Strode from Texas Tech University, who will discuss the link between disordered eating and substance use disorder recovery, the power of connection in both journeys, and the nuances distinguishing disordered eating from eating disorders. Gain insights into concepts like intuitive eating, mindfulness and interoceptive awareness, while also learning about efforts to combat stigma and support students dealing with these challenges on campus. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding and contribute to a more empathetic and informed community. Free registration.
Moving Beyond Email: Leveraging Online Spaces to Build Community and Increase Student Engagement
Wed, 09/27/2023 - 2:00 pm EDT
Gain strategies for how online tools can be used to increase student engagement, connection, and community-building in and outside the classroom. Join us for a free webinar, sponsored by Pronto. Panelists will explore questions such as: How can educators across campus implement effective lines of communication to reach all students? How can faculty utilize online tools to foster equity and communities of engagement among students? How can online tools assist faculty and higher education leaders to communicate with students and foster interactive learning environments, in and beyond the classroom? The discussion will also include a demonstration of Pronto, an LMS-integrated communications company and platform that assists educators in forming connections with their students. Free registration.
A Framework for Practice: Using Situational Strength to Challenge Hazing Cultures
Wed, 09/27/2023 - 2:00 pm EDT
Join hazing expert, Emily Perlow, associate dean of students, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, who will share a framework for campus and organizational professionals in how to disrupt hazing. Hosted in partnership with the Piazza Center. Register.
National Gordie Day: Alcohol & Hazing
Thu, 09/28/2023 - 2:00 pm EDT
National Gordie Day is held on the Thursday of National Hazing Prevention Week to remember Gordie Bailey and raise awareness of the dangers of hazing and alcohol. This interactive program educates students on the relationship between alcohol and hazing, demonstrates how to measure a standard drink in our “bartender school,” and teaches students to identify the signs of alcohol overdose using “PUBS.” Students will leave the program motivated to be active bystanders by monitoring impaired peers for signs of overdose, never leaving anyone alone to sleep it off, and intervening when they are concerned about hazing. Hosted in partnership with the Gordie Center. Register.
Leave No Victim Behind: Resiliency in the Midst of Escalating Mass Violence: Effective and Integrated Services for Victims and Community Recovery
Tue, 10/03/2023 - 8:00 am EDT
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
The Leave No Victim Behind conference, the national gathering focused on serving victims of mass violence, is scheduled for October 3, 4, and 5, 2023, at Texas State University in San Marcos. Our unique conference brings together comprehensive panels of first responders, behavioral health specialists, victim advocates, nonprofits, emergency managers, prosecuting attorneys, and, most importantly, survivors. Panels will present lessons learned, best practices, challenges, and recommendations. Keynote speakers include survivors, public officials, and crisis responders. More information/registration.
Clery Center: Fall 2023 Comprehensive Campus Safety Training and Support
Thu, 10/12/2023 - 1:00 pm EDT
The colleges and universities we serve understand that a safe campus is critical to their institutions’ success. Clery Center's unique focus on both the letter and the spirit of the law gives institutions the tools they need to nurture the trust of their campus communities by creating a more transparent culture and an environment that encourages academic and emotional security. Clery Center Members receive free (limited) and discounted (unlimited) access to all trainings. More information.
Postsecondary Pathways | Empowering Possibilities: Building Inclusive Pathways to Careers for Individuals with Disabilities
Thu, 10/12/2023 - 2:00 pm EDT
Join us for an engaging webinar aimed at exploring innovative strategies and best practices for creating inclusive pathways to successful careers for individuals with disabilities in the higher education landscape. This thought-provoking session will bring together policymakers, practitioners, and advocacy organizations to discuss and share insights on how to effectively support and empower this talented and often overlooked population. Free registration.
Understanding and Supporting Adult Learners: Strategies for Success
Thu, 10/19/2023 - 1:00 pm EDT
The number of adult learners enrolling in colleges and universities for degrees, continuing education, or certifications is increasing rapidly. It is critical for higher ed institutions to adapt to these learners’ unique needs to ensure their success. Adult learners often juggle multiple responsibilities such as work, family, and financial obligations, making it challenging to balance academic pursuits. This webinar aims to highlight the specific challenges adult learners face and will include a discussion of specific strategies that higher ed institutions can implement to support them. Discussion topics will include school/work/life balance, strategic content development, and ways to incorporate new technology and artificial intelligence (AI) into curricula. The webinar will be particularly relevant to boards of directors, trustees, and college presidents who are responsible for setting policies and priorities that impact the success of adult learners. By understanding the needs of this growing demographic and implementing strategies to support the success of these students, colleges and universities can better serve their communities and fulfill their mission of promoting lifelong learning. Free registration.
National Symposium on Student Retention
Mon, 10/23/2023 - 9:00 am EDT
New Orleans, LA
NSSR is the place for evidence-based research and best practices on post-secondary student success. Join us for networking and collaborating with colleagues from diverse fields and institutions in an intimate, content-focused environment. Fee and registration details.

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