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|SEAHO 2017 Updates|
Hello SEAHO -
We are extremely excited about all of our members and Corporate Partners that will be joining us for SEAHO 2017 in Chattanooga, TN February 28-March 3. Our theme is “Bridging The Gap From Good To Great.” We hope you are able to bring the theme to life. We also recognize that some of our members are not able to join us for SEAHO this year. Here are ways that you can still engage in SEAHO 2017 even if you are unable to attend the conference:
We look forward to a wonderful SEAHO 2017 conference!
Welcome to SEAHO 2017.
SEAHO 2017 Schedule
Below are the sessions that were live streamed from SEAHO 2017 in Chattanooga, TN. All sessions can be accessed below or on YouTube at http://tinyurl.com/SEAHO17Live.
Wednesday, March 1st from 2:30-3:30pm EST
Student Deaths: Managing the Unthinkable
It goes without saying that the death of a student is deeply emotional and stressful for students, faculty, staff and the family of the student. It always hurts to lose a member of our community. It is the sincere and intentional goal of the University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education to respond/react appropriately and sensitively in the event of the death of a resident. To ensure we are responsibly caring for those involved and affected we have a protocol that has been developed to ensure a caring, professional, coordinated and consistent response. As part of our efforts, we partner with other University and Student Affairs Departments to achieve these responses. During this program participants will learn about our process, have an opportunity to discuss their campus protocol and efforts in the event of a student death occurring on their campus, and receive valuable resources that can aid in responding to campus crisis.
Program Presenter(s): Calvin Mosley, University of Florida; Ryan Winget, University of Florida; and Lisa Diekow, University of Florida
Wednesday, March 1st from 3:45-4:45pm
Residence Hall Furniture 101- How To Specify and Purchase
This program will cover all aspects of specifying and purchasing residence hall furniture. Actual samples will be brought to presentation to take apart, inspect and understand construction techniques. If you want to come learn more about furniture and get a chance to "be like a resident" and tear some stuff up, then this session is for you.
Program Presenter(s): Joe Mills, Austin Peay State University
Thursday, March 2nd from 10:15-11:15am
Telling our Story with the Campus Housing Index
Campus housing professionals are increasingly challenged to engage in strategic decision-making rooted in research/data. With this in mind and the support of the ACUHO-I Foundation, the association developed a self-service benchmarking platform to collect data related to campus housing and residence life operations and compensation. The Campus Housing Index, which houses revamped operational and salary surveys, was rolled out for data collection in November 2016. Data collection was conducted over a seven-week period. During that time, 333 institutions from both in and outside the United States accessed the platform and 77% completed fifty-percent or more of the items. The Index stands to change how campus housing practitioners access critical information about the profession. During this session, participants will learn about the development of the Campus Housing Index, its functionality, and reporting. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about how the platform can enhance their programmatic decision-making and professional practice.
Program Presenter(s): Holly Asimou, Association of College & University Housing Officers – International
Thursday, March 2nd from 1:15-2:15pm
Placement Exchange 101
This is an interactive session that provides tips on how to have a successful placement exchange experience. The program provides opportunity for those who have attended to give some feedback on things that worked (What to do) and things that did not work (What NOT to do).
Program Presenter(s): Aretha Milligan, The University of Memphis
Thursday, March 2nd from 2:30-3:30pm
"So You Wanna Be an Ally?": How to Make Allyship Active
It is increasingly important in this age of racial awareness that racial allies, particularly White allies to People of Color, reflect on how they can serve in that capacity. This session will provide insight from Professionals of Color about critical information to challenge the conscious on how White allyship can service others. We are presenting the critical components of what we entitle as the (TRAP) Transparent/True Racial Allyship Process. So you want to be an ally? An effective ally? Come learn how.
Program Presenter(s): Ashley Gaddy, Virginia Commonwealth University and Demarcus Merritt, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Friday, March 3rd from 10-11am
Housing While Black: Supporting Staff of Color through Campus and Social Unrest
Driving while black, walking while black, being while black. All phrases that are shaping the world around us. These ideas are also shaping the collegiate experience for students on our campuses. What about working while black? As professionals, we often overlook the effect of social unrest on staff who identify with the group under attack. Exploring research and the experiences of colleagues, this presentation will examine the complexities of supporting staff of color through social unrest as well as provide strategies to do so.
Program Presenter(s): LaFarin Meriwether, Florida State University and Chandra Myrick, Florida State University
Friday, March 3rd from 11:15-12:15pm
Are Mobile Devices and Social Media Making Us Less Happy and Burnt Out?
This session combines the doctoral research of two presenters, examining mobile technology's impact on the burnout of residence life and housing professionals as well as the impact of mobile social media use by college students. Participants will learn the extent to which the rise of these technologies may be leading to dissatisfaction with work and life and ways in which it can be mitigated. Come join in the discussion of what it means to be always on and always connected in the digital age, what the ramifications are, and how we can modify our behaviors or design educational interventions for healthier selves.
Program Presenter(s): Paul Brown, Roompact and Anne Stark, University of Central Florida
The items below have been prepared in preparation for the 2017 Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, March 2nd at 8:00 AM.
Latest Conference News
Inclement Weather Updates
Many of you have heard about the severe weather we are expecting in Chattanooga today, Wednesday, March 1. At this time, we have projections that includes heavy rain, hail, and high winds with a potential for tornado warnings later this afternoon. Read More...
Congrats to Chandra Myrick our newest President-Elect and Calvin Mosley as our newest Director of Committees. See the attached for a full business meeting recap. Read More...
Congrats to our many winners announced tonight at the Awards Ceremony! Click below to see all the winners.Read More...
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