Admissions Professionals Meeting

WE ARE GOING VIRTUAL ON JULY 9th!  
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2020 NASPAA Admissions Professionals Virtual Meeting

Virtually Hosted by University of Maryland, School of Public Policy  

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 1:00 to 6:00 PM EDT

 

We are pleased to share the University of Maryland, School of Public Policy will virtually host the 2020 NASPAA Admissions Directors Meeting and the meeting will be chaired by their Director of Admissions, Taryn Faulkner.   NASPAA's Admissions Professionals Meeting is a one-day annual gathering, typically the day prior to the PPIA EXPO in Washington DC in mid-July, for member schools to discuss issues pertaining to admissions, such as recruiting and financial aid. This year's agenda will also include opportunity to discuss how our schools and admissions are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. NASPAA will present the findings from its annual membership survey on admissions and new enrollment. Program directors from schools without dedicated admissions staff are welcome!

** Please note: this will be a virtual meeting.**

 

Agenda

*All times are designated as Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

1:00 PM  

Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

Taryn Faulkner, Director of Admissions & NASPAA Chair Admission Meeting

Robert Orr, Dean & NASPAA President

School of Public Policy, University of Maryland   

1:20 PM

NASPAA Admissions Survey Results| Q&A

Gala Ledezma, NASPAA Project Assistant

Stacy Drudy, Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning

NASPAA

2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions  

 

2:00 – 2:30 pm (choose 1 of 2):

Retaining your students in an uncertain landscape:  Anti-Melt Strategies

Moderator: Jennifer Forney, Assistant Dean of Graduate Enrollment

School of Public Affairs, American University

 

COVID-19 Campus Response Plans

Moderator: Alex Thomas, Director of Enrollment & Alumni Services

Clinton School of Public Service, Arkansas University

 

2:30 – 3:00 pm (choose 1 of 2):

Financing a Graduate Degree: Merit Aid Best Practices & Leveraging Other Sources

Moderator: Jennifer Forney, Assistant Dean of Graduate Enrollment

School of Public Affairs, American University

 

Innovations in Program Delivery: Virtual & Hybrid Modalities

Moderator: Taryn Faulkner, Director of Admissions & NASPAA Chair Admission Meeting

School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

3:00 PM BREAK
3:30 PM

Panel Discussion | Dismantling Systemic Racism and Social Inequality: Committing to Courage, Community, & Action 

Moderator: David Marshall, Director of Membership Development

NASPAA

 

Panelists:

Laura Bloomberg, Dean & NASPAA Vice President

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

 

Simone Gbolo, Executive Director

Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA)

4:30 PM

Panel Discussion | ROI in the era of COVID-19: Can a student still find meaningful employment in the Public Affairs field?

Moderator: Bryan Kempton, Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations

School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

 

Panelists: 

Robert SanGeorge, Career Advisor

School of Public Affairs, American University

 

VC Powe, Executive Director, External Programs and Career Services

Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA

5:30 PM

Virtual Happy Hour Debrief

Let’s culminate our annual meeting by taking a deep breath, grabbing a beverage of choice and spend some time to recap the day…take-aways, action items, and expressions of support and care for our community. (Break-out sessions TBD dependent on registration.)

 

Moderator: Taryn Faulkner, Director of Admissions & NASPAA Chair Admission Meeting

School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Registration 

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