Submit a Program - NCHO RA Drive-In Conference

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Conference Theme

PRIDE: Pushing RAs In the Direction of Excellence

Programming Categories

The conference will have five programming categories along two tracks (RA and Professional) provided at the conference. Each program category will focus on a specific theme identified as paramount to the RA position and as a professional staff member.

Programming

This category focuses on the creative process of programming. Program presenters will discuss or provide evidence of current creative programming, programming ideas or programming successes on their campus. Program presenters may also discuss programming initiatives or programming models. This can also includes best practice sharing and idea generating for programming for participants.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Be provided with information about creative residential programming
  2. Understand and be made aware of different methods to provide residential programming
  3. Be able to connect with state peers to build partnerships and gain information

Resources

a student practices using a fire extinguisherThis category focuses on the utilization of internal and external resources to enrich the RA position. This can include partnerships with academic or institutional divisions, creative service opportunities or relationships with community partners. This can also include unique ways in which RAs derive support for, and excel in their position. This track can focus on collaborations and opportunities where resources are provided to residential communities.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Be provided with information about utilizing resources within the RA position
  2. Understand and be made aware of various resources that can lead to success for RAs and residents
  3. Be able to connect with state peers to build partnerships and gain information

Innovation

This category focuses on the usage of innovative ideas in the RA role. This can include the use of technology or engineering to perform their roles. This also includes the use of social media or other advanced technologies. This category can include unorthodox approaches to utilizing innovation in the RA role, or affecting the RA role.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Be provided with information and gain resources about technological advances as it pertains to the RA position
  2. Understand and be made aware of best practices at other institutions regarding innovative ideas and processes
  3. Be able to connect with state peers to build partnerships and gain information

Diversity

This category focuses on the current works of RAs to highlight diversity in their communities and in their roles. This includes highlighting successful diversity experiences or opportunities RAs are currently doing, as well as new ways to address the topic of diversity in a residential environment. This can also focus on initiatives or processes that specifically address diversity in halls.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Gain an awareness of current practices to incorporate or highlight diversity in residential communities
  2. Understand and be made aware of different methods to provide a greater understanding of diversity and multicultural issues
  3. Be able to connect with state peers to build partnerships and gain information

Experience

numerous students socializing at a barbecueThis category focuses on the experience of being an RA. This can include best practices, advising and personal RA experiences such as leadership development, personal development and professional development opportunities. This can also be used to describe crisis response, hot topics or issues in residential communities, as well as transferable skills and universal RA experiences.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Share best practices with peers regarding the RA experience
  2. Leave with tangible resources for future reference in guiding the RA experience
  3. Be able to connect with state peers to build partnerships and gain information

Program Guidelines

  • Please download and complete the Program Proposal (pdf), answering all required questions and submit it to us via email as an attachment by September 23. Please be aware that in your program proposal you will need to select a category most applicable to your program, but that the Programming Committee will ultimately assign programs to the category that best represents the program's purpose. You are encouraged to indicate all categories that may apply to your program on your program proposal.
  • Please be aware that you are more than welcome to submit more than one program proposal, but please do not submit more than one program proposal in the category. (EXAMPLE: You can submit one program in the P-PROGRAMMING category and one program in the R-RESOURCES category, but you cannot submit two programs in the P-PROGRAMMING category.)
  • All presentations will have 45 minutes including moderator introduction and evaluation.
  • Each program proposal must have at least three Learning Outcomes identified, either from the listing of learning outcomes provided under each heading, or via learning outcomes provided by the presenter.
  • There is no on-site printing, so presenters will need to bring any copies or handouts pre-printed. Upon confirmation of your session, you will be provided with the occupancy and the set-up for your presentation space, for the purpose of pre-printing and preparation.
  • Laptops, projectors and speakers will be provided. If you plan to use an Apple/Mac product, you will need to provide your own adapter. You will have a space to indicate this on the program proposal form.