The Uncommon Man

January 24, 2009

NASPA holds conference on engaging college men.

Conference on College Men
May 20-22, 2009
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Over the past several years, student affairs educators and faculty have grown increasingly concerned about the experiences and challenges of men on college and university campuses. Recent inquiries into behavioral trends among college men consistently confirm they are overrepresented among students who: abuse drugs and alcohol, are cited for non-academic violations of campus judicial policies, perpetrate acts of violence and sexual assault, and choose not to engage in educationally purposeful campus programs and activities. These trends suggest men may not be achieving the developmental milestones and outcomes that are associated with participation in college. These trends have also left many educators wondering: "Why are men having such a difficult time on our campuses?" and "How can we be more purposeful and proactive in supporting them?"

The 2009 Conference on College Men is an exciting opportunity for educators to convene, collaborate, and exchange ideas on how to meet the developmental needs of the men on their campuses. The theme of this year's conference is: "Engaging College Men: Bridging Scholarship and Practice." The goal of the conference is to provide a stimulating venue for educators to share and discuss cutting-edge research on college men's development and propose strategies that have proven effective in helping college men achieve successful outcomes. Thus, those who attend the conference should expect to leave with both the requisite knowledge and the practical tools to make a positive impact in improving how they work with college men upon returning to their institutions.

Registration Fees

Early-Bird Registration before April 17, 2009
NASPA/ACPA Individual Member $310
NASPA/ACPA Student Member $100
Non-Member $520

Regular Registration after April 17, 2009
NASPA/ACPA Individual Member $375
NASPA/ACPA Student Member $150
Non-Member $585

For complete information, visit www.naspa.org/programs/collegemen/default.cfm

Posted by Aaron Buford at January 24, 2009 09:58 AM

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