Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Registration deadline for Student Affairs symposium is Friday

Friday is the deadline to register for the 2009 Student Affairs Research Symposium, "Deconstructing Theory to Practice," which will take place Tuesday in the Michigan Union.

Organizers of the sixth annual symposium are inviting presentations from staff, students, and faculty on topics related to issues of theory to practice in our work with students.

Register at the symposium’s Web site.

Among the questions to be pursued are:

• How do we use data to make decisions, large and small?

• How do the developmental theories we read change our behavior with students?

• As we finish an assessment or research project, what do we do with the information we have collected?

• How does practice inform research and theory?

For questions or more information, contact Malinda Matney, senior research associate for the Division of Student Affairs, at mmatney@umich.edu.