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Meeting at a Glance

All sessions and events are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time (EST).
 
  • SEM Team Experience: November 14 - November 17

    SEM Team Experience
    Collaboration is integral to implementing successful SEM strategies at any institution. Gather your colleagues and bring key SEM concepts back to your campus. Teams of four or more from the same institution are invited to enjoy the SEM Team Experience.

  • Saturday, November 13

    Health & Safety Desk Open
    7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Speaker Lounge Open
    2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, November 14

    Health & Safety Desk Open
    7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Registration Open
    7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Speaker Lounge Open
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Breakfast for Workshop Participants
    8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - SEM Institute Breakfast

    SEM Institute
    8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    additional fee

    Lunch on Your Own
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    ASCEND Leadership Development Program
    By Invitation
    1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    SEM Endorsement Program Meet & Greet
    4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    all are welcome

    Opening and Welcome: Dr. Clayton Smith, SEM Conference Director
    5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

    Keynote Presentation: Dr. Gregory Fowler, President, University of Maryland Global Campus
    5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. 
    Not Buying It: Listening to Learners in the 21st Century
    Today’s learners are more diverse, more career-focused, and more skeptical about higher education's value proposition. One-size-fits-all education doesn’t fit. To reach them, we must be willing to listen with humility and respond with learning experiences, resources, and support that are career relevant, deliver what they promise, and align with individual needs and objectives.

    Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

    6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

     

  • Monday, November 15

    Health & Safety Desk Open
    7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Registration Open
    8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Speaker Lounge Open
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall Open
    AACRAO Booth/Bookstore Open
    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
    8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

    REG101/FERPA Workshop: Day One
    9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
    additional fee

    Keynote Presentation: Jeffrey Selingo
    8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
    Jeff Selingo is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, College (Un)Bound and There Is Life After College. For more than twenty years, he has provided insight and practical advice to students, parents, educators, and academic leaders about the inner workings of colleges and universities and what’s next for higher education.

    Jeff will stay for a book signing and sale starting at 10:00 A.M. immediately following his plenary address. His new book is titled, "Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions".

    Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Book Signing with Jeffrey Selingo
    Across from the Salesforce Booth (700)
    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Deep Dive Sessions
    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Choose from multiple concurrent sessions aimed at deeper discussion of the practices and policies of higher education enrollment, including holistic admissions, standardized testing, the future of college admissions, and more. These discussions delve into whether our competitive practices have enabled or created barriers to greater social justice and racial equality. Hear from higher education leaders, as well as college and university practitioners.

    How to Build a SEM Plan Workshop
    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
    12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall Open
    AACRAO Booth/Bookstore Open
    12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Best Practice & Roundtable Sessions
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

    Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
    2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Book Signing - AACRAO Consulting Booth (#201)
    2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Stan Henderson & Kevin Pollock, authors of "SEM as a Connector: Principles of Practice"

    Best Practice & Roundtable Sessions 
    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.       

    Best Practice & Roundtable Sessions 

    4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

    Senior SEM Leadership Forum
    4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

    SEM Teams End of Day Review
    4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 16

    Health & Safety Desk Open
    7:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

    Registration Open
    8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Speaker Lounge Open
    7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall Open
    AACRAO Booth/Bookstore Open
    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
    8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

    REG101/FERPA Workshop: Day Two
    8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
    additional fee

    Plenary Panel Presentation: "Looking Ahead: How Can Community Colleges Navigate their Enrollment Futures?"
    Panelists:
    Dr. Monica Parrish Trent, Vice President of Network Engagement at Achieving the Dream; Dr. Dhanfu Elston, Chief of Staff & Senior Vice President for Strategy, Complete College America; Dr. Kevin Pollock, President of Central Carolina Technical College; Laura J. Clark, Executive Director, Virginia’s Community Colleges Student Success Center Virginia’s Community Colleges - System Office; Facilitated by Tom Green, AACRAO Associate Executive Director.
    8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    After nearly 10 years of slow, steady declines across the sector, community colleges experienced the worst enrollment impacts during the pandemic. As they look ahead and work to serve a growing population of adults, and a shrinking high school graduate pool nationally, key questions emerge. What are some of the factors that contributed to these sharp declines? What do two-year institutions need to do to serve their learners of all ages and from all socioeconomic groups? How can two-year institutions leverage enrollments from all their programs, including technical/workforce programs, to help employers meet increasing demands for a skilled workforce? What do four-year institutions need to know to both help their two-year partners and increase their enrollment of transfer students? These will be some of the discussion topics with the panel in this plenary session. Come to learn and come with your questions for our experts and leaders.

    Outstanding SEM Research Presentation Award
    The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has selected one outstanding session that showcases an innovative approach to using data/research to improve enrollment management functions and to address the changing SEM landscape.

    Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Deep Dive Sessions
    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Choose from multiple concurrent sessions aimed at deeper discussion of the practices and policies of higher education enrollment, including holistic admissions, standardized testing, the future of college admissions, and more. These discussions delve into whether our competitive practices have enabled or created barriers to greater social justice and racial equality. Hear from higher education leaders, as well as college and university practitioners.

    How to Build a SEM Plan (repeat)
    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
    12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall Open
    AACRAO Booth/Bookstore Open
    12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Best Practice & Roundtable Sessions
    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

    Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
    3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Book Signing - AACRAO Consulting Booth (#201)
    3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Stan Henderson & Kevin Pollock, authors of "SEM as a Connector: Principles of Practice"

    Best Practice & Roundtable Sessions 
    3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.       

    Best Practice & Roundtable Sessions 
    4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

    Academic Faculty & Leadership Forum
    4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, November 17

    Health & Safety Desk Open
    7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Registration Open
    7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Speaker Lounge Open
    7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast in the King Foyer
    8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

    Best Practices & Roundtable Sessions 
    8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

    Best Practices & Roundtable Sessions 
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Closing Plenary Speaker: Ginger Johnson
    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    "Have a Seat at the Table - A Dinner Party Experience"