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Meeting at a Glance


  • Saturday, November 2

    2-Day Intensive: Foreign Credential Evaluation Workshop
    Separate registration and fee
    8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Speaker Lounge Open

    2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, November 3
    Speaker Lounge Open
    7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

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

    SEM Institute 
    Additional fee
    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    2-Day Intensive: Foreign Credential Evaluation Workshop
    Separate registration and fee
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Lunch on Your Own

    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Afternoon Half-Day Workshops 
    Additional fee
    1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    -How to Craft a Financial Aid Leveraging Model
    -Use of Data and Data Analysis
    -How to Build a SEM Plan

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

    SEM Teams Huddle
     
    By invitation
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Gather your institutional team and meet with your SEM Coach to plan your time at the conference.

    SEM Endorsement Program (SEM-EP) Meet & Greet
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    All prospective students, current students, and graduates of SEM-EP are invited. For questions about the SEM Endorsement Program, contact Director Christopher Tremblay 

    Opening Plenary Presentation
    5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
    Presenter: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founding Director of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice

    Exhibit Hall Open
    AACRAO Booth/Bookstore Open
    Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall 
    6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
  • Monday, November 4
    Speaker Lounge Open
    7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

    Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
    8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
     
    Exhibit Hall Open
    AACRAO Booth/Bookstore Open
    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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

    Plenary Presentation
    8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
    Presenter: D. Mark McCoy, President, DePauw University
    Moderator: Kimberley Buster-Williams, Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of Mary Washington

    Registrar 101 & FERPA Workshop, Part 1
    Separate registration and fee
    9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by DIGARC

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

    Deep Dive Sessions 
    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Academic Leadership & Faculty Forum
    Open to all participants
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch on Your Own 
    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 Sessions 
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

    Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
    2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Sponsored by Coursedog

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

    Poster Showcase
    4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 

    SEM Team End of Day Review
    By invitation
    5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

    LEAD (Leaders in Enrollment Advancing Diversity) Reception CAPACITY REACHED
    6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.


  • Tuesday, November 5


    Speaker Lounge Open
    7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
    8:00 a.m. -8:45 a.m.

    Exhibit Hall Open
    AACRAO Booth/Bookstore Open

    8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Registration Open
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

    Registrar 101 & FERPA Workshop, Part 2
    Separate registration and fee
    8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by DIGARC

    Plenary Panel Presentation 
    8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
    Panelist: Dhanfu Elston, Vice President of Strategy, Complete College America
    Panelist: Amardeep Kahlon, Assistant Dean of Distance Learning and External Relations, Austin Community College
    Panelist: Van Wilson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Experience and Strategic Initiatives, Virginia's Community Colleges
    Moderator: Luisa Havens Gerardo, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Virginia Tech

    Outstanding SEM Research Presentation Award
    9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has selected outstanding sessions that showcase an innovative approach to using data/research to improve enrollment management functions and to address the changing SEM landscape.

    Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.        

    Deep Dive Sessions
    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Senior SEM Leadership Forum CAPACITY REACHED
    No fee; pre-registration required; seating limited to the first 50 eligible participants
    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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

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

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

    Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
    2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

    (T4) Best Practice & Roundtable Sessions 
    3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

    Reception for Institutional Teams
    By invitation
    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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    ponsored by College Scheduler by Civitas Learning
  • Wednesday, November 6


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

    Registration
    7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast
    7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

    Taking SEM Home
    8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

    Best Practice Sessions 
    8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

    Best Practice Sessions
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Closing Plenary Presentation
    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
    Presenter: Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, Astrophysicist and Space Science Education Lead for NASA