For the past two years, the Student Affairs Office of Assessment and Research has spearheaded an Assessment Mini-Conference with the intention of getting folks excited about student affairs assessment and having staff share with colleagues some insights into how their areas use assessment best practices. With the timely inception of the newly formed assessment office, the focus was on highlighting assessment efforts across the division during the first year of the conference. During its second year, the conference emphasized the intersection of marketing and assessment.
This year (and moving forward), emphasis will be placed on spotlighting one of the division’s mission elements during an annual conference. With this in mind, the division is rebranding the conference as not just an assessment conference, but as a division-wide effort in which all units have a shared interest. For 2019, the division will concentrate on Health and Wellness. We are so excited to have staff represented from all departments to learn and share strategies for supporting students’ well-being and incorporating health and wellness into their daily work!
What is NEXT?
The NEXT Conference is the UF Division of Student Affairs’ look at where we are strategically headed. Join professionals from UF to stay at the forefront of higher education’s changing landscape and be more connected with the needs of our students. This year, presenters will focus on a holistic approach to students’ well-being in direct connection with the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. Are you prepared for what’s next?
NEXT Conference Schedule
Call for Program Proposals:
The NEXT Conference planning committee is seeking proposals that cover a variety of topics specific to Health and Wellness that relate to the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. Presenters are asked to identify the length of their session: Sprint (25 minutes) or Full (50 minutes) and their session type: Lecture, Interactive, or Hybrid (mix of lecture and interactive). Ideal programs are those which include content that aligns with one of the three themes related to Health and Wellness within Student Affairs. The themes include: Modeling health and wellness in the workplace, Encouraging student well-being through programs and policies, and Exploring the connection between well-being and student success.
Program proposal submissions are now closed