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The 18th : 1-4 Nov 2022, Gold Coast, Australia 2022-03-03

The 18th APSSA International Conference 2022 Griffith University Gold Coast Australia, 1st - 4th November 2022

 

Theme: Reconnect, Reimagine, Redefine: Critical Issues in Student Affairs after the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

 

https://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/asia-pacific-student-services-association-international-conference 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented disruptions and transformation to Student Life on a global scale. As the world emerges from this global crisis into a “new normal”, new challenges await both students and student affairs practitioners. New industries need to be built, new businesses need to be created and, for students who are about to step into this whole new world, new skillsets need to be acquired and new competencies developed. What is the role of student affairs practitioners in the face of these changes and challenges? How best should student affairs practitioners support their students to enable them to flourish? What is the concept of sustainability within the context of student services, student affairs and Student Life?

 

The theme for this year’s conference was chosen to remember and to reflect on this unique time in human history which student affairs communities around the world find themselves in. It is a time to rebuild that which has been lost, re-engage with the rest of the world, and rejuvenate among friends and fellow practitioners. As the community reconvenes in-person once again, on the Gold Coast of Australia in November 2022, the 18th APSSA International Conference will provide the platform for all participants to re-connect with the community for bench-marking of best practices, re-imagine how student affairs should be managed to ensure continued student success in the new normal, and re-define what student affairs means to students and student affairs practitioners in the post-pandemic world.

 

Three sub-themes have been identified for the 18th APSSA International Conference:

 

1. Student Mobility in the Current Global Situation

As countries begin to re-open their borders to international travel and quarantine requirements are eased, international students are once again travelling from their home countries to overseas institutions for face-to-face learning and re-embarking on exchange programmes at their partner universities. However, the different requirements and measures which have been put in place by different countries and institutions around the world now represent an additional set of challenges, not unlike those related to differences in language, culture, or currency, which foreign students will need to cope with. This subtheme provides opportunities for student affairs practitioners to share their experiences, perspectives, recommendations and best practices for supporting students to become internationally mobile again amidst these new challenges.

 

2. Resilience and Well-being in Student Affairs and Services

The psychological well-being of both students and student affairs practitioners has been a major concern in many institutions around the world throughout the pandemic. Ample anecdotal evidence exists to suggest that overall levels of mental health in many countries have deteriorated. What were some of the lessons learnt in supporting students through a global crisis? What interventions, if any, had been effective? What new knowledge can the mental health professionals of today contribute to the literature to prepare the mental health professionals of tomorrow deal with the next global crisis?

 

 

3. Student Success in the New Normal

As new businesses are created and old businesses closed over the course of the pandemic, the essential skills, competencies and graduate attributes needed for continued student success in the new normal are different from those that students were prepared for before. International corporations are beginning to hire graduates with entrepreneurial knowledge or experience. Institutions of higher learning in many parts of the world are creating opportunities and providing resources for students to develop entrepreneurship skills. The pertinent questions for student affairs practitioners are how they should equip themselves to be able to support students effectively in the new normal, and how they can help students equip themselves with the right skillsets, competencies and graduate attributes to succeed in the post-pandemic world.

 

Important dates:

Call for Abstracts Opens          1 April 2022

Call for Abstracts Closes         15 June 2022

Notification of Acceptance        31 July 2022

Early Bird Registration Opens  1 August 2022

Full Paper Submission              30 September 2022

Early Bird Registration Closes   30 September 2022

 

18th APSSA International Conference

Call for Abstracts

 

The submission of abstracts for the 18th APSSA International Conference is now open. Abstracts of papers on research or practitioner case studies which are relevant to the sub-themes of the conference are welcome.

 

  • Each abstract should be a concise summary of the final presentation and not exceed 500 words in length
  • Include the title of the presentation and names of all authors involved in the study
  • Use the following format for the name of the PDF file: 18thAPSSA2022_Presenter name_subtheme title.pdf
  • Submit your PDF file via email to the General Secretary of APSSA:

 

Assoc Prof Eldin Lim

General Secretary, APSSA

osalwce@nus.edu.sg

 

 

 

                                                    

 

 

The 18th APSSA International Conference 2022

01 – 05 November 2022, Griffith University Australia

Gold Coast, Australia

 

APSSA Conference 2022 

 

 

STAFF CONFERENCE

 

Theme: Reconnect, Reimagine, Redefine: Critical Issues in Student Affairs after the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

 

Subthemes:

1. Student Mobility in the Current Global Situation

2. Resilience and Wellbeing in Student Affairs and Services

3. Student Success in the New Normal

 

STUDENT CONFERENCE

 

Theme: Reconnect, Reimagine, Redefine: Critical Issues in Student Affairs after the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

 

Subtheme:

1. Student Mobility in the Current Global Situation

2. Resilience and Wellbeing in Student Affairs and Services

3. Student Success in the New Normal

 

Day 1: Tuesday, 1 Nov 2022

Time

Event

Participant

Venue

09:00 – 13:00

Arrival delegates & check in at hotel

ALL

Brisbane & Gold Coast airports

Registration

ALL

G40-Auditorium

13:00 – 14:00

Transfer to Griffith GC

APSSA EXCO

Griffith GC campus

14:00 – 17:00

APSSA EXCO Meeting

APSSA EXCO

G40-8.29

 

 

Day 2: Wednesday, 2 Nov 2022

Time

Event

Participant

Venue

08:00 - 09:00 

Registration

ALL

 

G40_Auditorium

09:00 – 09:45

Opening Ceremony

Welcome to Country by  Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Welcome Speech by President of APSSA – Dr Jonathan Munro

Opening speech by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) – Professor Shaun Ewan

09:45 - 10:45

Keynote address on Student Mobility in the Current Global Situation – Associate Professor Rex Wong

10:45 – 11:00

Refreshment 

11:00 – 12:00

Panel Discussion on Reconnect, Reimagine, Redefine: Critical Issues in Student Affairs after the COVID-19 Global Pandemic – Dr Lisa Bardill Moscaritol

12:00 – 13:00

Panel Discussion on Student Mobility in the Current Global Situation

13:00 – 14:00

LUNCH

 

                

 

Staff

 

 

 

Student

 

Time

Event

Participant

Venue

Time

Event

Participant

Venue

14:00 – 15:30

Parallel Sessions

Staff

G40-

4.111

4.112

4.113

4.114

14:00 – 16:00

Workshop / Team Building

Student

TBC

15:30 – 16:00

Refreshment

16:00 – 16:30

Refreshment

16:00 – 17:30

Parallel Sessions

16:30 – 17:30

Group

Discussions

 

Time

Event

Participant

Venue

18:30 – 21:00

Gala Dinner and Cultural Performances (Outfit: National Costume)

ALL

GUILD Function Centre - G11

 

 

 

Day 3 : Thursday, 3 Nov 2022

Time

Event

Participant

Venue

09:00 – 09:45

Keynote Speaker on Resilience and Well-being in Student Affairs and Services - TBC

 

 

 

 

 

ALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

G40_Auditorium

09:45 – 10:45

Panel Discussion on Resilience and Well-being in Student Affairs and Services

10:45 – 11:00

Refreshment

11:00 – 12:00

Student Presentation

12:00 – 13:00 

LUNCH

 

 

Staff 

 

 

 

Student

 

Time

Event

Participant

Venue

Time

Event

Participant

Venue

13:00 – 15:00

Parallel Sessions

Staff

G40-

4.111

4.112

4.113

4.114

13:00 – 15:30

Workshop / Team Building

Student

TBC

15:00 – 15:30

Refreshment

15:30 – 16:00

Refreshment

15:30 – 17:30

Parallel Sessions

14:00 – 17:30

Group Discussions

 

 

17:30 – 18:30

Rehearsal

 

 

 

Day 4: Friday, 4 Nov 2022

Time

Event

Participant

Venue

09:00 – 09.45

Keynote Speaker on 

Student Success in the New Normal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G40_Auditorium

09.45 – 10.45

Panel Discussion on

Student Success in the New Normal

10.45 – 11.15

Refreshments

11.15 – 12.15

Country Reports:

-Australia

-China

-Hong Kong SAR

-Japan

-Malaysia

-Philippines

-Singapore

-Thailand

12.15 – 13.15

LUNCH

13.15 – 14:15

APSSSA Awards Presentations

14:15 – 15:15

Closing Remarks by APSSA Exco President Dr Jonathan Munro

15:15 – 16:30

APSSA General Meeting

APSSA Members

16:30 – 17:30

New APSSA Exco Meeting

APSSA Exco (G40-1.111)

18:00 – 20:00

Farewell Function and Musical Performance

ALL (UniBar-G11)

 

                

 

Day 5 : Saturday , 5 Nov 2022

Time

Event

Participant

Venue

08:30 – 17:00

Sightseeing Tour GC / Excursions:

-Griffith University campus

-Gold Coast Chinatown

-Broadwater Parklands

-Surfers Paradise

-Q1 Skypoint

-Star Casino

-Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

ALL

University Hospital Tram Station.

 

 

Day 6 : Sunday , 6 Nov 2022

 

 

Time

Event

Participant

Venue

 

Departure

ALL

Brisbane & Gold Coast airports