|Previous AdvanceU Sessions|
In 1992 the Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights, included within the Jeanne Clery Act, fundamentally changed how institutions of higher education are required to respond to victims of sexual assault. Over 20 years later, amendments within the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act strengthened the rights afforded to campus victims of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
This webinar reviewed the changes to the Jeanne Clery Act, including updated information regarding negotiated rulemaking and the draft regulations. It offered multidisciplinary tools and resources and explored the role that the fraternity and sorority community can play in implementation. The presentation also highlighted common Clery Act compliance challenges and strategies for institutionalizing compliance.
The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) and AFA have enjoyed a partnership for over 30 years! As a part of CAS, AFA is able to support the promulgation of standards across higher education and within fraternity/sorority advising programs (FSAP). The benefits of using CAS standards for FSAP are numerous yet many approach the implementation of the Standards with more questions than answers.
Why character education? Why now? It is a simplified, back-to-basic concept but one that is needed for our demographic. Character education as a framework for working with the college-aged student can be a revolutionary concept. Learn more about this and how you can implement character education to start a revolution within your organization or your campus community.
As a result of participating in this program, participants will be able to:
Through words and actions live the six pillars of character.
Practically apply what they learned about the six pillars of character in relation to decision making and change theory in their daily work activities.
Communicate why character education is needed and relevant
The practice of drinking before “the main event” has been identified as one of the most noxious drinking behaviors students can engage in, resulting in significant increases of a range of negative outcomes. This session will present findings from recent AlcoholEdu for College data analysis examining the determinants and motivations underlying this dangerous behavior.
Helen Stubbs, Vice President, Higher Education, EverFi
Maggie Leitch, Associate Director, Higher Education, EverFi
Are you driven to distraction at work? You know the feeling: you can’t focus; you feel increasingly overwhelmed by a mix of nonstop demands and technology that seems to be moving at the speed of light; and you’re frustrated just trying to get everything done well—and on time. Not only is this taking a toll on performance, it’s impacting your sense of well-being outside the office. Now that the AFA Annual Meeting is over, it’s time to reclaim control. Bestselling author Edward M. Hallowell, MD, the world’s leading expert on ADD and ADHD, has set his sights on a new goal: helping people feel more in control and productive at work. His new book, Driven to Distraction at Work, is currently available for pre-sale.
Conversations on hazing prevention have taken many approaches. Looking at ways to end hazing from a deficit model are perhaps the most commonplace, and often leave practitioners frustrated and burnt out. Additionally, the idea of student self-governance has been called into question when research show that many college students have yet to develop appropriate life skills to hold one another accountable. This session will focus on two aspects of hazing prevention: 1) How to approach hazing prevention from the perspective of generating positive experiences, as opposed to a list of "do's and don'ts." 2) The challenge of creating new models of member education that focus less on self-governance, and more on supervision from professionals and volunteers with the skills and expertise to steward a safe and rewarding experience.
When is the last time you stopped to think...really think about why you do the work you do? Beyond the paycheck, beyond improving your skills, even beyond the students you serve, what really fires you up about what you do? This webinar is designed to challenge your thinking around: the reason you come in to work everyday, your role as a leader, and how you interact with the students you serve. You’ll walk away with an alternative perspective, a different way to think, act and communicate as a leader. You’ll also gain some tools that have the power to dramatically improve the relationships you are building with others. I hope you’ll join us.
The fraternal experience has changed considerably in the last 10 years. But in what measurable ways? In this webinar, we explore the changes in the fraternity/sorority experience over the past 10 years (as measured by the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment), discuss reasons for these changes, and discuss the future of the fraternity/sorority experience. In 2003, AFA and EBI collaborated to create the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment and over 150 institutions (surveying over 340,000 fraternity/sorority members) have utilized the assessment to better understand and improve the fraternal experience. Comparing institutions who participated in the past with those same institutions participating now, we see significant improvements in areas like understanding healthy behaviors, interpersonal competence skills, and personal development skills. We also see decline in factors like fraternity/sorority programming and overall satisfaction.
What’s the problem? What’s the problem? What’s the problem? If we learned anything from Brad Pitt in Moneyball, it’s that in order to truly reframe the conversation with our students, we need to begin by thinking differently. We need an accurate description of the problem before choosing our solutions. This program will introduce participants to a prevention-focused strategic planning process and provide campus and headquarters professionals with the tools to reframe the conversation with their students in order to help them make change in their chapters and/or communities before an incident occurs.
Dr. Lori Hart, Director of Prevention Education, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
Justin Angotti, Assistant Executive Director, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity