Intro to my #NASPA14 Experience
- I took vacation time to attend and paid for everything with my own money
- My roommate reached out to me about sharing a room, we went to grad school together
- I knew Knowledge Communities existed, but had no idea how to get involved
- I have no idea how the sessions were organized or categorized
- I attended two of the first-time attendee things, the “orientation” and the “no host dinner” on Sunday. I found neither very helpful.
- Region II. I apparently live and work within Region II. There is some organizational structure and conference planned by the region, there were also events. I learned about all of this not from anything at the conference, but because of my roommate.
- There are sessions for mid-level professionals, chief student affairs officers, and senior student affairs officers.
- I was registered for TPE and only planned on being at TPE on Sunday or Saturday, however I was offered a position and withdrew from it.
- Things future blog posts will be about:
- Student veterans
- Lenses and theoretical frameworks
- Critique of my experience as a first-time attendee
- Cultural capital of the association and conference experienceMy budget:
NASPA registration 75 NASPA14 registration 410 TPE 155 Plane 180 Shuttle 32 Food 75 Hotel 275 Parking 38 Total 1240