TACCSAA’s 2024 Conference

 

BIOS OF PRESENTERS


The TACCSAA Conference will be held at  Austin Community College, Highland Campus on March 25 – 26.  As always, this event helps members stay connected and committed to providing student affairs administrators with information and support to better serve our community college students.

The registration fee of $95 includes both days of the conference and your annual TACCSAA membership fee.

Keynote Speaker – Tim Cason, Consultant for TNG and Vice President of NABITA – “What Works to Increase Wellness and Safety?

An integrated approach to violence prevention, focusing on early intervention as well as threat assessment, creates a comprehensive strategy and strengthens the overall wellness and safety efforts of individuals and the educational community. This integrated approach allows administrators not only to provide support and build relationships with individuals in need but also to prevent threats or actual violence before they occur. Although initially born out of a need for threat assessment, modern behavioral intervention teams address a diverse range of students and student needs, viewing threat assessment as a subset of the proactive and preventative work of the BIT. This plenary will provide attendees with an understanding of existing research, a review of the behavioral intervention team model and structure, and how this approach supports legal requirements.

AGENDA

DAY 1: MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2024

12 pm                                                          REGISTRATION OPENS
12 – 1:15 pm
Tour of Austin Community College / Highland Campus
1:30Welcome and Roadmap for the Day
1:45
SESSION 1
House Bill 8: A Transformational Investment for Community Colleges /
Harrison Keller, Commissioner of Higher Education
2:15 – 3:15 pm
SESSION 2
Cultivating a Sense of Purpose and Belonging for Neurodivergent Students /
Samantha Thomson, Student Experience and Outcomes Transformation Coach at Austin Community College; Danielle Moak, ACC student and President of NeuroBats of ACCess Autism (Student Organization); and Aaron Moeller,  ACC Student and Vice-President of NeuroBats of ACCess Autism (and opera singer!)
3:15 – 3:30 pm
BREAK
3:30 – 4:45 pm
SESSION 3
Ray Martinez III, J.D., President and CEO, Texas Association of Community Colleges
3:30 – 4:45 pm
CLOSING / END OF DAY RAFFLE
TBD                                 DINNER

DAY 2: TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2024

8 am
REGISTRATION OPENS / Hot Breakfast
9 amWELCOME/ Morning Raffle
9:05 am
SESSION 4
The Lion in a Changing Jungle: Changing Global GEO-Politics and Its Impact on the Community College Profession  /
Vidya Moorthy, Founder of Clural LLC
10 a.m.
BREAK
10:15 – 11:30 SESSION 5
What Works to Increase Wellness and Safety / Tim Cason, Consultant for TNG and Vice President of NABITA
11:30 am – 12:40 pm
LUNCH & BUSINESS MEETING / Mid-Day Raffle
12:40 – 1:40 pmSESSION 6
Fireside Chat:  Talking about First Gen–A Memoir and Our First Generation Students
/ Alejandra Campoverdi, Bestselling Author, Women’s Health Advocate, Former White House Aid; Led by Ana Rummer, Associate Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs, Austin Community College 
1:40 – 1:50 pm
BREAK
1:50 – 3:15 pm
SESSION 7
Using the Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace /
Chelsea Biggerstaff, Interim Manager Faculty Development at Austin Community College
3:15 – 3:45 pmSESSION 8
Follow up from NABITA Presentation / Question and Answer Session / Tim Cason, Consultant for TNG and Vice President of NABITA
3:45 – 4:45 pm
SESSION 9
AHA Moments About the Student Experience /
Linda Garcia, Executive Director of CCCSE
4:45 pmWRAP UP / Conference Evaluations and Final Raffle

 

LOGISTICS

This year’s conference will be be held at Austin Community College’s Highland Campus, 6101 Highland Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78752. Once you make it to campus, the conference will be in Building 2000 room 2-1550 (Presentation Hall).

  • Lodging — All conference sessions will be held at the Austin Community College campus. For those needing hotel accommodations, the following are convenient to the conference location.
  • Parking — Parking is free at Highland Campus.  Participants can park in any street parking, but it may be best to park around the corner in the area marked in purple that says HLC South Garage.  Here is more information including a campus map.
  • Meals — For the opening day (Monday, March 25), snacks will be provided,  For the second day of the conference (Tuesday, March 26),  breakfast and lunch is included.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

All conference sessions was held at the Austin Community College-Highland Campus. For those needing hotel accommodations, the following are convenient to the Highlands Campus.

HOLIDAY INN MIDTOWN

6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin Texas
Phone: 888/465-4329     Front desk: 512/451-5757

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON AUSTIN

6505 Interstate Highway 35 North, Austin TX
Phone: 855 /611-1023