August 30th- Friday
Student Affairs DLDI Mix and Mingle
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Student Activities Center (SAC) room 304. Click
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Student Activities Center (SAC) room 223.
Webinar and Dialogue
Socioeconomic Status and Social Class in Higher Education
This program will offer participants an overview of class identity and its corresponding
forms of capital (Bourdieu, 1986; Yosso, 2005). The workshop will offer information
from research and literature while also allowing participants to reflect on and assess
how class identity does and might show up in higher education and student affairs.
The three content categories of the session will include: 1) Defining Class, 2) Types
of Capital, 3) Interactions Between Class Identity and Student Affairs.
Friday, October 18th
9th Annual Careers in Higher Education Conference at Stony Brook University
9:30 am - 3 pm in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom B, located in Stony Brook,
The School of Professional Development's Higher Education Administration program and
the Division of Student Affairs are hosting the
9th Annual "Careers in Higher Education" conference
This is a free event that provides very good opportunities for students or new higher
education professionals to learn more about the higher education field, hear from
experienced professionals, discuss "hot topics" in higher education today, and network
with others from local colleges and universities. A light breakfast and lunch are
To register, please click
to register by October 4th
A follow-up e-mail with directions, parking information, and other details of the
day will be e-mailed to each participant prior to the conference.
Wednesday, October 30th
9:30 am to 11:00 am Student Activities Center (SAC) room 223
Webinar and Dialogue
From their Voices: How Black Male Administrators Navigate Racism in Higher Education
This online briefing highlights results from a dissertation study investigating how
Black male administrators navigate racism in higher education. Results from this dissertation
study are used to inform a new theory and concepts about navigating racism in higher
November - Webinar
Asexuality: A Brief Overview (Registration Coming Soon)
In 2014, the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) conducted a census of
the asexual community, receiving over 14,000 responses. Results showed that asexual
individuals are first recognizing their asexual identity and coming out to others
(if they come out at all) during a time that they will possibility be attending higher
education institutions. This makes it crucial for asexual representation and understanding
within identity-based departments and organizations of higher education. Participants
will gain knowledge of asexuality and the need to build ally curriculum at their own
December - End of the Year Social (Registration Coming Soon)
January (Registration Coming Soon)
Sponsorship versus Mentorship: Career Advancement
The purpose of this live briefing is to discuss the difference between mentors and
sponsors and how each role functions in career development.
February - Book Review and Dialogue (Registration Coming Soon)
Transformational Encounters: Shaping Diverse College and University Leaders
Transformational Encounters is a collection of narratives and commentary from senior
higher education leaders that offers strategies for achieving inclusive excellence
at colleges and universities, particularly with regard to closing racial and ethnic
gaps in leadership roles.
March - Webinar (Registration Coming Soon)
Making Room at the Table for All of Us: Meaningful Mentorship Among Women of Color
With recent events, being a woman of color has taken on multiple meanings, and finding
support within student affairs has never been more crucial. In order to support their
students, women of color must also learn how to seek support from each other. This
session seeks to continue valuable conversations on the importance of a strong network
and creating a support system for women of color. Panelists from different institutions
will speak about their experiences and how their identities as a woman of color and
a professional intersect, particularly as mentors and mentees.
April - Webinar/
Outside presenter with expert knowledge of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to share
their journey and story with our professionals. (Registration Coming Soon)
Wellbeing and Religious Identity: How We Are Missing a Component of the Student Experience
When student affairs professionals discuss wellbeing, we often consider financial
wellbeing, physical wellbeing, emotional wellbeing and social wellbeing. But often
forgotten is the importance of spiritual wellbeing, an element highlighted extensively
in the 2003-2005 UCLA Study of Spirituality in Higher Education. Follow up work to
this seminal study by Dr. Jenny Small and others have found that this area wellbeing
may be extraordinarily important for college students. Yet, the data finds that marginalized
religious students may be missing out on these benefits due to environmental conditions
present on the college campus.
Student Affairs DLDI
End of the Academic Year Social
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
(Registration Coming Soon)
DLDI Higher Education Professional Workshops, November 27 & 29: Members of the DLDI led two professional competencies workshops based on the results
from a NASPA/ACPA Professional Comptencies Self-Assessment.
The first workshop involved graduate students in the Higher Education Administration
Program, and the second workshop involved student affairs professionals. Both workshops
focused on areas that the participants indicated more need of awareness and relevance.
Afterwards, both groups of participants were able to have small group discussions
regarding alignment with their graduate studies or their professional development.
Results and feedback from these workshops will develop the content for future workshops
to be held in Spring 2019.
DLDI Graduate Student Mixer, September 12, 2018: Members of DLDI and graduate students within the
Higher Education Administration Program participated in a networking mixer. Graduate students that identified as being historically
underrepresented were able to meet with Higher Education Professionals to learn more
about how to navigate the terrain of higher education.
Please take a moment to read the article in
DLDI Professional Mixer
Date: Wednesday October 3, 2018
Time: 4pm to 5:30pm
Location: SAC Room 304
Here is what you missed:
On October 3, the
Division of Student Affairs and the DLDI Steering Committee hosted a professional mixer that welcomed back over
25 members of the Student Affairs community and graduate students in the
Higher Education Administration Graduate Program. While members snacked on light refreshments and networked, members of the DLDI
led conversations about the origin, current status, and future events with the DLDI.
They also shared personal accounts about challenges and opportunities associated with
their respective identities. The invididuals that attended left the mixer feeling
empowered to tell their story, felt as if someone actively listened, and they strengthened
their connection with members within and outside student affairs. As for the graduate
students, they made key personal and professional connections that could possibly
lead to opportunities in the near future. Please stay tuned for upcoming events that
in late October and November.
DLDI Professional Mixer, October 3, 2018