Professional Development

2020-2021

Upcoming Events:

Events

As we move into the new academic and fiscal year, NETA will post future Professiaonl Development events on this site. We encourage all members to review their email account for more information.


For past events, see below.

2019-2020

Past Events:

Transfer Tuesdays

Connect with your NETA colleagues on Tuesdays

throughout the spring!


Connecting with Students in a Virtual World

June 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST


In our final installment of Transfer Tuesdays, we'll be offering a discussion on how to connect with transfer students in a virtual space. Are you planning a Transfer Fair or "table visits" via webchat? Or are you struggling to come up with new innovative ideas? This a collaborative activity for both 2-year and 4-year school representatives, so please join us.


Transfer Tuesdays

Connect with your NETA colleagues on Tuesdays throughout the spring!

A Transfer Student Panel Discussion

June 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST

Join the New England Transfer Association for this panel discussion with four transfer students. Hear a firsthand perspective on how COVID-19 is impacting their educational journey and influencing their transfer process.

This event has been cancelled.

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Transfer Tuesdays

Connect with your NETA colleagues on Tuesdays throughout the spring!

Alternative Pathways to Academic Credit

MAY 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST

Laura Hunter, Nichols College

Laura has worked in higher education for a little over a decade, spending the majority of her time working with non-traditional and adult learners returning to complete associate and bachelor's degrees. Her experience includes academic advising and student success, strategic recruitment and enrollment services, and curriculum development. She believes in helping students explore every possible avenue to earn academic credit for life and work experience


Transfer Tuesdays

Connect with your NETA colleagues on Tuesdays throughout the spring!

April 28th, 2020 at 11:00am

Food Insecurity at the University of Vermont:

Prevalence and Pathways Forward


Nicole Reilly - Registered Dietitian

Dining Services (Sodexo)

University of Vermont

Serves at a co-chair for the UVM Food Insecurity Working Group. She is passionate about educating students about how their food choices affect their health and well-being and is an advocate for increasing access of healthy and nutritious foods to all. Nicole completed her bachelor’s degree at UVM, Dietetic Internship at Long Island University: C.W. Post, and her master’s in Nutritional Sciences at Oklahoma State University. She is pleased to share the work that UVM has been engaged with to improve food security among the campus community.


Meredith Niles - Assistant Professor

Department of Nutrition & Food Sciences

University of Vermont

Dr. Niles research focuses on the intersection of food systems, health, and environment from a behavioral science and policy perspective. She examines how climate change affects food systems and food security globally, as well as potential food and agriculture system pathways for improving health and environmental outcomes. Dr. Niles holds a B.A in political science with honors in environmental studies from The Catholic University of America and a PhD in ecology with a focus on human ecology and environmental policy from the University of California- Davis. She was a Sustainability Science post-doctorate fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where she explored smallholder farmer experiences with climate change and food security.


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Transfer Tuesdays

Connect with your NETA colleagues on Tuesdays throughout the spring!

April 14th, 2020 at 11:00am EST.

Our first conversation will be on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting transfer policies at 2-year and 4-year institutions across New England.

We'll be discussing the results of a survey that was emailed to our membership last week.

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NETA Annual Conference

Cancelled

April 22 - April 24, 2020

Hilton Burlington - Lake Champlain

Burlington, VT

For more information, visit our conference page

NEACAC & NETA

Boston Marriott Newton / March 30

Cancelled - More information soon regarding this event.

NEACAC's Two-year Colleges Committee and the New England Transfer Association (NETA) are proud to co-sponsor a pre-conference workshop at MASCA's Spring Conference.

The workshop aims to be a robust discussion highlighting the current options that New England's two year colleges offer students.

Topics include:

  • Building Transfer Pathways – Transfer as an Enrollment Initiative
  • Community College as Choice – Finding the Right Pathway for High School Students
  • Understanding Transfer Pathways Across New England

DUAL ENROLLMENT &

EARLY COLLEGE WEBINAR

Friday, February 28, 2020

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker Bios

You have a New Year's resolution to add more professional development to your calendar but what if the groundhog sees his shadow and there are six more weeks of winter? No need to worry because NETA is offering a Winter Webinar, so curl up with a blanket and your laptop and join us!

Undocumented & International Students

Friday October 25th, 2019

Southern Connecticut State University

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Keynote Speaker:

Supporting Undocumented Students

Esteban Garcia

Associate Bursar

Southern Connecticut University

Esteban Garcia is the Associate Bursar at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and currently serves as the co-chair of the Undocumented Students Support Team at SCSU. As leader of the undocumented students support team, Esteban has helped SCSU respond to the needs of students by identifying and breaking down barriers faced by undocumented students and their families; engaging the campus community in conversations about immigration issues, and educating the community about the realities of being an immigrant in the United States; and advocating for policies that support students at the campus, state, and national levels.

Some of Esteban’s accomplishments at SCSU include partnering with immigrant rights groups to deliver UndocuPeer training sessions for Faculty, Staff, and Student Leaders. Presenting at the College Board’s “Prepárate 2019” conference in San Antonio, TX. Creating an extensive website that has been a model for other institutions in Connecticut. Developing a deportation protocol to assist students and their family members. Hosting an educators conference attended by more than 100 K-12 and Higher Education professionals, testifying in front of the Connecticut Legislature advocating for a financial aid bill, and participating in a town hall discussion with Senator Richard Blumenthal on the effects of Trump Administration’s decision to rescind DACA.


Panel: International Students and Transfer Credit Evaluation

Morgan Donovan-Hall

Director of Transfer Admission

UMass Amherst

Michael Schindel

Assistant Director & International Student Advisor

Southern Connecticut State University

Victor Silva

Transfer Admissions

University of Rhode Island

Morgan Donovan Hall, Director of Transfer Admission, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Morgan Donovan-Hall currently serves as Director of Transfer Admissions at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She grew up in Western, Massachusetts and attended the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, earning a Bachelor’s in History and Master of Public Policy with a focus on higher education. During her graduate program, she interned in the transfer advising office and developed a love of working with transfers. After graduating, she landed her dream job as the Assistant Director of Transfer Admission at Umass, Amherst. Since then, her responsibilities have increased, including international transfer credit evaluator, which she has been doing for the last seven years. She currently serves as the transfer counselor of BHCC, RCC, and MassBay. In between visits, she looks for opportunities to see a show or just enjoy the Boston area. In her free time, she can be found gardening and spending time with her husband and family.


Michael Schindel, Assistant Director and International Student Advisor, Southern Connecticut State University

Michael Schindel is the Assistant Director and International Student Advisor for the Office of

International Education at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). In that role, he assists

primarily with the immigration concerns of the population of matriculating international students at the university including the seamless transfer of visa record between U.S. institutions. He acts as a liaison during the admissions process which includes submission of an evaluation of international credentials and has worked with the university transfer services to discuss the inclusion of such credits in the degree. He also serves on the DREAMERS Action Alliance, the university committee to support undocumented students and is the faculty advisor for Global Brigades, an international service learning organization. He holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in creative writing from SCSU.


Victor Silva, Transfer Admission, University of Rhode Island

Victor is a member of the transfer admission team at the University of Rhode Island. He has spent his career working with both transfer students and international students. He began in transfer admission at Johnson & Wales University in 2009 and then transitioned to Roger Williams University as the Associate Director of Transfer Admission in 2012. Shortly thereafter, he began his career in international admission as the Director of International Relations for Latin America and the Caribbean at Johnson & Wales University. He remained in that position until August of 2018 when he began working for an international higher education consulting firm, Enrollment Advisory Group, where he was responsible for recruitment of students from Latin American and the Caribbean for their college partners. As of this September, he has returned to the world of transfer admission at the University of Rhode Island.