Pre-Conference Workshop 2024

Pre-Conference Workshops
Subject to Change | Additional $100 Registration Fee 

Sunday - November 10, 2024

9:00am - 12:00pm

Leading With Heart: Stronger Together

Do you have a heart for leadership?  Do you want to lean into your leadership strengths and to learn more?  Do you want to lead with heart to help create caring, supportive and challenging work environments?  Do you want to learn ways to keep your own heart healthy and strong?  Come learn alongside three leaders with many years of experience and with hearts open to learning more.   Through our time together and your own reflection time, we will gain greater appreciation for our value as leaders and the value of varying leadership styles and strengths.  We will be better able to build trust and to build teams.  We will be better equipped to collaborate with colleagues on our campuses and across our profession.


Julia Pomerenk, University of Oregon

Chris Huang, Purdue University Fort Wayne

Tricia Ryan, San José State University

Department of Education: Student Privacy Policy Office FERPA Workshop

FERPA 101: FERPA Fundamentals
FERPA 201: You think you know FERPA?
Vetting Online Educational Technology

Do you have questions about student privacy? Need help understanding what your responsibilities are? Well, we are here to help! The U.S. Department of Education, through the Student Privacy Policy Office’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will conduct an introductory presentation on the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the principal federal law protecting students' privacy, introducing the fundamentals of FERPA and provide depth and clarity on its application to the 21st century college setting! 
After learning about FERPA fundamentals, we will challenge all attendees to put their knowledge to the test! In this session, we will explore complex and varied real-world scenarios around student privacy and ask the audience to help us work through them. This session provides an excellent forum for discussion of complex issues regarding FERPA, and a great space to have questions answered. Do you think you have what it takes? To that we say, "It depends!”  
Online educational applications and services are becoming an increasingly important part of what instructors and schools use to educate learners. But have you ever stopped to think about the privacy implications of using always-on, always-connected applications and technology in the classroom? In this session PTAC discusses how FERPA applies in the context of education technology and provides a roadmap to understanding how to protect student privacy in the digital context. PTAC aims, with this session, to give the audience the tools and knowledge necessary to evaluate these apps for privacy protections and learn how to identify applications which may not put student privacy at the forefront.


U.S. Department of Education, Student Privacy Policy Office Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) representatives



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