2018 Conference: Registration Now Open!

AGPA Conference 2018: Breaking Barriers

Thursday, July 12 | 8:00am-4:30pm

 Conference Registration – NOW OPEN
Conference registration is now open, with early bird registration pricing of $40 available until June 1 ($50 regular registration after June 1). Registration includes a full day of breakout sessions, featured keynote speaker, breakfast and lunch, and free professional headshots.

Conference Agenda
8:00am-9:00am Check-in & Breakfast – Professional Headshots Available
9:00am-9:30am Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:40am-10:40am Breakout Session 1
10:50am-11:50am Breakout Session 2
12:00pm- 1:30pm Lunch & Keynote Address
1:40pm-2:40pm Breakout Session 3
2:50pm-3:50pm Breakout Session 4
4:00pm-4:30pm Closing Session/Presentation

AGPA Conference 2018: Breaking Barriers

The Association of Graduate and Professional Administrators (AGPA) is a professional network of administrators involved with graduate and professional education at The Ohio State University. AGPA invites our colleagues from across the state of Ohio to our 2nd AGPA Summer Conference: Breaking Barriers. This all day conference will take place in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Ohio Union on The Ohio State University’s campus.  The conference will include a full day of breakout session presentations as well as a presentation by our keynote speaker Dr. Valerie Robinson, Assistant Dean of Graduate Admission at Miami University.

This year’s conference focuses on identifying barriers to student success and addressing strategies for overcoming these obstacles. Intentionally broad, this theme will allow professionals from diverse backgrounds to bring their unique ideas and experiences to the event. What sorts of barriers (institutional, sociocultural, fiscal, etc.) have you encountered in your efforts to support students and/or develop your program? How have you or your team overcome these barriers? Did you work across units to overcome an obstacle? Did you face resistance? The conference will address these topics and more.

Call for Proposals
AGPA is seeking proposals from our colleagues at OSU and other institutions across the state as a way to enhance graduate and professional education statewide by sharing best practices that promote cross-unit collaboration, applying current research in our approach to supporting graduate and professional education, and promoting individual professional development.

Conference Proposal Submission Deadline: May 14, 2018
Submit your proposal: Complete the Presentation Proposal Form

We encourage you to share your ideas! This conference provides a space for active collaboration and discussion of best practices for the diverse array of job functions carried out by administrators serving graduate and professional students. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Admissions (Funding, Recruitment, Application Process), Student Support Services (Advising, Alumni Services, Career Services, International Student Services, Professional Development Services, Supporting a Diverse and Inclusive Environment), Administrative (Assessment, Curriculum Support, Data Maintenance/Reporting, Event Planning, Fiscal/HR, Student Record Maintenance). Presentations can take the form of and Interactive Symposium, Research Discussion, Skills Development Workshop, or General Interest Presentation. Each presentation should last approximately 50 minutes. Proposals will be evaluated based on content and relevance to the conference theme and audience.

 If you have any questions about the conference or submitting a proposal, please contact the conference chair, Jacquelyn Monnin, at monnin.69@osu.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in Columbus for a great day of professional development!


AGPA Conference Planning Committee