Professional Development Seminars

April 11, 2014
Salter College | Chicopee, MA |  8:30 am - 12:00 Noon

Continuing Education Certificate
Seminar attendees will receive a Continuing Education Certificate for the three-hour seminar.

Attention Future MAPCS Members
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Agenda
8:30 am - 9:00 am - Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Concurrent Seminars #1 and  #2

Fees
Members                    $75.00
Non Members             $150.00
Sponsorship                $300.00

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Seminar # 1: Financial Aid Best Practices for Consumer Information
Consumer Information is the name of the game. Today, schools can ill-afford to fail to provide quality consumer information to current and prospective students. This important session will focus on the day-to-day information that schools are required to provide to prospects, students and oversight agencies that if not handled correctly can place the school in jeopardy of levied sanctions and the loss of accreditation, state licensing and/or Title IV eligibility. We’ll review best practices for disclosure and provide specific recommendations regarding compliant practice, and common issues that can lead to serious problems. Additionally, we’ll review the top audit and program review findings so that you have the tools to stay compliant.

 Presented by: Peter Terebesi | President and Owner | Higher-Ed Executives and Vice President | Educational Compliance Management

Who should attend:  School Directors,  Administrators and Financial Aid Personnel


Seminar # 2:  Active Ways to Engage Your Students in Learning

 “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” – Oscar Wilde

As the quote above implies, we may be doing everything we can to be great teachers but if we want the students to remember, and truly learn, what we teach them they must make the learning connections themselves. This interactive session will focus on how instructors can engage their students in their own learning through the use of active learning strategies. Marinda will guide the participants through activities that participants can use immediately in their classrooms to help students to take control of their own learning. Students perform better in their academic careers when they understand their educational goals and can apply what they are learning in a more meaningful way. By using strategies taught in this session instructors can help their students learn for themselves that they can engage with the material shared with them.

Presented by:  Marinda Ashman | Associate Professor, Department Chair | College Success Studies | University College at Utah Valley University.

Who should attend:  Faculty                      

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