National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference
Feb 4 @ 8:46 pm – Feb 6 @ 9:46 pm

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students will host our 13th Annual Conference at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia on February 4-6, 2015. Designed for higher education professionals from across all functional areas, institutional types, systems, and sectors; our conference comprehensively addresses transfer research, policy, and practice. Participants will be provided with an immersive experience, reaching beyond the “whats” and “whys” to the “hows” of improving transfer.

Excelsior College’s Lisa LaVigna and Shari Quinn will present “Creating ADn to BSn Concurrent Enrollment Programs: The good, the bad and the ugly.”

Training 2015 Conference & Expo
Feb 9 @ 3:43 pm – Feb 12 @ 4:43 pm

Training magazine’s 38th annual conference is designed for training and development, learning and performance professionals. Excelsior will offer two presentations at the event.

Presentation 1

Presenter: Tina Grant, Executive Director, Center for the Assessment of Post-Traditional Instruction, Training and Learning (CAPITAL)

Title: Beyond Tuition Reimbursement: Moving toward an Educated Workforce

Learn how to maximize value and ROI for your training programs and save employees time and cost to credential or degree by having your training programs evaluated for academic credit. This workshop will take you through the process, help you weigh your options, and introduce ways you can work with institutions to tailor certificate and degree programs that will allow you to create partnerships that maximize your tuition assistance and training dollars.

Presentation 2

Presenter: Lisa LaVigna, Executive Director of Outreach & Access

Title: Courageous Learning

Description: Come explore the world of the post traditional learner through a documentary which addresses the more than 93 million Americans in the workforce without a degree. These Americans face a falling standard of living and an increasing earnings gap while corporations find a lack of skilled employees to fill workforce needs. Courageous Learning follows the lives of three adult students: Shawn, Joe and Angeline – a veteran, dad and nurse – and the obstacles they face in pursuit of a higher education. Experts, including leaders in academia, think tanks, government and industry provide a guide to the landscape of post secondary education today. Following this short video we will discuss how and what we as training leaders can do to create more accessible paths for these employees, giving our organizations access to a skilled workforce.

International Studies Association – 56th Annual Convention
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Can Countries Buy Their Way Out of Insurgencies? Evidence from Iraq.

Ted Lehmann from the School of Liberal Arts will be attending the annual International Studies Association conference in New Orleans from February 17-22, 2015.  This is the principal conference and organizing body of international scholars who study a wide range of subject matters in the international realm of the social sciences, both theoretical and applied.

On Friday, February 20, he will present a paper during a panel taking a look at the Iraq War and its ongoing manifestations.