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Conferences

AWISA meets 3 times per year- Fall, Winter, and Spring. Conferences are announced to members via email. After each conference, you can check here for the resources presented at the meetings.

Fall 2023

November 17, 2023

City University

Seattle, WA

See Agenda Here

  • Integrating Short Term Programs and Intensive English

  • Life of a Seasoned International Advisor (with so much more to learn!)

    • Presenter: Roz Moes (Central Washington University)

  • International Education Week Share Out

  • Stepping Sideways: From Teacher to Academic Advisor

  • Designing Short-Term Student Programs for Long-Term Impact

  • The Origin of CIEE and Their High School Inbound and Outbound Programs
  • Mitigating Academic Culture Shock: Creating Academic Support Programs
    for International Students

Spring 2023

May 4, 2023

Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA

See Agenda Here

  • Case Scenario Advise-Off​

    • Presenters: Susan Taylor (Pierce College) and Eva Engelhard (Highline College)

    • See presentation slides

  • Double Degree Programs: Double the Work?

  • DHS updates

    • Panelists: Jon Dietzen (SEVP); Tim Parsley (USCIS); Bonnie Jones (CBP); and Jolene Castro (CBP)

  • Vietnamese Language Lesson

  • Placement and Proficiency Trends: Language Skills, College Readiness, and
    the Duolingo Blues

Winter 2023

February 10, 2023

Zoom

See Agenda Here

  • Arabic Language Lesson​

    • Presenter: Radhoane Boubaya (Highline College)

  • Chinese Language Lesson: A Teacher Who Likes to Learn From Students

    • Presenter: Yin Zhong, (Central Washington University)

  • Everything You Need to Know about Non-Resident Tax

    • Presenter: Anna Fitzpatrick, (Sprintax)

    • See presentation slides here

  • SEVIS 20th Birthday Party & History Lesson

    • Presenters: Machelle Allman (University of Washington-Bothell), Mike Gruberg (Highline College), Bradley Huggins (Bellevue College), Roz Moes (Central Washington University)​

  • SEVP Trivia and Q&A

    • Presenter: Jon Dietzen, SEVP Field Representative​

Fall 2022

November 4, 2022

Zoom

See Agenda Here

  • SEVP Update & Campus Delivery Modalities​

  • NAFSA Region 1 Conference Recap

  • ctcLink Best Practices Panel

    • Presenters: Shannon Brazell (Pierce College), Svetlana Doyle (South Seattle College),
      Hideko Lyle (Olympic College), Yushin Wung (Shoreline Community College)

    • See Useful Query list 

  • First (and Second) Year Experience Programming: An Example from Bellevue College

    • Presenter: Angela Leung (Bellevue College)​

    • See presentation slides here

Spring 2022

May 13, 2022

Zoom

See Agenda Here

  • SEVP Update

    • Presenter: Jon Dietzen, SEVP Field Representative​

    • See presentation slides here

  • Autobots, Roll Out! - Automate Your Routine Tasks

    • Presenters: Jeffrey Pannell (Everett Community College), Jie (Jay) Fan (Texas A&M
      University), Martin Rosales (Texas A&M University), Jodi Simek (University of Wisconsin -
      Whitewater)​

    • See presentation slides here

  • ctcLink Roundtable

    • Presenters: Csendi Hopp (Clark), Gina Panattoni (Seattle Colleges: North, Central, South), Julie Curley and Marie Boisvert (Lower Columbia), YonHee Fisher (Edmonds)

    • See presentation resource page here

  • Student Engagement Post-COVID: Reflections on Programming and Lessons

    • Discussion Facilitator: Bradley Huggins (Bellevue College)​

    • Presentation slides coming soon

Winter 2022

February 25, 2022

Zoom

See Agenda Here

  • Traveling to the US (Still) in the Time of COVID

    • Presenter: Sabrina Schroeder, attorney, Sahale Immigration Law

    • See presentation slides here

  • ctcLink Roundtable

    • Presenters: Csendi Hopp (Clark), Gina Panattoni (Seattle Colleges: North, Central, South), Julie Curley and Marie Boisvert (Lower Columbia), YonHee Fisher (Edmonds)

    • See presentation resource page here

  • SEVP Update

    • Presenter: Jon Dietzen, SEVP Field Representative​

    • See presentation slides here

  • Best Practices in International Student Admissions​​

    • Panelists: Rita Conger (Green River College), Kimberly Valenti (Central Washington
      University), Shao-Wei Wang (Cascadia College), Casey Egger (Western Washington
      University)​

  • Work! Work! Work!

    • Presenters: Justin Mellish and Alisa Sweet (University of Washington)​

    • See Jamboard here

Fall 2021

November 5, 2021

Zoom

See Agenda Here 

  • Discussion Forum: COVID, Travel, Vaccination, and Re-Opening

    • Facilitator: Shao-Wei Wang

  • ctcLink Deployment Groups 5 & 6: Duck and Cover!

    • Presenters: YonHee Fisher, Edmonds College; Gina Panattoni, Seattle Colleges: North, Central, South; Lisa Lyman, Cascadia College; Csendi Hopp, Clark College; Julie Curley, Lower Columbia College; Marie Boisvert, Lower Columbia College

    • See presentation resource page here 

  • Special Student Relief: Guidelines and limitations for DSOs

    • Presenter: Bradley Huggins, Bellevue College

    • See presentation slides - coming soon

  • Effectively Working with Agents and Agent-Aggregators for International Student Recruitment

    • Presenters: Daniel Saud, Washington State University; Amy VanSurksum, Apply Board​

    • See presentation slides here

  • SEVP Update

    • Presenter: Jon Dietzen, SEVP Field Representative​

    • See presentation here

2020-2021

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Fall 2020: 

November 6, 2020, Zoom
See Agenda Here

Winter 2021: 

February 26, 2021, Zoom
See Agenda Here

Spring 2021:
May 7, 2021, Zoom
See Agenda Here

2019-2020

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Fall 2019: 
November 22, 2019, Pacific Lutheran University
See Agenda Here

Winter 2020: 

​No conference due to COVID-19

Spring 2020:
May 1, 2020, Zoom

See Agenda Here

2018-2019 

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Fall 2018:
November 2, 2018, South Puget Sound Community College

See Agenda Here

Winter 2019:

January 25, 2019, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

See Agenda Here

Spring 2019:

April 26, 2019, Edmonds Community College
See Agenda Here

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