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.

Spring 2022

May 13, 2022

Zoom

See Agenda Here

  • SEVP Update

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Spring 2021

May 7, 2021

Zoom

See Agenda Here 

  • Everything You Need to Know about Nonresident Tax!

    • Presenters: Ryan Ludden, Anna Fitzpatrick, and Enda Kelleher of Sprintax

    • See presentation here

  • 15 months of recruiting in uncertainty - trials, tribulations, & triumphs

    • Presenter: Katie Van Wyk, Tacoma Community College & Will Leadingham, Highline College

    • See presentation here

    • Presentation handout flyer

  • The Connected Classroom: How to integrate Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) into your classroom to facilitate intercultural communication

    • Presenter: Patrick Mumpower, Green River College​

  • ctcLink Round Table Discussion

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

    • See presentation resource page here 

  • Planning for Reopening: Panel & Discussion

    • Presenters: Skye Cornell, Northwest University; Roger Douglas, St. Martin's University; Nicholas McKinney, Whitworth University; and moderated by Beth Carter, Green River College

  • SEVP Update

    • Presenter: Jon Dietzen, SEVP Field Representative​

Winter 2021

February 26, 2021

Zoom

See Agenda Here 

  • What to Expect from the Biden Administration

    • Presenter: Steve Springer, NAFSA​

  • Mental Health Impact & Support for International Students During COVID-19 

    • Presenter: Lillian Chen (Psy. D.), UW Bothell

  • ctcLink Round Table Discussion

    • Presenters: Lisa Lyman, Cascadia College; Csendi Hopp, Clark College; Jody Shulnak, Clark College; Julie Curley, Lower Columbia College; Marie Boisvert, Lower Columbia College

    • See presentation resource page here 

  • Resilience

    • Presenters: UW Resilience Lab facilitators: Megan Kennedy, Jean Sauvion, Jen Patterson, Kelsey Getz, Melissa Woldeit​

    • See presentation here 

  • Building Engagement on Zoom: Ice Breakers & Activities​

    • Presenters: Heather Jacobson, Pacific Lutheran University & Heather Mueller, Cascadia College​

    • See presentation here

    • Presentation handout flyer

  • SEVP Update

    • Presenter: Jon Dietzen, SEVP Field Representative​

    • See presentation here 

Fall 2020

November 6, 2020

Zoom

See Agenda Here

  • Working Across Campus 

    • Presenters: NAFSA Academy Trainees Keavy Schriver, Adan De La Paz, Holly Neyer, Shelby Allread, and Kelly Davis

    • See presentation here

  • International Student Advising as Coaching Process

  • SEVP Update

    • Presenter: Jon Dietzen, SEVP Field Representative​

  • ctcLink: Tips, Tricks, and Venting

    • Presenters: Csendi Hopp (Clark), Jody Shulnak (Clark), Julie Curley (Lower Columbia), Lisa Lyman (Cascadia), Marie Boisvert (Lower Columbia)​

    • See presentation here

  • The New Couchsurfing​

    • Presenter: Amanda Fletcher​

Spring 2020

May 1, 2020
Zoom

See Agenda Here

  • Enhancing the Quality of the International Student Experience 

  • WOOP Your Life

  • Fulbright IEA Seminar - What is it? How can you apply?

Fall 2019

November 22, 2019
Pacific Lutheran University

See Agenda Here

  • Understanding Social Influencers: To recruit in a new, refreshing way

  • Language Partner Program: building a writing relationship

  • Mental health trends in college students

  • Pronouncing Chinese Names

  • SEVP Session

  • Demonstration of the Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Organ

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