Bringing together the most diverse and talented educators in the field of men and masculinities research and practice, the Conference on College Men has become the premier venue to explore and examine issues related to men and masculinities in higher education. As particular populations of college men continue to struggle in their postsecondary transitions and engagement, the Conference on College Men will challenge attendees to critically reflect upon how their own identification and expression of gender influences their work with college and university students while also treating them to the most recent scholarship and services in the field.
The concept of a professional conference for student affairs administrators focusing on the topic of college men was shepherded within NASPA and ACPA by Dr. Jason Laker, then vice-principal and dean of student affairs at Queen’s University in Ontario and founding chair of the NASPA Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community. The inaugural conference, then titled the Institute on College Males, was hosted by Morehouse College in May 2007. The institute theme was Creating and Achieving Successful Outcomes. The institute included an opening keynote delivered by Dr. Michael Kimmel, SUNY Stony Brook, a general session from Dr. Jason Laker, 15 educational sessions, a panel of scholars and practitioners regarding working with college men, and a closing keynote from Dr. Shaun Harper, University of Pennsylvania.
The success of this first institute led NASPA and ACPA to collaborate on a second program in May 2009 hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Frank Harris, San Diego State University, chaired a planning team composed of both NASPA and ACPA members in selecting major speakers and program proposals. The team decided to officially change the name of the program to the Conference on College Men to more accurately reflect the program structure. The conference theme in 2009 was Engaging College Men: Bridging Scholarship and Practice. The committee selected accepted 20 educational sessions speaking to this theme and focusing on the topics of intersections of identity; recruitment and retention of men; building networks of support for men; facilitating cross-cultural dialogue between men and women; and men at community colleges. The conference featured an opening keynote address from Dr. Linda Sax, UCLA; a panel of Women’s Center Directors moderated by Rachel Wagner, University of Dayton; and a closing keynote address from Dr. Shaun Harper, University of Pennsylvania.
The third Conference on College Men will take place May 22-24, 2011 at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis. The conference planning team thanks Dr. Jason Laker, now Vice President for Student Affairs, and Dr. Tracy Davis, Professor and College Student Personnel Program Coordinator Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Illinois University for giving permission to share the title and borrow from the framework of their publication, Masculinities in Higher Education, in planning for this year’s conference program structure. The book is due out in April 2011 (Routledge Publishing).
The Conference curriculum will contain programs that address the 5 following content areas:
View NASPA's dynamic calendar with Conference on College Men concurrent session program titles, abstracts and presenters.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
|8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Registration and Book Sales|
|9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Pre-Conference Workshops|
|1:00 - 1:30 p.m.||Welcome|
|1:30 - 2:15 p.m.||Opening Keynote|
|2:30 - 3:45 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions|
|4:00 - 5:15 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions|
|5:30 - 6:30 p.m.||Opening Reception|
|6:30 - 8:00 p.m.||Dinner on your own|
|8:00 - 10:00 p.m.||Movie and Discussion|
Monday, May 20, 2013
|7:30 - 9:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast/Topical Table Discussions|
|8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Registration and Booksales|
|9:00 - 10:15 a.m.||Concurrent Sessions|
|10:30 - 11:45 a.m.||Concurrent Sessions|
|12:00 - 1:15 p.m.||Lunch (included in registration)|
1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
|Afternoon Keynote/Group Session|
|3:00 - 4:15 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions|
|5:00 p.m.||Campus Tour/Dinner on your own|
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
|7:00 - 9:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast/Topical Table Discussions|
|7:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Registration and Booksales|
|9:00 - 10:15 a.m.||Concurrent Sessions|
|10:30-12:00 p.m.||Closing Panel|
|12:30 p.m.||Institute Closing|
Carlos Andrés Gómez
Sunday, May 19 - 1:45-2:30 P.M.
Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning poet, actor, and writer from New York City. He is the author of the coming-of-age memoir Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood, released by Gotham Books, an imprint of Penguin. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and named Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards, he costarred in Spike Lee’s #1 movie Inside Man with Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Clive Owen and appeared in the sixth season of HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. He has headlined festivals all over the world, including South Africa, Ireland, Spain, Canada, the U.K., and, most recently, as Guest of Honor at the Berlin International Literature Festival in Germany.
A former social worker and inner-city public school teacher, he grew up the child of a United Nations’ diplomat and indigenous rights’ advocate – moving twelve times before graduating high school while living in four countries. He has lectured and performed at more than 200 colleges and universities, given a dozen keynote addresses, and facilitated countless workshops. He continues to tour the globe.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 26, 2013
|ACPA/NASPA Individual Member||$395|
Regular Registration after April 26, 2013
|ACPA/NASPA Individual Member||$470|
The conference hotel is The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center at Miami University. All conference sessions will be held at the hotel, which is on the campus of Miami University. The institute rate is $95 for single occupancy, with a $10 increase for each additional person. Please note, breakfast, as well as free wireless internet and parking, is included. The hotel rate will be honored until Friday, April 19, 2013. You can book your reservation by calling (513) 529-6911. Please mention the Conference on College Men when calling to make your reservation in order to receive the special rate.
Greater Cincinnati International Airport
Dayton International Airport
Miami University airport service, for small private planes, Fairfield Rd., 513-523-2735.
Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 Airport Road East, Hamilton, Ohio 45015, 513-887-0444 www.butlercountyregionalairport.org
Airport Shuttle Service (serving all airports)
513-896-6605 - 24-Hour service, Oxford to Cincinnati or Dayton Airport. Visa and MasterCard accepted.
Oxford Limousine Service (www.oxfordlimousine.com)
Oxford, Ohio 800-891-0064, 513-523-6840, 513-523-LIMO (5466)
Providing transportation in and out of Oxford, by appointment.
Oxford Transportation 513-523-8728 or 513-330-4178
The attire for the Conference is business casual.