Broeren, Peterson and Kreuzer host sessions in areas of expertise
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) 2012 Annual Convention is June 20-22 in Las Vegas. Globe University’s very own Allison Broeren and Mitch Peterson, Ph.D., and the Institute of Production and Recording’s (IPR) Norbert Kreuzer are taking the initiative to present educational sessions to their peers.
Convention attendees choose from 65 sessions on topics related to admissions, compliance/financial aid, education, career services, faculty development, education technology, operations, student services and research.
Allison Broeren, business program chair at Globe University-Woodbury, will teach attendees the art of storytelling to create memorable, engaging classroom experiences in her faculty development session, “Say It! Storytelling to Classroom Success.” Broeren is also a professional storyteller and nationally ranked Poetry Slam Master.
Mitch Peterson, Ph.D., Globe University’s director of institutional effectiveness, will engage attendees in a discussion of challenges and best practices he learned from training multiple campus leadership teams on maximizing the impact and quality of their campus effectiveness plans. These plans help our campuses track continuous improvement initiatives across a variety of metrics (e.g., student retention, career placement, graduate satisfaction, etc.).
“I think it is very beneficial for our organization to have a voice and a presence at national conferences and conventions, so I am always looking for opportunities to share some of the work we are doing in the areas of institutional effectiveness planning and assessment,” Peterson said. “The APSCU convention provides a unique opportunity to reach out and discuss these topics with leaders of other proprietary sector institutions.”
Norbert Kreuzer, director of career services at IPR, presents IPR’s innovative career development model in his session, “Adapting to the ‘Now Generation.’” Kreuzer presented this session earlier this year at the ACCSC conference, where it attracted APSCU’s attention.
“We had a unique opportunity at IPR to design our career development strategy to our school vision and I am excited to see the model is gaining interest with other schools,” Kreuzer said.
IPR students work with the career services department and industry-leading instructors to learn more about specific career options in the media arts industry. The three-course model integrates career development throughout students’ journeys at IPR and develops a strong base for creating opportunities after they graduate. The result is a more proactive student and a more engaged institution.
Globe University and IPR are part of a premier, family-managed system of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. These specialty skills colleges prepare work-ready professionals for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand fields.