The program below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Wednesday 7 December 2016

0700 Registration | Oceania
0730 Mihi Whakatau Cultural Welcome  | Oceania
Following Welcome Welcome Breakfast | Oceania
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet local, interstate and international delegates, the Organising Committee and our sponsors for a tasty buffet breakfast with barista coffee to kick start the first day of the conference!  Breakfast will be available between 0730-0900 with the Opening Session beginning at 0900.
Opening Session | Oceania
Chairs: Jason Cushen, ISANA 2016 Co-Convenor & Lesley McDonald, ISANA NZ President 
0900-0930 Welcome to Delegates | ISANA NZ President Lesley McDonald and ISANA Aus President Mary Ann Seow
Minister Introduction | Jason Cushen, immediate past president ISANA NZ & 2016 Conference Co-Convener
Official Opening
| The Honourable Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
0930-1030 Keynote Speaker: Dr Barbara Kappler
Assistant Dean and Director of International Student & Scholar Services in the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance at the University of Minnesota
Making lemonade from lemons: Using data to create a better campus
1030-1100 Morning Tea | Oceania
Plenary Session | Oceania
Chair: Chris Beard, Victoria University of Wellington 
1100-1130 Keynote Speaker: Professor Paul Morris
Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington
Religious diversity in secular contexts and implications for education
1130-1230 Religious Diversity Panel
Panellists: Santosh Kumar, Xandra Carroll, Sediqa Mohibi – Victoria University of Wellington; Professor Paul Morris, Victoria University of Wellington
1230-1330 Lunch | Oceania
Newcomers Networking | Oceania
1330-1500 Concurrent Session A | Oceania & Te Huinga Centre
RESEARCH AS EVIDENCE: RESEARCH TO GUIDE PRACTICE
Rangimarie Room 1
Chair: Lesley McDonald
HEARING FROM STUDENTS: STUDENT PERSPECTIVES AS EVIDENCE
Rangimarie Room 2
Chair: Mary Ann Seow
RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Angus Rooms
Chair: Angela Leota-Hughes
WORKSHOP
Oceania
1330-1355 A preliminary study in the efficacy of ACT skills training for International student sojourners
S
amuel Zimmer, Christine Wang
What do ‘good teaching’ and ‘effective learning’ look like at university? Insights from international (and other) students
Dr Vivienne Anderson
Factors determining the success of international student feedback tools
Wanamina Nana Waehama, Thomson Ch’ng
The ‘one and onlies’ – developing our knowledge of Chinese culture to best support Chinese international students in our institutions
Kelly AthertonCrystal Li
1400-1425 Understanding the educational impact of International students in U.S. campus internationalization
Dr Barbara Kappler
International students’ perceptions of the learning environment and support services at a New Zealand university
Terry McGrath, Anil Kaushik
International students information seeking behaviour: Implications for International education
A/Prof Shanton Chang, Dr Catherine Gomes
1430-1455 Internationalisation of higher education in the UAE and the implications for student’s institutional choice
Dr Solomon Arulraj David
REFEREED PAPER
Exploring the elusive shape of service outcomes: Reflections on evaluating learning advice services
Dr Xiaodan Gao, Kirsten Reid
REFEREED PAPER
1500-1530 Afternoon Tea | Oceania
1530-1700 Special Interest Forums | Oceania & Te Huinga Centre
Special Interest Forums enable delegates to form networks and focus on their particular area of interest within the broader field of international education. These SIFs are where the knowledge and experience of long-standing ISANA members and the enthusiasm of newcomers combine to move our individual areas of expertise into exciting new developments. They may be attended by Government representatives who want to get a real feeling for a particular issue within the industry.

 

ACCOMMODATION
Oceania
Chair: Manorani Guy
LANGUAGE & LEARNING
Angus Rooms
Chair: Vivienne Anderson
CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES
Rangimarie Room 2
Chair: Brett Lyon
USA CONNECT GROUP
Rangimarie Room 1
Chair: Katie Sleeman
This forum brings together staff who are concerned about the standard and quality of accommodation services for international students and improved ways to provide information to students about their accommodation options and rights. This is an issue that affects students from all sectors. With an increasing level of plagiarism and various levels of language proficiency across many sectors, Language and Learning skills support is beginning to be seen as an essential form of support for international students. Varying strategies such as embedding these services into the curriculum, in- class academic skills workshops and peer mentoring are used in many institutions to combat this. This forum is an opportunity to discuss this and other related issues and challenges. This forum will look at effective orientation activities and how to actively engage students during orientation time. This forum is an opportunity to share ideas and learn practical ideas and strategies to enhance student engagement during orientation time. Katie Sleeman, Education Advisor U.S. Consulate, and Vincent Flores, Regional Educational Advising Coordinator along with Aimee Black, Education USA  are attending the conference for the day with a view to connecting with those interested in enhancing the uptake of USA students in NZ Universities and education providers.  This will be a roundtable discussion about building mutually beneficial relationships.  This session will be of interest for those working with USA Students and study abroad programmes and those involved in international offices responsible for promoting international education
1700 Sessions close – dress for dinner
1900 Pre-Dinner Drinks | Main Entrance
till Late Night at the Museum‘ Conference Dinner | Wellington Foyer
Join other delegates in celebrating what we know will be a another fantastic ISANA Conference Dinner.
In keeping with the spirit of our amazing conference and dinner venue the theme for the dinner is “Night at the Museum”!  Have a bit of fun with it and come dressed to fit in with the exhibits!  There will be best dressed prizes!

Thursday 8 December 2016

0900 Registration | Oceania
Plenary Session | Oceania
Chair: Gabrielle Nguyen, ISANANZ treasurer 
0940-1000 Education New Zealand Address: Clive Jonesnzed_200wide
1000-1100 International Education Business Panel
Panellists: Clive Jones, Education NZ; Leigh Flounders, LatiPay; Shireen Chua, Third Culture Solutions; John van der Zwan, SIEBA; Insurance Industry Reps

1100-1130 Morning Tea | Oceania
1130-1300 Concurrent Session B | Oceania & Te Huinga Centre
RESEARCH AS EVIDENCE: RESEARCH TO GUIDE PRACTICE (HEALTH)
Rangimarie Room 1
Chair: Brett Lyon
BRINGING IT TOGETHER: CONNECTING RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND POLICY
Rangimarie Room 2
Chair: Molly Bonnefin
DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
Rangimarie 3
Chair: Catherine Gomes & Vivienne Anderson
WORKSHOP
Angus Rooms
PAPER & WORKSHOP
Oceania
1130-1155 Sexuality and sexual health education for Asian international high school students in New Zealand homestay environments
Lien Trinh 
Social impact assessment: Integrating international students into local communities
Phil Honeywood, Rachael Shanahan
Negotiating exclusion in a digital age: Everyday social media practices among Chinese student-migrants in Australia
Xinyu Zhao
REFEREED PAPER


Using focused ethnography to understand brokering practices among international students
Sherrie Lee
REFEREED PAPER


Doctoral Consortium proudly sponsored by: UOM_program
Creating a robust support plan for International students
Dr Stephanie Rummel   
UTASLife supporting students to succeed through cultural conversations
Dona Leach
1200-1225 International students’ mental health – an explorative study
Paul Lister
Maintaining sustainable growth in Australia’s international student numbers
Steve Nerlich (videoed)
Introduction to cultural intelligence (CQ)
Shireen Chua
1230-1255 Get your ducks in a row – bridging the gaps in health and safety for study abroad programmes
Ashley Mountfort 
Nurturing seedlings: How we support under-achieving students
Jieyan (Mera) Tan 
1300-1430 Lunch | Oceania
1330 ISANA Australian AGM | Oceania
1330 ISANA NZ Member Meeting | Rangimarie 1
Plenary Session | Oceania
Chair: Dr Vivienne Anderson, University Of Otago 
1430-1530 Keynote Speaker: Professor Wendy Larner
Provost at Victoria University of Wellington
Universities, diasporic academics, and global knowledge networks
1530-1600 Afternoon Tea | Oceania
1600-1730 Special Interest Forums | Oceania & Te Huinga Centre
Special Interest Forums enable delegates to form networks and focus on their particular area of interest within the broader field of international education. These SIFs are where the knowledge and experience of long-standing ISANA members and the enthusiasm of newcomers combine to move our individual areas of expertise into exciting new developments. They may be attended by Government representatives who want to get a real feeling for a particular issue within the industry.

 

UNDER 18 / SCHOOLS
Rangimarie Room 3
Chair: Emilia Fields
MANAGERS & DIRECTORS
Rangimarie Room 2
Chair: Mary Furnari
STUDY ABOARD & EXCHANGE
Rangimarie Room 1
Chair: Eunice McKessar
TECHNOLOGY / SOCIAL MEDIA
Angus Rooms
Chair: Brett Lyons
EDUCATION ISWS DISCUSSION
Oceania
Chair: Emily Fabling

The pre-tertiary sector is a large one and encompasses students in both pathways programs and schools. The issues associated with providing specialised services to international students under-18 can be broad ranging and highly challenging. This is an opportunity to address those issues.

The schools sector is an ever growing sector and poses its own unique issues and challenges. This is an opportunity to address these issues specifically related to international students within the school sector. This forum will also look at issues that arise when dealing with students within co-educational, same sex schools, day and boarding schools.

This forum will focus on issues specifically related to office management, resources and staffing. Also to be discussed are managing career development and progression for staff and balancing strategic and operational expectations in an often changing landscape. Managers and Directors are invited to share their experiences in these areas This forum will interact on the specific issues and experiences  encountered , with study abroad students including orientation, support and providing community engagement experiences.  Opportunity will be given to share practical ideas, programmes and strategies that enhance the engagement, connection and support of study abroad students Being up with the play in relation to technology and social media is a challenge all of us face and meet just so we can do our jobs effectively in serving international students. This forum will focus on discussing some of the challenges and in sharing some of the practical solutions to those challenges. This is a moving space and being up to date as far as possible is greatly enhanced by learning from one another.  Join this forum to discuss the latest social media and technology challenges and to contribute your take on how to handle the constantly changing context. This session will be facilitated by Emily Fabling, Director, International at Ministry of Education of New Zealand, and will enable engagement on the strategy for International student well-being under development and nearing readiness for role out.  This session is designed to obtain feedback and input on enabling international student well-being and how the ministry can assist.
1730 Sessions close – free evening
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Friday 9 December 2016

0800 Registration | Oceania
Plenary Session | Oceania
Chair: Deanna Riach, Massey University
0900-0945 Keynote Speaker: Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonleymasseylogo_150wide
Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University
A new era in global education: Talent shortages and changing demographies
0945-1030 Community and Government Panel
Panellists: Emily Fabling, International Director, Ministry of Education; Celia Coombes, Immigration NZ; Eve McMahon, Manager, Quality Assurance Strategy, NZQA; Phil Honeywood, International Education Association of Australia; Patrick Willix, Assistant Director, Strategic Policy at Australian Education International (video link);  Wellington City Council Rep
1030-1100 Morning Tea | Oceania
1100-1225 Concurrent Session C | Oceania & Te Huinga Centre
BRINGING IT TOGETHER: CONNECTING RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND POLICY
Rangimarie Room 2
Chair: Sylvia Hooker
DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY: RESPONDING TO EVIDENCE
Angus Rooms
Chair: Angela Leota-Hughes
WORKSHOP
Rangimarie Room 1
WORKSHOP
Oceania
1100-1125 Catch me if YOU can – evidence based practice in International education services in the regions
Melissa McFarlane
Transition to studying at UNSW
Louise Tabrum
Life beyond the PhD: Pathways, persistence and possibilities (a workshop for doctoral students and recent doctoral graduates)
Dr Vivienne Anderson, Dr Catherine Gomes  
‘Cultures of learning’ and international student success in professional programmes
Mary Funari  
1130-1155 Introducing the CI Model: A theory-to-practice framework for intercultural engagement
Chris Beard
Culture matters: How to develop intercultural competency in New Zealand organisations
Shireen Chua
1200-1225 Implementing learning analytics at JCU: An International student support perspective
Tom Bayliss-Hack, Tristan de Mezieres
Intercultural communication competence – a University of Waikato Management School case study
Andrea Perry
1230-1330 Lunch | Oceania
Regional Campuses Networking | Oceania
1330-1455 Concurrent Session D | Oceania & Te Huinga Centre
DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY: RESPONDING TO EVIDENCE
Rangimarie Room 2
Chair: Tom Bayliss-Hack
RESEARCH AS EVIDENCE: RESEARCH TO GUIDE PRACTICE
Angus Rooms
Chair: Shireen Chua
WORKSHOP
Rangimarie Room 1
WORKSHOP
Oceania
1330-1355 Outside the classroom: The student led experience
Krystal Agourram
Quality pastoral care is crucial for successful integration: A case study of school practices
Manaia Chou-Lee (videoed)
REFEREED PAPER
The efficacy of on the spot evaluation practice in counselling sessions
Maria Victoria McCarthy  
Post academic transition including re-entry
Sylvia Hooker, Terry McGrath  
1400-1425  Institutional response to student feedback
Usha Rao
The rise of Chinese payments innovation and why we should pay attention
Leigh Flounders
Closing Plenary | Oceania
Chair: Mary Ann Seow, ISANA President
1430-1530 Student Panel
Panellists: Dion Lee, CISA Postgraduate Officer; Indula Jayasundara, NZUSA; Anil Kaushik, Massey University PhD student; Sherrie Lee , Waikato University PhD student
1530-1600 Closing Session & Handover to 2017
1600 Farewell Afternoon Tea | Oceania