2020 Symposium Schedule

2020 Student Parent Symposium Presentation Links

Please click on the links below to view presentations via Zoom.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Title IX Protections for Pregnant and Parenting Students

Molly Peirano: Director of Education and Engagement, Office of Institutional Equity, The Ohio State University

Title IX (9) is one of the many civil rights that protect people from discrimination in any institution that receives federal funds. This law includes protections for pregnant and parenting students. Molly Peirano is our in-house expert, as she serves in the Office of Institutional Equity and a current Doctoral Student in Social Work. Peirano will discuss how pregnant and parenting students are protected under Title IX and how these rights can be leveraged to improve the college experience for them.

Watch Title IX Protections for Pregnant and Parenting Students
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Policy Updates Affecting Parenting Students in Higher Education

Lindsey Reichlin Cruse: Study Director, Institute for Women's Policy Research

Portia Polk: Program Associate - Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Lindsey Reichlin Cruse, Study Director for Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), and Portia Polk, Program Associate for Ascend at the Aspen Institute, will co-present policy changes that will impact parenting students and the supports offered at institutions. These changes will include legislation related to federal COVID-19 pandemic responses.

Watch Policy Updates Affecting Parenting Students in Higher Education

Thursday, May 28, 2020

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Student Parent to Parent Advocate: How Professionals can help in the Transition

Waukecha Wilkinson: Founder, Won't She Do It Wellness

Waukecha Wilkerson is a parenting student, entrepreneur, an ASCEND Parent advisor, and student-parent advocate, who will share her story with attendees. In addition to sharing her story, Wilkerson will discuss how professionals can help to parent students transition into additional roles that enhance their social capital. It is imperative that parenting students begin learning how to have multiple streams of income to transcend their family's generational wealth.

Watch Student Parent to Parent Advocate
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Updated Family Friendly Campus Toolkit​

Joan Karp: Senior Research Associate, PERG, Endicott College

Elizabeth Osche: Co-director, PERG, Endicott College

Joan Karp and Elizabeth Osche, from PERG at Endicott College, will walk attendees through the Family Friendly Campus Toolkit. Additionally, they will emphasize the improvements made by its update and answer questions (time permitting) about this toolkit's utility.

Watch Updated Family Friendly Campus Toolkit
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Calling All Parenting Students: Community Call

Students with Children at The Ohio State University

Students with Children at The Ohio State University are hosting a Community Call specifically for Parenting Students. Parenting students will engage in networking and community building activities with other parenting students across the nation. Kids Welcome :)

Watch Calling All Parenting Students

Friday, May 29, 2020

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS)

Haley Myers Dillon: Director, Parents and Families Program-Sacramento State

CCAMPIS, Child Care Access Means Parents in School, is a Federal Grant program that many aims to support the participation of low-income student-parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based childcare services. Haley Myers Dillon will briefly walk attendees through this grant, shed light on any changes/impacts on this program from the COVID-19 Pandemic and offer suggestions for alternate ways to utilize funding in light of campus changes.

Watch Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS)