On AIR Program

ISANA ON AIR

Registration for ISANA On Air 2020 provides access to all sessions over four days.  Unless otherwise indicated all sessions will be recorded for on-demand access after the event.

All times are in AEDT (Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart time). To convert program times to your timezone, CLICK HERE

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0945-1530 Thursday 3rd December 2020

0945-1015
Speed Networking

Take this opportunity to meet colleagues and speakers through small group, live meetings.
Participants will be randomly allocated through a series of 5 minute chats.  You never know who you might meet!

1015-1030
WELCOME & PRESIDENT ADDRESS
Bronwyn Gilson, ISANA Australia President
Chair: Bronwyn Gilson
1030-1130
KEYNOTE ONE 
Platypuses, black swans and the new (not so) normalProfessor James ArvanitakisPro-Vice Chancellor (Engagement), Western Sydney University
1130-1200 Exhibition, Networking & Refreshment Break
1200-1330
PANEL ONE: IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Associate Professor Bassina Farbenblum, University of New South Wales
Thomas Costa, Unions NSW
Dr Angela Lehmann, Australian National University
Kevin Tanaya, Council of International Students Australia

Chair: Charlotte Long
1330-1400 Exhibition, Networking & Refreshment Break
1400-1530
BREAKOUT SESSION A
Participants may attend any session without prior booking and can switch between sessions as desired.
Unless otherwise indicated, all presentations will be recorded for on-demand access for four weeks after ISANA On AIR.
STREAM ONE
Chair: Emma Dawson
STREAM TWO
Chair: Sarah Sekulic
STREAM THREE
Chair: Molly Bonnefin
ORIENTATION/ONLINE PROGRAMS
STUDENT EXPERIENCE UNDER 18s
eFriends support international students as life goes online
Helen Zhang, Lakna Gunawardana, Yiru (Penny) Wang
Barriers to Internationalisation at Home (IaH): Domestic students’ perspectives in high schools
Manaia Chou-Lee
Supporting u18’s in PBSA in 2020
Angela Kolsch
We’re still here for you – how a university pathway provider has evolved orientation events in an online world
Adele Penning, Rebecca Chow
Revealing useful student attributes during the recent COVID-19 pandemic
Jacqui Holmes
Approving U18 welfare arrangements for offshore students
Lucy Jenkins
Inspiring connection: The value of engaging in the context of creating community and connectedness for regional international students
Zita Tattersall
Sustaining research students support
Graeme Baguley
An Under 18 program with a difference
Nicolle Walker
La Trobe Buddy Program, connecting like minded students for cross cultural friendship and community
Mandy Kitchener, Simon Jeanes
Group live Q&A of speakers Group live Q&A of speakers Group live Q&A of speakers
DAY 1 CONCLUDED

1000-1530 Friday 4th December 2020

1000-1030
Speed Networking

Take this opportunity to meet colleagues and speakers through small group, live meetings.
Participants will be randomly allocated through a series of 5 minute chats.  You never know who you might meet!

1030-1045
WELCOME & RECAP
Chair: Samantha Hilbig
1045-1130
KEYNOTE TWO
Collectively Reimagining Internationalization
Professor Betty Leask, Emeritus Professor, Internationalisation of Higher Education, La Trobe University, Research Fellow at the Centre for
International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College US and an Honorary Visiting
Researcher at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at Universita
Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Italy.

1130-1145 Networking & Refreshment Break
1145-1300
PANEL TWO: STUDENTS
Yu (Amy) Shi, Glenunga International High School
Ching Yat (Alistair) Lau, James Cook University
Manfred Mletsin, Charles Darwin University
Prajuli Maharjan, Council of International Students Australia
Michael Sullesta, Council of International Students Australia

Chair: Mary Ann Seow
1300-1310 Networking & Refreshment Break
1310-1410
SPECIAL INTEREST FORUMS

Participants to select which forum they wish to attend during registration.  SIFS are interactive discussion groups led by a central chair.

Student Employment, WIL & Greater Outcomes

Providing employability programs in 2020 through innovative solutions

Facilitator: Sharon Cook

Directors & Office Managers, Compliance and Governance

Managing compliance and governance in a changing education landscape

Facilitator: Vincent Blokker

Academic Progress Monitoring

Supporting students and managing changes – working in an ambiguous and conflicting regulatory environment

Facilitator: Charlotte Long

Under 18 Students

Strategies for supporting Under 18 students through 2020 and beyond

Facilitator: Molly Bonnefin

Student Accommodation

Innovative solutions for supporting students living in isolation and studying online

Facilitator: Samantha Hilbig

Transition to Study & First year experience

Strategies for supporting first year students through online study and isolation

Facilitator: Aleesha Ware

Student Advisory Services

Solutions for student engagement and wellbeing – retention, successful partnerships and strategies

Facilitator: Jo Cassidy

Study Abroad & Exchange, Sponsored Students

Study abroad and exchange programs – Innovative solutions to managing the ambiguity and expectations in 2020 and beyond

Facilitator: Peter Komsta

 

1410-1420 Refreshment Break
1420-1500
BREAKOUT SESSION B
Participants may attend any session without prior booking and can switch between sessions as desired.
Unless otherwise indicated, all presentations will be recorded for on-demand access for four weeks after ISANA On AIR.
 
STREAM FOUR STREAM FIVE STREAM SIX
ACCOMMODATION
Chair: Gary Lee
CONNECTIVITY/COMMUNICATION
Chair: Sharon Cook
ESOS
Chair: Annette Kalczynska
Creating a Covid Safe Framework for Events in PBSA
Caitlin Dauth
JCU Together – maintaining connection and support through isolation
Louise Myers
The pivot to online studies: What about written agreements?
Klara Major
Building positive homestay experiences
Jennifer Walsh
Disruptive (or constructive) communication practice with future students, agents during COVID-19 in respect to ESOS’s National Code Standard 1-4: Key findings, opportunities for future
Tanveer Shaheed
Consumer protection and the National Code: How ESOS for students aims to empower international students during their student journey in Australia
Danielle Hartridge, Molly Bonnefin
Live Q&A Live Q&A Live Q&A
1420-1500
SNAPSHOT ORALS 
We have something to share! How Saudi universities turn the challenges of international students into opportunities: A case study of the Islamic University of Madinah 
Naif Daifullah Alsulami
International Student Lounge: Connecting and Engaging Students Online 
Rebecca Hodge, Tanya Trebilcock
What career advice can international students now offer me? Reflections, recommendations, and the roads ahead for international students and their trusty ISAs. 
Peter Komsta
What do international students want to know about sexual and reproductive health? 
Maddison Stratten
Applying my Australian education in Nursing to influence my immediate environment 
Ralph Teodoro
Gold Coast Student Hub: Role in Supporting & Connecting Student Community in the times of the Pandemic. 
Mohit Trivedi
“The show must go on”
Greg Zaharis, Kris De Liseo
1500-1530
LARGE NETWORKING GROUPS
 
Large group live discussions, max 10 pax each for 10 minutes for the duration of the session.
DAY 2 CONCLUDED

1000-1415 Tuesday 8th December 2020

0955-1015
Speed Networking

Take this opportunity to meet colleagues and speakers through small group, live meetings.
Participants will be randomly allocated through a series of 5 minute chats.  You never know who you might meet!

1020-1030
WELCOME & RECAP
Chair: Sharon Cook
1030-1145
PANEL THREE: OVERSEAS PERSPECTIVE
Bronwyn Gilson, ISANA Australia
Anne Marie Graham, UKCISA, UK
Chris Beard, ISANA NZ
Barbara Kappler, University of Minnesota, USA
1145-1215 Exhibition, Networking & Refreshment Break
1215-1415
BREAKOUT SESSION C
Participants may attend any session without prior booking and can switch between sessions as desired.
Unless otherwise indicated, all presentations will be recorded for on-demand access for four weeks after ISANA On AIR.
STREAM SEVEN
Chair: Louise Myers
STREAM EIGHT
Chair: Mary Ann Seow
STREAM NINE
Chair: Emma Dawson
EMPLOYMENT & EMPLOYABILITY
RESPONSES IN DIFFERENT REGIONS HEALTH & WELLBEING
Breaking through the limits – WIL ready – work ready at RMIT University Vietnam
Ngoc Doan, Eric Asato
Be inspired! UKCISA’s International Student Ambassador Scheme
Julie Allen
International students and COVID-19
Alison Coelho
Expanding transcultural boundaries: The UniSA regional placement experience
Martyn Mills-Bayne
ISANA NZ’s response to COVID-19
Caroline Stevenson
Anti Viral – a comic based COVID-19 resource for young people & international students
Aditi Sharma
International students’ perceptions of career readiness in vocational education
Behnam Soltani
Queensland’s State-wide Student Support Network: Providing Accessible and Tailored Support Programs
Aleesha Ware
International students connecting with a sexual health and relationships information kit
Maddison Stratten
Queensland’s State-wide Talent Program: Providing an innovative approach to enhancing the employability of global talent
Megan Short
How Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao responded to the challenge of 2020 in the context of immediate and also ongoing student experience expectations.
Ross Crosson
Multicultural Community Action Network (M-CAN) – nothing for us without us
Kanwal Saleem
Group live Q&A of speakers Group live Q&A of speakers Group live Q&A of speakers
DAY 3 CONCLUDED

1050-1500 Wednesday 9th December 2020

0930-1050
ISANA AGM – Members Only
Registration for AGM is required – CLICK HERE.

 

1050-1130 Networking & Refreshment Break
1130-1230
BREAKOUT SESSION D
Participants may attend any session without prior booking and can switch between sessions as desired.
Unless otherwise indicated, all presentations will be recorded for on-demand access for four weeks after ISANA On AIR.
STREAM TEN STREAM ELEVEN STREAM TWELVE
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Chair: Sharon Cook
CULTURAL CONNECTIONS
Chair: Mary Ann Seow
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
Chair: Annette Kalczynska
International Student Education Consultation Project: Challenges and good practice in supporting international student’s mental health and wellbeing
Vivienne Browne
COVID-19 disruption and identity: A reflection and autoethnography of a Beijing based Ph.D. scholar
Stephanie Hollings
The Connect and Learn Series (a collaborative approach)
Bibiana Moreno, Sahil Puri
Peering through the gap: Training international students in mental health peer work
Hasanah Hussein, Catherine Gayed
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade: Cultural connections without borders
Annette Wheatley
Launching a new safety project: Start smart to settle well
Desma Smith, Olivia Doyle
Study Melbourne’s student experience initiatives in the face of the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic
Kathryn Lysons, Chris Lee
TEDx meets a Hackathon. INTERCHANGE: A case-study of a virtual employability and entrepreneurship challenge that built the employability skills of students across 8 universities
Natasha Munasinghe, Nuala Myatt-Bocarro, Catherine Reed
Group live Q&A of speakers Group live Q&A of speakers Group live Q&A of speakers
1230-1245 Refreshment Break
1245-1345
SPECIAL INTEREST FORUMS
Participants to select which forum they wish to attend during registration.  SIFS are interactive discussion groups led by a central chair.

Student Employment, WIL & Greater Outcomes

Providing employability programs in 2020 through innovative solutions

Facilitator: Sharon Cook

Directors & Office Managers, Compliance and Governance

Managing compliance and governance in a changing education landscape

Facilitator: Vincent Blokker

Academic Progress Monitoring

Supporting students and managing changes – working in an ambiguous and conflicting regulatory environment

Facilitator: Charlotte Long

Under 18 Students

Strategies for supporting Under 18 students through 2020 and beyond

Facilitator: Molly Bonnefin

Student Accommodation

Innovative solutions for supporting students living in isolation and studying online

Facilitator: Samantha Hilbig

Transition to Study & First year experience

Strategies for supporting first year students through online study and isolation

Facilitator: Aleesha Ware

Student Advisory Services

Solutions for student engagement and wellbeing – retention, successful partnerships and strategies

Facilitator: Mary Ann Seow

Study Abroad & Exchange, Sponsored Students

Study abroad and exchange programs – Innovative solutions to managing the ambiguity and expectations in 2020 and beyond

Facilitator: Peter Komsta

1345-1355 Break
1355-1445
CLOSING PLENARY
This time next year

Rob Lawrence, Dirk Mulder
 
Chair: Molly Bonnefin
1445-1500
CONFERENCE FAREWELL & HANDOVER
Bronwyn Gilson
1500 ISANA ON AIR CONCLUDED
(on-demand recordings of sessions will be available for a 4 week period post conference)
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