NACAS Event Schedule

November 2019

Tue. 11/12

3:00 p.m. ET

Webinar: Back a Boiler – An Innovative Education Funding Opportunity

It's not a loan, it's not a grant - it's something new and different, providing freedom and flexibility in funding education at Purdue University! It's the Back a Boilerâ„¢ Income Share Agreement (ISA), managed by the Purdue Research Foundation. To date, there are more than 850 contracts with students enrolled in Back a Boiler - ISA Fund who have received funding totaling over $10 million. Rather than taking out a loan with interest, students are eligible to pay back the Funding Amount as a percentage of their post-graduation income. Come learn how Purdue University implemented this program to combat the affordability crisis and the successes found with participating students, focusing on institutional financial impact, graduation rates, and successful repayment.

Thu. 11/14

3:00 p.m. ET

Webinar: Best Practices for Starting Esports on Campus

Join the Director of Athletics and Head Esports Coach at Ashland University and learn from top to bottom how Esports recently came to life on college campuses across the United States and Canada. Players are now able to participate in many popular games such as Fortnite, League of Legends, and Overwatch while competing in collegiate, professional, and semi-professional leagues. Many colleges and universities are creating state-of-the-art gaming facilities where students are able to practice and compete while being mentored by experienced coaches. Best practices, financial costs, revenue, and pitfalls to avoid during early start-up will be discussed, as well as which departments are crucial to involve in order to make your new Esports program a success!

Mon. 11/18

3:00 p.m. ET

Webinar: Responding to the Legalization of Cannabis on Canadian Campuses: A Case Study

In October 2017, Canada became the second country in the world to formally legalize, on a federal level, the possession, consumption, cultivation, and sale of cannabis. The Provinces, as well as some municipalities, also have individual rules addressing appropriate sale, usage, and possession of cannabis, which further affects institutional policy. The University of British Columbia (UBC) took deliberate and informed steps to ensure that campus-wide policies and initiatives were in the best interests of their student and faculty body, all while upholding applicable laws. In this session, attendees will learn how key decision-makers began this process and how consultations were utilized to ensure the best possible outcomes that balanced students' preferences, safety, and holistic wellness.