Internationalization of higher education; International branch campuses; Student transitions to college
Dr. Kaitlin Cicchetti currently holds the position of Director of Advancement for University Life at George Mason University. Previous to her role as the Director of Advancement, Dr. Cicchetti served as the Associate Director of Orientation and Family Programs and Services for six years where she worked primarily to engage parents and families of college students. She is a current member of ACPA and serves on the directorate for the ACPA Commission for Admissions, Orientation and the First-Year Experience. Dr. Cicchetti has worked in the field of student affairs for 10 years in capacities that range from working in parent and family programs, student transition programs, first-year experience programs, and advancement.
Dr. Cicchetti holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from George Mason University, an M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina, and a B.A. In Film Studies and Spanish from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Her primary research interests include the internationalization of higher education, international branch campuses, and student transitions to college.
Cicchetti, K.O. (in press). Home away from home? A case study of student transitions to an international branch campus. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.
Cicchetti, K.O., & Park, M. (2018). Student affairs and offshore branch campuses: A case study of practitioner experiences. Journal of College Student Development, 59, 238-242.
Alcock, C. Cooper, J., Kirk, J. & Oyler, K. (2009). The tertiary student experience: Review of approaches based on the first cycle of AUQA audits 2002-2007 (Report No. 20). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Universities Quality Agency.
Oyler, K.L. (2008, January 9). Utilizing parents as a resource: The use of appreciative inquiry in academic advising. The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal.
Family Weekend: Gateway to Greater Communication, Interaction and Revenue
Apr. 2014, Feb. 2015, Feb. 2018, Feb. 2019; Paper Clip Communications, National Webinar
Focusing on the Positive: Appreciative Inquiry and Strengths-Based Practices
March 2015; American College Personnel Association National Conference, Tampa, FL
The Role of Councils and Advisory Boards in Engaging Parents and Families
March 2014; National Orientation Directors Association Regional Conference, Lawrenceville, NJ
A Double Shot of Leadership: Lessons Learned from Starbucks
March 2013; American College Personnel Association National Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Geauxing the Distance: Surviving and Thriving in Your First Job
November 2011; National Orientation Directors Association National Conference, New Orleans, LA
From Backpacks to Briefcases: Surviving Your First Job
March 2011; American College Personnel Association National Conference, Baltimore, MD
Navigating the New Frontier of Supervision
November 2010; National Orientation Directors Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO
A GRADifying Experience: Plan the Recruitment Program, They Will Come!
March 2010; American College Personnel Association National Conference, Boston, MA
Higher Education Goes Global
March 2009; American College Personnel Association National Conference, Washington, DC
March 2009; Comparative and International Education Society National Conference, Charleston, SC