10 Days to Region 8 Conference Proposal Deadline!!!

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The call for proposals is open, and we will be accepting them until November 21st 2014

For many of our state Legislatures, retention is the heart of what matters when they annually consider higher education funding. On our campuses, student success and persistence leads to improved retention rates. Advisors are at the core of a team of faculty and staff who foster this success in our students. But how do we do that? What practices are used to teach our students persistence? How do we team with others on campus to build mental toughness in our students? Is there technology (such as early warning systems) that aid in catching students who may be teetering on the edge of leaving school? Possible sessions for a conference centered on this theme may include: Advisor involvement in first-year experience classes; technology that fosters persistence; understanding veteran students and their unique struggles with persistence; research on and techniques to teach mental fitness; advising practices that foster student success; definitions of student success and how advisors play a role in it; and collaborating with administration and faculty committees charged with improving retention.

The conference will be held in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho March 11th-13th, 2015. We hope to see you all there!

For more information, contact Andrew Brewick, Conference Chair at abrewick@uidaho.edu.

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