13th Annual Idaho Symposium: Save the Date/Call for Proposals


Dear Colleagues:

Now is the time to submit a proposal for the 13th Annual University of Idaho Advising Symposium, to be held on Friday, September 16, 2016.  This is a fantastic opportunity to polish your proposal for the upcoming Region 8 conference!

We welcome all proposals related to academic advising and invite submissions from staff, faculty, and administrators. Presentations are allotted 50 minutes during concurrent sessions. With this year’s theme of fostering innovation and resilience we particularly encourage presentations that pertain to one or more of the following areas:


Ø  Innovative advising models and programs

Ø  Advising to cultivate resilience and richer higher education experiences

Ø  Practicing resilience as an advisor

Ø  Advising special populations including but not limited to first-year, at-risk, nontraditional, or online students

Ø  Engaging in assessment (of individual advisors or of advising programs)


New this year will be an Advising Blitz session where presenters will share one concrete advising practice in a fast-paced short format. This is an opportunity to help one another build our tool kits for quality advising. In 5 minutes or less using no technological aids, Advising Blitz presenters will describe a directly applicable idea that others can implement after the symposium. We invite you to share your favorite advising technique, a particularly effective activity, or any other piece of your advising programming that works well. Up to 2 additional minutes will be allowed for each presenter to field and answer any questions. The Advising Blitz will take place in the afternoon with refreshments included. An individual can participate in a concurrent session presentation, the advising blitz, or both.

Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, June 29, 2016Submit a proposal today!

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