2014 Region 8 Conference

Welcome to the 2014 NACADA Region 8 Conference Download page.  For the next several months, you can visit our Region 8 Blog or our Region 8 NACADA Page find information about the conference.

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Pre-Conference Workshops – Thursday, March 20th
10:00AM – 12:00PM P1. “Building the #braintrust: A comprehensive look at developing a Peer Advising Program” Julie Larsen, University of Washington
Peer to peer learning has been shown to be a powerful force in student development and growth. (Koring and Campbell 2005) Beginning in 2009, the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Peer Advising program at the University of Washington has grown from an initial group of two students who saw 164 students their first year, to eleven upper class peer advisers who work with over 6000 students per year in 5 different venues. These young professionals advise students regarding major exploration, course selection, adjustment to the campus, and more. This session will give a brief overview of program history, the selection and training process, share survey data, and give tips for building successful relationships with campus partners
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1:30PM – 3:30PM P2. 2013 Best of Region 8 “Does Happiness Matter? Applying Positive Psychology to Advising” Teri Duever, Oregon State University
Historically, Psychologists have studied poor mental health focusing on such maladies as Depression, Schizophrenia, and Anxiety. In recent years Positive Psychology has emerged where focus has shifted to the happy, well-adjusted, and thriving psyche. Martin Seligman’s Theory of Well-Being discusses five tenets of a flourishing life: Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment. This session will apply this theory of well-being and explore how an Academic Advisor can first of all pursue and model these virtues, and then encourage development along these continuums with the students they advise. The mutual benefits to advisor, student, and society are plentiful, as virtues such as gratitude, kindness, and altruism take their place alongside other historically desirable outcomes like degree completion and academic excellence.
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1:30PM – 3:30PM P3. “Conducting Academic Advising Research” Yung-Hwa Anna Chow, Washington State University
An often-heard statement from advising practitioners is “Why doesn’t someone research that advising question?” Why isn’t that “someone” you? This workshop, facilitated by NACADA Research Committee members, will assist individuals who are considering an advising issue to focus their topic and develop a clearly articulated question to guide their inquiry project. Participants will work together and with facilitators to identify appropriate data collection and analysis approaches for their questions, and make a realistic plan to carry out their project. Facilitators will identify NACADA support resources to help participants take the next steps. Come with an advising issue and leave with a viable research question that will lay the groundwork for a successful research study. This workshop is appropriate for individuals at any level of research experience.
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3:45PM – 5:45PM P4. “Career Development: The Missing Piece in Holistic Advising” Rachel Allen & Miranda Atkinson, University of Oregon
The rising cost of higher education and the recent economic recession have increased the urgent demand for post-graduation employment. More and more academic advisors encounter seniors dropping by a month before graduation to say, “Help, I need a job.” The intricacies of career development mirror those of student development, placing advisors in a bind. Without the time required to cultivate networks, helping students find much needed jobs in only a few weeks is next to impossible. Therefore, integrating career development into the larger picture of holistic student progression becomes paramount. This presentation will discuss the importance of career development, its place in overall student development, the key aspects of comprehensive career development, and how to get students started.
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3:45PM – 5:45PM P5. “Strengths-Based Advising: How to Use Reflective Conversation to Ease Uncertainty” Mary Chuinard & Michelle White, Oregon State University
Transitions, whether expected or unexpected, happen all throughout life; many students may experience their first major transitions during their college career. As a common point of contact, advisors can help students understand the challenges that transitions may bring and the resources available to them. Additionally, students who have had a Strengths-based Advising foundation will have better building blocks to be resilient when faced with major transitions. Blended with a reflective conversation model, students can be shown that their individual strengths allow them to author their own journey and build self-efficacy. This presentation will lay some foundational understanding of self-authorship as the lens through which we see the need for Strengths-Based Advising, and engage in dialogue about the challenges, constraints, benefits and concrete application practice.
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Concurrent Sessions – Friday, March 21st
9:00-10:00AM Appreciative Advising 101. Allison Todd, Oregon State University & Bernard Moon Hwan Ryu, Simon Fraser University
Appreciative Advising inspires you “to be better as an advisor, better as a person, and better as a role model!” Those in attendance will be able to gain an overview of Appreciative Advising from an advisor at Simon Fraser University and an advisor at Oregon State University. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how they can be more intentional in using appreciative advising strategies in their day to day activities and leverage it to enrich the experiences for both students and staff. These practices can assist advisors becomes more effective and efficient in interacting with students and as a result promote feelings of student centeredness in both the service provider and the receiver. This session’s framework comes from Bloom, Hutson, & He (2008) The Appreciative Advising Revolution. Presentation will be around 40 minutes followed by a Q&A session.
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9:00-10:00AM How to Lead Underserved Students Up the Ivory Tower: Promoting Student-Faculty Interaction. Sharon Ericsson, Washington State University and Angie Klimko, Washington State University
Professors are often thought of as being out of reach, residing in their offices at the top of the ivory tower. As an undergraduate, especially a first generation student, the idea of scaling the tower to visit professors during office hours is often an unimaginable task. As practitioners, we serve as docents, guiding our students toward resources we know are beneficial to them. This interactive session will explore the barriers students may face in connecting with faculty, and practical ways to combat them. Participants will learn about one program implemented at Washington State University by advisors, TRIO and multicultural retention counselors, aimed at retaining students by connecting them with their English professors. Walk away with ideas you can implement on your own campus.
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9:00-10:00AM Transforming the First Year Student Experience: Strategies to Facilitate Change. Ellen Crabtree, Linfield College
Seeking to create a more intentional and integrated experience for first year students? Searching for strategies to achieve cross-campus collaboration between faculty, student affairs officials and college administrators? We will shine a spotlight on the ongoing efforts at a small liberal arts college to reinvent a long-standing first-year student advising program within the context of an intentional, integrated, year-long first year student experience (FYE) program. We will discuss the institutional approach for assembling a team of faculty, administrators and students to transform our current FYE program. Best practices for creating an FYE program, the crucial role of advising, and strategies for bringing people together to affect change will be highlighted.
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9:00-10:00AM Writing for NACADA: NACADA Journal, Academic Advising Today, Clearinghouse, books, and NACADA Blog. Susan Poch, Washington State University and Jennifer Joslin, Associate Director, NACADA
There are many opportunities to write for NACADA. Articles authored from the ranks of advising practitioners, faculty advisors, researchers, and theorists appear in NACADA publications. This session will describe the purpose, content, writing guidelines, and acceptance process for the NACADA Journal, Academic Advising Today, the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources, NACADA books, and the NACADA Blog. Whatever your interests in professional writing, this session will help you understand the various writing opportunities available within NACADA.
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9:00-10:00AM “What does the university experience look like?” Find out more in an advising comic! Tzy Horng Sai, Simon Fraser University
In this best practice presentation, we share the creation process of an advising tool aimed at student transition into university. The tool was designed based on the following questions: How do we effectively communicate to new students what the university learning experience looks like and what is expected for academic success? The finished product was a two-part “comic” depicting a narrative of a new student who acquires learning strategies through actively seeking on-campus resources. This presentation will begin with why and how the tool was conceptualized, what it looks like, and how best to use it. Next, attendees will be invited into a discussion on the best practices of, and the role advisors play in, explaining academic expectations.
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10:15-11:15AM Help Wanted: Using Student Leaders to Lighten Your Load. Nicole Kent, Oregon State University
Academic Advisors are often expected or required to engage in outreach, recruitment, academic success initiatives, and a significant amount of “administrivia” that can be extremely time-consuming. “Help Wanted” will outline three successful student leadership programs currently in place at the Oregon State University College of Engineering: College Ambassadors, Peer Academic Coaching, and the use of undergraduate student employees in the College advising office. These programs have reduced the amount of time advisors spend on non-advising activities, and provide professional development opportunities for current students. The presentation will cover each program’s structure, function, usage rates, and impact as well as the benefits to the student leaders and the advising staff.
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10:15-11:15AM Academic Advisors as Academic Success Coaches. Terina Mailer, UBC’s Okanagan Campus
Where did we start? What did we discover along the way? Where are we now? What are our next steps? By the end of this session, attendees will be able to situate themselves along a continuum of advising practice, understand the Appreciative Advising approach and determine possible routes for evolving into Academic Success Coaches. Why would we want to grow in this way? The reasons for evolving include increasing student retention and increasing student success rates. On a more personal note, Academic Advisors who are interested in a higher level of job satisfaction will come out of this session with some ideas for making their interactions with students more meaningful.
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10:15-11:15AM Transfer students and how they fare in the transition. Teresa Ling, Seattle University
Over 40% of our business school students are transfer students. This study focuses on transfer students, and especially those from the six local community colleges that are our top feeder schools. We described the activities that our advising office does to ensure that students are well prepared before entering our school, and good support during their stay with us. We observed the different admission pattern from the community colleges. Based on the detail advising records, we analyzed the frequencies and reasons that transfer students come to meet with an advisor. We compared the average graduation GPA of transfer students and “native students”. We hope these results will generate some discussions on ways to improve the transfer student success.
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10:15-11:15AM Placing the Last Piece: Helping Stopped-Out Students Graduate, Nathanial Garrod, Portland State University
The Last Five Miles Program was initiated by the School of Business Administration at Portland State University to help increase retention and graduation rates by contacting students who were above the junior-level credit mark and had stopped out (not continued taking courses towards graduation). Come learn more about this program and how it could possibly increase student success on your campus.
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10:15-11:15AM A Conversation with NACADA Leadership and Executive Office Representative. Jennifer Joslin, Associate Director, NACADA, Joanne Damminger, NACADA President, Delaware Technical Community College and Karen Sullivan-Vance, NACADA Board Member, Western Oregon University
There are many opportunities to write for NACADA. Articles authored from the ranks of advising practitioners, faculty advisors, researchers, and theorists appear in NACADA publications. This session will describe the purpose, content, writing guidelines, and acceptance process for the NACADA Journal, Academic Advising Today, the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources, NACADA books, and the NACADA Blog. Whatever your interests in professional writing, this session will help you understand the various writing opportunities available within NACADA.
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10:15-11:15AM Beyond Buddies: Facilitating true connectedness between international and domestic students. Jennifer Oakes, University of Victoria
High energy, interactive and thought provoking, this workshop promises to incorporate teamwork activities, reflection, discussion, dialogue and fun. It is intended for anyone who interacts with others from a culture or country other than their own. Everyone, including advisers, educators, managers and friends will benefit from this workshop; participants will leave re-inspired. Included in the discussion will be a brief overview of research which highlights the relationship (connection) challenges among students in a Canadian university as well as programs which have been tested that are improving these relationships. Participants will actively explore innovative ways to improve experiences between international and domestic citizens and will engage in discussions, share their experiences, and develop innovative ideas to take back to their own situations.
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1:15-2:15PM Graduate Student Advising Roundtable. Marissa Heringer & Bryan Crockett, University of Washington
Join other regional graduate and professional student advisors in discussing trends and issues specific to graduate student populations. Discussion topics will include trends & best practices, technology, orientation, student career exploration, and any other items you bring to the table. This session’s goal is to just begin the conversation, and to lay the foundation for a network of graduate advisors throughout the region.
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1:15-2:15PM Advising Students on Developing Resiliency as a Strategy for Academic Success. Kerry Thomas & Nova Schauss, Oregon State UniversityBEST IN REGION WINNER!!!

How often do you have students who share deep concerns or struggles during an advising appointment? How as advisors can we help them navigate these trying times, take ownership over what they can change, and reframe the way they look at what they cannot? In this presentation we will discuss the importance of helping students develop their own resiliency as an essential component of being a successful college student. We will share strategies, curriculum, language, and the latest research that will assist you in guiding students through failure. Our presentation focuses on flourishing and thriving in the face of extreme hardship is informed by the work of Martin Seligman, Carol Dweck, Nan Henderson, and William Sedlacek.

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1:15-2:15PM Advisors: Write your Song of Success – NACADA’s Emerging Leader Program. Lisa Laughter, Washington State University
Are you interested in getting more involved with NACADA but not sure where to begin? Are you overwhelmed with your options and want to gain valuable expertise from existing NACADA members? Are you someone who feels you have a lot to offer others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then NACADA’s Emerging Leader Program may be for you! The Emerging Leader program was established as a way to help increase diversity in NACADA’s membership. Since its inception, it has paired leaders with mentors, helping to shape NACADA’s mission of being a global community. Attend this session to learn about the program, achievements of mentors and leaders, and how you can get involved to write your own song of success!
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1:15-2:15PM Structuring Advising for Student Success. Carmen O’Callaghan & Sarah Hamilton, Mount Royal University
The most commonly used organizational structures for Academic Advising are Centralized, Decentralized and Shared. These structures determine whether a prescriptive or developmental approach to Advising can be taken. Research shows that a developmental approach can have greater affect on student success. Mount Royal University’s current hybrid model of Advising will be used to illustrate how different organizational structures determine the approach Advisors use. The successes and challenges of Mount Royal’s Advisors will be highlighted.
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1:15-2:15PM A Thousand Words: Creating Effective Visuals for Academic Advising. Paco Hadley, Chemeketa Community College
Advisors need to do more than just understand higher education — they need to be able to explain it to students in a way that can be processed and retained. What if there were a way to increase student comprehension, with minimal effort on your part? Visuals can help bridge the gap between what advisors say and what students understand. With an understanding of basic design concepts, any advisor can select and create visuals that will increase student comprehension. In this visually stimulating lecture/discussion, you will learn about different types of visuals, free and readily-available design software, where to look for pre-made images and educational fair-use laws, and how create your own effective graphics.
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2:45-3:45PM Small University, Big Plans: Doing More with Less at St. Mary’s University College. Brianna Hart & Laura Cochrane, Saint Mary’s University College
At our small institution of only 700 students, effective advising means being in a constant state of fluctuation; both within our advising model, and the culture of the University College as a whole. As our programs and population grow our best practices must be ready for change. Join us as we discuss our current model, points of intersection between current positions, and plans for the future. Share your ideas with colleagues and discuss possible strategies for managing change and doing more for students with limited resources! This presentation is appropriate for advisors from all institutions, but particularly those from smaller liberal arts and sciences institutions working within a similar framework.
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2:45-3:45PM Business Foundation Program: A Model for Supporting Students’ Transition to University. Alana McGillivray, Jaclyn De Jong & Marissa Funaro, Simon Fraser University
What do you do when faced with the challenge of creating a community and support network amongst an incoming student population of 700 new students each year? The Beedie School of Business responded to this challenge by developing the Business Foundation Program, a unique transition experience providing students with a comprehensive academic and experiential foundation upon which to launch their university careers. With two streams customized to either newly admitted high school or transfer students, students participate in small-scale weekly, one-hour workshops along with their academic lecture. Through these workshops, students are integrated into the Beedie community, aligned with relevant resources, and are supported in their first term in university. This presentation will include the Business Foundation Program’s learning objectives, development plan, and model.
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2:45-3:45PM Creating Change: How to Initiate and Sustain Change and Help Advisees Do the Same. Joe Hewa, Washington State University
Change is hard, but often necessary. We’ve all wanted to make adjustments in our lives or in our institutions, and have probably experienced varying levels of success but wish for better and more lasting results. As advisors we’ve probably struggled to help students experience meaningful change as well and wish we could be more effective. Come to this interactive session as we discuss research-backed theory and strategies to address real-life change situations. Participants will walk away from this session with a memorable framework for understanding the challenges associated with change and with specific actions to take to work through those challenges in their own lives and with their students.
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2:45-3:45PM Making Room: Fostering Developmental Advising Sessions in a Prescriptive Advising World. Kelly Fanning, Seattle University and Kathleen Horenstein, University of Washington
Developmental or Prescriptive? In the advising world, it seems like a constant debate surrounds which method of advising is more effective when working with students. But what if the most effective way to advise students is actually a hybrid of both? Academic Advisors at Seattle University are working to find new ways to deliver prescriptive messages out of our advising appointments, so that our one-on-one meetings with students have room for more meaningful, developmental conversations. In this session, learn strategies for integrating advising across campus, online, and outside of your individual advising sessions. Hear from SU students about their perspectives on advising at the University and how developmental advising impacts their academic experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to dialogue with their peers and share strategies.
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2:45-3:45PM Bridging the Gap Between Academics and Advising: Incorporating Student Development Activities into a Large Undergraduate Public Health Lecture Course. Olga Salinas, Jamie Jensen & Uwe Reischl, Boise State University
This presentation stresses the advantages of merging Faculty and Advisor talent to achieve the success needed in academic programs and that, most importantly, benefits students. Through this blending of expertise, Faculty and Advisors from two different colleges have modified the content and delivery of information in one course to create an improved and dynamic classroom environment. Learn how this effort is refining the large lecture experience for students, supporting student development goals, and is strengthening the relationship between Academics and Advising.
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4:00-5:00PM Values, Respect, Trust: Key Elements in a Successful Restructuring Puzzle. Susan Corner & Sherri Williams, University of Victoria
This session explores how values, respect and trust support teams in successfully navigating restructuring processes. We explore current research, and share individual perspectives on the change process. The presenters briefly share their own involvement with restructuring in the workplace. Participants reflect on their own understanding of values, respect and trust before completing a values clarification exercise. Current research on values, respect and trust in the workplace provides a foundation for further consideration, and supports concluding discussions regarding what practices will best support staff during periods of restructuring. The workshop will end with participants being able to start to identify and analyze strategies they can bring to their workplace to build respect and trust during these periods of transition.
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4:00-5:00PM Developing a Peer Mentor Program: Putting the pieces together to create a successful mentor program. Elaine Newman & Joanna Hawkins University of the Fraser Valley
Developing new student-centered programs can be challenging and rewarding! There are many details and outcomes to consider while working to ensure your program is effective and beneficial. Last year our Advising office launched a Peer Mentor program for first-year Arts students. With no program in place at our 4-year public university, we had to start from square one. In this session we will outline how we secured funding, developed effective training material, utilized the expertise of colleagues, recruited mentors and mentees, and got buy-in. We will discuss our overall experience throughout this process. This session will be useful for those interested in creating or revising similar student-centered programs and will include Q&A.
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4:00-5:00PM Journey to Wellness – Managing Daily Stress as an Advisor. Lisa Laughter, Washington State University
In this dynamic presentation participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the significance of maintaining their personal well-being. The presenter will provide practical “advice” from their own journey to well-being as well as engage participants in sharing their own journey’s in order to reinforce the importance of maintaining personal well-being to best serve our students. Do you work with large numbers of students with mounting demands in an increasingly tight budget climate? How do we take care of ourselves and serve our students when we are expected to do more with less? Many advisors sacrifice their own wellness in order to keep up with the hectic work pace and this presentation is intended to give the participants practical tools to take with them back into these tumultuous times!
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4:00-5:00PM Diversity in Engineering and Computer Science: Why so Few? Judi Haskins, Montana State University
Women and ethnic minorities in the fields of engineering and computer science have always been low. National averages put females and ethnic minorities at 15% of the student populations in those fields. Montana State University’s College of Engineering has been taking steps to raise enrollment and support services of female and Native American students. Through targeted outreach events, a support center, and new hires, enrollment of females in engineering and computer science at MSU continues to grow. This presentation will share research from the field using an AAUW publication titled “Why So Few” and describe programs in place to recruit, retain, and support female and Native American students.
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4:00-5:00PM When a Piece Doesn’t Fit Your Puzzle: Early Dismissal as Student Support. Andrew Brewick, University of Idaho
Based on institutional data and professional experience, the University of Idaho has mandated that any first semester first-year student who earns below a 1.00 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) be placed on immediate academic disqualification and dismissed from the university for one term. Although dismissing a student is a tough activity, it protects at-risk students from accruing additional financial aid debt and poor academic performance. Session attendees will learn how one institution decided to transform a gut feeling into a policy. We will discuss the data used to support the policy shift, the implementation challenges, lessons learned throughout the process, and some encouraging early results. Sometimes, the best way to support a student is to help them find another puzzle.
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Concurrent Sessions – Saturday, March 22nd
9:00-10:00AM The Dual Advising model- A collaborative approach to advising online students. Amber Darting, Central Washington University
With the rapid growth in online learning, the development of an effective advising model for distant students has become a primary focus at Central Washington University. This presentation will look at the development of the dual advising model at CWU and how this model is designed to support both faculty advisors and students in online programs. Attendees will learn about the challenges faced by the online advisor at CWU and how collaborative relationships were created to overcome these. Additionally, the presenter will address how these relationships influenced the design of the virtual orientation and the development of the Online Student Resource Center.
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9:00-10:00AM Agency Theory In Relation To University Advising. Shawna Jansen, MacEwan University
In its simplest form, Agency Theory involves a relationship where one person has the information/expertise (agent) that another person requires in order to make an informed decision (principal). When advising students, should we consider the student or the institution as our principal? Do we advise to what is best for the student, our employer, or both? This presentation will explore Agency Theory and how it applies to many aspects of advising practices. Understanding who our principal is allows us to tailor our advising accordingly ensuring continuity throughout the institution. It will allow advisors to provide more confident, in-depth and comprehensive advising. Advisors can affect how students view the institution for years to come, it’s imperative that we know how we are to guide them through their academic goals.
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9:00-10:00AM Building Success Programming for Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities: Practices in Student Services at the University of Victoria. Kelly McManus & Rowan Shaw, University of Victoria
Come learn about the guiding philosophies, program design and evidence-based practices in the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) at the University of Victoria’s Resource Centre for Students with a Disability (RCSD). Serving over 250 graduate and undergraduate students with disabilities, the LAP offers learning support programming designed to enhance student success and retention. Built as a separate-yet-equal supplement to the RCSD’s disability advising services, the LAP targets core academic competencies in the areas of reading and writing, test preparation, notetaking and time management, with services that include one-on-one support in subject-specific tutoring, identifying and applying individualized learning strategies, and full-serve notetaking. Co-curricular opportunities also support academic success for the program’s 75 graduate student employees.
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9:00-10:00AM **CANCELLED** Academic Standing: Getting back “On Course”! Heather Arbuckle & Stephanie Schaefer, Clackamas Community College
The focus of this presentation is on sharing a rural community college’s academic reinstatement process, emphasizing the research, components, and outcome data. This presentation will give the participants an opportunity to assess their institution’s current process for academic standing issues, determine which of CCC’s components might be beneficial to add to their own programs, increased knowledge of the “On Course” curriculum, an understanding of how CCC tracks and collects data, knowledge of CCC’s academic reinstatement process, and comprehension of current and relevant research in the academic standing literature. **CANCELLED**
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10:15-11:15AM “Will this degree get me a job?” Responding to the employability issue. Heather Wisla & Jean Crowe, Thompson Rivers University
One of the challenges for academic advisors in supporting the whole student is responding adequately to the question, “Will this credential get me a job?” Since employability entails much more than just a credential, this can be a complicated answer and a time-consuming one for the busy advisor. Academic advisors have a unique opportunity to help students make informed choices that can influence their ability to make a smooth transition from school to the labour force. Many decisions related to academics, in fact, overlap with students’ career planning and management (McCalla-Wriggens, 2009). This interactive presentation will review the current theoretical concepts of both Academic and Career Advising, and then facilitate participant discussion of the issues.
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10:15-11:15AM Parent Puzzle: Developing a Deeper Understanding of Parents of University Students. Susan Corner, University of Victoria
As Menezes (2005) observed, “(Parents) presence is changing the relationship between academic advisors and the students they advise.” Research has demonstrated parents are much more actively involved in the daily lives of their late-adolescent or young adult children than was the norm for previous generations (Lorenzetti, 2010; Hofer & Moore, 2010). Instead of remaining in the background, many parents of today’s university and college students often demand consideration as “consumers, adversaries, and partners” (Hofer & Moore, 2010). The session explores the implications of the language we use to describe highly engaged parents (helicopter, bull dozer, etc.) and how we can better support parents and guardians as they navigate the different stages of their student’s transition to University or college.
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10:15-11:15AM Putting the Pieces Together through Solution-Focused Advising. Kyle Ross, Washington State University
Advisors will often work with students who encounter an obstacle or problem they do not know how to overcome. Students will want advice and therefore approach an advisor because they are perceived as experts. Sometimes, though, it is more important for students to discover their own solutions rather than be told what to do. This interactive session will introduce participants to solution-focused counseling and techniques that can be implemented in advising. Advisors will learn how intentional questions oriented toward students’ strengths and steps to improve their situations can foster confidence in students to overcome their obstacles in the best ways that work for them. Topics covered will be the background of solution-focused counseling, its main stages, asking “the miracle question,” and ways to apply it in practice.
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10:15-11:15AM How to conduct an academic advising job search. Lisa Laughter, Washington State University
Are you looking for tips or a refresher before starting an advising job search? Get the inside scoop on resources and strategies that lead to job search success. Topics to be covered include: locating job search resources and position openings, fine-tuning your advising resume and interviewing skills, and avoiding common job-search pitfalls. This session is targeted to job seekers rather than those looking to fill an advising position.
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Sponsor Spotlight! Below you will find information on some of the great sponsors for this conference!

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A fresh, healthful, supermarket-style, fine-food lover’s heaven dedicated to specialty foods. Thanks to Urban Fare’s Coal Harbour location kitty-corner to the Marriott at 305 Bute St., NACADA Region 8 members will find several goodies in their attendee bags. We very much appreciate Urban Fare’s support for our conference! In addition to being the closest local supermarket, Urban Fare also offers a casual restaurant and cafe with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Perfect for conference day dinners and breakfast on Friday morning! See their menu at: http://www.urbanfare.com/restaurant-menu


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