2015 Region 8 Conference Schedule

Date & Time Session Name, Presenter & Abstract Location pdf-icon-smallPPTMicrosoft_Word_logoindexPrezi_logo_2012
Pre-Conference Workshops – Wednesday, March 11th
1:00 – 3:00PM
P1. Advising Students on Developing Resiliency (2014 Best of Region)
Kerry Thomas and Nova Schauss, Oregon State University
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 workshop 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 challenges. Our session is informed by the work of Brene Brown, Angela Duckworth, Martin Seligman, Carol Dweck, Nan Henderson, and William Sedlacek.
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1:00 – 3:00PM
P2. From the Dog Park to Carlito’s Way: Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Advising
Teri Tucker, Elodie Goodman, and Chrissy Davis, Spokane Falls Community College
In an ideal advising world, advisees would schedule appointments early, arrive armed with their current grades, potential schedule for next quarter, and questions about their next steps. And, the most difficult part is just getting them to show up for an appointment. One may be tempted to allow them to deal with the consequences of their choices. Or, if we build it, they will come…?In this concurrent session, new, and seasoned advisers will improve their advising “reach” using alternative strategies and tools. You will learn about some of our favorite go-to technology and strategies, simple web 2.0 resources, and other learning management platforms, to help students feel connected, promote student persistence, and foster student responsibility.
Bay 6 No Document Available
3:15 –    5:15PM
P3.Student Persistence, Retention and success through Solution-Focused Advising
Kyle Ross, Eastern Washington 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.
Bay 5 Prezi_logo_2012pdf-icon-small
3:15 –    5:15PM
P4. Advising for student success: Relationships between Noncognitive Characteristics and Engagement
Amir Law, University of Utah
This session provides overview of the relationships between noncognitive characteristics (Sedlacek, 2003, 2004a, 2004b) and first semester engagement for a group of first-generation, first-year students of color at a large, public, broad access, commuter-based four-year institution. The findings provide an understanding of the non-academic factors that contribute to a student’s decision to engage during their first semester of college. Having a clear understanding of the noncognitive factors that influence student engagement will allow advisers to meet the holistic needs of the student. During this session, participants will have the opportunity to discuss, collaborate, and develop activities they can implement at their institutions.
Bay 6 No Document Available
Concurrent Sessions – Thursday, March 12th
8:15-   9:00AM
New Member Welcome & Orientation
Region 8 Leadership
New to NACADA?  First time attending a NACADA Conference?  Join us for NACADA 101 as we welcome new members, share information about the organization, and discuss opportunities for connection and involvement.  We all know the value of a well-oriented student, and this is your opportunity to be a well-oriented advisor!
Bay 5
9:00- 10:00AM
Five Ways to Help Underprivileged Students Persist and Thrive
Sharon Ericsson, Angie Klimko, Matthew Hale, Washington State University
Students with a good support system often automatically know what to do in college; those without one are often challenged with effective problem solving and they risk dropping out. With a supportive advisor helping to navigate college, underprivileged students such as low-income, first generation, foster youth, homeless, undocumented and independent students can overcome barriers to successful college transition and degree completion. Advisors, with an understanding of locus of control and effective communication techniques, can make a huge impact in the lives of students. Learn helpful ways of approaching common difficult situations to prepare students to adapt more successfully to college.
Bay 5 PPT
9:00- 10:00AM
“Why do I have to take math? I’m an English major!”: Promoting the Benefits of General Education to Every Major
Roy Caligan, Mindy Melville, Heidi Smith, Eastern Washington University
Students often wonder why they have to take courses that seem irrelevant to their interests. STEM students may dread taking a course in the humanities, while some Liberal Arts students avoid studying sciences. Students deserve a better answer than, “Because you have to!”
This interactive presentation discusses how Eastern Washington University addressed this problem by creating an outcomes-based curriculum. In this presentation, the panel and the audience will discuss the differences between education and training and the practical benefits of acquiring knowledge from a variety of disciplines. Advisors can use this information to help students understand the benefits of a broad general education during their college years and beyond.
Bay 6 pdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-small
9:00- 10:00AM
Welcome to the World of STEM Students: Lessons Learned on the Frontline
Nova Schauss, Oregon State University
Advising STEM students can often feel like an ongoing process of translation. As a population heavily focused on data, strategies for academic success are frequently met with skepticism. How can we nudge students to buy into our well intentioned recommendations? While no two students are alike, STEM students pose unique advising challenges. How can advisors adjust resources, language, and curriculum to better align with STEM students? What does this mean in both an advising and classroom environment? This session includes techniques highly effective in multiple contexts including engineering orientation courses, students in academic difficulty, and traditional advising interactions. Participants will gain concrete strategies that can be applied to their personal advising style when working with this unique population.
Casco Bay pdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-small
9:00- 10:00AM
Writing for NACADA: NACADA Journal, Academic Advising Today, Clearinghouse, NACADA-produced books, and the NACADA Blog
Charlie Nutt, Kansas State University, Susan Poch, Washington State University
There are many opportunities to write for NACADA. Articles authored by advising practitioners, faculty advisors, researchers, and theorists appear in NACADA publications. This session describes the purpose, content, writing guidelines, and acceptance process for the NACADA Journal, Academic Advising Today, the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources, NACADA-produced books, and the NACADA Blog.During this session participants will learn about:
1) Various NACADA venues for publishing member-created works;
2) Purpose, content, writing guidelines, and acceptance process for each publication venue;
3) How participant publication ideas can best be turned into manuscripts for submission to a NACADA publication.Whatever your interests in professional writing, this session will help you understand the various writing opportunities within NACADA.
Kidd Island/ North Cape Bay pdf-icon-small
9:00- 10:00AM
More Good Advising for More Students: Ridiculously Good Advising for High Volume Advisors
Clay Cox, Boise State University
This session “hacks” high volume advising for professional advisors. Learn to deliver awesome advising with a caseload of 800 students. “More Good Advising” is at the heart of improved persistence and retention. In the first half of the presentation I will share how I use online scheduling, personal productivity, streamlined record keeping, and other techniques to consistently see 50 to 100 students weekly. Student satisfaction with advising in my department is very high (according to our last assessment). Our faculty are reporting better interactions with well advised students. I am not the only high volume advisor at this conference! Let’s spend the second half of this session sharing how you deliver “more good advising” at your school.
Bay 1 pdf-icon-small
10:15-  11:15AM
“Let’s Make a Deal” Pro-Active Advising
Brooke Whiting, Washington State University
At the end of every term, there are students who did not pay attention or do what they were supposed to do to meet deadlines, which increases your workload…It feels like you are playing “Let’s Make a Deal”. It’s time to get in their face! Become more pro-active! What was once described as “Intrusive Advising” is now “Pro-Active Advising”. In this interactive session, we will discuss strategies to implement that will validate the work you do to further assist students before it’s too late. Join in on this lively discussion of when and how to communicate with students, developing an advising syllabus, and motivating students.
Bay 5 No Document Available
10:15-  11:15AM
Beginning To Transform: The Importance of Diversity in Identity Development
Heather Veeder, Heidi O’Donnell, Eastern Washington University
This co-facilitated round table discussion is focused on the importance of diversity and its role in student identity development. The Academic Success Center serves a population mainly comprised of first generation college students, this demographic is uniquely suited for exploring their own diversity and connecting it more fully to their identities. Emphasis is drawn to emerging adult development theory and the essential components of diversity awareness and appreciation. Our discussion highlights best practice with first generation students and prompts a greater discussion regarding the support mechanisms offered to all students of diverse backgrounds.
Bay 6 PPTMicrosoft_Word_logoMicrosoft_Word_logoMicrosoft_Word_logo
10:15-  11:15AM
Home is Where the Heart Is: Helping First-Year Students Find Their Reason to Stay
Hope Howard, Leah Panganiban, Lauren Fryhle, University of Washington
While retention efforts tend to target at-risk students, advisers should also be asking “What makes students stay on my campus?” How can we advise new students on how to make the most of year one? Panelists from the University of Washington will share our current efforts (new presentation on registration, testing out group advising at transfer orientation, etc) and discuss how these apply to other higher education institutions and various student populations. We will engage in discussion about best practices, current efforts, and the advisers’ role in regards to helping first-year students begin finding their reasons to stay, academic and otherwise, on your campus.
Casco Bay PPTMicrosoft_Word_logo
10:15-  11:15AM
Have It Your Way! Advising Materials Created with Free Software by YOU!
Alexander Kunkle, Western Oregon University
Why wait for someone else to create promotional material for your office or pay for software to create informational material for your students when you can get the same quality for free? Have It Your Way! Advising Materials Created with Free Software by YOU! will show you how to use open-source and free software to create materials for the cost and in the timeline you see fit – without being tied down to proprietary, for-pay software. The concept of open-source and free software and some of the basic open-source software options available to advisors for free will be discussed. This presentation will also demonstrate some of the basic functionality of these programs and will put on display some of the materials created by the presenter for office use.
Kidd Island/ North Cape Bay pdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-small
10:15-  11:15AM
More than a Roadmap: Discussing the role of Advising in Student Success
Brianna Harvie, Mount Royal University
Do you ever feel like a GPS stuck on displaying the same directions day-in and day-out? Or a traffic cop continually pointing only one way down the path to graduation? Since its professionalization, Academic Advising has evolved beyond simply providing a road-map for students. Advisors are now tasked with managing the expectations of more demanding students, answering the onslaught of questions about career applications of liberal arts degrees, as well as playing a key role in student retention. Improve your understanding of the role of advising within the context of student success and explore techniques and changes in the practice of academic advising. This presentation is geared for professional advisors.
Bay 1 PPT
1:30-    2:30PM
Millennials: Why won’t they just read their email?! A discussion of best practices for communicating with the Millennial Generation
Brenda Truman, Montana State University
Born between 1980 and 2000, the millennial generation is native to a world where the internet has always existed. They expect instant, anytime, anywhere communication and prefer to learn through trial and error versus traditional methods of learning, like reading. That’s why they tend not to read their email. We need to rethink how to communicate with this group of students. This interactive session will offer an overview of generational differences, specifically in communication, with the goal of understanding why millennials just don’t read their email. We will present what one advising office has done to bridge this communication divide: videos, text messages, social media, student-friendly print media and, yes, email.
Bay 5 PPT
1:30-     2:30PM
Courageous Conversations: Transitioning from Caring Profession to Another
Kyle Ross, Eastern Washington University, Olga Salinas, Boise State University
Pressures are increasing for students applying to limited capacity enrollment programs. The mounting stress is both internal stemming from a preconceived idea of success, and external, from well-meaning but biased peers and parents. Having the courageous conversation with support team members when students are not going to make it or are changing their goals is often an extremely difficult task for students. How can advisors pre-empt the foreseeable meltdown when students are denied admission or need to change direction? In this dynamic session, presenters will share their experiences of helping students transition from capped enrollment programs to areas of education and health administration. Participants will walk away with concrete practices to empower students toward their true passion.
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1:30-    2:30PM
Cross-campus collaboration for transfer student orientation to enhance success, persistence and retention
Laura Hauck-Vixie, Seattle University
Transfer students have unique orientation and advising needs. At Seattle University, advising programs across campus partner with Offices of Commuter and Transfer Student Life, Admissions, Career Services and the Learning Commons to design and implement an interactive and rich transfer orientation experience. This presentation will outline the process of implementing and improving the transfer orientation experience, including ways we utilize technology before and after orientation to enable developmental advising conversations during orientation. The presenter will discuss ways that advisors and campus partners have overcome challenges such as limited financial resources and staffing, all while continuously improving the quality of the student experience. A small group discussion will conclude the session to dialogue about collaboration opportunities at participants’ institutions to enhance transfer student success.
Casco Bay pdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-small
1:30-    2:30PM
How do I fit? An ecological theory of academic advising
Susan Poch, Washington State University
How do advisors’ perceptions of their roles fit with the institution’s understanding and policies of academic advising? Are advisors and their institutions working toward the same goals? Are there different perceptions of advising, its role and purpose?
This interactive presentation, using Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory, will help advisors identify relationships, policies and practices that impact the advising role and understand how reciprocal processes help institutions and advisors work together for student success.
Kidd Island/ North Cape Bay pdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-small
1:30-    2:30PM
Serving Distance Students
Kristi Overfelt, Lexi Schaar, University of Idaho
As Universities & Colleges provide an increasing number+B26:F29 of online programs, it becomes critical that we serve students beyond our brick and mortar campuses. When academic programs are offered in a virtual environment, the wide variety of students needs can often be overlooked. Online students are likely to be non-traditional, working during business hours, and have other pressures that traditional on-campus students do not face. While faculty have been developing better strategies for engaging students academically using technology, less work has been done to examine needs beyond course content. In this session, we invite participants to share insights about the needs and challenges of advising students at a distance. We will explore questions regarding advising, student resources, tutoring services, and improving our understanding of the unique needs of these students.
Bay 1 pdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-small
2:45-    3:45PM
Head to Heart: Coaching students to success
Lisa Laughter, Washington State University
What does it mean to support students as they find their own answers? How do we step out of the “know-it-all” mode to help guide students? What tools can we use to help students learn who they want to be as person and college graduate? This session will be an experiential based session where we can have a conversation together about strategies we use to guide students to their own answers. The presenter will highlight a few methods such as motivational interviewing, appreciative advising, and coaching as frameworks for this discussion.
Bay 5 Prezi_logo_2012pdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-small
2:45-    3:45PM
The Art of advising veterans – Understanding Military Culture and the GI Bill
David Millet, Eastern Washington University
Are you a veteran? Has your campus provided training on military culture? If you answered no to either question than this presentation is for you. With an increasing number of veterans returning to campus it is imperative that academic advisors understand some factors when working with veterans. Understanding the Post 9/11 GI Bill, military culture, and post-service challenges are cornerstones to ensuring the success of student veterans on our campuses. This presentation will use a baseline knowledge “quiz” followed by a discussion to cover the learning objectives. Attendees will leave with a better knowledge of military culture, veterans educational benefits and steps to help improve veteran advising on their campus.
Bay 6 pdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-small
2:45-    3:45PM
Paving the Road…and then Driving on It: Developing and Implementing a Strategic Plan that Works
Peggy Sharp, North Seattle College, Joslin Boroughs, University of Washington
Are you wondering where you and your team are headed and what you are really trying to accomplish? Do you feel overwhelmed by the day-to-day busyness and forget the big picture? Under new leadership, the North Seattle College Advising department successfully developed a strategic plan to stay on track and contribute to NSC’s mission. Using the NSC Advising model, this presentation will provide participants with an approach to develop and implement a strategic plan in their departments. Strategic planning provides a road map for fulfilling the mission and meeting program goals, and is essential for any advising department to contribute significantly to the retention and success of students.
Casco Bay pdf-icon-smallMicrosoft_Word_logoMicrosoft_Word_logoMicrosoft_Word_logoindexindex
2:45-    3:45PM
The Heart of NACADA – Emerging Leader Program
Alexander Kunkle, Western Oregon University, Susan Poch, Brooke Whiting, Washington State University
Are you interested in getting more involved with NACADA leadership but not sure where to begin? Are you overwhelmed with your options and want to gain valuable expertise from existing NACADA leaders? 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 leadership. 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 with the heart of NACADA!
Kidd Island/ North Cape Bay pdf-icon-small
2:45-    3:45PM
Major-Specific Early Alert Program: A Collaborative Approach
Sharlyn Gunderson-Izurieta, Erin McCormick, Judi Haskins, Montana State University
As universities continue to grow and the demand for qualified, skilled graduates increases, we, as advisors, need to be able to meet the needs of students in specific majors. The Computer Science Department (CS), the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success (AYCSS) and the College of Engineering (COE) at Montana State University collaborated to develop a major-specific early alert program to meet the current and future needs of a computer science program seeing increased enrollment. Herein, we present an overview of the pilot program and our goals for this major-specific early alert program. In addition, we will facilitate a conversation to discuss outcomes, follow-up activities, and future needs for successful campus-wide major-specific early alert programs.
Bay 1 pdf-icon-small
4:00-    5:00PM
Kenyan Runners to iGeneration Students: Why Grit and Failure are Both Keys to Success in College
Joe Hewa, Jill Wagner, Washington State University
“Students today just aren’t as committed/focused/resourceful/respectful/fill-in-your-own-word-here.” This is a familiar refrain in advising circles. True, the participation trophies for showing up and parents that fill out college applications and intervene with professors for their children are not helping the iGeneration realize its potential. While recognizing the realities of our culture and the generation of students it is producing, this session moves beyond finger-pointing and seeks to take responsibility for what we as advisors can do to help stem the tide. If we want to prepare students to resiliently face the challenges that life will inevitably bring their way, then we have to start letting them face these challenges. Come engage in an innovative process of generating strategies to help students develop the grit they need to succeed.
Bay 5 No Document Available
4:00-    5:00PM
Wandering But Not Lost: Guiding graduating seniors to their career paths
Miranda Atkinson, University of Oregon
Few appointments are as stressful for an advisor as the one that involves a graduating senior sitting down and stating, “I have no idea what I want to do.” This student is often panicked, distraught, and places an enormous amount of pressure on the advisor to provide a solution. This session will help attendees understand how to guide students through an accelerated but meaningful career exploration process. The goal will be to help the student identify patterns in past decisions, learn about the career development process, and develop a plan for moving forward. While the advisor will take on a teaching role, this approach will utilize transparency to empower students to take the lead in their own career development.
Bay 6 pdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-small
4:00-    5:00PM
The Heart of Connection: Conversational Practices for Prompting Student Reflection
Sarah Kyllo, Kameron Kadooka, Michelle White, Oregon State University
NACADA professionals are always saying that the key component to academic advising is forming relationships. But how can these relationships begin when students appear uneasy or withdrawn? How can advisors (who are typically strong interpersonal communicators) create an environment where outward reflection is welcomed and encouraged? We will go through some of the basics in advising and counseling theory to address connection with the “quieter” personalities and explore the use of verbal and non-verbal cues with various populations of students.
This session will be partially informative, but more importantly interactive – we will have structured role play scenarios, brainstorms, and think and shares; all to take away some bright and fresh practices for opening up conversation in advising settings.
Casco Bay PPT
4:00-    5:00PM
All Sides of the Rainbow: Working with Gender Variant Students
Tristen Shay, McKenzie Huber, Oregon State University
Have you ever worked with a student who had a Non-Traditional gender identity? Were you left wondering how you can support that student more knowledgeably? Then join us for this exciting multimedia presentation about working with Gender Variant and Transgender students! You will leave with tools, information and a fresh perspective on the challenges faced by Gender Variant and Transgender students. All levels of prior knowledge are welcome!
Kidd Island/ North Cape Bay No Document Available
4:00-    5:00PM
Advising Transfer and Veteran Students toward Degree Completion: A Discussion of Cross-Campus Collaboration at Small Colleges
Cassie Hall, Stephanie Pung, Carroll College
In this round table session, Carroll College’s Transfer Coordinator and Registrar will lead a discussion about ways in which small, liberal arts colleges might enhance advising practices for transfer and Veteran students. We will describe current practices that have aided in advising nontraditional students on our campus, including early transfer credit evaluations, deliberate scheduling, and training in electronic advising tools. We will also describe ideas for further enhancing our advising services. After this initial narrative, we will facilitate a discussion amongst colleagues about advising initiatives and challenges they face on their campus as they relate to these “new” populations. Together, we will share success stories, troubleshoot problems, and identify possibilities for collaboration and effectiveness.
Bay 1 PPT
5:15- 6:15PM
Region 8 Business Meeting – OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES!
Region Chair Nicole Kent, Oregon State University, and Region 8 Leadership
All members are welcome to attend the Business Meeting. Region leaders will share information about current initiatives, budgets, proposed updates to the bylaws, awards program and more. We will be kicking off planning for the 2016 Regional conference in Seattle so this is a great time to find out how to get involved!
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Concurrent Sessions – Friday, March 13th
9:00-    10:00AM
Advising and Supporting Student Veterans- A Theory to Practice Approach
Michelle McAllaster, Oregon State University
The student veteran population at OSU has doubled since 2008 and is continuing to grow. Veteran students are expected to navigate increasingly complex academic and financial systems while coping with the transition to civilian life. Academic advisors, equipped with critical knowledge of student veteran issues and best practices of advising student veterans, can make a huge impact on student veteran success. Come join us to learn about veterans services at OSU and the systems in place to support veterans. Gain a better understanding of connections between appreciative advising and transition theory and how those connections can guide advising practices for veteran students. Leave this session with ideas around best practices and reference tools you can use in everyday advising of student veterans.
Bay 5 PPTMicrosoft_Word_logo
9:00-    10:00AM
Practice, Reflect, Repeat: Getting Back to Basics to Teach At-Risk Students the Essential Elements of Persistence
Beth Dittman, Willamette University
This session explores basic tools used to help at-risk students at a small private liberal arts school ingrain the skills needed to change unsuccessful behaviors, form new habits, and begin succeeding academically. Attendees will leave the session with a concrete plan to translate the information gained to advising or classroom settings.
The core of what works with at-risk students is teaching them to be successful academically by being less academic: Pushing beyond reading about concepts and engage with them at a deeper level. By creating personal care routines, self-management systems, and basic study habits and then reflecting on these experiences every day they solidify learning and growth. When pushed in this way students gain more than basic skills, they gain confidence and personal learning that are necessary for success.
Bay 6 PPTpdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-small
9:00-    10:00AM
Conducting Academic Advising Research
Yung-Hwa 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 issue in focusing their topic and developing 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 and help participants generate a time line to guide the research process.
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.
Casco Bay pdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-small
9:00-    10:00AM
Need-Supportive Advising for Undecided Students
Jennifer Leach, Oregon State University
Does academic advising that supports students’ basic psychological needs help students choose majors and succeed? Self-determination theory states that human functioning is optimized when an individual’s basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness are met (Deci & Ryan, 1985; Ryan & Deci, 2000). Support for these basic psychological needs has shown to enhance individual’s engagement, positive well-being, achievement, interest and enjoyment, in several contexts.
This presentation will highlight longitudinal research conducted with over 100 undecided students. Students completed a series of online surveys assessing their perceptions of advisors’ practices, decision-making practices, motivation for coursework, and academic performance.
Additionally, this presentation will offer suggestions on how this theory may guide training and practices. Advisors, administrators, and scholars interested in student decision-making behaviors and success are encouraged to attend.
Kidd Island/ North Cape Bay No Document Available
9:00-    10:00AM
CSI – Spokane: Solving the Case of Preparing Faculty to Advise
Kim Taylor, Heather Keast, Lori Monnastes, Spokane Falls Community College
Professional learning for faculty advisers runs the gamut from “here’s the catalog” to an intricate study of the inner-workings of the college’s student management system. Whether conducted in too little, too much, or just the right amount of detail, professional learning often misses the mark in providing what faculty believe they need to ensure successful student experiences.
Spokane Falls Community College has designed an advising model that provides freedom and flexibility for each department while maintaining a structure to meet the professional learning needs of the entire campus community.
Attendees will leave this session with strategies they can adapt for use at their institutions and is appropriate for both advisers and administrators.
Bay 1 pdf-icon-small
10:15-    11:15AM
Correlating Engagement and Student Success Using an Early Alert System
Jesse Poole, Western Oregon University
This presentation briefly describes the design, development, implementation, and analysis of an early alert and intervention program intended to increase student success by implementing intrusive targeted advising for students marked at-risk. A student success analysis based on engagement was conducted to identify any correlations between the population of students that responded and received an intervention, compared to the population that did not respond. A financial was conducted and included the tuition and fee amounts for subsequent terms referred students were enrolled. Overall, students that received an intervention demonstrated a higher level of student success in all five terms, compared to the population that did not. Additionally, the program aided in the tuition and fee revenue of approximately $1.2 million.
Bay 5 PPT
10:15-    11:15AM
Academic Advisor because Super Hero is not an official title
Jennifer Clark, Montana State University
This interactive workshop is designed to introduce temperament through a lens that is easily applied in a variety of contexts, and is fun. Participants will be encouraged to connect the strengths, needs, values, and joys of their jobs to their temperament. With the help of Super Heroes, Super Villains, and The Justice League imagery, workshop outcomes are designed to highlight participants’ own temperament, discuss the strengths that are innately theirs, and connect them to strategies which enhance communication skills and engagement strategies both with students and within their professional advising teams.
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10:15-    11:15AM
The heart of what we do: Deepening the advising conversation with 1st quarter college students by leveraging technology
Tonja Brown, Seattle University
What would you do with 10 extra minutes in your advising appointments? At Seattle University we utilize technology to teach all new students the basics: preparing for advising, locating and interpreting the degree audit, searching and registering for classes and being an engaged college student. We do this by enrolling new students into an online “advising and registration 101” course, in advance of the advising period. As a result, advisors now delve deeper in advising conversations, which leads to student success and persistence. This session will provide an overview of SU’s three year implementation journey, our plans going forward and how you might create something similar on your campus.
Casco Bay pdf-icon-smallpdf-icon-small
10:15-    11:15AM
TL;DR Student Development Theory
Nathanial Garrod, Portland State University
Too Long; Didn’t Read Student Development Theory is great for refreshing on theories of student development, whether you just finished grad school or it has been a few years, it can be hard to remember student development theories in your day-to-day practice. TL;DR Student Development Theory is an opportunity to quickly review a handful of relevant student development theories, connections to pop culture that will help you remember them, and tips for practice in your office.
Kidd Island/ North Cape Bay No Document Available
10:15-    11:15AM
Heart & Soul Advising: Incorporating Career Advising into Academic Advising
Gail Laferriere, North Idaho College
Students are 50% more likely to complete college with a career goal within their first year. How can Academic Advisors help facilitate the goal identification process to ensure student success, persistence and retention? Learn innovative and practical tools that can be easily incorporated into academic advising conversations with students, as well as collaborative programs between advising and other departments on campus that enhance career development, retention, and student success.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand the importance of early goal identification to student retention and completion.
• Learn how to incorporate simple strategies into a busy advising schedule.
• Learn about successful collaborations with other departments to offer programs that reach groups of students.
• Learn about an innovative program that seamlessly incorporates Academic Advising and Career Counseling into the student experience.
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