2013 Conference Schedule

Thursday, May 30
7:30 – 8:00 AM — Check-in, Breakfast

8:00 – 8:50 AM — Welcome from Dr. Al Bowman, President of Illinois State University and opening talk from Michael “Brody” Broshears.

9:00 – 9:50 AM — Concurrent Session I

  • u.select Advisor Training
  • Advising the Advisor: GPS for Professional Development
  • Group Advising: Setting a Strategic Route to Advising
  • Undocumented Students: An Appreciative Advising Approach Towards a New Destination
  • Putting iTransfer.org on Your Advisement Map
  • Assessment: Your GPS navigational tool for impacting student success and retention
  • Finding your Seat on the Bus

10:00 – 10:50 AM — Concurrent Session II

  • u.select Advisor Training
  • Compassion Fatigue: Edge States, Neuroscience and the Connection to Advising
  • Advising first-generation Latino Students
  • I’m a ___ major – what do I do now?
  • Freshmen Transition
  • Working in the shades of gray: the blurry line between advisor and counselor
  • There Is an “US” in Syllabus…Creating and Incorporating a Syllabus for Academic Advising

11:00 – 11:50 AM — Concurrent Session III

  • u.select Advisor Training
  • Destination Graduation: Helping Students Navigate Life After Graduation
  • An Analysis of Faculty Perceptions of Nontraditional Degree Programs
  • Social Media: An Ever-Evolving and Necessary Tool for Advising Today and Tomorrow
  • GS2U – Advisors, Faculty & Students Collaborating!
  • Aligning the STARS – Faculty, Advisement, and Students Working Together to Achieve Academic Success in Student Retention
  • College for Grownups: Addressing the Diverse Needs of Adult Students

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Lunch, Plenary (Business Meeting), and Keynote Address – Charlie Nutt

1:45 – 2:35 PM — Concurrent Session IV

  • Follow-up chat with Charlie Nutt
  • u.select Advisor Training
  • “Who wants a caseload of ‘adequate’ students?!”: A discussion on how to help the “C” average student find a meaningful major and graduate
  • Academic Coordinators: Elevating Success of Faculty & Departmental Advising
  • Re-Calculating: Advising the Alterate Route Student
  • A Virtual Journey: Working with Students Interested in Online Learning
  • Engaging Students in the Advising Process: How a Plan of Study Gives Honors Students Ownership of their Education
  • The College Experience: From a Single Parents Perspective

2:45 – 3:35 PM — Concurrent Session V

  • u.select Advisor Training
  • Successful Mandatory Advisement
  • When GPS Goes Bad: Helping Students Change Directions Before Driving into the Lake
  • Students in Transition: Helping Them Find Their Final Destination
  • The Forgotten Class: Understanding the Advising Needs of Sophomore Students
  • The Academic Advisor’s Role in the Recruitment of Adult Learners
  • Developing a Mindset of Outreach and Collaboration Across Campus and in the Community

3:45 PM – Conference Closing