2019 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The call for proposals for ILACADA’s Annual Conference is now open! The theme for this year’s conference is “Let the Magic of Advising Begin.”  Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred. Here are a few suggestions and corresponding NACADA Core Competencies:

Potions: No cauldron required! Any “ingredient” beneficial to creating the perfect recipe for advising success, may be added to the mix—from process to curriculum or assessment! (C-4, C-5, I-2, I-3, I-4)

History of Magic: This class is the study of advising history. Learn about the magic (theory, practice, values, and environment) that help inform our practice! (C-1, C-2, C-3, C-6, I-1)

Transfiguration: Whether it be helping students navigate change from informational to institutional, fostering their metamorphoses from orientation to graduation; or encouraging ongoing growth and development of our advising practice, let’s conjure our best practices! (I-2, I-5, I-7, R-1, R-4, R-5, R7).

Defence Against the Dark Arts: Help your students find their inner Patronus! Constant vigilance is needed to help guard against potential advising pitfalls (best practices), combat unexpected student obstacles (goal setting, interpreting and navigating policy), and overcome relational challenges (I-2, I-6, R2, R-3, R-5)

We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please click here to view the  tutorial guide.

Session Formats:

Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.

Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic each from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Poster: Presentation in the form of a bulletin display and delivered primarily through the use of graphics and handout material. Session attendees have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with the presenter. This format is well suited for presentations of specific campus programs or results of a research study. All posters are presented during a one-hour highly interactive session.

Important Deadlines:

  • July 31, 2019 – Proposal submissions due
  • Week of August 5th – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
  • Conference registration open now

Questions and Submission:

For questions regarding your proposal, please email Darryl Cherry (dacherr@siue.edu)