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2014 UNT Advising Conference Program (#UNTAdv14)

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2014 UNT Advising Conference Full Program
May 22, 2014
Collin College - Preston Ridge Campus

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  • 1. 1 | P a g e 5th Biennial UNT Advising Conference Pressing Forward: Advancing Your Advising Practices
  • 2. 2 | P a g e 2014 UNT Advising Conference Schedule Check-in & Continental Breakfast Lobby 8:15 am-9:00 am Welcome & Keynote Speaker C105 9:00 am-10:15 am Concurrent Session #1 10:30 am – 11:20 am C105 Reality Check: How Students Academic Choices will Impact Their Future Potential J101 Navigating Transfer Articulation between Community Colleges and UNT (Part I) J103 Graduation 101: Am I Done Yet? A Story of Advisors Helping Completion Students J104 SCORE! Making the Most Out of Departmental Advising J105 P.A.S.S.: Promoting Academic Student Success J106 Innovative Advising: How to Use Technology to Train Advisors J107 Helping Students Exit the Academic Probation Cycle: The Eastfield College STEPS Program J108 Get Your Group On! Designing Group Advising Sessions That Are Effective and Efficient Lunch C105 11:30 am-12:50 pm Concurrent Session #2 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm J101 Creating Transfer Pathways for Success from Community College to UNT (Part II) J103 Developmental Education Advising: A New Paradigm J104 Making Advising Personal through Skype Advising J105 Nurturing High Achievers J106 Enabling Unconventional Students to “Press Forward” to Their Bachelor’s Degree Goals J107 True Life: I’m an Academic Advisor for First Time in College Students J108 Go Paperless with Evernote Website and App for Computers, Phones & Tablets! Networking Break with Refreshments C105 1:50 pm – 2:10 pm Concurrent Session #3 2:10 pm – 3:00 pm J101 Advising as Coaching: Get Results with Realistic Advising Strategies J103 #EdTech Can Simplify Your Life: Practical Tools for Advisors J104 Advising Students for Career and Technical Education: Are You Ready? J105 Involving Latino Families in College Access and Success: Workshop (Part I) J106 Building a Strong Advising Relationship with Student Athletes J107 The DEEP Framework: A Holistic Advising Approach Workshop (Part I) J108 REAL Initiatives for Student Success: Living Learning Communities at UNT Concurrent Session #4 3:10 pm – 4:00 pm J101 Online Academic Advising via Blackboard IM J103 Positive Interventions with Students Who are in Emotional Distress J104 North Lake College’s Advising Manual J105 Involving Latino Families in College Access and Success: Workshop (Part II) J106 More than Teaching J107 The DEEP Framework: A Holistic Advising Approach Workshop (Part II) J108 Kick-Off: An Overview of FTIC Retention Efforts
  • 3. 3 | P a g e 2014 UNT Advising Conference (https://ucan.unt.edu/conference) is hosted by: Thanks to the UNT Advising Conference Planning Committee: Philip Aguinaga Jennifer Ferguson Lindsey Fields Rachel Grimes Keith Haney Jesse Jones Renee LeClaire Maria Muniz Terrance Parker Laura Pasquini Jeromy Peacock Tanya Quiroz The #UNTAdv14 Keynote Speaker Eric Stoller is a higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how administrators can use social media strategically and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development. With a background in student affairs, academic advising, wellness, technology, and communications, Eric focuses his energies on educating clients and captivating audiences. As the Student Affairs and Technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed (http://insidehighered.com/blogs/student-affairs-and- technology), he generates conversations, answers questions, and provides insight about a variety of "tech topics." He received an AA from Indian Hills Community College, a BA in Communications from the University of Northern Iowa, and an Ed.M. in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. Eric can be found online at http://ericstoller.com/ and tweeting at http://twitter.com/ericstoller/. Academic Advising and the Social Web Today's online environments provide rich spaces for learning, engagement, and networking. Join Eric Stoller as he shares the latest updates about social media, digital identity, and leadership. Learn about how you can use social media in your daily practice from a high touch, high tech perspective. Let’s Get Social (Media)! Are you posting conference photos on Instagram? Will you be live-tweeting during the sessions? Be sure to SHARE on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the conference hashtag #UNTAdv14 Thank you for attending! Please complete the #UNTAdv14 conference evaluation: http://bit.ly/untadv14eval
  • 4. Presenters Index 4 | P a g e Concurrent Session #1 10:30 am – 11:20 am C105 Reality Check: How Students Academic Choices will Impact Their Future Potential You’ve seen the headlines and heard the debates of a growing concern about the decreasing rate of return of a college degree – many of which are not guaranteeing job offers upon graduation. Student loan debt and basic college costs continue to rise annually! Guiding students to make the connection between their academic choices and their future career goals can be difficult. Help your students make better academic and financial decisions by giving them a Reality Check. This interactive workshop exposes attendees to an innovative advising strategy by which advisors guide students through a series of real life financial situations. Whether students survive or stumble will depend on the estimated earning potential from their degree programs. Scenarios include career choices, legal issues, banking fees, student loan repayment plans, to affording a desired lifestyle. Presenters: Rachel Grimes & Bryttnie Jones, Money Management Center, University of North Texas J101 Navigating Transfer Articulation between Community Colleges and UNT (Part I) In the past academic year, UNT has created a new office on campus, the Office of Transfer Articulation, to create better partnerships and collaborations between community colleges and UNT. While learning about the process of transfer, the office has encountered a few challenges in creating the seamless transfer pathways for both students and all the partners involved in the transfer process which include academic deans, faculty, academic advisors, and other administrators. In this session, participants will be informed about some of the challenges encountered in transfer articulation which may not be widely known and some of the lessons learned in the process. Presenters: Ah Ra Cho & Celia Williamson, Office of Transfer Articulation, University of North Texas; Kandi L. Hoye- Nixon, University Partnerships, Collin College J103 Graduation 101: Am I Done Yet? A Story of Advisors Helping Completion Students Funding has now switched from the total number of students in seats on certification date to the number of students completing a certificate or associates degree. According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating board “The Community College Model for outcomes based funding reflects a consensus among all community college districts in Texas to fund outcomes based on a series of student success points including credentials awarded” In response to this Eastfield College developed a team of advisors to focus on this particular new requirement coming from the state. Eastfield’s Advising Center will show you some tactics that were used while working with students who are getting close to completion. The information discussed will also highlight the critical role played in getting students to take pride in completing their academic goals. Presenters: Janet Cassidy, Cecile Flores, & Elisa Garcia, Eastfield College J104 SCORE! Making the Most Out of Departmental Advising Hear the proven best practices in advising from the School of Business in a university without an academic advising center. From posting resources on the web and reviewing incoming transfer students (before orientation and registration) to prepping faculty for efficient and effective advising of both domestic and international students. Presenter: Sarah Stivison, Texas Wesleyan University J105 P.A.S.S.: Promoting Academic Student Success Many student success programs are preventative measures that aim to safeguard students from academic trouble. When the resources are not available, or go unused, students often find themselves trying to dig out of a sinking pit. The P.A.S.S. program at North Lake College strives to address academic issues, other than grade point average, that probation students may not focus on when trying to correct their academic standing. This session will provide an overview of the program, student requirements, and completion data, as well as student feedback. Presenter: Kiara Smith, P.A.S.S Coordinator, North Lake College
  • 5. Presenters Index 5 | P a g e J106 Innovative Advising: How to Use Technology to Train Advisors Training for an academic advisor is no small task. A conclusive knowledge of university policies, procedures, curriculum, general education requirements, and academic programs is required. Advisors also train to utilize advising tools and campus resources often and effectively. The ever-changing nature of the position requires that continual training take place, compounding the importance of advisor training. This presentation covers how technology can help to train advisors (new and old) consistently, repetitively, and effectively. Presenter: Jeromy Peacock, University of North Texas J107 Helping Students Exit the Academic Probation Cycle: The Eastfield College STEPS Program Being a part of higher education can be extremely challenging for students who are new to all of the complexities. The students at Eastfield College were demonstrating evidence of this particular fact by the number of students who were ending up on probation after one semester. The academic advising office faced with this large task needed to develop a new way to address this problem. Come learn about the methods used at Eastfield College to case manage students on probation, the challenges of implementing a new program, and the additional insights. Presenters: LaConna Looney-Evans, Larry Jefferson, & Patrick Morgan, Eastfield College J108 Get Your Group On! Designing Group Advising Sessions That Are Effective and Efficient With well over 1,000 freshmen and sophomores to advise each semester, we at the TCU Neeley School of Business have implemented group advising as a way to efficiently advise all of our students during our heaviest times of advising season. However, it’s very easy to fall into the trap of delivering an “information session” rather than actually advising. We took some very deliberate steps in transforming our own group advising approach to improve our service. With just a few adjustments it’s easy to deliver concise, comprehensive, and most importantly interactive sessions. Come see how to take group advising from just another information session to an engaging and efficient advising practice that still gives each student the individual attention they want and need. Presenter: Thomas Lott, Texas Christian University Lunch C105 11:20 am – 12:50 pm Concord III 1:00 – 2:15 pmAn opportunity to network with colleagues from higher education institutions. Concurrent Session #2 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm J101 Creating Transfer Pathways for Success from Community College to UNT (Part II) See Session #1 J103 Developmental Education Advising: A New Paradigm In the changing times of developmental education in Texas, it is no longer advising as it was (status quo). Learn how Richland College is tackling the ever increasing challenges of success in developmental education. A new Developmental Education Advising Center has been created with 2 full time advisors. In this session you will learn how the Center came about, the practices currently being used, assessment, and plans for the future. Presenter: Cindy Berry, Texas Christian University
  • 6. Presenters Index 6 | P a g e J104 Making Advising Personal through Skype Advising Skype Advising is a new and interactive method to advise students in a non-traditional format. The Neeley School of Business added Skype Advising to accommodate student need to interact with advisors for three specific sub set of students: students that are changing majors into pre-business, students that are transferring into TCU, and transferring international students. Due to the large number of transfer students that need to be advised, often from afar, Skype advising was brought on board to make transferring into TCU more personal, advising more time effective for both student and advisor, and to allow personalized interaction that cannot be achieved through email or phone advising. Presenter: Melissa Nabors, Texas Christian University J105 Nurturing High Achievers Student service areas, including advising, are pulled in many ways as they serve a diverse set of students. Because of increased emphasis on degree completion, community colleges in particular devote a great deal of effort to advising and supporting students who need developmental coursework. However, it is important that we not overlook students who are highly motivated learners, aiming for transfer to colleges and universities and earning good grades. In this session, a program designed to support bright, hard-working students successfully prepare to transfer in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields will be discussed. The role of advisors, faculty mentors, skill workshops, interaction with industry professionals, and scholarship support will be covered, as will lessons learned in expanding the opportunities available for these top students. Presenter: Peggy Schadduck, STEM Institute, DCCCD J106 Enabling Unconventional Students to “Press Forward” to Their Bachelor’s Degree Goals The College of Information, College of Arts &Sciences and College of Public Affairs & Community Service collaborate to give unconventional students three unconventional degree options that vary in content to meet the needs of a wide, diverse student group. We would like to expand our collaboration to other institutions by informing advisors of the three distinct degree programs and enable them to discern which program may be the best fit for their student. In this presentation the specifics of each program are explained and key traits are identified to aid advisors in recognizing potential students for the different programs. This effort has been initiated within UNT and we are now looking to work together with other higher education institutions in order to help students press forward toward a Bachelor's degree and their desired career path. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the goals and mission of each unconventional program and how they can best serve the needs of unconventional students. Presenters: Missy Eenigenburg, Toby Faber, Rachel Hall, & Trey Anderson, University of North Texas J107 Academic Advisor for First Time in College Students: An Advising Approach for New College Students Imagine an America in which the vast majority of the community college students complete what they start. Imagine that 90%+ of the students complete demanding courses with at least a grade of “C” and/or above. Nearly all developmental education students complete their developmental coursework and successfully transfer/transition into college-level courses. If these milestones came to be, community colleges could double the amount of students who complete Associate degrees, certificates or successfully transfer to four-year institutions. Eastfield College has setup an intentional proactive process to address many of these issues the students face. The proactive process includes: a FAST session to provide First-Time-In-College student with the necessary college/campus information ending with the students registering themselves in their courses, a group advising session during class time, and students completing an assignment to attend an advising appointment. Presenters: Nathaniel Simpson, Laura Thomason, & Duane Evans, Eastfield College
  • 7. Presenters Index 7 | P a g e J108 Go Paperless with Evernote Website and App for Computers, Phones & Tablets! Do you carry handouts from conferences and meetings? Do you have stacks of papers in your office? Do you write down ideas and notes on paper? Go paperless using the Evernote website and/or app on your phone, tablet or computer. You will learn how to create virtual folders, insert pictures and organize your documents. Bring your devices to start your new paperless life! This will be a life changing productive session to help you organize, reduce your paper stacks, retain and recall your information at your fingertips! Presenter: Shani Suber, Brookhaven College Networking Break with Refreshments C105 1:50 pm – 2:10 pm Concurrent Session #3 2:10 pm – 3:00 pm J101 Advising as Coaching: Get Results with Realistic Advising Strategies Are you experiencing difficulties with students accomplishing his or her academic goals? If the answer is yes, the “Advising as Coaching” session is for you! “Advising as Coaching” provides a set of specific questions to allow you, the Advisor to extract the most valuable, relevant information from a student (in a short period of time) in order to help the student build a successful academic plan based on mutual accountability. The methodology involved in this advising model was combined with the components of the Texas Completes and Texas Student Initiatives in alignment with Mountain View’s strategic planning. The goal is to include the “Advising as Coaching” model throughout the advising process. Presenters: Freddy Rodriguez, Ruth Correa, & Gilda Nunez, Mountain View College J103 #EdTech Can Simplify Your Life: Practical Tools for Advisors Education technology has been a growing trend not only in K-12 but increasingly in Higher Ed; the term technology is used to define a wide range of tools including websites, apps, software, hardware and much more. With technology advancing so rapidly, it is easy to get lost in the mix, but don’t let the word technology scare you. This session will address important questions like "how can technology simplify my life?" in terms of academic advising practices. Advisors will be shown how to use very practical and fun #edtech tools in several aspects of academic advising including teaching, organization and marketing and continued learning. All attendees are encouraged to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Keep the conversation alive and follow me on Twitter @soylabean. Presenter: Soyla Santos, University of Texas at Arlington J104 Advising Students for Career and Technical Education: Are You Ready? Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high wage, high skill, and high demand careers. Are you prepared to advise students on CTE? MPOWER Texas is an eCourse designed to give counselors and advisors the tools they need to increase their knowledge and effectiveness advising students on CTE opportunities available. This session will explore the MPOWER Texas eCourse and provide opportunities to offer feedback on the needs of today's counselors and advisors. Presenters: Susan Womack, Carl Perkins, & Judy Cutting, Navarro College
  • 8. Presenters Index 8 | P a g e J105 Involving Latino Families in College Access and Success: Workshop (Part I) Parents who did not have the opportunity to go to college have deeply felt needs for all manner of postsecondary information necessary to encourage and support their children’s college aspirations and success. Structural barriers, language barriers and unfamiliarity with the U.S. education system are significant challenges many parents face in helping their children into and/or through college. This interactive workshop provides an overview of the research on the role of Latino families in college student access and success, followed by a demonstration, suggestions and discussion for how to create, market, and deliver workshops or college orientation sessions relevant to Latino Families. Sample parent workshop materials, in English and Spanish, provided to participants. Presenters: Amy Fann, Catherine Olivarez, Margarita Perez, Nydia Sanchez, & Patrick Vasquez, University of North Texas; Diana Gomez, Texas Woman’s University; Ivonne Solano, Denton ISD J106 Building a Strong Advising Relationship with Student Athletes Student athletes are a special population that sometimes slips through the cracks as far as having successful advising appointments. What are a few things we can do to make our few meetings with student athletes affective and beneficial? What are some of the most important things we need to cover in those meetings? Come explore how to make the most of you advising appointment with student athletes and how to promote the success of the student athlete for their college career and even after college. Presenter: D’Lynn Gage, Eastfield College J107 The DEEP Framework: A Holistic Advising Approach Workshop (Part I) In this 90 minute interactive workshop, participants will inherit case studies of student profiles from Eastfield College, a community college in Dallas, Texas, and practice the tenants of a holistic advising framework that is rooted in person centeredness. This holistic advising framework—The DEEP Path—works to facilitate open ended conversations with students as they use self-reflective skills to assess personal and non-cognitive factors that might be hindering or propelling them towards realizing their short and long term goals in education. Participants of this workshop will partner up during this experiential learning seminar and role play both the holistic advisor and the developmental education student who is seeking guidance. By taking on the role of the student, empathy for and reconnection to the student experience occurs; by taking on the role of the holistic advisor through person centeredness, rapport is developed and student engagement unfolds. By investing in students through this holistic framework, administrators, faculty, and staff practice the art of mentoring and coaching for the purpose of guiding students towards self- realization. Presenter: Jonathan Michelon, Eastfield College J108 REAL Initiatives for Student Success: Living Learning Communities at UNT REAL Communities, Residents Engaged in Academic Living, are communities within the residence halls that connect students together who share the same major or interest. The goal of the REAL Communities program is to enhance students' education at the University of North Texas by creating learning opportunities outside of the classroom. To learn more about the experience a "REAL Community" can provide, we encourage you to attend this session! You will hear about the mission, vision and goals of the program, as well as examples of programmatic efforts throughout the year. You will also receive information on how students can apply for this engaging opportunity. Presenter: Lindsey Fields, University of North Texas Concurrent Session #4 3:10 pm – 4:00 pm
  • 9. Presenters Index 9 | P a g e J101 Online Academic Advising via Blackboard IM Delivering online advising should be more than sending an email to students. Tarrant County College is now delivering academic advising via online chat session using the Blackboard Instant Messaging system. This presentation will demonstrate an online advisors work-flow and how to deliver instant answers to your online student's questions. Presenter: Conda Parrent, Tarrant County College-Northeast Campus J103 Positive Interventions with Students Who are in Emotional Distress Students who are experiencing significant emotional distress or are in the midst of a psychological crisis can be a challenge to the academic advisor. Academic advisors provide an essential gate keeping function to a university's helping system, and students with emotional issues often turn first to their advisor. Knowing the basic indicators of distress and having a skill set to begin the helping process are key elements to successful advising. This presentation will provide a basic overview of common student issues as well as identifying practical intervention strategies and/or referral. A comprehensive handout will be provided. Presenter: John Hipple, University of North Texas J104 North Lake College’s Advising Manual The NLC Advising Manual is an innovative practice at North Lake College. It is housed on Blackboard in a community in which all advisors at the College can enroll. Come see our online tool that helps advisors provide current and accurate information to our students. We will go online to log into eCampus. We will spend 35 minutes discussing the background of the Manual and exploring its many resources. We will allow 15 minutes for questions. Presenters: Leigh Poston, & Anabel Romero-Juarez, North Lake College J105 Involving Latino Families in College Access and Success: Workshop (Part II) See Session #3 Part I J106 More than Teaching Description for Online Program: A common misconception counselors, advisors, and students hold is that the College of Education at the University of North Texas only offers teaching degrees. In addition to preparing our students to teach in public and private schools, we also train our students for careers in the community and business settings. This concurrent session will discuss the variety of majors available, options offered, and the common threads that bond them together within the College of Education as well as suggestions to aid in a smooth transition for your students who want to transfer to UNT’s College of Education. Presenters: Nola Moudry, Melissa Miller Gautreau, & Gwenn Pasco, College of Education, University of North Texas J107 The DEEP Framework: A Holistic Advising Approach Workshop (Part II) See Session #3 Part I J108 Kick-Off: An Overview of FTIC Retention Efforts Retention, retention, retention! With so many emphasis on student success and adding value to advising/student academic relationship, First-Time-In-College students always seems to be at the forefront of that conversation. First Time In College students is a special population that advisors are often called to create new innovative ideas to increase retention, but also to understand how to better serve students throughout their academic career. For the Fall 2013, the College of Public Affairs & Community Service implemented new strategies to increase retention of students, with the most focus being placed on First-Time-In-College (FTIC) students. This presentation will provide an overview of retention efforts of PACS advising office focusing on First-Time-In-College and also some developing ideas with our transfer population. It will also provide pros and cons of implementing advising syllabus and also key examples of communications pieces developed for PACS FTIC 2013-2014. Presenters: Tonya Riley, Ramón Iturbe, & Terrance Parker, University of North Texas
  • 10. Presenters Index 10 | P a g e University of North Texas As one of the nation’s largest public universities and the most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we are dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to our 36,000 students. UNT is a student-focused public research university with 12 colleges and schools offering 97 bachelors, 82 masters and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. Four Bold Goals, One Great University Goal 1: Provide the best undergraduate educational experience in Texas Goal 2: Provide superior graduate education, scholarship and artistic endeavors and achieve status among the nation’s tier-one research institutions Goal 3: Become a national leader among universities in student support, employee relations, operational effectiveness and service to constituencies Goal 4: Establish UNT as a nationally recognized, engaged university and regional leader by building and expanding mutually beneficial partnerships and resources For more information: http://www.unt.edu/
  • 11. Presenters Index 11 | P a g e Our Vision The North Texas Community College Consortium (NTCCC) is a premier regional network providing high-quality, low-cost, easily accessible professional development opportunities for our member institutions. Our Mission To provide professional development and growth opportunities through seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops, dialogues, and regular Consortium-wide communications. To support member college and Consortium-wide activities in institutional planning, institutional research, and institutional effectiveness. To improve communication and collaboration among member community colleges and between member community colleges and the University of North Texas. For more information: http://ntccc.unt.edu/
  • 12. Presenters Index 12 | P a g e The University Counselor Advisor Network (UCAN) was created as a forum for sharing Ideas and exchanging information related to advising services at the University of North Texas. A primary goal is to provide its members with opportunities for professional development, recognition, and peer support, ultimately building a network of resources to enhance student success in college. Equally important is the representation and promotion of the interests of academic advising within the larger university community. What We Do:  Provide a network for the sharing of ideas  Meet monthly with a planned agenda and informal discussion  Invite speakers from various departments from campus to provide updates on campus policies and procedures  Connect UCAN members to advising resources & each other Like Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/UCANatUNT Flickr Photos from Conference: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucanatunt SlideShare Presentation Resources: http://www.slideshare.net/ucanatunt For more information: http://ucan.unt.edu/
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