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Fall 2014 Conference
The Thirteenth Annual Professional Development Conference on Academic Advising is sponsored by Penn State's Division of Undergraduate Studies, University Faculty Senate, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Office of Undergraduate Education, and The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal.
Date: October 1, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM–3:30 PM
Location: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
Topic: Advising Smarter: Theoretical Foundations & Practical Applications for Student Success
How can advisers effectively teach students to plan and manage a successful college experience? What research, strategies, and best practices can advisers utilize to achieve the greatest efficacy in this work? Join us as presenters discuss and share valuable resources, theories, and experiences that will engage participants in both conversation and reflection as well as contribute to the body of knowledge encompassing academic advising in higher education.
- 8:30–8:45 a.m.
Robert Pangborn, Ph.D.
Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education
- 8:45–9:15 a.m.
"A Conversation with the President"
Eric J. Barron, Ph.D.
Break (light breakfast buffet)
- Lunch and keynote
"A New World of Jobs and Expectations: Professional Competencies,
Attitudes, and Behaviors for the Twenty-First Century"
Philip D. Gardner, Ph.D.
Director, Collegiate Employment Research Institute
Michigan State University
Break (light snacks)
The value of self-reflection for students and advisers
Initiating and implementing an advising component in campus-wide retention plans
How adviser interconnections and networks enhance the student experience
Schlossberg's transition theory and Cross's discussion of student barriers
Group advising: Coping with load and repetition
Program-based advising from a distance
Postbaccalaureate degree programs
Foundations of intercultural advising
Customer service: A socially just approach to academic advising?
Changes to Pennsylvania teacher certification: Effects on advising
Implications of the first college math course for engineering students
Advising ROTC students: Planning forms and contract considerations