2018 DUS Conference

The DUS Conference|On Innovative Academic Advising
October 11, 2018
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA

The Seventeenth Annual DUS Conference is provided by Penn State's Division of Undergraduate Studies with sponsorship from the University Faculty Senate, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Office of Undergraduate Education, and The Mentor: Innovative Scholarship on Academic Advising.

Conference Details

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM–4:00 PM

Location: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel 

Purpose: The DUS Advising Conference seeks to showcase novel research and practices that contribute to the field of academic advising. To meet the changing needs of our students and to overcome the challenges facing higher education, academic advisers must examine and evolve their practice to incorporate new scholarship and innovative ideas. We invite you to reflect on advising practices and to contemplate new ways to enhance the advising experience for all students. We look forward to conversation that examines the field of advising and its future.

Registration

Registration is closed.

Hotel

A guestroom block has been reserved at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. When reserving a room through the guestroom block, please reference GROUP CODE: ACAD18A.

The group rate is $118.00 per room. This rate does not apply to deluxe guestrooms and suites. This guestroom block rate expires Monday, September 10, 2018.

All individual reservation cancellations within 24 hours of arrival date are subject to a cancellation charge equivalent to one night stay.

If the Penn Stater is full, there are many other lodging options within the State College area including the Nittany Lion Inn located on the University Park campus.

Conference at a Glance

Time

Room

Event / Session

7:45 a.m. – noon

Registration Desk II

Registration

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Break areas

Beverages

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Presidents Hall 1 & 2

Welcome

Tanja St. Pierre, M.A., Conference Co-Chair

Courtney Karmelita, D.Ed., Conference Co-Chair

David R. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Advising and Executive Director of the Division of Undergraduate Studies

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Presidents Hall 1 & 2

Keynote

Teaching and Advising are Social:  Developing Student Communication Skills for Success 

Nichola D. Gutgold, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Arts and Science at Penn State Lehigh Valley

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Break areas

Coffee, tea and morning snacks

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Senate 2&3

Concurrent Sessions #1

Career Conversations for Academic Advisers

 

108

Innovation in First Year Seminar

 

112

Everyone Wants to Study Abroad but Nobody Wants to Plan: Academic Integration of Study Abroad Programs

 

106

Effects of Granting Credit for Prior Learning

 

218

With Us, Not Against Us: Partnering with Parents for Student Success

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Break areas

Break

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.

Senate 2&3

Concurrent Sessions #2

Two All Beef Patties, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato: How to "Build Your Own" Successful Peer Mentoring Program

 

108

Training for Adviser Success

 

112

Concept Mapping to Assess Learning Outcomes

 

106

Leveraging Collaborations: The Role of the University Libraries in Innovating Advising

 

218

Student-Mothers and Online Learning:  What Advisers Need to Know

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Deans Hall

Lunch (buffet)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Senate 2&3

Concurrent Session #3

Building a Healthy Advising Community One Wellness Dimension at a Time

 

108

Crash Course: Health Professions

 

112

Choosing the Right Sapphire: Hunting for Tomorrow's Gems Through an Emerging Student Leadership Program

 

106

The Advising Literature Review: Make It Systematic

 

218

An Online Course for Faculty Advisors: Demystifying the Art of Academic Advising

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Break areas

Break: Light refreshments

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Senate 2&3

Concurrent Sessions #4

Enhancing Student Veteran Success through Effective Academic Partnerships

 

108

What's "Fair" Got to Do with It? Faculty Perceptions of Academic Integrity across the Penn State System

 

112

Building Connections Through Technology: Advising at a Distance

 

106

Using Prior Learning Pathways as Prerequisites: Student Success in Subsequent Courses

 

218

Out in STEM: Supporting Gender & Sexuality Diverse Students in STEM Majors

NEW*

4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Presidents Hall 1

Conference Networking Reception

Cash Bar (ID required)