The Division of Undergraduate Studies at the Pennsylvania State University invites proposals for the fall 2016 Professional Development Conference on Academic Advising. We seek proposals for sessions that support the above theme, stimulate thought and conversation among participants, and contribute to a better understanding of academic advising on campuses today as well as the exciting directions the field could take in the future.
Proposals and abstracts should:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, May 15
Proposals will be reviewed in blind format as they are received. Proposal authors will be notified of decisions by early July. Conference registration fees for presenters will be waived; however, travel costs are the responsibility of the presenter.
CONCURRENT PRESENTATION FORMATS
Lecture/Discussion: 60-minute session by one or two presenters addressing a specific topic related to the conference theme and inviting questions/comments from participants.
Panel: 60-minute session by a small group of presenters who discuss their topic from different perspectives and typically engage each other as well as invite audience participation/questions/comments. Lead presenters are responsible for recruiting additional members of their panels.
Workshop: 60-minute “how-to” sessions designed to address best practices, new techniques/ideas, and personal development. This format allows extra time for active participation of attendees. Workshops should be highly interactive.
TECHNOLOGY & FACILITIES
The annual conference takes place at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park, PA. Every presentation room will be equipped with an LCD projector, a laptop computer, video screen, podium with microphone, and quality audio speakers. Other technology needs may be available upon request.
Note: The uncertainty surrounding the Pennsylvania state budget may warrant an alternative delivery method this fall to allow the option of remote attendance as well as remote presentation. An alternative format would provide a cost-effective as well as exciting opportunity for advising professionals to share concepts and best practices in an interactive, web-based environment. All proposals are welcome; additional details will be published when known.
For additional information, contact committee chair, Dr. Carolyn Jensen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.