Presentations 2017

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Session 1: 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Bob VanSchyndel

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Room: Ballroom A

Impact of Perception

Recognizing and navigating diversity is vitally important in the work place and in the classroom. In this interactive session, participants will learn to utilize a basic understanding of social identity to navigate classroom and workplace discussions to share personal diversity, acknowledge privilege/bias, and breakdown stereotypes.

Sue Kissinger, Brianna Burke, Ian McArthur

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Room: 201

Build it and they will come: An Integrated Approach to Academic and Career Advising

How do you effectively integrate academic and career advising? Come learn how UW–Stevens Point (UWSP) transitioned from a mixed advising model with primarily faculty advisers and a centralized Career Services Office to a unified model with a team of professional Academic and Career Advisers for each college. Our session will discuss how UWSP created five new Academic and Career Advising Centers (ACAC) and how the College of Letters and Science ACAC has embraced both academic and career advising for all incoming students. This presentation will ultimately provide you with many useful ways to incorporate career discussions into your academic advising sessions, regardless of the advising model on your campus.

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Holly Shea

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Room: 209

How to Make Stress Your Friend

Have you ever felt stressed out? Have you heard that stress is bad for you? Have you heard that stress can be detrimental to your health? Are you stressed just thinking about stress? If you answered yes to all or any of these questions, then you need to rethink your response to stress. This session will explore the scientific research that has been done to challenge the belief that stress is only bad for us and will encourage you to start seeing stress as an opportunity and not an obstacle.

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Xia(Shane) Hua, Jason Herman

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Room: 213

Advising Generation Z Students: Does Your Technology Work?

The presentation aims to provide a rubric based on the Generation Z's technology usage and preference, as well as to use the rubric to assess advising technology's effectiveness when it comes to Gen Z students.

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Dana Zahorik, Jolene Stegath

Fox Valley Technical College

Room: 219

How to Lose a Student in 10 Days

As an advisor, our gift of connecting with students is key to retaining them once they enter the college environment. This presentation will use humor to highlight some of the most important touchpoints we can all use to help students reach their academic, career, and personal goals. Since the student experience begins at the initial point of contact with an institution, highlights will include opportunities beginning with the admissions stage throughout the entire college experience. This interactive presentation will provide an opportunity for advisors to look at the student experience through a new lens, challenge assumptions, revisit student and advisor expectations, and promote growth.

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Session 2: 10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cortney Alexander, Kristen Jasperson

University of Wisconsin - Superior

Room: 201

Busting Silos: How One Campus Moved to a Shared Advising Model and Implemented Advising Assessment

Have you ever wondered about which advising model would best serve your institution? Join Cortney Alexander, Director of Academic Advising, and Kristen Jasperson, Professional Academic Advisor at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, as they share their journey from a Faculty-Centric Advising Model to a Shared Advising Model. Learn how this model could be applied at your institution. You will leave this session with materials that will help you analyze advising and a road map to success should you decide to undertake a change to the way advising happens at your institution.

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Tiffany Kelly, Gary Cooper-Sperber

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Room: Ballroom A

Tools of the Trade: Knowing What to Use and When in Advising

Our student populations are very diverse and each student present unique needs, often our time is limited and we all have been guilty of using a 'one size fits all' advising tool for multiple situations. This workshop aims to provide background knowledge on the tools of the trade, knowing what tool(s) to use and when to use it in academic advising. Participants are expected to actively participate in the workshop activities.

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Jennifer Jensen, Sirinda Pairin

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Room: 209

“What are You?” A Look at Mixed Race Student Identity Development in Higher Education

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, from 2000 to 2010, the number of people in the US identifying as belonging to more than one race increased by 32%. In Wisconsin, the increase was over 55%. College campuses across the state reflect these statistics with more students than ever before identifying as “Mixed”. This session takes a look at the experience of mixed race college students, including a theoretical framework for identity development, examples of inclusive strategies and first-hand accounts of students from a UW-system campus.

Sergio Magana

Cardinal Stritch University

Room: 213

Advising International and Undocumented Students

In the current political climate, many International and Undocumented students may feel that they are uncertain about their ability to continue studying in the United States. This presentation will address a number of issues that these students face by providing a summary of immigration law in the context of international education, deferred action (DACA), current litigation regarding travel bans and enforcement, and best practices to consider in case of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) visits on campus should they occur to allow Academic Advisors to provide the most current and accurate information.

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Amy Foley

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Room: 219

Transforming Leadership in Advising

Advisors demonstrate leadership skills on a daily basis oftentimes without recognizing their own leadership role. Advising supervisors need to nurture the leadership skills of their advising teams. This session will be a journey of self-discovery of leadership from new advisor training through professional development.

 Brandy Breuckman

Northcentral Technical College

Mary Ellen Couture

Starfish/Hobsons Account Executive

Room: Ballroom B

Our Starfish Story: Implementing Large Scale Change Through a Small Group Rollout

We will review the student success strategy of brining Starfish onto a campus by detailing NCTC efforts. We will talk strategy, implementation details, successes and setbacks – we will leave time for questions.

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Session 3 11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Gema Garcia

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Room: 201

Setting the Bar High for Hispanic Students

College enrollment numbers for Hispanic students have been steady, but there is opportunity for growth. In this session you will learn about best practices working with fastest growing population in the US. Participants will learn how to ensure that bilingual, ELL, immigrant, and first generation/low income students hear about your colleges. Address ways to work with parents to be supportive of their children's education. The session will discuss ways to advocate and help students access your college services despite a language barrier and political policies such as DACA. Learn about strategies that your college can use to help enrolled students access appropriate services to improve success, persistence and eventually graduation.

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Amy Rivera

UW-Madison Center on Education & Work

Room: 209

Learn About CareerLocker, a Free Career Development Website for Students, Faculty & Staff

CareerLocker is a Career Development website helping students link to occupations that match their interests, research careers, educational options, salaries, outlook, and more. CareerLocker is a free tool for all UW students, faculty and staff!

Rebecca Beebe, Emily Tarter, Katy Tomlinson

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Room: 213

How to prevent your ship from sinking: Helping students navigate the turbulent waters of social media

We have all heard news reports about the consequences of poor decision-making regarding social media use. These choices can lead to students missing out on job opportunities, internships, acceptance into post-graduate programs, or even worse, they can result in legal repercussions. This presentation will address strategies for teaching students appropriate and professional use of social media platforms.

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Andy Miller

Concordia University Wisconsin

Room: 219

Students: Just a number?

One rising trend in higher education is "data-driven decision making." The use of data can be a powerful tool in the hands of academic advisors, but as the focus turns to data we run the risk of taking focus off of individual students. For people new to the use of data, this Pandora 's Box can be like drinking from a fire hose. This presentation will share how our office has integrated data-analytics into our service while maintaining a high level of student-centeredness.

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Ann Hintz

St Norbert College

Room: Ballroom A

Untangling Transfers

Transfer students come to our institutions with a variety of backgrounds and long-term goals. Many institutions are looking to increase their transfer student population and serve these students in a variety of ways. In this interactive session, we will look at some of the positive changes that St. Norbert has made in the admission, advising and registration process over the past few years as well as look at how these changes can have an effect on transfer student retention. We will also discuss what your institutions are doing, and what you feel is working (or not!) for transfer students from admission to graduation.

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