21st Annual Undergraduate Studies Advising Conference

The theme of the conference highlights the role advisors play in preparing students to engage the world outside of the University. The conference will focus on impactful advising initiatives that provide the academic advisors with multiple opportunities and examples of how campus offices successfully adapt to new student challenges. Participants will explore how our campus advising community can learn from one another to benefit the students we advise. The conference includes breakout sessions, workshops, panels, guided discussions, and professional development presentations.

The conference will take place from 9am-4:30pm on Tuesday, August 9th. The conference events will be held in STAMP Student Union.

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Keynote Speaker

Kumea Shorter-GoodenDr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden is the first Chief Diversity Officer Associate & Vice President at the University of Maryland. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, she has presented and published on African American women and identity, psychotherapy with diverse populations, and diversity issues in higher education.

She is the co-author of Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America, which is a winner of the 2004 American Book Awards. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, she has presented and published on African American women and identity, psychotherapy with diverse populations, and diversity issues in higher education.

Advising Conference Schedule

Tuesday, August 9, 2016,
Stamp Student Union

8:30am-9:00am: Registration Breakfast
8:30am-9:15am: Coffee Talk Networking Breakfast
9:15am-10:35am: Welcome Keynote Address
10:45am-11:45am: Breakout Session 1
11:45am-1:05pm: Luncheon Presentation of Advising Awards and Address
1:10pm-2:10pm: Breakout Session 2
2:20pm-3:20pm: Breakout Session 3
3:20pm-3:30pm: Afternoon Snack
3:30pm-4:30pm: Breakout Session 4

2015 Advisor of the Year Awards

Robert Crane holding award plaqueStaff Advisor of the Year
Robert Crane, Assistant Director and Senior Advisor in the College of Arts & Humanities

Viginia Hauffler holding award plaqueFaculty Advisor of the Year
Virginia Hauffler, Director of Global Communities Living-Learning Program and Associate Professor of Government and Politics in the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Kendra Barber holding award plaqueGraduate Assistant Advisor of the Year
Kendra Barber, Graduate Assistant for Department of Economics in the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Call for Proposals

The deadline to submit a proposal was Friday June 17th, 2016. Shortly after the submission deadline, we will begin the review process of all proposals. You will be notified by email of the results in early July.

We are extremely excited for this year's conference and look forward to seeing you there!