The Region 1 conference is just a week away and will offer two opportunities for attendees to participate in the Unconference. The Unconference is not a traditional formal presentation, and it’s not meant to be. Unconference sessions are guided by the attendees, provoking thought, dialogue, innovative ideas, critical thinking and positive inquiry; a dialogue that challenges and promotes our best practices. The Unconference is a concurrent session that offers professionals an opportunity to engage in unrehearsed dialogue, community building, problem solving and networking.
The first opportunity to Unconference will be on Wednesday, March 8th from 3:30-4:15pm
This Unconference Session is anchored by scholarly writing, research, and literature to introduce conversation. Please see the list of articles and resources below – we encourage you to review topics of interest and then attend the corresponding session(s) to discuss your thoughts. Volunteers will be on hand to help facilitate some of the dialogue by providing a brief overview of the article, ground rules for discussion, and to toss some prompting questions to provoke thought and participation. Limited copies of the articles will be made available in the registration area.
The second Unconference session will be on Thursday, March 9th from 2:00-2:45pm
This time block is dedicated to subjects that you, the attendee, wish to explore with others. Each conference attendee will have an opportunity to determine the topics, whether it be current climate of higher education or a desire to brainstorm and find solutions with the help of others on issues unique to your campus environment.
Topic ideas for this Unconference session can be submitted anytime between now and breakfast on Thursday, March 9 by going to this link: http://tinyurl.com/nacada1unconf
Resource list for the first Unconference session:
Topic 1: Top 10 Issues facing Higher Education in 2017 (UC1.1)
contributing authors: Thomas L. Harnisch, Director, State Relations and Policy Analysis and Dylan Opalich, Assistant Director, State Relations and Policy Analysis.
citation: American Association of State Colleges and Universities. (2017). Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2017. Policy Matters, Higher Education Brief (January). AASCU Government Relations. http://www.aascu.org/policy/publications/policy-matters/Top10Issues2017.pdf
Topic 2: The Debate Begins: The Rise of Alternate Perspectives in Academic Advising Theory (UC 1.2)
author: Shannon Lynn Burton, Michigan State University
citation: Burton, S.L. (2016). The debate begins: The rise of alternate perspectives in academic advising theory. NACADA Journal, 36 (1). 3-18. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1115489.pdf
Topic 3: Critical Advising: A Freirian Inspired Approach (UC 1.3)
author: Andrew W. Puroway, University of St. Thomas
citation: Puroway, A.W. (2016). Critical advising: A freirian-inspired approach. NACADA Journal, 36 (2). 4-10. https://nacadari.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/critical-advising-a-freirian-inspired-approach-1.pdf
Topic 4: Diversity, Culture, and Identity in America’s Research Universities (UC 1.4)
author: Wendy Troxel, Director of the NACADA Center for Research at Kansas State University
citation: Troxel, W. (2016). Diversity, culture, and identity in America’s research university. Academic Advising Today, December 39, (4). https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Academic-Advising-Today/View-Articles/Diversity-Culture-Identity-in-Americas-Research-Universities.aspx
Topic 5: The Case for a Case Management Approach in Advising Academically Unprepared Students (UC 1.5)
author: Lindsay Pierce, South Seattle College
citation: Pierce, L. (2016). The case management approach in advising academically unprepared students.Academic Advising Today, December 39, (4). https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Academic-Advising-Today/View-Articles/The-Case-for-a-Case-Management-Approach-in-Advising-Academically-Underprepared-Students.aspx
Topic 6: Transgender Students: Seven Recommendations for Academic Advisors (UC 1.6)
author: Matthew J. Lindenberg, University of South Carolina
citation: Lindenberg, M. (2012).Transgender Students: Seven Recommendations for Academic Advisors. Retrieved from the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources website: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Clearinghouse/View-Articles/Transgender-Students-Seven-Recommendations-for-Academic-Advisors.aspx
Topic 7: Crossing Rivers: Academic Advising Support for Immigrant College Students (UC 1.7)
author: Micheal J. Stebelton, Ph.D.-University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
citation: Stebleton, M.J. (2016). Crossing rivers: Academic advising support for immigrant college students. The Mentor. https://dus.psu.edu/mentor/2016/05/crossing-rivers-academic-advising-support-for-immigrant-college-students/
See you next week!