For those of you in the Pacific Northwest:

The OSU Council on Academic Counseling is organizing a summit on April 9, 2015 with the theme Keeping the Momentum: Success in the Middle Years and is seeking submission of proposals for workshops, facilitated, roundtable discussions, and other short programs designed to share knowledge, provide pathways for communication, and otherwise heighten campus awareness of:

  *   Techniques and strategies to build motivation and confidence in the changing student demographics including awareness of best practices to target specific populations.
  *   Keeping students connected: programming doesn’t end when the first year does.
  *   Helping students navigate the system on their own and drive their own progress and success.
  *   Developing partnerships with campus and community members to support awareness of and student referral to resources.

Attached is the Call for Proposal document, which includes a link to the submission form.  The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2015. We aim to inform presenters of their session status by February 13, 2015.

Please feel to forward this to individuals you feel would be interested in presenting.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

What is the Council on Academic Counseling?

The mission of the Council on Academic Counseling (CAC) is to develop and provide an effective communication network among academic counselors and other units on campus by establishing a forum for collaboration, problem solving, and continuous improvement for the ultimate support of student success.

The CAC is a community of support that utilizes and enhances the varied skills and experiences of academic counselors at Oregon State University. In turn, CAC will optimize the support students receive for their growth and development as lifelong learners and productive global citizens of the 21st century.

The purpose of the CAC is to provide academic counselors with a unified voice to

  *   Formulate best practices for all academic counselors,
  *   Have a role in campus-wide planning and initiatives regarding student welfare
  *   Coordinate academic success resources to enhance success of students in school and life
  *   Develop standards and policies (e.g., how to educate students on managing communication with faculty)
  *   Connect with national organizations
  *   Advocate for improvements in systems (e.g., Progress Reports, Early Warning Systems)
  *   Bridge advisor and counselor work with the focus on the holistic well-being of the student

Kim McAloney
Coordinator of Academic Engagement
Meyer Program
Educational Opportunities Program

Courtney Garcia
Academic Counselor
Educational Opportunities Program
Oregon State University
341 Waldo Hall
(541) 737-3922

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