Sessions

2:45pm - 3:30pm

Workshop Title: Applying Appreciative Advising to your Daily Practice

Room Location: Madrigrano Auditorium

Presenter: Benjamin M. Forche, M.Ed. Director of Student Affairs - Ohio University

Presentation Summary: Appreciative Advising is an intentional process designed to help higher education professionals facilitate deep learning in students to gain an understanding of their goals and dreams, as well as create an action-oriented plan to begin working. Properly implemented, the Appreciative Advising model establishes the academic advisor as an ally to the student. In this session, participants will begin to understand how to implement the six phases. Participants will also have time to brainstorm and create their own action plan for implementing Appreciative Advising in their respective role. Participants will leave with an understanding and resources to implement the model in a variety of methods.

Time: 2:45pm - 3:30pm

Workshop Title: Life Hacks for Stress: Preventing Burnout in Higher Education

Room Location: Academic Building A114

Presenter: Lisa Lanting, Health and Wellness Coordinator - Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) | Sara Gomez, Academic Advisor - Madison Area Technical College (Madison College)

Presentation Summary: How are we showing up for our students and colleagues? Calm and energized or frazzled and depleted? Do we have low morale or a passion for making an impact every day with our students? Gain a new perspective on work/life balance and burnout in this fun and engaging session. Using an interactive game format with anonymous polling via mobile device, this session offers fast, easy techniques to “hack” your body’s stress response in order to feel strong, calm, and resilient under pressure. We will explore cutting-edge research on chronic stress, which offers new insights on how to work with our autonomic nervous system to prevent burnout. Please bring a smartphone or tablet for the interactive component of this session.

Time: 2:45pm - 3:30pm

Workshop Title: Creating Community in an Online Learning Environment

Room Location: Student Life Center Garden Room

Presenter: Jeff Ramsey, Director of Student Services, Online - Herzing University

Presentation Summary: Students are more successful when they feel connected to their college or university. But, how do you create a sense of community in an online learning environment when the students never see one another or the campus in person? Come learn how Herzing is working to create an environment for its online students where they feel part of a university community.

Time: 2:45pm - 3:30pm

Workshop Title: Best practices in Faculty Advising

Room Location: Academic Building A116

Presenter: Linda McGee, Accounting Instructor, Divisional Chair - Gateway Technical College | Pat Hoppe, Engineering Instructor, Divisional Chair - Gateway Technical College | Susan Willing, Nursing Instructor - Gateway Technical College

Presentation Summary: Gateway Technical College recently began a formal Faculty Advising model. Three Gateway faculty members share their experiences advising students, what has worked, tools and resources, institutional support and future ideas/suggestions. This interactive workshop is aimed for colleges looking to start/strengthen their Faculty Advising and Academic Advisors looking for ways to collaborate more with faculty counterparts.

Time: 2:45pm - 3:30pm

9:15am - 10:00am

Workshop Title: Will You Be an Advocate?

Room Location: Madrigano Auditorium

Presenter: Joyce Walsh-Portillo, Pathways Consultant, Associate Professor of Business Administration at Broward College

Presentation Summary: All students need advocates to navigate the world of higher education. Some students, however, come in less-equipped for the challenges: First Gen, Non-native speakers, and returning Adult Learners, among others. The workshop will focus on what it takes to become a genuine advocate through effective advising and how to partner with faculty and administrators to support our students through Pathways.

Time: 9:15am - 10:00am

Workshop Title: Online Advising: Path to Complete Master Academic Plan

Room Location: Academic Building A138

Presenter: Jessica Santillan, Academic Advisor - Blackhawk Technical College

Presentation Summary: Does your school offer online programs? Are you an advisor? Learn about the online advising model used at Blackhawk Technical College and adapt the online advising model to fit the needs of your students. The goal of this model was to create flexible advising that is responsive to the needs of online Business Management students at Blackhawk Technical College.

Time: 9:15am - 10:00am

Workshop Title: Overcoming Resistance to Change: Strategies for successfully implementing new advising procedures

Room Location: Academic Building A112

Presenter: Jim Disrude, Academic Advising Coordinator, College of Arts & Communication - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Presentation Summary: Change is inevitable and often difficult. When leadership changes or new technology emerges, academic advising leaders are often charged with adopting a new innovation. This session will build a bridge between theory, research, and action, helping leaders to increase the likelihood of achieving sustainable and meaningful change, while overcoming the common concerns with change initiatives.

Time: 9:15am - 10:00am

Workshop Title: Get Your Mindset Ready

Room Location: Academic Building A134

Presenter: Christopher Zanowski, Director, Student Support Services TRIO - University of Wisconsin Parkside | Alfredo Sandoval-Flores, Senior Academic Advisor - University of Wisconsin Parkside | Rosalva Santana, Academic Advisor - Gateway Technical College | Michelle Nevarez-Larkin, Academic Advisor - Gateway Technical College

Presentation Summary: How do institutions of Higher Education encourage a growth mindset? How can we impact a student’s mindset? Examine messages relayed to students and mindset. Learn differences between fixed vs. growth mindset and strategies to help students develop a growth mindset. Share ideas and develop a plan to combat fixed mindset in higher education and help students achieve their goals.

Time: 9:15am - 10:00am

10:15am - 11:00am

Workshop Title: Roadblocks and Detours

Room Location: Academic Building A138

Presenter: Katie Lohre, Student Support Counselor - Gateway Technical College | Nicole Gustafson, Student Support Counselor - Gateway Technical College

Presentation Summary: Gateways Technical College Student Support Counselors present some common roadblocks and detours that students encounter on their road to success. A short presentation about common themes, how and when to refer, and keeping boundaries. As well as, examples of when referrals went well, how support has helped our students succeed, and a reminder that sometimes a detour is a good thing. While we are presenting some information, we will look to active participants to discuss examples, concerns, and options.

Time: 10:15am - 11:00am

Workshop Title: Decolonization of Higher Education: Where to begin?

Room Location: Academic Building A134

Presenter: Kanoe Montaño, Graduate Intern for Academic Advising - Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Presentation Summary: Student affairs professionals will receive guidance for decolonizing white cisgender spaces as it relates to institutional culture, facilities, and work spaces. To make policy and systematic change, we need to examine what practices higher education has adopted that are inherently harmful to our black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) populations. This workshop will teach, through storytelling, a basic and foundational understanding of how to critique colonial practices and structures within higher education.

Time: 10:15am - 11:00am

Workshop Title: Tackling Retention! Advising as Coaches

Room Location: Academic Building A112

Presenter: Cindy Kothbauer, Academic Advisor - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College | Drew Brabant, Academic Advisor - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College | Katie Trulley, Academic Advisor - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Presentation Summary: We all have high level advising skills, but how do we move from transactional to relational when we are in a huddle with a student? How can you have instant impact with students on retention, while being more efficient and having more job satisfaction? You don’t need to go into overtime to get the win.

Time: 10:15am - 11:00am

Workshop Title: Small Victories: Using Positive Communication to Celebrate Success Along the Way!

Room Location: Academic Building A102

Presenter: Kevin Gerou, Academic Advisor - Gateway Technical College

Presentation Summary: Come join a fun and exciting discussion on how to purposely look for opportunities to motivate and inspire students through positive communication and praise! This workshop derives from Appreciative Advising theory, and will focus more on the aspect of “Disarming” students by using positive verbal and written communication in your Advising.

Time: 10:15am - 11:00am

11:30am - 12:15pm

Workshop Title: Understanding the Academics of Probation

Room Location: Academic Building A112

Presenter: Ann Hintz, Director of Academic Advisement - St. Norbert College | Brooke Gustafson, Learning Specialist - St. Norbert College

Presentation Summary: Join us for a session where we discuss how academic planning can impact student success. Spring Semester 2019 St. Norbert piloted integrating understanding academics with 11 first year students on probation during a required study skills course. The goal was to help these students better understand why they were on probation, what they needed to do to get off probation (and maintain scholarships) and help understand the importance of academic planning as it relates to academic success.

Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm

Workshop Title: Peer Advising at a Two-Year Institution

Room Location: Academic Building A134

Presenter: Aaron Knapp, Academic & Resource Advisor - Fox Valley Technical College | Lindsey Fox, Administrative Assistant - Fox Valley Technical College

Presentation Summary: This session will provide an overview of the Peer Leader program at Fox Valley Technical College, with a focus on program development, hiring/onboarding, benefits, and challenges/successes. Participants will leave with a framework for establishing their own peer advising program. Time for questions and discussion will follow the presentation.

Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm

Workshop Title: Early Momentum: Why It Matters!

Room Location: Academic Building A138

Presenter: DeAnn Possehl, Assistant Provost, Student Success - University of Wisconsin-Parkside | Neil Baumgartner, Director, Academic and Career Advising - University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Presentation Summary: Learn how one campus has begun to change outcomes for students through a focus on early momentum. UW-Parkside will share elements of its early momentum initiative with a focus in this presentation on 15 to Finish communication campaign, meta majors and academic advising. Participants will walk away with artifacts and tools that can be adapted for your use back home.

Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm

Workshop Title: The Online Student Services Specialist (Advisor) as Employees

Room Location: Academic Building A102

Presenter: Heather Gilvary-Hamad, Student Services Specialist III - Herzing University | Shannon Bishop, Student Services Specialist II - Herzing University | Whitney Moulton, Student Services Specialist - Herzing University

Presentation Summary: How is life different for advisors who work with students exclusively in online programs? Student Services Specialists from Herzing University Online will share how they build meaningful relationships with students they will never meet face-to-face. From optional telecommuting to heavy report running and virtual communications, they will share how their professional life has changed since moving to the online environment.

Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm