Advising Student Athletes One Day Seminar


St. Petersburg, FL
Date: August 2, 2014
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Price On/Before July 11:  Members : $195
                                              Non Members: $245

Price After July 11:        Members $245
                                             Non Members: $295

NBCC Credit Available

About the Seminar:

The “Advising Student-Athletes” seminar will provide the framework to assist academic advisors in both two- and four-year institutions in creating academic plans that focus on student success and persistence to graduation while addressing NCAA legislation.

The faculty will lead participants through discussions that focus on the principles involved in academic advising for student success, NCAA Academic Standards for new, transfer and continuing students and other topics, such as:

  • Initial and Continuing Eligibility
  • 2-4 Transfer Legislation
  • Academic Misconduct
  • D-II Path to Graduation
  • ... and other various hot topics

The seminar will consist of both presentations and small group activities that will focus on the seminar content and give participants the opportunity to develop a model that is both student-athlete and institution specific.  Within the small groups, case studies will be used to work through various scenarios as related to student athletes, their advisors, and NCAA regulations.  Additionally, we will host a Q&A Time with a NCAA Representative.

Who Should Attend:

Academic advisors from both 2 and 4 year institutions will benefit from this seminar.

  • All advisors will consider the various factors related to student athletes and their success and will understand how to collaborate with various campus units and resources to mitigate the at-risk factors.
  • Two-year college advisors will understand how to help prepare the student-athlete for transfer to a 4 year institution and position them for academic success and persistence towards a baccalaureate degree.
  • Academic advisors from 4 year institutions will understand first-year, transfer, and continuing student-athlete success and persistence while integrating both institutional and NCAA academic requirements.

For More Information, Contact: Elisa Shaffer at or 785-532-5717

Seminar Details

Faculty/Presenters for the 2014 Seminar:

Brian Russell
Jennifer Joslin
Jennifer Smith


8:00 - 8:30 a.m. -  CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION (meal provided)
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Student Athlete Success: Understanding the Landscape of Student Athletes
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - NCAA Eligibility
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. - BREAK (refreshments provided)
11:15 - Noon - NCAA Hot Topic Discussion
Noon - 12:45 p.m. - LUNCH (meal provided)
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. - Small Group Activities
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. - BREAK (refreshments provided)
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. - Action Plan Development & Feedback
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. - Concluding Panel & Group Discussion

Hotel Information

Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg
501  5th Ave. NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Click above to reserve via the web or call 1-888-789-3090

Hotel Room Rate - $139 (Single/Double)

Additional gratuities (ex: doorman) at your discretion 

Hotel room rate will be available through July 4, 2014 or until the NACADA room block fills. Rate listed are for Single or Double Occupancy, a $20.00 charge will be applied for each individual over two in the room. Rate listed above does not include tax.

Travel Information

Driving Direction from the Airports:

Tampa International Airport: Take I-275 South to St. Petersburg, take exit 23A (I-375), stay left, follow 4th Ave North to Beach Dr., turn left, resort is one block on right.

St. Petersburg - Clearwater International Airport: Take 686 East to  I-275 South. Take I-275 South to St. Petersburg, take exit 23A (I-375), stay left, follow 4th Ave North to Beach Dr., turn left, resort is one block on right. 


On-Site Parking Fee: $6.00 per hour or $14.00 per day.
Valet Parking Fee: $20.00 per day.

Register Online

Purchase Order or check registrations cannot be processed online. Please use the Mail/Fax form to register with a Purchase Order or check.

Register by Mail/Fax

Register by completing the registration form, printing it and either mailing (NACADA, 2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 225, Manhattan, KS 66502) or faxing (785-532-7732) it to the Executive Office. Your registration will be processed in the order it is received at the Executive Office. Once processing is complete you will receive via email a receipt or invoice for the event.

Refund Policy

Prior to July 4, 2014: A refund of conference fees, less a $25 administrative fee, will be made with a written request.

July 4-July 22, 2014: A 50% refund of conference fee with written notice.

After July 22, 2014: Due to facility and institute obligations, no refunds are given.

Summer Institute

July 27 - Aug, 1 2014 in St. Petersburg, FL

Come early and join us for the Summer Institute and give yourself and/or your team the opportunity to develop a customized Action Plan based on the needs at your particular institution through the Foundation Sessions, a choice of topical sessions and workshops.  The Summer Institute is being held in the same host hotel as the Seminar.