Meet Me in St. Louis: The Gateway to Student Success

October 11-14, 2017  |  St. Louis, MO |  America's Center
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Open Discussion - Hall 1


Thank you for taking the time to vote to help us determine this years' open discussion topics. We look forward to seeing you at one, if not more!

Thursday
10:15 - 11:15 am
Academic Coaching Strategies
(Chris Hutt, Joanne Damminger)
11:30 am - 12:30 pmOnline Students, Let's Share Tips on Best Practices
(John Sauter, Cynthia Pascal)
2:00 - 3:00 pmHelping Anxious Students
(Amy Sannes, Ruth Darling)
3:15 - 4:15 pmNew Advising Administrators: Share Experiences and Lessons Learned
(Brody Broshears, Stephanie Kraft-Terry)

Friday
10:00 - 11:00 am
Two-Year Colleges Unite!
(Charlie Nutt, Dana Zahorik)
11:15 am - 12:15 pmBlack Lives Matter 
(Shunverie Barrientez, John Bonner, Donna Ware, Yolanda Williams)
2:00 - 3:00 pmSharing Ideas on Advising International Students 
(Brett McFarlane, Shelly Price-Williams)
3:15 - 4:15 pm - Annual Conference in 2025, What will it Look Like? Ideas Welcome! 
(Nicole Kent, Bruce Norris)
4:30 - 5:30 pmAcademic Foreclosure
(Students Forced Out of Their Major)

Saturday
9:15 - 10:15 am
- Proactive Advising Responses to Predictive Analytics and Early Alert Data
(Tom Mabry, Brad Blitz)
10:30 - 11:30 am - Beyond Email: How to Reach Large Numbers of Students Effectively
(Vanessa Harris, Wendy Schindler)

Dear NACADA Members,

As always, NACADA continues to be fully committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and embrace all who bring diverse backgrounds, ideas, identities, and opinions to the Association. We are proud of the continuing engagement of all members as we work diligently to provide the most effective professional support possible. The NACADA Board of Directors, all NACADA Leaders, and the NACADA Executive Office assure you that our conference in St. Louis in October will uphold our core values of inclusiveness, diversity, and engagement for all participants from across the globe. We further assure you that we are committed to the safety and well-being of all our over 3,000 participants and visitors to St. Louis.

The recently announced NAACP “travel advisory” for the state of Missouri and the protest related to the Stockley verdict announced in St. Louis last week are reflections of our need to collectively work toward building diverse and inclusive communities in our neighborhoods and on our campuses. Our successful work as advisors depends upon our commitment and ability to do so.

We value the participation of our attendees in an inclusive and vibrant professional development culture that supports all of our members. We will network and learn together how we can all best support our students across the world as they may deal with a culture that does not support inclusivity in higher education. For over 40 years, NACADA has been committed to student success in our institutions regardless of where they may be located.

For those who cannot join us this year at Annual Conference, we know that your commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and our Association is as strong and powerful as those who will be able to attend.

With total commitment to NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and our students,

Dana Zahorik                          Amy Sannes                         Charlie Nutt
NACADA President               NACADA President-Elect      NACADA Executive Director

Debbie Mercer                                    Lori S. White                                                  Kevin Thomas
Dean, College of Education                2017 Conference Keynote Speaker              2017 Program Chair
Kansas State University                      Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs               Southern Illinois Univ.
                                                            Washington University in St. Louis                Edwardsville