Please take this opportunity to attend one or more of the excellent preconference workshops offered by Region 6 in 2019!
All preconferences are $25, unless noted otherwise. They will be held the first day of the Conference, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
You can sign up for preconferences while registering for the conference. If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add a preconference workshop, please follow these steps.
P1: Publish with NACADA: Find the Appropriate NACADA Venue for Your Writing
1-3 pm | Wednesday, May 1 | Meeting Rooms 6 & 7 | free
Craig McGill, University of South Dakota
This session, sponsored by the NACADA Publications Advisory Board and the Editorial Board of the NACADA Journal, describes the purpose, content, writing guidelines, and acceptance process for each NACADA publication venue. From the NACADA Blog and book reviews, to Academic Advising Today, NACADA-produced books, the new online, scholarly journal NACADA Review: Academic Advising Praxis and Perspectives, and the flagship NACADA Journal, there is a place for your contribution! This session helps you understand the various writing opportunities within NACADA and lays out steps to help you start a writing project.
P2: Conceptualizing Equity and Inclusion Work
1-3 pm | Wednesday, May 1 | Meeting Rooms 11 & 12 | $25
Martha Scott Johnson, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
As student populations become increasingly diverse, advisors play a critical role in supporting students who hold a wide range of identities and advocating for their needs. In order to do this effectively, advisors must be committed to equity and inclusion engagement. The purpose of this presentation is to equip participants with a practical model for organizing this process individually and collectively. Through reflection and application of the framework, participants will consider their own commitment to equity and inclusion, assess their progress, identify appropriate individual next steps, and/or develop a strategic approach within their organization. The content for this session is based on a framework created by the presenter which is informed by personal experience, reading, and training in the areas of equity and inclusion.
P3: NACADA Orientation for First-Time Conference Attendees
3:30-4:30 pm | Wednesday, May 1 | free
As a new member or a first time attendee at a NACADA event, you most likely have questions you want answered: How can I benefit from my NACADA membership? I am only in my first year, can I even get involved? What is my NACADA region and what opportunities are available to me?
In this session, you will be introduced to NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and your NACADA region. This orientation is designed to provide guidance to new members and first time attendees as they begin their journey - learn how you can make the most of your “first year experience” in NACADA and with your region. During this session you will have the opportunity to: 1) Learn about the structure and opportunities of NACADA; 2) Develop ideas for resources and networking to help you both personally and professionally in your region; and 3) Listen to colleagues share their stories and connect with other new members to the association.
Bring your questions as well as an open and reflective attitude! Your participation in this session can be the beginning of the first chapter in your NACADA story!