Share your expertise with us.
NACADA Region 8 2020 Preconference Workshop Proposals
Deadline: Tuesday, October 1.
Advisers, what are you passionate about?
Are you knowledgeable in adviser training and do you want to share your ideas through activities and rich discussion? Do you have experience building programs that are supporting student success on your campus? Are you excited to share your ideas about new strategies or approaches to advising? Do you need more than the usual 45 minute session to truly share your knowledge through a hands-on learning experience?
Now through October 1st, Region 8 is accepting proposals for preconference workshop sessions.
Not sure what a preconference workshop is?
These are highly participatory sessions that can last from 2-5 hours. Due to the length of a preconference workshop, presenters are expected to include a lecture, small and large group activities and a question and answer period as part of their presentation. These workshops work best with very hands-on and topic-specific materials, activities, strategies and techniques that participants can effectively use.
Please join us in Victoria BC, March 12 -14, 2020 at the regional conference. This year’s conference theme is “Make is Happen. Make it Matter.” All presentation topics are welcome and proposals will be selected based on their relevance to the conference theme, current advising issues, research, practice, and innovations. We look forward to reading your preconference proposal submissions. The preconference submission deadline is October 1st. Submit your proposal online here.
Please contact our Region 8 Program Planning Chairs John McDonaugh (JMcDonaugh@cotr.bc.ca) or Susan Corner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Welcome to OAAA! Fondly called “O-triple A.”
OAAA was first established in 2015 by a small group of academic advisors and others who saw a need for a statewide organization dedicated to serving higher education in Oregon. Since then, it has grown to include nearly 500 professionals from across Oregon who represent a diverse range of colleges and universities as well as job titles including academic advisors and counselors, success coaches, and career experts. Whatever our positions, we all share a common goal: to help undergraduate students achieve success. That is, at the root of all that we do, we aim to help students explore, set, pursue, and achieve their educational and professional dreams and goals.
I am excited and honored to serve as your OAAA president this year. I am joined by an amazing team of newly-elected OAAA officers and two phenomenal OAAA members who have volunteered to be co-chairs of the OAAA 2020 state drive-in conference this year. Together, we have big plans for OAAA this year. These include OAAA applying becoming an allied member of NACADA, adding more member features to the OAAA website, and organizing the annual drive-in conference in June, 2020.
Let’s get started! If you have not already, consider becoming an OAAA member today! Get involved! We need your energy, ideas, and vision to grow OAAA into an organization that benefits all of us professionally and, as a result, our students as well.