We are excited to have an early peek at the Annual WNY Advising Conference Program. Looking forward to a great event!
I hope this message finds you well. I am forwarding our save the date and the call for proposals for the annual WNY Advising Conference, previously known as the Uniting Across Campuses Conference (UAC).
WNY Advising Conference
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Ramada Amherst Conference Center
Please share this message with your colleagues (a PDF flyer is attached). You may also join us year round at WNY Advising (http://wnyadvising.weebly.com/) for information, networking, events, & resources related to advising and higher education. We can also be found on social media on Twitter @WNYAdvising, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
We excited to announce two additional conferences coming this summer. We will be sponsoring our 2nd biennial WNY Advising Technology Conference will be held in May and our colleagues in Rochester will be sponsoring their second Rochester Area Colleges Advising Conference in June.
WNY Advising Technology Conference
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Niagara University, NY
Rochester Area Colleges Advising Conference
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Monroe Community College
More WNY Advising Related Events, Initiatives, & Resources
John P. Sauter Jr., Ph.D., Coordinator of WNY Advising
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences, Niagara University
Dalene M. Aylward, Ed.M., Chair of the 2016 WNY Advising Conference
Senior Academic Advisor/Prehealth, University at Buffalo
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As someone who works in higher education, I am following these hashtags associated with the national conversation about the University of Missouri, Yale, Ithaca College, and many other institutions across the country
I recommend that you check them out (especially on twitter).There are a great many positive and negative comments. They show real concerns, pain, and experiences of black college students across the US. It is important to listen, to these stories, no matter how hard they may be to to hear or how virulent the responses are.
We are at a time when what individuals, institutions, and the country do about these concerns will have significance to how the world develops. I can only hope that it brings some positive change before my daughter and son graduate from high school and are looking for the next step in their education / career.
It is important for everyone to explore their own racial identity and strive for multicultural competence (awareness, knowledge, & skills). It is equally important for everyone to enter into dialog and take action to address these issues, rather than place the burden on others to do so.
by John P. Sauter Jr., Ph.D.
I want to let WNY Advising professionals know of an upcoming free NACADA webinar on Tuesday. I am working with the NACADA Executive Office to moderate the #NACADAReads & #Acadv twitter chat discussion for the event, which is a good opportunity to see how twitter can be used for professional development. Please feel free to share it if you know of anyone else who might be interested.
NACADA Reads Webinar – 1-2pm:
The NACADA webinar will be with Janet Schulenberg & Marie Lindhorst, authors of the article “Advising is Advising: Toward Defining the Practice & Scholarship of Academic Advising.” Their article, which was the common reads article at #VivaNACADA15, forms the basis of the discussion and is available to download here: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/NACADA-Reads.aspx#sthash.ieli5yl2.dpuf.
To access the Webinar:.
Google Forms Discussion:
If you don’t have a twitter account, you can also participate through this collaborative google doc.
Twitter Chat – 1-3:
The Twitter chat will be running during and after the session, for anyone who wishes to post insights. I will be posting a new guiding question for discussion every 15 minutes.
There are several ways to follow the twitter chat:
How to use a chat.
More information at: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/NACADA-Reads.aspx
Also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1042175162468261/
- Posted by John Sauter
If you didn't get a chance to make it to Vegas for #vivaNACADA15, or if you did, but couldn't be in 15 places at once, be sure to check out the session handouts available online (for 6m after conference)
- Posted by John Sauter
The leaves are falling in WNY, which marks the beginning of our conference planning season. This year, we are excited to be planning not one, but two conferences for the WNY Advising Region. These conferences are made stronger by the input and dedication of the conference committee members, so we encourage you to get involved.
Annual Conference Committee
Our Annual Conference Committee, which is held in February, will be hosting our first meeting next week. If interested, please fill out our Conference Committee Form for more details. The first two meetings are to be held:
Technology Conference Committee
We are excited to be hosting our second biennial Technology Conference on May 19th, 2016. This specialty conference focuses on technology and social media in higher education and advising.
If you are an academic adviser, higher education professional, or student affairs professional interested technology & social media, we want you! To help plan this technology conference, please fill out our Technology Conference Committee Form
- Posted by John Sauter
With both NACADA and CSPA-NYS, this week will be great for professional development. Who is headed out to the conferences? Be sure to follow along on social media
- @NACADA #VivaNacada15 #NACADA. #NACADA15
- @CSPANYS #CSPANYS15.
If you are headed out to NACADA and are interested in social media & tech, be sure to stop by the Academic Advising (#acadv) Chat #acadv &The Student Affairs Collective #SAChat tweetuphttp://bit.ly/nacada15TweetUp on Monday http://www.meetup.com/Student-Affairs-Collecti…/…/225638002/
- Posted by John Sauter
Last minute reminder about this Women in STEM Brown Bag Lecture Series.
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
Kickoff: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Are you hungry for empowerment? UB Women in STEM is sponsoring a brown bag, noon time lecture series that explores gender differences in STEM careers. Our featured speakers will share their insights and challenge your assumptions. Bring your lunch and a friend!
Introduction: Karen King, PhD, Program Manager, Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Partnership, University at Buffalo
Presenter: Lora Park, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, University at Buffalo
Abstract: Women are underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Dr. Lora Park will discuss social psychological research on the effects of romantic goal pursuit in shaping women's interest in these traditionally male-dominated fields, and discuss implications for women's motivation and performance in STEM.
This brown bag lunch lecture is hosted at UB’s Honors College, located in 108 Capen Hall, inside the Silverman Library. Admission is free and open to the public. Space is limited so advanced registration is requested. Future dates to be announced.
For more information contact Kathleen Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m sure all of my loyal blogging fans (for the two posts I’ve made so far..) have been truly worried about my long absence and where I have been…Have no fear! WE ALL MADE IT! Registration is over, grades are in, and retention analysis can begin! I’M SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU! You, my student and academic advising friends, Rock!
I’m sure that not one thing was overlooked on anyone’s plate and your social media accounts are truly up-to-date right? …RIGHT???
Okay ya’ll, I hear ya. The first thing to get thrown to the back of my mind is keeping up with my social media accounts when there are students to see and emails to answer. But without constant engagement, you begin to lose student’s interest. This is the age of instant gratification and live newsfeeds, without having new content (especially on twitter!) your students begin to lose interest and stop following you.
So with a small staff and an endless amount of students, how does one manage their social media? Having a social media content calendar can be a godsend for all student affairs professionals.
By creating a calendar and marking important dates for your institution such as drop/add, resignation, orientations, study workshops, etc. , you begin to build a set guide for what type of posts you want to create and designate when you will be posting them. Here is an example of a social media calendar I created for the School of Management for April of 2013:
As you can see, I literally laid out for each week what I would be posting and when. I did this for the entire year, and made changes or updated as needed. By using a content calendar, I could then take advantage of programs such as Hootsuite or other social media dashboards and create posts ahead of time and designate the day in which I wanted it to post. This was a huge time (and sanity!) saver during our peak registration time and I couldn’t dedicate the time needed.
Another Pro Tip: This could also be something that an intern or student worker could have a hand in creating!
by John Sauter
Want a little student affairs humor to enjoy this weekend? Be sure to check out #FailedNASPAsessionProposals.
NASPA started today and runs until the 25th, so be sure to keep your eyes on the back channels. While you can follow it on Facebook, the twitter feeds will have more content.
Other NASPA Twitter Accounts