2022 PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Please take this opportunity to attend one or more of the excellent preconference workshops offered by Region 1 in 2022!

All preconferences are free and are on the first day of the conference, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, unless otherwise noted.

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: Majors Matter: Taking Major Exploration to the Next Level - FREE
8:30-11 a.m. | Wednesday, March 9
Harry Twyman, Southern Connecticut University

Research shows that students are more successful when they put time and effort into choosing their major. In fact, a study by the Education Advisory Board found that students who “take time to explore” graduate faster and at higher rates than those who declare upon entry. Additionally, extensive data shows that “interest drives learning”. When students study something of genuine interest, they are more motivated and engaged. While it’s safe to say that a student’s choice of major DOES matter, the big question is how can institutions better support the process of exploring and choosing majors? 

Unfortunately, many universities fail to make major exploration a priority. Rigid policies and tight curriculum create a lack of opportunity for students to survey their options. They feel forced to make premature decisions that ultimately hinder their engagement and success. The absence of intentional professional development around major exploration for advisors leads to ineffective practices. Well-intentioned advisors provide students with “clichéd” advice that often does more harm than good (e.g. “follow your passion”). Ultimately, we know major exploration is important, but we must be better at cultivating and supporting it.

This interactive workshop will aim to help participants develop an “exploratory lens” through which they will support students in making well-informed and intentional choices. Participants will also be equipped with an array of tangible resources and practices to help elevate this work at their institutions.

Academic advising approaches and strategies.
Plan and conduct successful advising interactions.
Articulate a personal philosophy of academic advising.

 

P2: Maximize Your Membership and Your Conference Experience - FREE
11 a.m.-noon | Wednesday, March 9
NACADA Leaders

Get introduced to NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and your NACADA region! This new member orientation will provide you with guidance and insights as you begin your journey to understand 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!

REGION 1 CONFERENCE

Still Anchored in Advising

March 9-11, 2022
Mystic Marriot Hotel and Spa
Mystic, CT


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Sarah Scheidel
 University of Connecticut


Carlton Jones 

University of Connecticut

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