Preconference workshops for the 2020 conference will be posted when available. 

All preconferences are $25 and are on the first day of the conference, Sunday, March 1, 2020, 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: Exploring the SciFYE Multiverse: Advising your Transfer Superhero to Triumph

3-5 pm | Sunday, March 1

Using pop culture references, we will profile the USF Transfer Science First Year Experience (SciFYE) Advising program as a case study to lead discussion for practitioners who are developing a program to support transfer student success at university. A review of relevant literature and Transfer Student Adjustment Theory will be discussed. Participants will discuss positive approaches to creating student typology to organize and collect data for the purposes of focusing effort and building support to impact transfer student success in a limited resource environment.

P2: Fun and Effective Strategies for Teaching Study Skills

3-5 pm | Sunday, March 1

Many institutions require that first year students enroll in a freshman orientation course designed to prepare them for the rigors of higher education. Often, these courses include modules for improving academic skills, and academic advisors are often tasked with teaching these courses. Since some advisors may struggle to come up with fun and interactive ways to teach, the goal of this very interactive workshop, titled Fun and Effective Strategies for Teaching Study Skills, is to share unique ideas that work. Advisors will play the role of students, as they participate in workshops designed to improve study skills.

P3: Region 4 Mentoring Program 2020-2021 Class Workshop-Invitation Only 

3-5 pm | Sunday, March 1

This workshop is available to select individuals that have been accepted as Mentors and Mentees for the Region 4 Mentoring Program 2020-2021 class. The workshop will provide an overview of NACADA to include the association structure, leadership opportunities, and other information to assist program participants in excelling in their roles as advisors and leaders within higher education.

P4: NACADA Orientation for First-Time Conference Attendees - FREE
5-6 pm | Sunday, March 1

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 e 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!



Setting Sail 
to Student Success
through Advising

March 1-3, 2020
Tampa, FL

Call for Proposals - closed

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Conference Co-Chairs


Ashley Dees
University of South Florida
(813) 974-2645


Angela Moore
University of South Florida
(813) 974-2833


La'Tevia Lowe
University of South Florida
(813) 974-4290

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