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Call for Proposals
"Student Outreach Strategies: Lighting the Way to Success"
Friday, May 30, 2014
Central Michigan University, Bovee University Center
The Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA) is accepting proposals for program presentations at our 9th annual MIACADA conference.
We encourage you to incorporate the theme "Student Outreach Strategies: Lighting the Way to Success" into your program proposal.
Proposals that include the following components will be strongly considered:
• Incorporates the conference theme
• Has clearly outlined goals and objectives
• Engages and stimulates the participants
• Has a research, theoretical, or experiential basis
• Presenters with relevant experience in the subject matter
Please submit your program proposals here by 5pm on Thursday, February 28, 2014.
MIACADA Professional Development Grants – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
Support for attendance at the 2014 NACADA Region 5 Conference: March 5-7, 2014, Madison, WI
The MIACADA Professional Development Grants are presented as a professional development experience to a selected MIACADA member who demonstrates involvement in national, regional, state, and/or local advising organizations and exhibits the potential for MIACADA leadership roles. MIACADA will be awarding five (5) grants total: three to current advising professionals and two to graduate students.
MIACADA strives to promote academic advising in higher education and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas pertaining to the field. To develop emerging leaders, one current goal of the association is to encourage members to get involved in the organization, provide opportunities for members to gain leadership experiences, and assist members to attend State, Regional or Annual Conferences.
The grant will cover the cost of the registration fee for current NACADA members or the registration fee and membership fee in both NACADA and MIACADA for a graduate student.
Individuals or their sponsoring institutions are responsible for travel and lodging costs, meals and incidental expenses, and NACADA membership fees not covered in the registration fee.
For more information and application materials, click here.
WANT TO CONNECT WITH MIACADA ON LinkedIn?
MIACADA will be “re”launcing our LinkedIn group soon to connect and serve our members. Look out for your invitation to join us!
Congratulations to our 2013 Advising Awards and Professional Grants Recipients!!
Sandra Hewitt Dean – Michigan State University
Barbara Lynee L'Hommedieu – Central Michigan University
Annie Hinojosa – Davenport University
Grad Student Grant:
John Gipson – Grand Valley State University
Garrett Downing - Michigan State University
Advising Award - Primary Role:
Angela Caruso - Grand Valley State University
Advising Award - Grad Student:
John Gipson - Grand Valley State University
Dr. Douglas Estry – Michigan State University
Save the Dates
NACADA Annual Conference - October 6-9, 2013 in Salt Lake City
NACADA Region V 2014 Annual Conference - March 5-7, 2014 in Madison, WI
MIACADA Annual Conference - May 30, 2014 in Mt. Pleasant
MIACADA members special mention - NACADA 2012 Annual Awards
MIACADA proudly recognizes our members who were recognized at the NACADA 2012 Annual Conference:
Lorin Wright, Oakland University
2012 Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit, Academic Advising –Primary Role
Roberta Rea, Oakland University
2012 Outstanding New Advisor, Academic Advising –Primary Role
Congratulations to our 2012 MIACADA Award Winners!!
Advisor - Primary Role
Felipe Lopez Sustaita, Lansing Community College
Cheryl Kollin, Wayne State University
Advisor - Graduate Student
Kathryn Clark, Grand Valley State University
Regional NACADA 2012 Grants
Jennifer Sutter, Davenport University
Jessica Cheriez, Davenport University
MIACADA 2012 CONFERENCE – BEST OF CONFERENCE WINNER
Congratulations to Linda Hood, Davenport University!
First in the Family: How You Can Impact Retention of First-Generation College Students
Navigating the culture of college, from admissions, financial aid, and advising to academic scholarship, is like navigating a whole new world for first-generation college students (FGCS). This session will identify the unique challenges of FGCS and explore reasons why retention among this population is often lower than among their peers. You will have the opportunity to "meet" FGCS through video-recorded interviews and hear directly from them what they need from the college experience in order to be successful. This interactive, dynamic session will explore how the advising relationship impacts the experience, retention, and success of FGCS and provide you with strategies to bring back to your campus.
Winners of the MIACADA Best of Conference receive financial support and submission of their proposal to the NACADA Regional Conference.