Credo Advising Institute (CAI) 2016

 

Event | Dec 07, 2016   Advising | Event

Credo Advising Institute (CAI) 2016 

***Registration is closed for this event. Please join us at another Credo event next year!

Credo is pleased to present the Credo Advising Institute! 

Theme: “Faculty Advisors: Motivation & Assessment”

The faculty/student relationship is a key factor in recruitment, retention, and student success.  Much of this relationship is developed within the classroom setting; however, faculty also have an extraordinary opportunity for impact through the advising relationship.  Advising challenges abound and faculty face challenges in managing advising loads, negotiating complicated curricular requirements, and engaging students in all aspects of learning.  How do we motivate faculty to continue to offer their very best, to build expectations of investment in the advising process and a desire for continuous improvement? The 2016 Credo Advising Institute will provide teams of faculty and administrators the opportunity to develop and vet an institutional faculty-advising assessment system, utilizing insights from national experts in the field of advising and assessment.  Our facilitators will support your team as you clarify advising expectations, confirm measures of success, and design best-practice assessment rubrics and systems. We will focus on the “why” of advising – the purpose of the relationship and the call of faculty.

Each institution will be asked to bring a team of up to 5 individuals, with the intention of accomplishing work while at the Institute. Your team will be asked to complete work in advance of the event, come prepared to offer an overview of your current and desired model, and be prepared for application of new information and practices during the event.

Featured Sessions:

Session #1: Strategies for Motivating Advisors

This session will describe advising that makes a difference in students’ lives and how to motivate advisors to provide this level of advising to every student.  We will identify some of the barriers to advising excellence that exist on most campuses, as well as strategies and solutions for creating an environment where this level of excellence is part of the campus ethos.

Session #2: Advising for Student Success: How Do We Know It’s Working?

At its best, advising is a relationship that fosters student success; it’s the one place in the university where every student has the opportunity to learn how to make the most of his or her college experience.  In this session, teams will collaboratively create an assessment process and plan so that both student-level and institutional-level outcomes of the advising relationship are clearly identified and able to be measured.

 Institute Outcomes include:

  • The development of a set of balanced and weighted criterion for assessment of individual advisors and the advising system, congruent with your mission and values.

  • Documented “Action Plan” developed by each team that addresses the rubric, assessment criteria, implementation, and training.

  • Increased understanding components within your advising rubric.

  • Strategies for re-energizing faculty around the advisor role.

Who should attend?

We strongly suggest attendance by the senior academic leader on campus (Provost or VPAA), the senior faculty member responsible for advising (or a perceived “best faculty advisor”), senior staff member responsible for professional advising or other advising work, the Registrar, and one other faculty member.  You are free to send any combination of those positions as they apply at your institution up to a total of 5 team members.  Remember, this is about accomplishing work while you are here so your team needs to be made up of individuals representing appropriate responsibility areas and with some authority in decision-making or design. We strongly suggest the inclusion of as many faculty as possible (within the maximum of 5 team members).

Registration begins immediately and continues through December 1, 2016.  Upon registration, your team will be sent the requested “homework” assignments, connected to a Credo liaison in preparation for the event.

When:  December 7-8, 2016

We will begin at 8:30 a.m. on December 7 and end around 4:30 p.m. On December 8, we will begin at 8:30 a.m. and finish around 1 p.m. Session times and detailed schedule will be released soon!

DAY ONE – Wednesday, December 7

8:30 am - Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am - Welcome & Team Introductions, Joretta Nelson, Ph.D. – Senior Vice President / Owner, Credo

9:15 am – 10:15 am - Team Presentations

(Each team will have approximately 5-8 minutes to present one PowerPoint slide representing their pre-workshop assignment topics).

10:15 – 10:30 am - Mid-Morning Break

10: 30 am – 12:00 pm  - Keynote #1: Strategies for Motivating Advisors by Laurie Shreiner, Ph.D.Professor & Chair of the Department of Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University

This session will describe advising that makes a difference in students’ lives and how to motivate advisors to provide this level of advising to every student.  We will identify some of the barriers to advising excellence that exist on most campuses, as well as strategies and solutions for creating an environment where this level of excellence is part of the campus ethos.

Outcomes: Participants will be able to (1) define effective advising for their campus (students), (2) evaluate the extent to which their campus motivates faculty advisors, and (3) identify barriers to excellent advising on their campus

12:00 – 1:15 pm -  Lunch                   

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm - Team Work Time Continues

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm  - Keynote #2:  Advising for Student Success: How Do We Know It’s Working?Laurie Shreiner, Ph.D.Professor & Chair of the Department of Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University

At its best, advising is a relationship that fosters student success; it’s the one place in the university where every student has the opportunity to learn how to make the most of his or her college experience.  In this session, teams will collaboratively create an assessment process and plan so that both student-level and institutional-level outcomes of the advising relationship are clearly identified and able to be measured.

Outcomes: Participants will be able to (1) describe the major purpose advising serves on their campus; (2) identify measurable outcomes of effective advising at the institution, student, and advisor level; and (3) create a plan for assessing the advising process on their campus. 

3:15 pm – 3:30 pmAfternoon Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm -  Team Response / Work Time Continues

4:30 pm -   Day One Sessions End 

5:00 pm - Credo Advising Institute Reception (Wine and Hors D’ oeuvres)

6:00 - Dinner on your own

 

DAY TWO – Thursday, December 8

8:30 am - Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am  - Summary Remarks and Preparation for Presentations by Laurie Shreiner, Ph.D.Professor & Chair of the Department of Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University

9:15 – 10:15 am - Team Presentations Begin

10:15 – 10:30 am - Mid-Morning Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm  - Team Presentations Continue

12:00 – 12:30 pm  - Closing Remarks by Joretta Nelson, Ph.D. – Senior Vice President / Owner, Credo

12:30 pm -  Dismissed

(Lunch on your own. Ask us about some great local restaurants to try!)

Where:  O.Henry Hotel, Greensboro, NC 

                    624 Green Valley Rd.

                    Greensboro, NC 27408

                    (336) 854-2000

                    www.ohenryhotel.com (Room rate ends Tuesday, November 15, 2016.) 

Cost: $500 per team, paid upon registration. Registration has closed for this event.

Speakers and Faculty Fellows:

Faculty Fellows:  

Questions? Email events@CredoHigherEd.com  OR  call (336) 585-1044


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