2016: 7th Annual Drive-In Conference


2016 Drive In Conference
Thursday, March 24, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
FFA Enrichment Center  Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, Iowa
 $45 Conference Fee (meal included)**

**Individuals registering for BOTH the Institute and the Drive-In Conference will receive a $5 discount on the Drive In Conference Fee ($90 for both Institute and Drive-In)

The IowAAN invites you to the 7th Annual Drive-In conference on March 24 to be held at the FFA Enrichment Center on the campus of Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA.

REGISTRATION: Online registration is available at http://iowaan.org/2016-iowaan-event-registration-form/

Tentative Schedule for the Day
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Charlie Nutt (NACADA Executive Director)
10:25 – 11:25 a.m. Concurrent Session #1
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Honorary Speaker, Dr. Jennifer Joslin (NACADA Associate Director)
1:10 – 2:10 Concurrent Session #2
2:10 – 2:25 Networking & Cookie Break
2:30 – 3:30 Concurrent Session #3

Concurrent Session Schedule: Will be available posted and available on this page on or after February 15, 2016.

2016 Save the Date

The IowAAN invites electronic submissions of proposals for presentation at the 6th Annual Drive-In conference on Thursday, March 24, 2016 to be held at the FFA Enrichment Center on the campus of Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, IA.

Submissions are due on Friday, January 29, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

Proposals can be submitted at http://goo.gl/forms/eC7HVzmCKU

Academic advising is an interactive process in which the advisor assists students in setting and achieving academic, professional, social, and personal goals that are consistent with their interests, values, abilities, degree requirements, and career expectations.

By focusing on, advising theories, modalities, competencies, and best practices our goal is to create an engaging day-long learning environment where colleagues can, as our tag line promotes, Listen-Share-Connect.

Proposals could address topics including, but not limited the following suggestions:
• Academic coaching and mentoring
• Academic support and success (study strategies / test taking / time management)
• Advising Specific Populations: Adult learners, student athletes, first-generation, immigrant students, LGBT students, students with disabilities, international students, academic majors and/or programs
• Advising and technology
• Advising and student retention / persistence
• Advising theory / personal philosophy of academic advising
• Advisor training and development
• Career development / counseling and academic advising
• Cultural issues in academic advising
• Faculty academic advising
• First-generation students
• First-year / sophomore students
• Learning communities
• Legal issues in advising
• Mental health and counseling issues
• Student development / career counseling theories
• Transfer / non-traditional students
• Two-year / community college institutions
• Undecided, exploratory, and major-changers

Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to current issues in advising, appeal to conference participants, creativity, ingenuity, and applicability for participants after the conference. We are seeking a wide range of presentation topics relating to academic advising and career counseling from a variety of professionals in our region.

Proposals should include your presentation title, abstract (limited to 130 words), and learning objectives, Titles do not need to incorporate the conference theme.

Submissions are due on Friday, January 29, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.