The Intersection of Scholarship and Practice: Academic Advising in our Now Normal

 

Overview: This pre-conference is an opportunity for academic advisors to engage with each other, content experts, and reflect on personal and institutional advising practices.  The program features Dr. Wendy G. Troxel, Director of the NACADA Center for Research at Kansas State University and Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs. She teaches graduate level classes in research methods and assessment, and supports the scholarly work of students. The title of the address is "Research that Matters in Academic Advising: The Collaborative Evidence of Student Success." Following the keynote, advisors will have the opportunity to network in smaller breakout sessions focusing on ‘news you can use’ diving deeper into current and emerging trends and combining research with everyday practice.

Registration:

  • Staff & Faculty: $25.00 + service fee (total cost = $28.52)

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Location & Transportation:

The pre-conference will take place at NYU's Palladium Hall, the 3rd Floor Multipurpose Room (140 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003).  Upon arrival please present your NYU ID or photo ID to the security guard and say that you are here to attend the Pre-Conference.  You will be directed to the MPR on the 3rd floor.

Conference Agenda:

Doors Open: 12:30 – 1:00PM  (light lunch available)

1 – 1:15PM  Light lunch and networking

1:15 – 1:25PM  Welcome and Introduction of Dr. Wendy G. Troxel

1:25 – 2:15PM  Keynote with Dr. Wendy G. Troxel

2:15 – 2:30PM  Break

2:30 – 4:20PM  Breakout sessions (see below for descriptions)

  • 2:30 – 3:20PM – Breakout Sessions A, B & C
    • (Break: 3:20 – 3:30PM)
  • 3:30 – 4:20PM – Breakout Sessions A, B & C 

4 :30 – 5PM  Closing and Advisor Mixer

Breakout Session Descriptions

Dr. Lori Patton Davis

Dr. Wendy G. Troxel

2024 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Wendy G. Troxel

Dr. Wendy G. Troxel serves as the inaugural Director of the NACADA Center for Research at Kansas State University. The Center provides opportunities for provide opportunities for research and professional development to a diverse global membership and the academic advising profession. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs she teaches graduate level classes in research methods and assessment, and supports the scholarly work of students.

Prior to coming to KSU, she served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University, teaching research methods courses in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, program evaluation and assessment, working with students in the College Student Personnel Administration program, and advising doctoral students. Her research interests are in the area of teaching, learning, and advising in the first year of college, the impact of formative assessment techniques in the classroom, faculty & staff roles in the program assessment process, and the challenges and barriers for first generation students. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), with special emphases in both educational research and education law.