Stop Asking Permission! Ana Dison | Assistant Director, Women in Engineering Program A review of Lois Frankel's "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office" book discussion some of the unconscious mistakes women make in the workplace, as well as coaching tips for each mistake. Session Materials
LEAPing into Assessment: Developing an Assessment Model to Capture Student Leadership Development Katie O'Malley | Coordinator of Leadership Development, Office of the Dean of Students Annie Biggs | Graduate Assistant, Office of the Dean of Students In 2015, The Leadership and Ethics Institute crafted an assessment plan to capture developmental assessment data utilizing a variety of tools and methods. The richness of this data yielded directionality for Leadership Education and Progress (LEAP) and a comprehensive model to evaluate future leadership development programs in LEI.
Work Hard, Play Hard: Incorporating Fun into Academic Advising Temple Carter| Senior Lecturer, Texas State University MatthewHaynes | Senior Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts Did you know that 60% of our waking hours are spent at work? So why not have fun while doing it. Thomas Edison said, “I never did a day's work in my life – it was all fun.” Take a moment and think about the last time you had fun at work. With an increase in responsibilities and a decrease in resources, academic advisors are at extreme risk of experiencing burnout and high levels of stress. People are most productive when they are enjoying what they do. Having fun helps boost morale, reduce stress, and increases creativity as well as productivity. This interactive presentation will include open discussions, engaging activities, and informative video clips to help academic advisors learn how to incorporate fun at work.
Doing it All: Finding Balance as a Working Parent KatyRedd | Assistant Director for Prevention and Outreach, Counseling and Mental Health Center This session is designed to open a discussion among attendees about being both an active contributor to the workforce and a parent. The session will begin with a conversation about the challenges of modern parenthood and will move into a brief presentation of some of the current research. An interactive activity to help participants sort through priorities will be presented. The session will conclude with a panel of working parents who will discuss—with candor and vulnerability—the specific strategies that have helped them feel more balanced.
Translating Media Training Tips to Everyday Professional Success Sara Kennedy| Manager of Communications, Office of the Dean of Students Media Relations professionals train clients and experts to make their best impression on television and in interviews, this session translates those tips for professionals to use for everyday success.
Session 2 (11-11:50 AM)
Dealing with Difficult Students JeffStellmach|Senior Social Worker, Human Resources This workshop focuses on response strategies for difficult student behaviors. Participants will learn practical communication skills through small group exercises and discussion. Session Materials
UFCU Retirement Planning Clint Campbell | Financial Advisor, University Federal Credit Union Learn techniques for managing your investments and creating an effective retirement plan. In light of the current economic challenges and uncertainty regarding programs like Social Security, it may be difficult to know where to start. Tips on how to prioritize your financial goals and strategically plan for retirement so that you are better equipped to plan and invest with confidence.
Advisor's ARMOR: A Guide to Avoiding Campus Violence MatthewHaynes | Senior Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts Temple Carter| Senior Lecturer, Texas State University August 1, 1966. September 13, 2006. July 12, 1976. August 28, 2000. September 3, 2009. What do these dates have in common? Do you remember where you were on April 16, 2007, when you heard about the massacre at Virginia Tech? In most recent years, campus violence has rapidly increased, not just in the United States but also across the globe. It is our responsibility to protect ourselves by using our ARMOR.
Counseling and Academic Advising: A Student Affairs Marriage MandyDavidson| Academic Advisor, College of Natural Sciences Terra Ousley | Academic Advisor, College of Natural Sciences Micah Jackman | Academic Advisor, College of Natural Sciences Counseling and academic advising intersect in ways that are helpful to student affairs professionals in supporting students. Session Materials
Get on the SyllaBUS: Creating and Utilizing an Advising Syllabus KaylaFord| Senior Academic Advisor, McCombs School of Business Yesenia Sanchez | Academic Advising Coordinator, McCombs School of Business Through reflection and discussion, this session will explore the benefits of having an advising syllabus & provide suggested steps on how to create one tailored to your academic advising program. Session Materials
Session 3 (1-1:50 PM)
Crisis Prevention through Challenging Conversations MarianTrattner|Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Counseling and Mental Health Center Abby Simpson | CARE Counselor, Counseling and Mental Health Center Ever worry about saying the wrong thing to students in crisis? Do you ever uneasy reaching out to students going through hard times? This workshop can help! This workshop explores the skills to feel more confident in having challenging conversations with students. Session Materials
Standing out like an albino squirrel: How students have earned their orange with the Burnt Orange Society ReedRallojay| Interim Director of the Leadership and Ethics Institute, Office of the Dean of Students Explore and review the structure of the Burnt Orange Society curriculum, discuss the assessment data, and learn about the future implications for the program at UT.
Using Data to Tell Your Story JenniferNailos| Coordinator of Research and Program Improvement Initiatives, Office of the Dean of Students Participants will receive guides to building tables and running basic analyses, resources for constructing visualizations, and links for data on colleges and universities, and their students. Session Materials
Campus Carry at UT Steve Goode | Professor, UT School of Law A report from the chair of the Campus Carry Policy Working Group.
Strengthening Advising Team Unity To Foster Student Success Cindy Bippert |Director of Advising, McCombs School of Business Lovelys Powell |Assistant Director of Advising, McCombs School of Business Academic Advisors in the McCombs BBA Program Office at UT Austin have made it a primary goal to let students know they matter by providing personalized, developmental advising. Researchers have theorized the importance of mattering and its link to student motivation. In this presentation, McCombs academic advisors will highlight the activities that foster a sense of team spirit, including the collective development of a mission statement and core values, advising syllabus, continuous staff development activities, annual advisor retreats and team building efforts. Additionally, we will discuss the benefits of team development for both advisors and the positive impact it has on the students they advise.
Session 4 (2-2:50 PM)
Be a helper and not a fixer: An advisor’s guide to helping skills Lauren Marriott |Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts Are your appointments turning more transactional than transformational? Are your counseling skills rusty? Then expand your advising skills with Hill’s (2009) three-stage model of helping.
BeVocal, a skill set to enhance the workplace AlyssaSingleton| Leadership Specalist, Office of the Dean of Students Emily Shryock | Assistant Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Marian Trattner |Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Counseling and Mental Health Center BeVocal is a university-wide bystander intervention initiative that promotes the idea that individual Longhorns have the power to prevent high-risk behavior and harm. BeVocal is designed to address a variety of issues including racism, high risk drinking, street harassment, sexual assault, and mental health distress. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn about BeVocal and develop a skill set to enhance their performance in the workplace. Session Materials
Expanding potential in 5 minutes or less: Ignite presentations to elevate practice JadenFelix | Coordinator in Sorority and Fraternity Life, Office of the Dean of Students Amory Baril| Assistant Director in Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Phil Butler | Program Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts The concept is simple. Each speaker will present an Ignite Talk, 5 minute presentation with 20 slides automatically advancing every 20 seconds. 5 presentations will be connected to today's theme.
Path to College Graduation for Undocumented Students IvannaCrippa |Program Coordinator, Breakthrough Austin KarenGonzalez |Program Director, Con Mi Madre RosaGutierrez |KIPP Austin Sol Cordova |Program Coordinator, Breakthrough Austin We have made progress in getting more undocumented students into college; however, more can be done when it comes to college persistence. A recent statistic demonstrated only 5 to 10 percent of undocumented high school graduates continue towards post-secondary education and the number lessens when looking at college persistence. As the number of undocumented students continues to increase in Central Texas, it is imperative that we gain the knowledge to assist this population. Today, we will cover the obstacles our undocumented students face when applying to college, what post-secondary institution are doing to retain this population, and look at what we can do at our respective institutions to empower and support this population.
Reasons and Ways to Increase Movement Rachel Watson | Graduate Research Assistant, Fitness Institute of Texas We all know we need to move more, but we don't? Why? Come learn the barriers of exercise, why we should overcome them, and how the definition of moving is taking over. Come learn new ways to increase movement in your everyday life and be prepared to move during this presentation!
Research as Assessment: A Deeper Examination for More Powerful Progress Ashley Stone | Graduate Research Assistant, Division of Diversity & Community Engagement Using research methods to take assessment initiatives beyond traditional surveys can allow for a more thorough examination of the impact of our work. This session will examine how you can do this.
Session 5 (3-3:50 PM)
Seeking Your Best Self Veronica Heiskell |Career Counselor, School of Undergraduate Studies Participate in reflective activities designed to help you identify where you are today, where you want to be in 5 years, and how you can get there.
On Discovering the Fire: Paleolithic Wisdom in Academic Advising AshleyClark| Academic Advisor, Moody College of Communication PALEO Advising challenges advisors to engage in "advising archaeology", devise strategies to "light a fire" under students and staff, and creatively use existing resources to advance the profession.
"I love being here; this is my dream school, but...": Transfer students' perspectives on the transition to UT Austin JeffreyMayo |Senior Program Coordinator, School of Undergraduate Studies Josephine Bibby |Administrative Associate, School of Undergraduate Studies The transfer year poses many challenges for students. In this session, we will share survey data and responses from 3,000+ students and host a dialogue on how to best support new transfer students.
Adaptive Organizations and the Essential Role of Professional Development Emil Kresl | Productivity and Outreach Coordinator, Human Resources Understaffing and regularly paying for overtime to meet current demand prohibits development and inhibits real strategic growth that allows organizations to adapt to changing demands.
**Sessions are still being finalized and are subject to change up to the day of PDD**