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For the 2014 Tate Conference, Dr. C. Carney Strange's keynote address was captured on video for those who were not able to attend the conference. You must be logged in with your X.500 to view the video.

Dr. C. Carney Strange Keynote Address

Slides

2014 Tate Showcase Session

Congratulations to Minerva S. Muñoz and Kirsten Collins whose presentation at this year's Tate Conference was selected by attendees as the Showcase Session! Their session, titled "Understanding Class and Classism in Higher Education," highlighted and discussed the often unseen or ignored classism in higher education, as well as strategies for identifying classism in policies and everyday life.

We look forward to having Minerva and Kirsten present this session again as a Professional Development opportunity during the 2014-2015 academic year.

The Showcase Session was awarded to the presentation that had the highest percentage of "showcase" designations on the evaluation per number of attendees.

2014 John Tate Academic Advising Conference Agenda

Thursday, March 13, 2014
8:00am - 4:00pm
McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis

Register for the conference on ULearn.

8:00-8:30
Check-In and Breakfast*

8:30-9:45
Welcome, Keynote Address with Dr. Carney Strange*
"Saving American Higher Education in Thirty Minutes or Less: What to do before the lights go-off"

10:00-11:00
Concurrent Session I

11:15-12:15
Concurrent Session II

12:30-2:00
Awards Ceremony and Luncheon*

2:15-3:15
Concurrent Session III

3:15-4:00
Coffee Hour, Johnson Great Room

*Events held in Memorial Hall

Link to PDF version of the Tate Conference Program

Concurrent Session I

Advising South Korean International Undergraduate Students
Room: Ski-U-Mah
Presenters: Anny Lin, Mingzhi Li and Soo Kyoung Lee

This presentation session is designed to provide advisors with an opportunity to explore some characteristics and concerns related to advising South Korean international students. The presentation topics are categorized as the Korean international students' academic experiences, university life, military service, and career planning.

Presentation

Isn't all on Google!?! Myths and Realities of Student Library Use
Room: Johnson Great Room
Presenters: Kate Peterson, Shane Nackerud, Jan Fransen and Kristen Mastel

Want to help your students engage more academically? The Libraries could help. The University Libraries, with OIR, have collected and analyzed data to gain a picture of library use at the U. Learn more about how library use relates to student success and retention.

Presentation

Subtracting the 'Add On' from Equity and Diversity work
Room: 655
Presenters: Carole Anne Broad, Rebecca Dosch Brown, Kirsten Collins, Sara Georgeson, Amy Hackett, Tracey Hammell, Anna Mraz, Don Riley, Greg Sawyer, Ellen Sunshine, Diane Wartchow and Nate Whittaker

In CEHD, rather than view equity and diversity work as an appendage to our professions, we integrate policies and processes that promote equitable practices across all of our work. This includes creating access opportunities that might be different or extra support for students. This panel presentation defines our culture and its impact on advising. Audience members will have the opportunity to share stories as well.

Handouts:
Examining Our Privilege Handout
Equity and Diversity Plan Highlights

Presentation


Prompting Reflection: Helping Pre-health Students Tell Their Stories
Room: 665
Presenters: Simone Gbolo, Sara Lofstrom, Whitney Moore and Lisa Novack

The ability to articulate experiences and accomplishments is an important skill when preparing for and applying to professional health education programs such as Medical, Dental, and Pharmacy School. During this session, attendees will explore the importance of reflection in the admissions process and review strategies that have been implemented to help undergraduate pre-health students derive meaning from their experiences.


Concurrent Session II

Conversation with Dr. Carney Strange
Room: Memorial Hall
Presenter: Dr. Carney Strange

Continue the conversation with our keynote speaker, Dr. Carney Strange. With a broad perspective on higher education, he will lead attendees in discussion regarding expected changes in coming years and how this will affect all of our roles in student services. Further reflection on what makes a nurturing environment will be an area of focus as well.

The critical role of advising and student services in the Persistence Pyramid
Room: Johnson Great Room
Presenter: Les Opatz

Learn about increasing students' retention and degree completion. Research based on successful low-income students examines individual factors (economic, social, psychological, academic) and campus-based environmental factors (educational/curricular support, diversity and community support, involvement opportunities, caring culture) that influence persistence. Discuss numerous recommendations for increasing degree completion and brainstorm ways to apply the findings to our work with low-income and other groups of students.

Helping Students Find Hope: Empowering Students to Achieve their Goals
Room: 665
Presenter: Lisa Novack and Meaghan Stein

It is important for students to believe that they have the power and ability to achieve their goals. This is the fundamental core of hope, and is what makes hope different than simply wishing. As advisors we are in a unique position to assess our students' levels of hope and help students increase hope through methods outlined in the book "Making Hope Happen."

Pulling out the stops! Advanced Career Counseling Strategies
Room: 655
Moderater: Sara Nagel Newberg
Panelists: Chris Buckley, Liz Hruska, Megan Rivera, Jeannie Stumne and Xiaoji Zhang

The Tate award evaluates candidate's ability to "facilitate student progress". A panel of experienced career professionals will share specific anecdotes, techniques and stories they have used to do just that! We will cover common career development challenges including indecision, cultural differences, inaction, family issues, and integrating strengths and learning styles.

Strategies & Support: Advising Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Room: Ski-U-Mah
Presenters: Meagan Hagerty, Tara Dillon and Heather Kaasa

Over the last two decades, the population of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has increased across the country and on our campus. Join us for a discussion about conceptualizing your work with students through the lens of ASD. Presenters will discuss characteristics and strengths of students with ASD, as well as advising strategies and accommodation resources available to students.


Concurrent Session III

Lean In: Advancing Gender Equality in Higher Education, from Students to Administration
Room: 655
Presenters: Kacey Gregerson, Katy Hinz and Katie Koopmeiners

Sheryl Sandberg shook America when she released Lean In. Love it or hate it, Sandberg brings up interesting points that the presenters will use to look at higher education. The presenters hope to increase awareness of gender equality as not simply a "women only" issue; encourage women to consider both long-and-short-term goals; encourage attendees to consider small changes in their professionnal practice and life.

Understanding Class and Classism in Higher Education
Room: Ski-U-Mah
Presenters: Minerva S. Muñoz and Kirsten Collins

TRiO is a collective of nationwide programs serving students from low-income and first-generation backgrounds as they endeavor to succeed in higher education. As TRiO professionals we have first-hand experience with students living in poverty, as well as come from low-income, first-generation backgrounds ourselves. Our goal is to highlight and discuss the often unseen or ignored classism in higher education, as well as strategies for identifying classism in policies and everyday life.

Ready, Set, Launch! Preparing Students for Post-Graduation though Advising
Room: Johnson Great Room
Presenters: Kristin Economos and Aya Maruyama

Most college students experience support and intentional advising throughout the beginning of their college career. However, addressing the post-graduation transition is often lacking in advising curricula. Recent literature highlights challenges students face post-graduation, revealing an emerging area of focus. Join us for this presentation to learn more about best practices for advising students as they prepare for the "launch" to life post-graduation.

Ready, Set, Launch! Handout

A. L.U.V. P.L.A.N.: A Crisis Intervention Model for Advisors
Room: 665
Presenters: Katie Eichele and Will O'Berry

Have you ever wondered what you should do, as an advisor, if a student discloses sexual assault, relationship violence, or some other major trauma? Join this interactive session to learn how to effectively help when a disclosure is made or when a student is just, generally, in crisis.

Save the Date and Call for Proposals

Conference Date: March 13, 2014
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Location: McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis

John Tate Professional Development Conference & Awards Ceremony

The Tate Conference is an annual professional development opportunity for advisors and student service professionals and an occasion to celebrate the role of advising on all University of Minnesota campuses. This year's conference will be at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, March 13, 2014, and will include an awards luncheon at which the 2014 John Tate Award winners will be presented. Registration for the conference will open in early February.

Keynote Speaker
We are excited to announce that the 2014 Tate Conference Keynote Speaker will be C. Carney Strange, Ph.D. Dr. Strange is Professor Emeritus of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Bowling Green State University where he has served as a faculty member since 1978. He taught courses focused on student development, the design impact of educational environments, dimensions of student spirituality, and method of qualitative research. He has most recently published articles around the concept of the changing scope of higher education. The title of his presentation is "Saving American Higher Education in Thirty Minutes or Less: What to do before the lights go-off".

Call for Proposals
The Academic Advising Network Board invites session proposals for the professional development conference held in association with the John Tate Advising Awards Ceremony. Presentations will be 60-minutes in length (including time for questions), and interactive sessions are encouraged. Please submit proposals to Tracey Hammell at thammel@umn.edu by 4:00pm on Thursday, January 23, 2014.

Proposals should include:
1) Name of presenter(s)
2) Email address of presenter(s)
3) Proposed session title
4) Session abstract, which will be included in the conference program if proposal is accepted (50 word maximum)
5) Detailed outline of presentation content and format (200 word maximum)

Showcase Session from 2013 Tate Conference

Congratulations to Lisa Novack and Meaghan Stein whose presentation at this year's Tate Conference was selected by attendees as the Showcase Session! Their session, titled "Exploring the Strengths and Needs of Introverted Students," explored the characteristics of introverted students and examined advisers expectations of successful students. The material presented was based on the book, "Quiet."

We look forward to having Lisa and Meaghan present this session again as a Professional Development opportunity in the fall.

The Showcase Session was awarded to the presentation that had the highest percentage of "showcase" designations on the evaluation per number of attendees.

John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

The John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising is named in honor of John Tate, Professor of Physics and first Dean of University College (1930-41). The Tate Awards serve to recognize and reward high-quality academic advising. They call attention to the contribution academic advising makes to helping students formulate and achieve intellectual, career, and personal goals. By highlighting examples of outstanding advising, the Tate Awards identify professional models and celebrate the role that academic advising plays in the University's educational mission.

Sponsors
Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Academic Advising Network (AAN)

Congratulations to our 2012-2013 recipients!
Jennifer A. Goodnough, Division of Science and Mathematics, U of M Morris
Amy Hackett, College of Education and Human Development Student Services, U of M Twin Cities
Elizabeth Hruska, Career and Internship Services, U of M Twin Cities
Chris Schlichting, Student Services College of Design, U of M Twin Cities

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(L to R Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Robert McMaster, Jennifer A. Goodnough, Elizabeth Hruska, Amy Hackett, Chris Schlichting, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Karen Hanson, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education Laura Coffin Koch)

2013 John Tate Academic Advising Conference Agenda


8:00-8:30
Check-In and Breakfast (Pinnacle Ballroom)

8:30-9:45
Welcome, Keynote Address with Dr. Stephen Brookfield (Pinnacle Ballroom)
Helping Advisees Become Critical Thinkers

10:00-11:00
Concurrent Session I

11:15-12:15

Concurrent Session II

12:30-2:00
Awards Ceremony and Luncheon (Pinnacle Ballroom)

2:15-3:15
Concurrent Session III

3:15-4:15
Coffee Hour (West Wing Lobby)


Concurrent Session 1

Exploring the Strengths and Needs of Introverted Students - Pathways Room
Presenters: Lisa Novack, Meaghan Stein

Are our expectations of students in the classroom, advising appointments, orientation, and campus involvement catered toward extroverted students? Do introverted students feel marginalized due to being compared to the "Extrovert Ideal"? Based on the book, "Quiet," this presentation will explore characteristics of introverted students and examine our expectations of successful students.

Handout
Case Studies

I Am Ready! A Look at How Career Classes are Preparing Students for Career Success - Inventor 1 Room
Presenters: Lucy Reile, Katy Hinz

Pre/post test data from career exploration and career planning courses taught in five different colleges will be shared and discussed. This data demonstrates the impact courses are having on helping students achieve the U of M's Student Development and Learning Outcomes, as well as career course outcomes. Learn about what actually happens in career courses and how these courses help students improve their self-awareness, job searching skills, decision-making, and professional communication.

Identity Development and Retention Practices for Underrepresented Minority Students Pursuing STEM Degrees - Think 4 Room
Presenters: Simone Gbolo, Anne Hornickel, Professor Moin Syed

The North Star STEM Alliance provides support services and professional development opportunities to underrepresented minority students (URMS) to retain them to earn STEM baccalaureate degrees. This presentation features best practices that have doubled STEM degrees by URMS across the Alliance and explore identity development in relation to retention programming.

Preparing for the Worst: Information and Resources in the Event of a Violent Incident on Campus - Think 3 Room
Presenters: Julie Goepferd, Katie Russell, Kai Takatsuka
Panelists: Sharon Dzik, Dave Fuecker, Lieutenant Troy Buhta, Dr. Steven Hermann

As school and campus shootings become increasingly more frequent and deadly in our society, we would like to discuss ways to prepare ourselves, protect our staff and students, and locate resources in the (unlikely) event an "active shooter" tragedy were to occur at the University of Minnesota.

Concurrent Session II

An Integrative Review on International Student Services in Postsecondary Education - Think 3 Room
Presenters: Xi Yu, Elizabeth Isensee

This presentation focuses on international student affairs and services in US colleges and presents an integrative review on best practices in international student services, including student development theory applications, barriers of achieving international student success, and current enrollment and engagement practices. Recommendations on better serving international students are provided.

Career Integration: Introduction and Next Steps - Think 4 Room
Presenters: Brook Blahnik, Kim Hindbjorgen, Becky Hall

The newest initiative from the Learning Abroad Center, Career Integration assists students in being able to identify, connect, and communicate the impact of their experience abroad on their career goals. This session will define and refine Career Integration for participants on campus and beyond.

Create Your Own Intranet: Using Google Tools Effectively to Communicate with Students - Pathways Room
Presenter: Kyle Dukart

Google tools allows anyone to get announcements, advising aids, and forms in front of students in one place and on your timeline. Then collect the information from students that you need through online forms or online scheduling. Your students and you will love it and it's easy! Bring your computer if you want to get a start during the session.

Weaving Strengths and Appreciative Advising - Inventor 1 Room
Presenters: Carole Anne Broad, Erin Konkle, Sara Georgeson

In August of 2012, CEHD Student Services offered a workshop for staff to explore the intersection of Appreciative Advising and Strengths. In this session we will provide an overview of what we learned, sample an interactive exercise, and facilitate a discussion about integrating these approaches into our work.

Concurrent Session III

Advising with and through Strengths: Interactions, Impact and Ideas - Think 3 Room
Presenter: Katy Hinz

Since fall 2011, over 10,400 first-year students and 1300+ transfer students have taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder© assessment to discover their top five talent themes. Since then many advisers, career counselors and other staff across the Twin Cities campus have adopted strengths based approaches and practices as they advise, teach, mentor and supervise students. This presentation addresses how advising and career counseling can fit into the U of M's Strengths Initiative Framework, the impact of various strengths-based approaches on a variety of student outcomes, and ideas for helping students to apply their Strengths.

Strengths and Advising Handout

Responding to Distressed or Threatening Students - Think 4 Room
Presenters: Sharon Dzik, Harriet Sands

This presentation will share how the University's Behavioral Consultation Team responds to and assists faculty and staff in responding to students who are distressed or exhibiting behavior that could harm themselves or others. The presenters will explain the team process in dealing with these stressful situations.

The CDN Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Program: Taking Multicultural Competence to the Next Level Using a Systems Approach - Inventor 1 Room
Presenters: Jeannie Stumne, Mackenzie Sullivan

The CDN Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Program was developed to address the need for a structured and ongoing way for individuals and offices to build multicultural competence skills. This presentation will include an overview of the program's theoretical framework, basic components, and feedback from participants.

Does Culture Matter? Exploring the Impact of Culture on Students' Critical Thinking Skills - Pathways Room
Presenters: Julie Geopferd, Beth Isensee, Mingzhi Li

Join us as we explore how an international student's culture influences their values and critical thinking skills. Our discussion will be based on recent literature, UMN research data, and your own personal experiences. Resources detailing practical applications with students will also be provided.

2013 John Tate Academic Advising Conference Call for Proposals

Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Commons Hotel (formerly Radisson University Hotel)

Keynote Speaker
We are excited to announce that the 2013 Tate Conference Keynote Speaker will be Stephen Brookfield, Ph.D. Dr. Brookfield serves as Distinguished University Professor at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN where he recently won the University's Diversity Leadership Teaching & Research Award and the John Ireland Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Teacher/Scholar. Dr. Brookfield has written 15 books on adult learning, teaching, critical thinking, and discussion methods and critical theory. His keynote address, "Helping Students Become Critical Thinkers," will be grounded in his most recent publication, Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions.

Award Nominations
Call for nominations for the John Tate Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, due January 17, 2013:
http://www.academic.umn.edu/provost/awards/tate/nominations.html

Call for Proposals
AAN invites session proposals for the professional development conference held in association with the John Tate Advising Awards Ceremony. Presentations will be 60-minutes in length (including time for questions), and interactive sessions are encouraged. Please submit proposals to Katie Russell at russellk@umn.edu by 4:00pm on January 24, 2013.

Proposals should include:
1) Name of presenter(s)
2) Email address of presenter(s)
3) Proposed session title
4) Session abstract, which will be included in the conference program if proposal is accepted (50 word maximum)
5) Detailed outline of presentation content and format (200 word maximum)

Congratulations to the 2012 Tate Award Recipients!

Sheryl Bolstad - Senior Academic Adviser, CFANS Student Services, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Christine (Kit) Mack Gordon - Senior Academic Adviser, University Honors Program, the Office of Undergraduate Education
Timothy Johnson - Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
Jeannie Stumne - Director, Career Services, CEHD Student Services, College of Education and Human Development

Showcase Session from 2012 Tate Conference

Congratulations to Krista Soria, Michael Stebleton, and Ron Huesman, whose presentation at this year's Tate Conference was selected by attendees as the Showcase Session! Their session, titled "Major Decision: Implications for Engagement, Satisfaction, and Belonging," used data from the SERU survey to show the links between student engagement and their sense of belonging to their choice of major. Intrinsic motivation had positive associations, and vice versa.

We look forward to having Krista, Michael, and Ron present this session again as a Professional Development opportunity in the fall. In the meantime, encourage your students to complete the most recent SERU survey at z.umn.edu/seru

The Showcase Session was awarded to the presentation that had the highest percentage of "showcase" designations on the evaluation per number of attendees.

2012 John Tate Academic Advising Conference & Awards Ceremony

The John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising is named in honor of John Tate, Professor of Physics and first Dean of University College (1930-41). The Tate Awards serve to recognize and reward high-quality advising. They call attention to the contribution that advising makes to helping students formulate and achieve intellectual, career, and personal goals. By highlighting examples of outstanding advising, the Tate Awards identify professional models and celebrate the role that advising plays in the University's educational mission.

John Tate Academic Advising Conference & Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 8, 2012.
University Hotel Minneapolis (formerly Radisson University Hotel)

Registration closed on Thursday, March 1. Please contact Donald Riley with questions.

Conference Agenda
8:00-8:30 Check-In and Breakfast

8:30-10:15 Welcome, Keynote, and Appreciative Advising Workshop with Dr. Jennifer Bloom

10:30-11:30 Concurrent Session I
Major Decisions: Implications for Engagement, Satisfaction, and Belonging
Krista Soria, Michael Stebleton, Ron Huesman

Utilizing the Student Experience in the Research University survey, this presentation describes the relationship between students' motivations for choosing majors and outcomes (engagement, satisfaction, and sense of belonging). Framed within self-determination theory, the results suggest that intrinsic motivations have positive associations with outcomes while extrinsic motivations have negative associations.

Sustaining Ourselves as Advisers: How to Love the Lives We're Living
Rebecca Aylesworth, Holly Hatch-Surisook, Margaret Rodgers

Have you ever wondered how to keep enthusiasm for advising and love of your job alive? One challenge we face as advisers is how to sustain ourselves and keep a healthy and positive work -life balance, especially in trying times. Come, learn some strategies, and share your own with colleagues.

Learning Abroad for Pre-Health Science Students: Challenges and Opportunities
Sarah Corrigan, Scott Daby, Kim Hindbjorgen, Chad Horsley, Adam Pagel, Katie Russell, Tricia Todd, Emelee Volden

Students who intend to pursue a health profession often face challenges planning a learning abroad experience due to major or graduate school requirements including structured course sequencing, tight curriculum and competing opportunities. There may also be ethical challenges while abroad. Learn about resources developed by the Undergraduate Learning Abroad Global Health Initiative to meet adviser and student needs.

Integrating Strengths: Insights and Lessons Learned from Advisors and Career Counselors
Moderator: Robin Stubblefield; Panelists: Barbara Goodwin, Angie Schmidt Whitney, Susan LeBlanc, Leah Milojevic, Lucy Reile, Anna Mraz, Chad Ellsworth

Many colleges, units and departments are using strengths-based conversations and activities in their work with students. Academic advisors and career counselors who have successfully integrated strengths approaches into their classes and/or advising/career counseling sessions will share their experiences and discuss approaches they have used. Additional strengths resources will be highlighted.

11:45-1:00 Lunch & Tate Awards

1:15-2:15 Concurrent Session II
Beyond Parent Programming: How to Leverage Family Involvement to Support Student Growth
Chad Ellsworth

Are parents an asset in advancing student development, or just a necessary evil? In this session, participants will be introduced to "Emerging Adulthood Theory" and family social science theories, as well as a new model for academic advisors to involve family members positively in a student's college experience.

Promoting Wellness through Student Involvement
Leonard Taylor

Participants will be encouraged to explore the concept of wellness by revisiting some classic student development theories. We will fuse classic theory with current practice stimulating discussion on U of M resources and best practices for wellness and involvement promotion for college students.

Peer Mentoring in the First-Year: Lessons Learned from Peer Mentors and Advising Staff
Leah Milojevic, Fred Williams, Andrew Williams, ATS Peer Mentors

This session will highlight Peer Mentoring for first year students in the College of Liberal Arts Access to Success Program. Presenters will engage with how peer mentoring impacts the first-year experience, student's navigation of the University of Minnesota, and how it promotes retention. This session will also feature a panel of current peer mentors who will describe their lived experience as both a mentee and a mentor. (See video of peer mentors.)

Mind the Gap: Challenging and Supporting Students to Reach Their Study Abroad goals within the Reality of Their International Experience
Eric Leinen, Emelee Volden

This session will explore the study abroad experience in terms of student development theory, goal setting, and the expectations of students. Attention will be placed on the importance of the role of advisors and on-campus professionals in helping students achieve their goals.

2:30-3:30 Concurrent Session III
Strengths in CEHD First Year Experience - Three Years of Data
Emily Goff, Jennifer Engler

CEHD has used the StrengthsQuest inventory with each first year class for the last three years. Each year the curriculum and delivery model has changed. A survey administered to students after their first semester of each year provides key insights that could inform best practices to ensure student development and learning outcomes are well supported by the use of strengths curriculum.

Developing "U": Students of Color at the University of Minnesota

Leonard Taylor, Suzi Pyawasay

The University of Minnesota campuses enroll nearly 9,900 self identified students of color. This session will review multicultural identity theories and discuss how advisors and student affairs professionals can promote and support identity development of multicultural students at the U of M. Resources and best practices will also be shared.

Advisors as Teachers: Supporting Student Cognitive Development
Katie Russell, Lisa Novack

Students regularly encounter foreign concepts, ideas, and values and through these experiences develop an increasingly complex view of the world. This session will review cognitive development theories and discuss how advisors are well-suited to support students in this area. Participants are welcome and encouraged to share their ideas and experiences.

Working Together to Achieve High-Quality Work Environments for Student Services Professionals
Sarah Corrigan, Kate Jensen

It can be challenging for busy advisors to take advantage of work and wellness initiatives. How can we help student services employees maintain a healthy work environment? We will explore trends from outside academia and suggest adaptations of best practices for academia. Working together to achieve a more positive work environment will benefit all employees and help us provide even better services to our students.

3:45-4:30 Making a Good Conference Great: A Post-conference Discussion with Dr. Jennifer Bloom

Call for 2012 Tate Nominations

The deadline for submission of John Tate dossiers by Colleges and Campuses to Morrill Hall is Thursday, January 19, 2012.

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost is pleased to sponsor the 2011-2012 John Tate Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. Nomination guidelines and materials, as well as sample dossiers of previous award winners, can be found at: http://www.academic.umn.edu/provost/awards/tate/nominations.html

This award is named in honor of John Tate, Professor of Physics and first Dean of University College (1930-41). The Tate Awards serve to recognize and reward high-quality academic and career advising. They call attention to the contribution advising makes to helping students formulate and achieve intellectual, career, and personal goals. By highlighting examples of outstanding advising, the Tate Awards identify professional models and celebrate the role that advising plays in the University's educational mission.

A selection committee, comprised of faculty and professional advisers, a previous Tate Award recipient, and a student member, will select up to four faculty, academic, and/or career advisers at the University of Minnesota to receive the Tate Award. Winners will receive $1,500. The awards will be presented at a public ceremony to be held during spring semester.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Mark Bultmann via e-mail at bultm001@umn.edu or by phone at 625-5857. Thank you for your help with the selection process.

John Tate Academic Advising Conference

The 2010-2011 Conference, Building Alliances and Creating Opportunities


The John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising is named in honor of John Tate, Professor of Physics and first Dean of University College (1930-41). The Tate Awards serve to recognize and reward high-quality academic advising. They call attention to the contribution academic advising makes to helping students formulate and achieve intellectual, career, and personal goals. By highlighting examples of outstanding advising, the Tate Awards identify professional models and celebrate the role that academic advising plays in the University's educational mission.

Sponsors
Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Academic Advising Network (AAN)

Congratulations to our 2010-2011 recipients!
Sarah Corrigan, College of Biological Sciences and University Honors Program
Amy Kampsen, TRiO and College of Education + Human Development
Maggie Kubak, Career and Internship Services
Rebecca Rassier, College of Liberal Arts

Tate winners 2011(L to R: Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Laura Coffin Koch, Maggie Kubak, Rebecca Rassier, Amy Kampsen, Sarah Corrigan, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Robert McMaster)

For those who were unable to attend, please see the following materials from several of the sessions.

Crossing Colleges, Departments, and Duties: Creating Fresh Alliances Around Common Interests
Presenters: Kim Hindbjorgen, Rebecca Dosch Brown, Cindy Pavlowski, Meaghan Stein, Ellen Sunshine

Digital Narratives - Fostering First-Year Students' Identity
Presenters: Leah Milojevic, Fred Williams, Andrew Williams

No More "Hold"-ing On: SASS, Advising, and Academic Probation
Presenters: Scott Slattery, Ph.D.

PSEO: What Advisers Need to Know
Presenters: Danielle Tisinger, Andrew Kopelman, Angie Rivera-Sturtevant
(Additional information about PSEO)

White Privilege: What Does This Mean to Me as an Advisor?
Presenters: Venoreen Browne-Boatswain, Susan LeBlanc, Mary Moga, Josette Barsness
(Article "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack")