Terry’s work area and to-do list for website

New as of August 6, 2018

Put on the website under conference schedule:

Breakout Session 1
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

“It’s Not About the Nail”: Mapping, Managing, and Moni-
toring Change and Crisis
Nick X. Dean & Thomas Dean
Kansas State University & Children’s Division, Department of So-
cial Services – State of Missouri

This interactive, discussion-based presentation will educate people
about “Signs of Safety”, a strengths-based social work tool that con-
siders how best to effect long-term personal change after both the
concerns and strengths of an individual have been considered. This
tool centers on a Three Column mapping strategy that asks, first,
“What are we worried about?”, then, “What’s working well?”, and,
finally, “What needs to happen?”. This tool has the potential to great-
ly inform and improve the work academic advisors do with students,
and, in particular, gives a useful framework when working with stu-
dents deemed to be academically “atrisk”.

The Art of Advancement: Creating a Core Competency
Based Career Ladder for Academic Advisors
Ashley Thomas & Bradford Cunningham
Kansas State University

While there is limited research available regarding career ladder development specific to academic advisors, a task force of advisors at
Kansas State University initiated a grassroots development of a career
ladder proposal that is currently being considered for implementation
at the institution. Keeping the diverse structure of cross-campus advising models in mind, this proposal has been developed upon the
foundation of the recently released NACADA Core Competencies.
By joining our presentation, you will gain a basic understanding of the
development process at K-State, brainstorm and learn from col-
leagues about their ideas regarding career ladder development, and
obtain a copy of the proposed structure designed by the K-State advising community. 

ROOM 227
Shocker Pathway: Addressing Transfer Shock
Jenna Randall
Wichita State University

The Shocker Pathway (SP) program is a partnership between WSU
Tech (WSUT) and Wichita State University (WSU). Students in the
SP program take 50 credit hours of general education credits at
WSUT before transitioning to WSU to complete at least 15 hours of
approved coursework to earn their Associate of Arts (AA). SP programming addresses transfer shock in students by providing a supportive and engaging atmosphere through intrusive advising. This cohesive effort by both institutions provides students a seamless transfer between the entities. 

Breakout Session I1 (Cont.)
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

ROOM 206
Connecting Undecided/Exploratory Students to Majors &
Kaytie Brozek & Anegla Scott
Wichita State University

Strategic enrollment goals seem to be driving many of the efforts to
engage undecided/exploratory students. Advising professionals play a
pivotal role in the persistence of these students by helping them con-
nect to a major or career field. This session will explore results of a 2
-day, 1 credit hour workshop course designed by academic advisors
in collaboration with career development professionals. Attendees
will learn about the two-day workshop; its design and content and
explore the implications of survey results for the advising profession.

ROOM 209
Connecting with Military Affiliated Students: Part, Pre-
sent, and Future
Dominic Barnes & Fatima Jaghoori
Kansas State University

A brief historical review of K-State classes offered on Fort Riley including research methods, program development patterns, other
schools on post, and the way ahead. From history on post we move
to the current population on campus and online with a review of military affiliated students across campus and within colleges including
our research methods and challenges. We will investigate different
types of students within the military affiliated group, looking at cultural dynamics, education resources, military institutional structures and
terminology, and transition. The session will close with discussions on
any presented materials and the experiences of veteran student at K-

ROOM 227
Bridging Students’ Transitions between Institutions
Jump Start Program for Business Transfer Students
Bente Janda & Miranda Cook
Kansas State University & University of Kansas

With an increased focus on the cost of going to college, student retention, graduation rates and student support, there is a greater need
to develop creative programs for student success. In the summer of
2017, the College of Business at K-State implemented a transition
program for new transfer students. The Jump Start Program gives
students an opportunity to start the business program three weeks
prior to the beginning of fall semester. Students participating in the
program reported a more positive experience concerning building a
community, learning about the business program, campus resources,
and strategies that result in academic success.

 Breakout Session III
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

Coming Full Circle: First Generation College Graduates
as Academic Advisors
Kathy Lillich
Kansas State University

With a growing number of first-generation college graduates now
serving in academia, there are more opportunities for first generation
college students (FGCS) to interact with professionals who can serve
as mentors and role models for post-graduation success. This session
will provide an overview of the common issues faced by FGCS that
can negatively impact their academic careers, share some of the ways
that various institutions have addressed these challenges, and explore
the role that first generation advisors can play in the process. Participants
will break into discussion groups that will generate practical proposals
for ways that first-gen advisors can increase their visibility on campus,
how they can connect with FGCS in meaningful ways, and best practices for advising first-gen students.

Advising for DUMMIES
Robert Pettay
Kansas State University

Advising for D.U.M.M.I.E.S. will share ideas and thoughts from my
own advising experiences and discuss the components of being an
advisor. Development, Understanding, Models, Meaning, Inquisitive-
ness, Empathy and Self-Regulation will frame the session structure.
Thoughts on each of these areas will be shared and participants will
reflect on current behav
iors and share their own approaches to being
an effective advisor.

 ROOM 227

Better Together! Advising Relationships Between 2-year
and 4-year Institutions and their Impact on Student Suc-
Beth Stuewe & J.D. Koons
Kansas State University & Highland Community College

It is no secret that nearly half of undergraduate students start their
journey at a community college. While eighty percent of those students intend to earn a bachelor’s degree, only fourteen percent will
graduate within six years of transferring. After having an honest conversation surrounding these statistics, advisors at Highland Community College and Kansas State University concluded something must be
done. We will share practical ideas for building relationships and key
concepts behind the new DirectLink program at K-State. This unique
dual-advising initiative between K-State and the nineteen community
colleges in Kansas provides benefits to any student looking to transfer. 

To do:
Fix mobile display issue re: menu

Post to Facebook re: new items from KAAN2014 on website

? Slides, handouts, audio from keynote speakers

Show Nikki website report

Someone at KAAN needs to write event recap, collect materials for posting, etc.

Added new banner to homepage re: photos from KAAN2014
Created new homepage intro paragraph w/ link to photos and videos
Added photo gallery from KAAN2014
Created 2014 conference page to hold this year’s content
Updated main conference page for 2015 coming up
Created new banner for KAAN2015 at FHSU
Disabled registration
Added 2 YouTube videos to 2014 page

NEW as of May 7, 2015

Add Dr. Curt & Dr. Christie Brungardt biographies. They are the afternoon Keynote speakers and on the conference schedule add them both with the Dr. Curt & Dr. Christie Brungardt (biographies should be shared with you, if you need it let me know)

$65.00 conference registration (I am checking on the before Aug 1 and after Aug 1 fees)
ADD the $15.00 Ability Ally Training September 10, 2015 ( 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) and add the information that it is capped at 60 participants.
Delete the keynote speaker registration

Add information about Ability Ally Training explaining what it is (should be shared with you, if you need it let me know)

Add the KAAN Awards Program to the conference page + add its own link for the form (shared with you today)

We might need to change who the check is made out to since Jennifer is the new treasurer (will get you information on that)

Hotel information is coming soon. 


Dr. Curt & Dr. Christie Brungardt Bios
Took off the Keynote speaker regisration
Added the Ability Ally training description
Change check made out to Jennifer Jenkins
Made draft of the Awards Program (I don’t know how to attach the form and submit)
Made a draft of the Graduate Student Membership Scholarship form

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