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Reframing the Narrative: The Covid-19 Impact on Advising Models

What will higher education look like when the current pandemic crisis is over? The current public health crisis is different from anything we have witnessed and will leave lasting changes to the way that institutions think about and serve students. In this developing situation, things are changing quickly, and there's a lot at stake.

What will the future of advising bring? What will advising look like as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic?

Join us as we engage in two days of learning and community building at our annual Summer Advising Mini-Conference, virtual for the first time.

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The Call For Proposals for 2020 MCC's Summer Advising MINI-Conference IS NOW CLOSED

The conference planning committee would like to welcome presentation proposals. To submit a conference proposal, please click here.


Open May 15th – June 8th, 2020.


Criteria for selection of poster/presentation/video: Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to current Public Health crisis and its impact on 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 from a variety of advising professionals in our region.

Eligibility for submission: Those who are involved in advising- administration, faculty, full-time & part-time advisors, administrative staff and graduate students are invited to submit proposals. We encourage novices and experienced presenters alike. Share your research, best practices or techniques with colleagues in the region for navigating the health crisis and supporting students on their track to success.

The conference offers three  distinct tracks:
1.) FYE Best Practices (Internal ONLY)
2.) Collaborations: Advisors and Students/ Advisors and Faculty
3.) Advising and Higher Ed.

Proposals should include your presentation title, learning objectives, and desired format (i.e. panel, roundtable, etc.)

Please include a brief abstract describing your presentation and the desired learning objectives. Abstracts will be included in the conference schedule and on the conference website. Please limit abstracts to 130 words.

Format options for conference sessions include poster, video or topic presentations, panel discussions, and roundtable discussions. Poster or topic presentations and panel sessions discuss current issues in advising. Some are based on research, some share best practices, and some are developmental, while others are theoretical. The format may be mostly lecture with a discussion following, a panel session followed by questions, or a more informal discussion. Roundtable sessions are less-structured discussions on relevant advising topics that generate audience/presenter interaction. All sessions will be approximately 1 hour long.