Welcome to the 2014 Academic Advising Conference Page! We're excited to be coordinating this conference this year. This year's conference theme is focused on providing opportunities for advisers to grow, which we feel will cultivate excellence, not only in the advising community but within the students we serve as well. Below you will find information on how to submit a proposal, how to register for the conference, the tentative conference schedule, and information on our keynote speaker. For UNL faculty, staff, and administrators, we hope you will join us on Thursday, February 27th from 9:00am-4:00pm in the Nebraska East Campus Union for our first association conference. If you have any questions about the conference, feel free to contact Tony Lazarowicz at Tlazarowicz2@unl.edu.
Registering for the Conference
Registration for the 2014 conference is now closed. Please check back for details on the 2015 conference in the fall.
Featured Keynote Speaker - Erin Justyna
Originally from Columbus, Nebraska, Erin Justyna has worked at Texas Tech University (TTU) for more than sixteen years and currently directs the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE). In addition to her work with CALUE, Erin's experience in higher education includes advising students with disabilities, teaching and mentoring students returning from probation and suspension, and promoting and facilitating advisor training and professional development. Erin is also a member of Texas Tech University's Committee on Academic Advising and Retention. As a member of the committee's Professional Development Sub-Committee, Erin plans, facilitates, and presents at training and development events for advisors on the TTU campus and surrounding area. Erin was recently honored with TTU's President's Award of Excellence which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated strong leadership skills through presentations, service on committees, and volunteering for campus activities.
Erin has also been a member of the National Academic Advising Association since 2008, serving in various leadership roles, and is a current member of the Emerging Leaders Program. Erin has presented and published continuously for NACADA and the TTU campus for the past five years. Her upcoming article, "Developing Your Professional Identity" will appear in the March 2014 edition of Academic Advising Today: Voices of the Global Community. Erin holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction. Erin's research interests include the role of creativity in learning and curriculum and instruction design. Erin Justyna is originally from Columbus, Nebraska, and is an enthusiastic Huskers fan. Away from the office, Erin shares her time with her husband and three children, and enjoys exploring new places and the culture, food, music, and people within.
We have the program abstracts, handouts and presentation materials uploaded now. You may access that material by clicking here.
Tentative Conference Schedule