2022 AAA Conference

When: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 from 9:00am-4:00pm CST

Where: Virtually via Zoom

Questions regarding the conference can be directed to Conference Chair: Doug Pellatz (dpellatz@unl.edu).

Designing the Future and Building Tomorrow

The Academic Advising Association at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln is excited to host its 9th Annual Academic Advising Conference on Thursday, March 3, 2022. This year’s conference will be hosted entirely through Zoom.

The 2022 AAA Conference will be held nearly two years since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic and since the killing of George Floyd. This year we explore the creative solutions we put in place to keep each other and our students safe from both physical and social disease.

The conference committee has identified four concentrations within the broad theme of Designing the Future and Building Tomorrow: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership and Development, Technology and Practice, and Wellness and Self-Care.

The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Shane Farritor!

Dr. Shane FarritorShane Farritor is the David and Nancy Lederer Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is co-founded Virtual Incision Corporation that is developing miniature robotic devices that are placed inside the body during laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Farritor holds more than 150 patents and is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Shane grew up in a small central Nebraska town. He is an avid maker and woodworker. His wife is a physician, and they have four children.

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2022 AAA Conference Schedule - Session Descriptions

Session titles below are links to their session materials.

*A virtual help desk will be available March 3rd from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Drop in with any questions you have about the conference! 2022 AAA Conference Help Desk



Zoom Meeting Room

9:00 - 9:15 am


Conference Room A

9:15 - 10:00 am

Keynote Speaker

Conference Room A

10:00 - 10:10 am BREAK

Concurrent Session #1 (50 minutes)

10:10 - 11:00 am

Follow-up Conversation with Dr. Shane Farritor

Conference Room A

HuskerWork: Student Staff Skill & Professional Development - Handout

Conference Room B

Beyond Education Abroad - What Makes an Experience Global? - Handout 1 & Handout 2

Conference Room C

Understanding the High Impact Practice of Academic Advising and the Career Trajectory of Advisors

Conference Room D

11:00 - 11:10 am BREAK - Session #1 Evaluations can be submitted at https://go.unl.edu/session_1 until 11:15 am!

Concurrent Session #2 (25 minutes)

11:10 - 11:35 am

CRM Implementation and Planning to Support Retention at UNL

Conference Room A

Voices of International Students: Reconceptualizing Student Support

Conference Room B

Embracing Routine While Celebrating Life - Handout

Conference Room C

Reach for the Stars: Inspiring At-Promise Students to Become Fellowship Applicants

Conference Room D

Session #2 Evaluations can be submitted at https://go.unl.edu/session_2 until 11:50 am!

11:35 - 12:45 pm LUNCH and Optional Networking Activity - Networking activity will be at 11:45 am to 12:30 pm

Conference Room A

Concurrent Session #3 (50 minutes)

12:45 - 1:35 pm

Pi Isn't for Dessert: Advising STEM Students When You Don't Have a STEM Background

Conference Room A

Beyond Referrals to SSD: Advising & Supporting Disabled Students

Conference Room B

Letting Students Lead the Way: Implementing Growth Mindset & Design Thinking in Academic Advising - Handout

Conference Room C

All Feelings Welcome: Removing Toxic Positivity from Student Interactions - Handout

Conference Room D

1:35 - 1:45 pm BREAK - Session #3 Evalutions can be submitted at https://go.unl.edu/session_3 until 1:50 pm!

Concurrent Session #4 (50 minutes)

1:45 - 2:35 pm

Hidden Dimensions: Supporting Students Experiencing the Unique Stress of Marginalization

Conference Room A

Your Authentic Leadership and the Four Needs of Followers - Worksheet

Conference Room B

Decolonizing Your Mindfulness Practice

Conference Room C

2:35 - 2:45 pm BREAK - Session #4 Evalutions can be submitted at https://go.unl.edu/session_4 until 2:50 pm!

2:45 - 3:30 pm

Closing Activity with Prizes (must be present to win!), Conference Session Awards, and Evaluations

Conference Room A

Please let us know how we did this year by completing our 2022 AAA Conference Evaluation form!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you next year!

The Academic Advising Association would like to thank the following for generously sponsoring the 2022 AAA Conference:

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of Business

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of Engineering
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln Division of Academic Affairs
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of Arts and Sciences

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of Education and Human Sciences

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln University Honors Program

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications