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2018-19 Adviser Forum West has ended
Welcome to Los Angeles, and to 2018 Forum West!
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times**

Dear CAC family,
Welcome to my home state of California and our Adviser Forum West! We are thrilled to have you here in the City of Angels and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome USC Corps! Fight on!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Yours,
Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps

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Tuesday, December 11
 

10:15am PST

Adviser Session #1: Excel at Data-Driven College Advising!
Limited Capacity seats available

Find out how you can use Excel to manage both student information and your crazy schedules! How often do you find that essential advising information—such as class ranking, free/reduced lunch status, test scores, and GPA—is housed in a number of different places? Or that navigating a group of student schedules can be more than a bit daunting? It falls on us as advisers to effectively manage all of this information. You’ll explore methods for compiling information in Excel and learn how to combine information from separate spreadsheets into a centralized source of information. You’ll also learn how to more efficiently plan your days and schedule one-on-one meetings with students, again through the use of Excel. Note: we encourage you to bring your laptop to participate in the spreadsheet activities.

Speakers
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Chris Henson

Adviser, Texas A&M University
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Thomas Langford

Adviser, Texas A&M University
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Zachary Lawrence

Adviser, Texas A&M University


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Loews Hollywood Hotel - Salon 4

10:15am PST

Adviser Session #1: Express Advising: Managing Your Caseload Effectively and Efficiently
Limited Capacity seats available

What if we told you it’s possible to effectively advise a student in under 30 minutes a year? If that intro caught your eye, this is the session for you. We all want to be effective with our students in the most efficient way possible…so, how do we do that? Express advising. This method of advising allows us to increase 1:1 interactions through data-driven questions, build meaningful near-peer relationships with students, and meet in a way that is less stressful for students. We’ll share tools and strategies, including the ones that didn’t work. Every school is different when it comes to adviser caseloads. Some schools have thousands of students in grades 9 through 12, while others are K-12 buildings barely reaching 500 students. No matter the size of your caseload or where you’re located—be it Los Angeles, California or rural Northern Michigan—we’ll teach you how to adapt express advising to your school(s)!

Speakers
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Brandi Schroeder

Adviser, Michigan State University
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Vaughn Springer

Adviser, Michigan State University


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Loews Hollywood Hotel - Salon 6

10:15am PST

Adviser Session #1: GRACE as Your Guide: A Holistic Approach to Data, Goals, and Your Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use GRACE data to maximize your effectiveness as an adviser. Central topics will include filtering data, guiding interactions using Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and best practices for large-scale events. Using “GRACE as your guide” will help you gain confidence as you maneuver your caseload.

Speakers
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Rebecca Moreno

Adviser, Texas Christian University
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Michelle Prokof

Adviser, Texas Christian University
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Glen Williams

Adviser, Texas Christian University


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Loews Hollywood Hotel - Mt. Olympus

10:15am PST

Adviser Session #1: Making Data Work for You: Using Data to Increase Advising Effectiveness
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to analyze and apply data—from GRACE and the College Board K-12 reporting portal—to effect positive outcomes for both advisers and students in your high schools. We’ll highlight a pair of case studies, share our strategies for applying data to improve results, discuss how to make data work for you, and show how you can create better results through targeted work. 

Speakers
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Lisley Canales

Adviser, Texas A&M University
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Jordan Kuneyl

Adviser, Texas A&M University


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Loews Hollywood Hotel - Salon 5

10:15am PST

Adviser Session #1: Mo Money Mo Problems
Limited Capacity filling up

Your students have worked hard to apply to multiple colleges and now the financial aid award letters are starting to roll in. What do you do when students come to your office excited about the dollar amounts on those financial aid award letters? How do you advise them on the best financial decision related to college? Come walk through the entire process of reading a financial aid award letter and helping students determine the best college value for the money.

Speakers
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Nathan Schwausch

Adviser, University of Texas at Austin


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Loews Hollywood Hotel - Los Feliz