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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
 

3:30pm PST

Adviser Session #4: Advising at the Intersections of Identity 
Limited Capacity seats available

Within advising, we often consider the needs of specific student populations separately and fail to recognize that our students do not possess just one identity factor. “Intersectionality”, a term coined by UCLA professor Kimbele Crenshaw, provides us with an understanding of the many multiple-layered identities both we and our students hold. Come explore how we can create an intersectional approach to deepen our understanding of our students and allow for self-reflection as advisers.  

Speakers
JM

Jasmine Morgan

Adviser, Kansas State University


Tuesday December 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Loews Hollywood Hotel - Salon 5

3:30pm PST

Adviser Session #4: Asset-based Advising: Acorns, Options and Backwards-planning
Limited Capacity seats available

Students are not empty beings needing to be filled with college knowledge. They are more like acorns…already possessing the potential to grow into something great but needing the proper elements to do so. We often work with students who believe college isn't for them and that they do not possess the grades, skills, or abilities to pursue higher education. How do we help these students see themselves in college and believe in themselves the way we do? Asset-based advising is a great tool for working with students who hold negative self-beliefs. Come learn about best practices for tapping into a student's full potential via advising, presenting various options for post-secondary education, and backwards-planning strategies. 

Speakers
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Fabiola Gutierrez

Adviser, University of California, Berkeley


Tuesday December 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Loews Hollywood Hotel - Salon 4

3:30pm PST

Adviser Session #4: Every Student, Every Day
Limited Capacity seats available

As advisers, we have a sense of responsibility for the success of every senior in our schools, yet we know it can be a challenge for one adviser to reach every single student. In order to meet the KPI goals of CAC, advisers at large high schools must learn how to identify the appropriate stakeholders to help foster community and support schoolwide efforts to reach diverse students. We will share our personal strategies as well as the resources that we utilize to create a college-going culture at our high schools. You’ll receive both paper and electronic templates that you can use to implement and build on these strategies at your own high schools. 

Speakers
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Alma Luna

Adviser, Texas Christian University
MM

Maggie Moore

Adviser, Texas Christian University


Tuesday December 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Loews Hollywood Hotel - Los Feliz

3:30pm PST

Adviser Session #4: When Leaving Home Seems Impossible: Polarizing Hometown Expectations, College Access, and Advising Rural Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore the various challenges that rural students face and how we as advisers can foster a more collaborative environment by examining our own biases and our role within the community. Rural communities have cultural ecosystems that are very different from their urban and suburban counterparts. Due to “brain drain” and a lack of college-access resources, we have witnessed a polarizing effect on the expectations placed on our students—better yourself through higher education vs. stay in the community to work and develop the local economy. Teachers and college advisers are presenting the idea that the key to self-betterment is leaving home for a college or university. In contrast, parents, peers, and community members often express a desire for students to stay in lieu of leaving for college. Learn how you can address these competing agendas and best support your rural students.

Speakers
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Blake Bixler

Adviser, University of Missouri
SJ

Stephanie Jerger

Adviser, University of Missouri
TJ

Trista Joy Sullivan

Adviser, University of Missouri


Tuesday December 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Loews Hollywood Hotel - Mt. Olympus