Conference Proposal Writing Workshop Series

The second workshop in the Conference Proposal Writing series will be December 20th, from 1:30-3:00pm in the Journalism Building room 274. We would encourage anyone who is interested and can make it to attend. (It’s okay if you did not attend the first workshop. We can catch you up!)

Below are some topics of interest that were brought up at the first workshop during our brainstorming session:

  • Tracking and using appointment data
  • Self-care for advisors
  • Compensation and scope creep
  • Careers and degrees
  • Fighting against “Yahoo articles” about careers/majors
  • Increasing retention and completion rates in Learning Communities
  • Preparing students for capstone experiences
  • Developing Learning Outcomes for advising programming/Using Backwards Course Design

If you are interested in possibly collaborating on one of these topics please consider attending the workshop. If you are unable to attend but would still like to collaborate, please contact Stephanie Elliott (, and she will help connect everyone interested.

Proposals for the Office of Undergraduate Education’s 2017 Advising Conference are due January 13th, so this workshop will be the perfect opportunity to get started on your proposal! Additionally, this workshop would be helpful if you are thinking about submitting a proposal for conferences that will occur in mid-to late 2017 since submission deadlines tend to be early.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amanda Crall ( or Stephanie Elliot know. Thanks, and we hope to see you at the workshop!

Congrats to the 2015-2016 PDP Winners!


Congratulations the winners of the 2015-2016 Professional Development Program! All advisors listed below reached at least 275 points in Tier 3 of the PDP and received a $25 Visa gift card at the annual ACADAOS Kickoff event on Friday, September 9th, 2016. Three lucky people also won the grand prize drawing for a $200 gift card!

Katie Bush-Glenn
Margo Coates
Amanda Crall
Diana DeVol Bevilacqua
Leslie Dowler
Stephanie Elliott
Sarah Howard
Ruth Ann Karl
Jamie Paulson – $200 gift card winner!
Joanna Spanos
Cory Shain
Gabe Tippery – $200 gift card winner!
Lindsay Tolchin – $200 gift card winner!

Hopefully this serves as an incentive for all advisors to participate in year three of the Professional Development Program, which is now live in Carmen for all members of ACADAOS who have renewed their membership for the 2016-2017 academic year!

ACADAOS Soda Float Kickoff!

Come kickoff the start of another fantastic year with ACADAOS at the Soda Float Kickoff on Friday, September 9th from 3-5pm!

This is a great opportunity to connect with ACADAOS members after the orientation season and getting back into the swing of the fall semester. If you are new to the university and want to learn more about ACADAOS this is a wonderful opportunity to get more information and network with other members!

At the kickoff you will be able to join ACADAOS, renew your membership, pay your dues, learn about the professional development program, network with your colleagues, and of course eat ice cream floats. If you are planning to attend please RSVP by Tuesday, September 6th to Margo Coates.92. We look forward to seeing you there!!

ACADAOS Floats 16-17