Where am I?
Vocation and the Common Good:
Mentoring and Advising Students
The proposed regional conference will help our faculties and colleagues consider how to mentor students in and outside the classroom not only in their academic fields but in athletic, spiritual, and social realms. Because the university does not address the whole person solely in the classroom, we invite professionals from student affairs and athletics in hopes of fostering collaboration toward a more dynamic and unified mentorship model. Our call for proposals specifically target speakers and facilitators with experience keeping the common good in the forefront of their advising and mentoring practices. Event attendees will be encouraged to consider multiple models of engaging their students and/or colleagues in this more sensitive but essential approach. Just as we realize each student has unique gifts and experiences, we as faculty and staff also must draw on ourselves as whole persons to reach our students in authentic ways. One model will not fit all.
This gathering will help us discover common ground and map ways each individual can contribute to this new mentorship model. In particular, we will seek to discuss and differentiate the needs of specific populations, such as adult, international, and online students. Participants from other institutions will join us in posing questions and articulating obstacles to mentoring for vocation. Together we will share best practices and build consultative relationships with faculty and staff at nearby schools·
Presentation and conversation topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Mentoring the development of the whole student
• Maximizing student advising to support student success
• Overcoming faculty resistance to the mentoring role
• Advising and mentoring students towards their vocations
• Advising student organizations
• Mentoring and advising career development
• Mentoring online, non-traditional and commuter students
• Modeling reflection as a faculty member
REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON! Registration will open in November 2013.
Registration deadline is Monday, February 17, 2014
NetVUE members = $25 Non-NetVUE members = $60
(This includes materials, Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and lunch, but not accommodations.)