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Charlotte, NC
March 17 - 20, 2024

Registration Information

Member
Registration

$500
$ 400
  • Pre-conference Workshops Require Additional Registration Fees
Early Bird

Non-Member
Registration

$650
$ 550
  • Pre-conference Workshops Require Additional Registration fees
Early Bird

Preconference Workshops

Morning Session

Information for New Tutoring Center Directors

Are you a new tutoring center director? Learn how to gain traction in your new environment and develop the basis for an action plan for the next year as well as a multi-year strategic plan. In this session, you will be presented with a multitude of ideas, resources, and tools to develop or enhance key facets of your tutoring center to increase its impact. Topics may include: conducting an informal review, developing vision/mission, planning, program design and implementation, training, budgeting, status reporting, creating a tutor handbook, managing and improving daily operations, developing an annual report, implementing an advisory board, dealing with bureaucracy, and more!

Afternoon Session

Tutor Training 101

The ACTP tutor training workshop is intended to promote excellence in tutor training through the presentation of topics that will provide credit towards the tutor training certification. This workshop will cover tutoring basics - role playing, tutor contracts, self-regulated learning, study-skills, learning and cognition, and some basics of tutor training for coordinators. Please be ready to share ideas in this interactive workshop.

Morning Session

Creating a Pipeline to Coaching

Dr. Terrance J McClain

Abstract
Do you have a great program but can’t seem to get students in the door? Does your program not have any teeth to hold students accountable for meeting with a coach? This presentation will provide practical ideas for creating a pipeline for your program and increasing your student appointments.


Full Description
Academic coaching is a hot topic in higher education and many colleges and universities are hiring academic coaches and developing coaching programs (Howlett and Rademacher, 2023). While this is true, much academic coaching is rather fuzzy and there is little consensus about what it means (Robinson, 2015), thus making it difficult to create pipelines to our services. Prior to Spring 2023, coaching services at Texas State University did not have a pipeline of students. The services often experienced few appointments scheduled, high no-show rates, and an overall lack of awareness and understanding of the program. We wanted to increase our numbers to show the impact of coaching services. To do so, we began partnering with various offices and advising services across campus to develop a pipeline. This session be in a workshop format and will require attendees to be creative in the methods of creating a pipeline.

Afternoon Session

Implementing Inquiry-Based Holistic Coaching to Promote Student Success

Dr. Russ Hodges

Full Description
Academic coaching is aimed at empowering students to take control of their learning and reach their full potential by providing them with the tools and support they need to succeed in their academic pursuits. Participants will become skilled in using a holistic inquiry-based coaching arch model, developed by Lifebound Academic and Professional Coaching (https://www.lifebound.com/). The model is underpinned by Sternberg’s theory of intelligence, incorporating powerful questions within a semi-structured format focusing on analytic skills (reflection and self-awareness), creative skills (e.g., goal setting and planning), and practical skills (taking action and accountability). Holistic academic coaching approaches are rooted in humanistic psychology holding the belief that every person has the potential for growth and the capacity to achieve their goals. Participants will learn to use the model to help their students (a) set goals, (b) identify challenges, and (c) create and implement action plans.

Afternoon Session

Not Just for Tutoring: Funding & Growing an Academic Coaching Program at an Existing Learning Assistance Center

Dr. John Findura
Kelli Hayes, M.A., M.S.L.I.S.


Full Description
This workshop focuses on creating an Academic Coaching program either from the ground-up or as an extension of an existing learning assistance center using Bergen Community College’s Cerullo Learning Assistance Center and its integration of an Academic Coaching Program into its already robust tutoring services as a model. From funding (including finding grant opportunities) to recruiting Academic Coaches, from getting faculty buy-in to integrating academic coaching into the college’s culture, we will look at laying the groundwork for this expansion of services for an already award-winning learning center. An open discussion about funding, best practices, and separating the “Tutor” from the “Academic Coach” along with participant feedback will be highly encouraged.

Key Points

  • Applying for grants & allocating funding for academic coaching
  • Doing research and compiling resources for establishing an academic coaching
    program
  • The challenges of adapting best practices to a community college setting + establishing an academic coaching program at an existing tutoring center
  • Developing partnerships on campus to facilitate new student resources
  •  Assessment plans going forward
    • Monitoring probationary + warning students via Tutortrac
    • Analyzing GPAs, retention + persistence data annually
    • Collecting qualitative data from students who utilized the program via a survey
      informed by Assessment

Descriptions coming soon!

Now Accepting Presentation Proposals!

Now through November 3rd

Things to Know:

  • Presentations Are Held Monday thru Wednesday

    Presentation slots will be assigned based on content.

    The types of sessions we are looking for are: paper/presentation, research, workshop, panel or roundtable, and demonstration.

  • Presentations Last for 50 Minutes

    All presentations will have a total run time of 50 minutes. This includes any Q&A and breaks as deemed appropriate by the presenter.

Interested?

Proposal Guidelines
Submit Now!

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Saundra McGuire

Emerita Professor
Chemical Education

Louisana State University

Venue Information

Hilton Charlotte University Place

8629 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262

Vendor Information

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Silver
Gold
Verbal Recognition at Welcome Reception
Vendor Information Table
Flyer Included in Conference Folder (Vendor Provided)
Digital Recognition
Guaranteed Presentation Session
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$1,200

Naming Sponsorship (welcome reception, opening breakfast, etc) opportunities available!
Please email [email protected] for more information.

Conference at a Glance

Sunday

  • 8:00am - 4:00pm

Registration

  • 9:00am - 11:30am

Morning PreConference Workshops

  • 11:30am - 1:30pm

Lunch

  • 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon PreConference Workshops

  • 4:10pm - 4:40pm

Tutor Training - Toward Certification

ACTP Certification Information Session

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Welcome Reception

Monday

  • 8:00am - 4:00pm

Registration

  • 8:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibitor Hall

  • 8:00am - 8:50am

Welcome Plenary Session

  • 9:00am - 9:50am

Concurrent Sessions

Group A

  • 10:00am - 10:50am

Concurrent Sessions

Group B

  • 11:00am - 11:50am

Concurrent Sessions

Group C

  • 12:00pm - 1:50pm

Keynote Luncheon

  • 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

Group D

  • 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

Group E

Tuesday

  • 8:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibitor Hall

  • 8:00am - 8:50am

Breakfast on your own

  • 9:00am - 9:50am

Concurrent Sessions

Group F

  • 10:00am - 10:50am

Concurrent Sessions

Group G

  • 11:00am - 11:50am

Concurrent Sessions

Group H

  • 12:00pm - 1:50pm

Lunch on Your Own

  • 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

Group I

  • 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

Group J

  • 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Concurrent Sessions

Group K

Wednesday

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm

Exhibitor Hall

  • 8:00am - 8:50am

Breakfast on your own

  • 9:00am - 9:50am

Concurrent Sessions

Group L

  • 10:00am - 10:50am

Concurrent Sessions

Group M

  • 11:00am - 11:50am

Concurrent Sessions

Group N