COVID-19 Updates:

Call for Proposals

UC Conference Advising banner

The 2020 Conference Committee is seeking proposals for the 9th Annual University of Cincinnati Advising Conference. This year’s conference will focus on Excellence in Advising. We are seeking proposals that showcase tools, approaches, and theories that will help us reach our goal of excellence. Topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Cross college and campus collaboration in advising
  • Using technology to improve advising
  • Supporting underrepresented minority (URM) students
  • Innovative approaches to advising
  • Advising theory

This call for proposals is open to all professionals who advise, mentor, and support students: Undergraduate Advisors, Graduate Advisors/Program Coordinators, Student Affairs Staff, Faculty Advisors, Athletics Advisors, and beyond!


About the proposal

When writing your proposal, please keep the following considerations in mind:

  • All sessions will be 40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, for a total of 50 minutes.  Session moderators will be trained to aid you in keeping track of the time.
  • We encourage proposals that challenge all of us to step out of our comfort zones and into Excellence in Advising

A successful proposal should:

  • Be informative and creative
  • Encourage audience participation
  • Demonstrate application to the advising work of a broad audience – undergraduate advisors on Clifton, UCBA and Clermont campuses, graduate advisors, faculty advisors, specialty advisors (such as athletic advisors, Honors, CCP, etc.), CAPS staff, student affairs professionals such as AACRC, EPS, Accessibility Services, Women’s Center, Learning Commons, etc.
  • Be grounded in research where applicable
  • Have a session title and 150-word abstract for the conference program
  • Include a 400-600-word outline that incorporates learning outcomes and interactive elements, and briefly explains how the presentation connects to the theme of Excellence in Advising.  (We encourage you to review the NACADA’s Nine Conditions of Excellence in Academic Advising.)

The committee’s goal is to provide an assortment of presentations and workshops geared toward staff and faculty who advise students in a variety of ways across campus. 

Proposals are due June 15, 2020. If you have questions, please reach out to one of the 2020 Conference Proposal Co-Chairs, Doe Gavin, and Mack Maynard at