The PNACAC Annual Conference is our organization’s premier professional development opportunity bringing together over 300 individuals who share our goal. Through workshops, educational sessions, shared interest group conversations, counseling and enrollment professionals gain new knowledge and a revived enthusiasm to improve the opportunities for students across our five states.
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June 18 - 21st, 2018
Who Should Attend: General and special education teachers, parents, administrators, school psychologists and counselors, social workers, licensed professional counselors, mental health professionals, probation officers, police officers, university students and others concerned with children and behavior issues in classrooms, schools, and the community.
More Information & Registration: http://mtplportal.org/event/2018-montana-behavioral-initiative-mbi-summer-institute/
Date | April 4 - 6
Location | Red Lion, 1223 Mullowney Ln, Billings, MT
2018 Conference Theme: Educational Sovereignty
Montana Indian Education Association (MIEA) promotes and advances equitable opportunity for academic success so that Montana’s American Indian students are provided with an education that acknowledges, affirms and includes their rich cultural diversity in every aspect of the educational experience. By serving as an essential link between Montana’s diverse tribal communities and educational institutions, MIEA holds all accountable for improving social, cultural and academic achievement.
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Date | March 28 - 30, 2018
Location | Bozeman, MT
Network with college access professionals from across Montana, get valuable training, gain new ideas, be refreshed and inspired to keep making Post Secondary Education accessible to ALL!
Date | March 25 - 28
Location | Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL
Attend the AACRAO Annual Meeting for a program that "reflects the scope and breadth of our members' professional responsibilities, as well as meets the changing demands and needs of the professions we serve."
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Montana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Conference
Date | March 21 - 23
Location | Great Falls, MT
The Montana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) is an organization serving the needs of students, institutions of higher education, government agencies, and private funding sources through the coordination of plans and programs for student financial aid.
The Association serves as the State forum and acts as the focus for the expression of views on matters relating to the development, funding and administration of student financial aid at the state, regional and national levels.
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From spring college fairs all over the U.S., to international college fairs, to art- or trade-specific fairs, make sure to check out NACAC's recruitment opportunities this spring!
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Date | March 4 - 5
Location | Carroll College, Helena
Multiple breakout sessions focusing on contemporary issues in Indian country and successful integration of IEFA into all content areas will be offered over 2 1/2 days. Sunday, March 4th, will see a return of the mini institutes. Registration will open in November and will be limited to 200 participants. More information to come via the Indian Education Division’s webpage.
Here's a great chance to interact with high school counselors!
Date | February 21 - 24
Location | Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverside Hotel, Jacksonville, FL
Register at: http://ascaconference.com/
"Entirely focused on analytics in higher education, the 2018 Higher Ed Analytics Conference (the 6th edition!) will take place on February 14, 2018.
This online conference will feature a dozen of 10-minute sessions presented by higher ed professionals working in institutions just like yours — with real analytics solutions to real higher ed problems.
The call for proposals is open until November 29, 2017, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to share your analytics expertise and experience with the higher ed digital professional community."
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United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Conference
Date | January 2 - 5
Location | Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, AZ
More than 400 attendees are expected for the annual gathering that promotes a program focused on youth leadership development, training for youth leader advisers, networking, and cultural exchange. Additionally, youth leaders will provide feedback to help shape content for the 2018 Annual National Conference.
Connect with your fellow NODA members, learn about best practices, and re-discover your love for orientation, transition, and retention. Stay tuned for more details!
November 3 - 5, 2017
Louisville Marriott Downtown
The Institute is designed to serve new full-time professional staff who are responsible for orientation programming and possess less than 4 years of total professional experience. The Institute is not open to graduate or undergraduate students. We recognize that many professionals have significant professional experience in higher education and may have recently become responsible for orientation programs on their campus, but our primary goal is to serve emerging professionals in the field.
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October 29 - October 31
Hilton Portland Downtown
"GEAR UP West is a collaborative regional conference for college access practitioners from the western states of the US."
"This year’s conference will draw over 350 participants from ten western states: AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, & WY. Attendees include GEAR UP and other college access program staff, evaluators, higher education professionals, and middle and high school teachers, counselors, and administrators. All those working to help low-income and underrepresented students prepare for and succeed in college are welcome to attend."
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Where | Phoenix, AZ
When | October 29 - November 1
"AACRAO's Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Conference is recognized as the foremost provider of practical solutions, promising practices, training, research, and guidelines for enrollment management practitioners looking to maximize student success, improve operational efficiency, and enhance the financial well-being of their institution.
The SEM Conference brings together a comprehensive lineup of experts, researchers, and practitioners—who showcase both the core concepts that are the foundation of SEM, as well as new and best practices. There is no better time to navigate the changing landscape and position yourself to maximize your students' and institution's success."
2017 Educators' Conference
"NACAC created the Emerging Admission Professionals (EAP) initiative for those with 0-3 years of experience in college admission. EAP engages admission professionals through educational sessions and networking opportunities with seasoned professionals from NACAC and its local affiliates."
"Educational sessions take place in conjunction with National College Fairs in the spring and fall and are free to attend."
">Registration is now open for fall EAP programs."
Information Source | https://www.nacacnet.org/professional-development/emerging-admission-professonals/
"For 40 years, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has produced Knocking at the College Door, projections of high school graduates. Widely used by policymakers, enrollment managers, college counselors, K-12 educators, researchers, and the media, this 9th edition of Knocking projects by state and race/ethnicity through the class of 2032."
Those who attended the Summer Conference might remember the keynote presentation on data and projections for Montana high school graduates! Learn more about Montana projections in this publication, by visiting www.knocking.wiche.edu.
Information Source | www.knocking.wiche.edu
Hobson's To Lunch, or Not To Lunch is a survey of 224 admissions counselors on their perspective of life on the road. Road warriors from all over the country provided their insights on high school visits, lunch room visits, interactions with high school counselors and students, as well as travel habits throughout the season. Admissions professionals also provided advice for school counselors to ensure that students have the best experience when meeting with college representatives.
Want to learn more about the 2016 Road Warriors Survey? Complete the form here to access the full report. If you would like to participate in our 2017 survey, click here.
Information Source | https://www.hobsons.com/resources/entry/white-paper-2016-road-warrior-survey-report-to-lunch-or-not-to-lunch
Skyline High School, Idaho Falls
Wed., October 18th, 2017
5:00 - 8:00PM
High school counselors from across the area will host the Southeast Idaho College fair.
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The following excerpt is pasted from outofstatecollegefairs.org/about:
The California Out-Of-State College Fairs is "a dedicated team of Southern California educators committed to presenting a variety of college options to high school students. College fairs focus on public and private out-of-state colleges and universities, W.U.E. institutions and international universities."
California Out-of-State and International College Fairs is unique in several important ways:
NACAC’s national conference is a dynamic education and networking event held annually to build relationships among college admission counseling professionals, higher education thought leaders, national policymakers, and others who support students and families in the transition from high school to college. It is the only event of its kind to bring together professionals from both sides of the college admission desk.
At the profession’s preeminent education and networking event:
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Share your professional expertise with the attendees at the 2017 National Conference by submitting an educational session to the 2017 Call for Proposals by January 9, 2017.
Proposals can be submitted in the following format: 75 minute Educational Session, 75 minute interactive Tech Lab, 30 minute Learning Lounge. Presentations submitted must be complete. Fields marked "TBD" will not be reviewed and will immediately get denied.
Submit to the Call for Proposals today!
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MPSEOC Counselor Update
October 25, 2017
This is just a quick announcement to “Mark Your Calendars” for the MPSEOC Counselor Update. Look for a postcard coming to you in the mail soon with more details!
We hope to see you at this annual event that connects the 25 Montana colleges and the Montana high school counselors!
More information @ http://www.mpseoc.org/counselor-update.html
You are invited! Join us for this great annual event of connecting Montana Higher Education / Admissions and New Student Services!
Visit www.MPSEOC.org/Summer-Conference.html for more information, details about the agenda, hotel, speakers, and more. We hope to see you at the conference!
| Registration Fee: $139.00/person
| Registration Form: https://montanacolleges.formstack.com/forms/conference
| DoubleTree By Hilton, 27 North 27th Street, Billings, MT (Downtown)
| New student services best practices
| Management, recruitment & marketing
| Inter office relationships & leadership
| Montana statistics & future outlook
| Current trends and so much more!
Submitted by: Margo Colalancia, Director, WICHE Student Exchange Program
Headed out-of-state for a recruiting trip in the West? Bone up on WUE!
Amaze prospective students and their parents with just how affordable study in Big Sky Country can be, thanks to a program called “WUE” that’s been around for almost 30 years. They’ll think they’ve won the lottery!
In 1987, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) a nonprofit higher education interstate compact, forged an agreement with its member states called the “Western Undergraduate Exchange”, or “WUE”. WUE is a multi-lateral, regional agreement and tuition discounting program whereby a resident of a WICHE member state can go to college at a participating public institution in another WICHE state, and pay 1.5 times the resident tuition of the enrolling institution—or less. Most public Montana colleges and universities participate in WUE; check the WICHE website for the full list. Public higher education institutions that are regionally accredited are eligible to participate in WUE. Prospective student applicants from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, North Dakota, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam are eligible to be considered for the WUE rate.
WUE is the biggest program of its kind the nation; a total of 160 institutions — community colleges and universities – participate in the network. Last year alone (2016-17), more than 38,300 students saved an estimated $341.5 million by paying the reduced WUE rate, instead of full nonresident tuition. Depending on where a student’s from and where they want to enroll, earning a degree in Montana may cost about the same or less than they would pay if they study in their home state! Last year Montana colleges and universities attracted 2,760 students (and their WUE tuition dollars!) from other WICHE states.
Talk to your admissions director to find out your college or university’s WUE enrollment strategy and application guidelines. Some institutions use the savings to entice nonresidents to enroll in difficult-to-fill majors. Conversely, some high-demand majors may not be available at the WUE rate. Institutions can also elect to offer the WUE discounted tuition to only the most academically qualified applicants, to attract the brightest students in the region, which also boosts their graduation and retention rates. Others offer it to any qualified student from a WICHE member state. WUE also helps an institution diversify its student body. The more regional and ethnically diverse their students are, the richer the learning experience for all! Some use WUE to attract academically qualified athletes in the region.
Before you go, check with your admissions director and know your WUE eligibility requirements and your eligible majors!
Margo COLALANCIA | Director, Student Exchange
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200 | Boulder, CO 80301
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