2020 Call for Proposals

2020 5th Annual California Collaborative Academic Advising and Counseling Conference


Submit a Proposal


Conference Goals

Address challenges and showcase successes of eAdvising; cultivate systems-wide professional development for academic advisors, counselors, faculty and staff; and explore evidence based innovations and advances in California academic advising.

Criteria for selection of presentation

Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to current issues in California advising, appeal to conference participants, creativity, ingenuity, and applicability for participants after the conference. We are seeking a wide range of presentation topics relating to academic advising and counseling from a variety of professionals in our state. Proposals should be evidence based.  Priority topics for this year include: cross-system collaboration (Community College to UC or CSU, or vice versa), student success retention and graduation initiatives, transfer success strategies, equity, advising assessment, and eAdvising campaigns.

Eligibility for submission

Anyone involved in advising (administration, faculty, advisors, counselors, graduate students and administrative staff) is invited to submit a proposal. We encourage novices and experienced presenters alike. Share your research, best practices, or techniques with colleagues throughout California.

Proposals should include

Your presentation title, learning objectives, and desired format (i.e. topic discussion, panel, etc.). Please include a brief abstract describing your presentation, an outline of the presentation, the desired learning objectives, and any other information (e.g. brief lit review or supporting research) that will assist the reviewers in assessing your proposal. Abstracts will be included in the conference program. Please limit abstracts to 135 words including the title.

Format options

Conference sessions will be concurrent sessions. Concurrent sessions can be in the format of a topic presentation or a panel discussion. Topic presentations discuss current issues in advising.  Some are based on research, some share best practices, and some are developmental, while others are theoretical. The format should combine lecture with discussion. Panel discussions are designed to explain or involve various presenters from different institutions looking at the same topic from various angles. They do not include several presenters from one institution speaking on the same topic. If that is your presentation, it will not be considered for a topic presentation. All concurrent sessions will be approximately 60 minutes long and a projector, projector screen and internet access will be available. Although the program committee will make every effort to honor your requested format option, the committee may recommend an alternate format in order to accept as many proposals as possible.

Questions?  Please contact JOSHUA LOUDON