Annual Symposium

MUASAA's 6th Annual Symposium

"Collaborating Through Change"

Virtual Sessions - February 24, 2022

In-Person Recognition Luncheon - April 7, 2022

The Annual Miami University Academic Support and Advising Association (MUASAA) Symposium will return in February 2022! The symposium will take place virtually on Thursday, February 24, 2022, with an in person recognition luncheon on April 7, 2022. 


MUASAA presents our 6th Annual Symposium, “Collaborating Through Change.” Miami staff and faculty alike are dedicated to helping students excel across all dimensions  – through this conference, we will share tools, resources, and strategies designed to promote exceptional advising for all.   


This year’s symposium celebrates the work we are doing together despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. How have unexpected pivots resulted in opportunities for partnership? In what way are you collaborating with colleagues and campus partners in an environment of continued change? The symposium is an ideal forum for sharing successes, as well as a platform for presenting to potential partners.

 

Call for Proposals

 

We are looking for presentations! We invite you to propose a 60-minute workshop, 25-minute lecture presentation, or poster presentation (will need to be adapted to a virtual format) on a topic relevant to the 2022 symposium theme. 

 

Registration

 

Registration is free of charge. Please register for the symposium as soon as you can. Anyone who wants to learn more about advising best practices and/or does some sort of advising (even if that's not in your formal title!) is welcome to attend. Please share with your colleagues!

 

Professional Development Grant

 

We are excited to again offer the MUASAA Professional Development Grant. Those interested may apply for a $200 award to fund professional development opportunities they may not otherwise be able to attend. Award recipients will be announced during the symposium. The deadline to apply for the grant is Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

 

 

MUASAA Symposium Awards

 

The MUASAA Symposium and the Office of the Provost's advising recognition luncheon will now be a collaborative event. This new partnership is meant to be a space for the university community to learn from one another, to recognize everyone's hard work over the past year, and to plan for the future.


We invite you to nominate your colleagues for this year's advising awards! Awards will be given at the MUASAA Symposium Advising Luncheon on April 7th from 11am-1pm at the Shriver Center. The nomination forms (which include descriptions and criteria) are linked below. Nominations must be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 16, 2022 to be considered for the award. This luncheon will contain the Symposium Keynote Speaker, our annual advising awards, and the opportunity to network and celebrate this year's hard work with each other!

A separate RSVP for the luncheon will come later.

 

Excellence in Advising Award - Faculty Advisor

Nominees for this award must be a current member of Miami's faculty, classified/unclassified staff, or administration. Nominees should have a significant record of direct delivery of academic advising services to undergraduates and have demonstrated exceptional leadership in promoting high quality academic advising at Miami University.

 


Excellence in Advising Award - Professional Staff Advisor

Nominees for this award must be a current member of Miami's faculty, classified/unclassified staff, or administration. Nominees should have a significant record of direct delivery of academic advising services to undergraduates and have demonstrated exceptional leadership in promoting high quality academic advising at Miami University.

 


Outstanding Advising Program

  • Must be a program put on by a university advising or student support department. 
  • A creative event that was beneficial to the attendees. 
  • Program was based on specific goals and learning outcomes.

 


Outstanding Advising Supporter/Friend of Advising

  • A university or community member who clearly supports the role of advising at Miami University. 
  • Although not an official advisor, they espouse the values of advising and assist advisors at the university. 
  • Encouraging students to take advantage of campus and community resources. 
  • Possible partnering with advisors for student programming events. 

 


Feel free to share this with your colleagues across campus! We look forward to you joining us at this exciting learning opportunity!

On behalf of the MUASAA Annual Symposium Committee

(Laura Birkenhauer, Dr. Irena Kola, Valerie Westin, Maryanne White, Connor Goodpaster)