June 21, 2018

Upcoming ‘Summer Summit’ conferences scheduled

Upcoming “2018 Summer Summit” professional development conferences for faculty and staff are June 27 and July 24. The conference is designed for deans, associate deans, assistant deans, faculty, academic advisors, assessment committee members, recruitment and retention coordinators, the registrar’s office, and undergraduate admissions staff.  

The sessions feature different topics. The June and July sessions will be in Morris Library rooms 752 and 754. Space is limited to 50 people for each date. Times for the remaining two events are below: 

  • June 27: 2-4 p.m.
  • July 24: 10 a.m.-noon 

For more information, email Elaine Atwood, chief academic advisor, College of Applied Sciences and Arts and College of Agricultural Sciences, at atwood@siu.edu

The schedule for the June 27 presentation is: 

  • 2-2:50 p.m., “Coping Skills. Recognizing At-Risk Students” Presenters are Robert J. Grimmer, counselor-in-residence, Student Health Services, and Benjamin Bizar-Stanton, professional psychology intern, Counseling Services.
  • 2:50-3 p.m. -- Break
  • 3-3:50 p.m., “Building Cultures of Transformation. Lessons from ASU”

Presenters are Craig Anz, associate professor, School of Architecture; Mike Eichholz, associate professor, Zoology; Derek James Fisher, assistant professor, Microbiology; Scott Ishman, interim dean, College of Science; Christie McIntyre, chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Mandara Savage, executive director, SIU Extended Campus. 

The schedule for the July 24 summit is not yet complete, but presenters will include Meera Komarraju, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Jennifer DeHaemers, associate chancellor for enrollment management. 

The university’s Undergraduate Academic Advisement and the Co-Curricular Assessment Committee are sponsoring the summit.