Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Even More Nuggets of News from NACAC

Social Networking Anyone?

Going to Seattle for the conference? Want to start networking now? Catch up with old colleagues and make new connections when you join NACAC's 64th National Conference in Seattle Facebook group!

Not a Facebook user yet? Here are some facts to ponder:

If you don’t belong to Facebook, what are you waiting for? Join now!

Don’t Forget to Pack Your BADGE!

Planning ahead? The most important thing you can bring with you is your badge for the conference! It is critical that registrants bring their badge and registration information with them to Seattle in order to expedite check-in. Avoid the long lines and remember to pack your badge.

Preconference Workshop News

Admission Middle Management Institute (AMMI) – ONLY Five Seats Remain!
September 23-24
With just five seats remaining, sessions are filling up fast for NACAC’s Admission Middle Management Institute. AMMI is a two-day comprehensive institute designed for middle management admission professionals. Admission officers with three or more years of experience are strongly encouraged to attend this professional development opportunity. Informative and interactive sessions will cover critical areas of professional growth and development. Topics include management, supervision, leadership, communication, career planning and much more.

Guest speakers include:
Nanci Tessier – vice president for enrollment management, University of Richmond (VA)
Session emphasizes the value of developing strong leadership skills.
Bob Massa – vice president for enrollment and college relations, Dickinson College (PA)
Session will focus on professional development and how to identify and navigate one’s career track.

Visit the AMMI Web page for additional information and to register.

Management Experience In College Admission (MECA)
September 23-24
Calling all rising senior enrollment management professionals. Participate in MECA, NACAC’s two- day preconference workshop. MECA is a professional development workshop established for directors and deans with 0-5 years experience, associate and assistant officers positioned to move into a dean or director role, and all enrollment leaders who want to sharpen their skills. Fast-paced, yet comprehensive, the MECA workshop assists admission professionals in sharpening their leadership skills and abilities.

The MECA experience is facilitated by veteran faculty who will cover current issues and topics relevant in today’s changing admission landscape. Topics of discussion include:

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Personnel issues

  • Strategic planning

  • Enrollment management

  • Budgetary planning

  • Technology in admission

  • Millennial applicants

Register today! Visit the MECA Web page for additional information.

Chief Enrollment Officer’s Forum (CHIEF)
September 24 - 25
Registration remains open for NACAC’s Chief Enrollment Officer’s Forum. CHIEF is a half-day workshop tailored exclusively for senior-level enrollment leaders. The forum will provide an opportunity for enrollment leaders to discuss relevant issues in today’s complex enrollment environment. Network with nationally known experts in the admission field and your professional colleagues about strategic ideas.

Topics Include:

  • Issues about conflict of interest

  • Discussing what president’s want from their enrollment leaders

  • Shaping learning outcomes and agendas

Speakers Include:
Robin Mamlet - lead, Enrollment Practice, Witt/Kieffer Executive Search (PA)
Dr. Steven Olswang – provost, City University of Seattle (WA)
Dr. George Kuh – chancellor’s professor and director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University (IN)

For more information, visit the CHIEF Web page.

Student-Written Essay Scholarship Contest: Deadline Extended

Let your students know the Journal of College Admission is looking for student-written articles about the college-transition and admission process (the college search, application process, transitioning from high school to college, etc).

High school juniors and seniors and college freshman and sophomore are invited to enter. Finalists will have their work published in the Winter 2009 Journal of College Admission special issue, The Student Perspective: My Transition Experience. Seven finalists will be awarded $1,000 each!!!

Deadline: October 1, 2008. View the scholarship guidelines. Need more information? Contact