2017 Annual Convention Information

The AOFYE Commission sponsors several networking opportunities during the ACPA Annual Convention. Those interested in AOFYE can meet the Directorate Board during the CelebrACPA event. In addition, AOFYE sponsors an meeting during the convention that is open to all ACPA members who are interested in learning more about the Commission. This meeting generally features the opportunity to meet fellow colleagues in the AOFYE field from around the country as well as recognize the winners of the Commission's Excellence Awards and Research Grant. Important partners such as the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education (NODA) and the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition also are in attendance to update the membership on important resources and upcoming professional development opportunities.

Sponsored Programs at Convention:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors That Help First-Year Students Thrive - 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., The Greater Columbus Convention Center C160a

Starting with Service: The Value of Service Opportunities During Orientation - 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., The Greater Columbus Convention Center A110

Outside the Bricks: Adventure Learning Program for Success - 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., The Greater Columbus Convention Center C162b

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Getting SAS(sy): Building Academic Resilience & GRIT for Marginalized Students - 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., The Greater Columbus Convention Center B131

If you can’t make it to Columbus this year, don’t fret! We will have plenty of webcasts, blog posts and other professional development opportunities for you throughout 2017.  Keep an eye on your email for announcements about these activities and ways to become more involved with AOFYE.