CARE TEAMS 2007-2017: What has changed, how have we adapted, what does the future hold?

April 11, 2017 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

Join the Commission for Academic Affairs and Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services for a timely and crucial session addressing Care Teams: A Decade of Critical Incident Response and Management on College Campuses


Ten years ago this April, the Virginia Tech shooting left colleges and universities in shock and disbelief, wondering how best to put procedures and systems in place to protect their campuses. Since that time, many institutions have thoughtfully composed critical incident response networks, often called “care teams,” to address student issues and behaviors that create concern in the campus community.

As colleges and universities formed care teams during this period, experts emphasized the value of bringing together individuals from across organizational boundaries on campus—sometimes spanning academic and student affairs—so that team members could share knowledge, information, and resources to better support student success and to better “connect the dots” in assessing the risk of violence. Care teams took on a variety of structures and functionalities across institutions, depending on the perceived needs of the institution and its students, faculty, and staff.

Please join us 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST on April 11, 2017, to hear a distinguished panel of student affairs leaders explore the question of what has changed in these ten years – both societally and technologically – and the implications of those changes for defining and creating “best practices” in the current landscape of care teams in higher education today. Jennifer N. Buchanan, Associate Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement at Florida State University, will moderate a wide-ranging conversation with panelists John Davenport (Illinois State University), Jackie McHargue (University of North Carolina, Ashville), Jen Day Shaw (University of Florida), and Gene Zdiarski (DePaul University). Their dialogue will help leaders and members of campus care teams consider how to best adapt to the “ten-years-post-Virginia Tech” environment and beyond.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the ACPA Commission for Academic Affairs and Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services. To register, please go to  This event is free of charge and open to everyone (participants need not be a member of ACPA).

Florida State University College Life Coaching Institute, June 7-9 2017

Tallahassee, Florida

The Division of Undergraduate Studies and the Advising First Center for College Life Coaching announces the Annual 2017 Florida State University College Life Coaching Institute, occurring June 7-9! Institute Registration will be opening soon, and the theme for this year is Diversifying Vision, featuring individual tracks for Advisors and Administrators, where FSU’s knowledgeable College Life Coaching Staff will teach you how to retain and empower your students.

Since the development of one of the nation’s first and premiere College Life Coaching programs, Florida State University has seen increases in retention and satisfaction among undergraduate students. Creators of the program, as well as the current Coaching Center leadership, will share the perspectives, techniques, research, and theories that are used to achieve these results. They look forward to demonstrating coaching skills while guiding other institutions through the challenges, successes, and rewards of a College Life Coaching program. 

If you are interested in attending the institute, please contact to be placed on the priority mailing list. You will receive a later message when registration opens. FSU looks forward to welcoming you at the institute!

FSU College Life Coaching Institute