2013 ACCIS Colloquia
Report from the 2013 Cleveland Colloquia
By Jenny Rifken
In early August, ACCIS co-sponsored a colloquium with Case Western Reserve University and Oberlin College. Approximately 30 counselors from all over the country attended the event that focused on transitions in higher education and college counseling practices. Participants stayed on Case Western Reserve University’s campus but also had time to experience the food and culture of Cleveland and northeast Ohio.
Highlights of the program included sessions on the following subjects: upcoming changes to the MCAT and medical school admissions, changes in college career services – what hiring organizations really want in college students, educational and classroom practices for the 21st century, trends in engineering education, and changes in admissions. Counselors also had ample time to explore and learn about Case Western Reserve University and Oberlin College. The combination of great presenters, engaged participants, hospitable college hosts, and beautiful weather made for a terrific and thought-provoking conference.
Sunday, August 4:
Participants arrive by mid-afternoon. Tours of campus may be available. Case will host a reception and dinner on campus, and we will have a speaker from Case.
Each night will have an informal hospitality lounge/area for conversation.
Monday, August 5:
Breakfast and then two sessions at Case in the morning.
Drive to Oberlin, lunch, one or two sessions (we will know more as of this week), and, hopefully, a campus tour.
We will return to campus and then go out to dinner in small groups in Cleveland. Admissions Officers from Case will help to lead some of the groups.
Tuesday, August 6:
Breakfast and then two sessions at Case.
Checkout and a box lunch. We will have a place for people to eat, but the box lunch will be helpful for those people who have earlier flights.
ACCIS will offer one Colloquium in 2013. This is a great option for professional development if you cannot attend the Summer Institute or if you would like to see college campuses in a different part of the country. With a smaller number of attendees, the Colloquium allows for more intimate conversations and collaboration.
Cleveland Colloquium hosted by Case Western Reserve University
“Adolescent, Educational and Professional Transitions in College Counseling and College Education”
August 4-6, 2013
Registration Fee: $400
The group will also visit Oberlin College. Registration is limited to 30 counselors.
If you have questions, please contact Renee Bischoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jenny Rifken Fisher (email@example.com).