Call for Programs
Call for programs is now open with a deadline of March 3, 2017. Announcements of program selection will be made by April 10, 2017.
The importance of collegiate financial well-being research and practice is more critical than ever as campuses continue to experience diminishing resources and our students are tasked with understanding the life-long impacts of their financial decisions. The 2017 Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being is your opportunity to share evidence-based practices from your campus or organization, learn from leading researchers in the field, and engage with other professionals who are committed to promoting student financial success.
The 2017 Planning Committee knows it’s presenters like you who will make the Symposium an impactful event. The Planning Committee is seeking innovative and thought provoking programs from a wide range of professional functional areas: student affairs, financial aid, advising, and more. Programs which enhance and progress the understanding of collegiate financial well-being, in either research or practice, will be considered.
Presenters will be asked to identify the content level of their session; foundational, intermediate, or advanced. Additionally, the content advisory committee will select programs based upon their relationship to the Symposium's learning outcomes.
SIGN-UP TO REVIEW PROGRAM PROPOSALS
Our program proposal review process is critical to the success of the Symposium. We encourage you to sign-up to be program reviewer here and look for Program Reviewer - Symposium on Collegiate Financial Well-Being underneath the header Educational Programs.
For detailed instructions on how to sign-up, take a look at this document for an example.
Conference Themes & Suggested Topics
What are the various aspects that contribute to collegiate financial well-being (i.e. debt, student loans, budget management)?
How does financial well-being intersect with other areas of a student’s holistic identity?
- In what ways do students’ values drive their financial decisions?
How can university administrators prepare themselves to address a breadth of student financial issues?
What are strategies to help students forecast financial crises and develop plans to address those?
How can university administrators prepare students for major life transitions (i.e. living as an independent minor/foster-care to college, college to the workforce)?
How can departments collaborate across campus and community to identify support both on and off campus?
What are resources (a) for students seeking financial support across units and (b) for departments to develop lasting relationships with other units?
In what ways can off-campus resources be integrated into on-campus support mechanisms?
What are innovative strategies to drive traffic to financial well-being support offices?
In what ways can peer-to-peer learning and coaching positively impact student financial well-being?
What initiatives can financial well-being topics be integrated with to provide overall student understanding and success (i.e. orientation)?
How can various technological platforms (i.e. social media) be utilized to increase awareness and use of financial well-begin programming?
How can colleges integrate alumni into financial wellness initiatives on or off campus?
Do current research and assessment practices in the field of financial well-being demonstrate short or long-term positive outcomes for students? For example, how does one’s ability to manage financial stress relate to academic success? How can administrators support academic success for students?
What should research and assessment look like in this area? What do the surveys and methods already look like, and what have we learned? Essentially, how do we know that our financial well-being practices are working?
What impact does financial wellness have on life after college? Does it affect one’s decision making when it comes to significant life choices, such as purchasing a car or home, deciding when to get married or start a family, making choices about which career to pursue or how to save for retirement, etc.?