Session Descriptions  

tuesday Session 1   |   8:30-9:30am

Peer Supervision 101: How Not to Lose Your Mind | SKYLINE I

Morgan McMillan, Indiana University  

Maintaining a peer program amid supervising and conducting your “day job” work routine is truly a manual labor of love. But starting from scratch often leaves more questions than it lends itself to easy answers. This session is intended to serve as the beginning of that conversation – program administration and peer supervision. Topics will include: determining your program offerings, identifying your focus, setting expectations for your peers, and being realistic about your limitations.

Conveying Your Story with Data: Using Assessment to Tell Everyone How Awesome Your Program Is | SKYLINE II

Holly Wright, University of Montana

Assessment can be an overwhelming task to tackle, especially without any structured guidance on how to complete it. How do we combine the bland data points our institutions need with the data that describes the life-changing counseling financial literacy gives to students and their families? This presentation will discuss ways to design learning objectives and measurable outcomes that combine these seemingly-opposing needs and ways to use your assessment tools to effectively evaluate them.

Survey Says: Grad/Pro Students, Special Snowflakes in the Finance Storm | SKYLINE III

Renee Nilsen, University of North Dakota Lyssa Thaden, AccessLex

Much of student debt is attributable to graduate or professional study. Through the presenters’ research and practical experiences assisting these populations in financial well-being, it has been shown that graduate and professional students face unique financial stressors and seek to engage with financial education differently than undergraduate students. Join us for a collaborative learning and dialogue session about how to best address the needs of these populations.

Portland State University's Financial Wellness Center: A Comprehensive Model | FORUM

Shawna Chambers, Portland State University Amanda NguyenPortland State University  

Beginning in 2010 the Student Financial Services at Portland State University began implementing strategic changes to promote financial transparency and education to the students. We will share the small and large projects leading up to the establishment of the Financial Wellness Center with Student Financial Services. Along the way we will touch on how buy-in was created across campus, the outcomes, how the Financial Wellness Center works, the comprehensive training components created for developmental coaching and coaching to completion, key performance indicators, and goals for the coming years.

Break the Cycle:  Increasing Financial Literacy and Well-Being  for Low-Income Scholarship Recipients | BROADWAY III-IV

Jess Ramsey, Purdue University Tommy Van Norman, University of Minnesota

Colleges nationwide are noticing below average rates in low-income student persistence and graduation. While there are numerous scholarship opportunities to make college accessible, there are few programs that holistically approach the issue of generational poverty and its impact. The Purdue Promise and Land-Grant Legacy Scholars Programs both integrate financial literacy information and coaching to help assist students in providing a better life for themselves and their families.


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