Session Descriptions  

tuesday Session 2   |   10:45-11:45am


The Signal and the Noise: Build a Better Program Using Better Information in Half the Time - Pathways
Kate Moody, Ripon College

Lauren Reiter, Penn St. University                                                                        

With the deluge of financial advice in print and online, how can we quickly sift through all the noise to discover new research, best practices, and reliable resources for ourselves and our students? In this informational and interactive session, two fin lit librarians will share the tricks of their trade for locating trustworthy, practical information resources and current academic research to build an effective, cutting-edge program tailored to your students, capacity, and intended outcomes.


Current Issues in Student Retention - Think 4
George Covino, Student Connections  

Financial issues continue to be a major barrier for student success.  This session will explore 8 big ideas in student retention and provide a context for money management education efforts.  Participants will have the opportunity to share strategies that have worked at their institutions


Peer Educator Training: Financial Wellness and a Holistic Training Approach - Think 3
Paola Hernandez Barón, Indiana University

Angela Mazzolini, Texas Tech University

Whether building a new program or strengthening an existing one, this session offers a holistic perspective to peer training for financial wellness education. The more a peer educator understands factors that influence client decision-making, the more they can assist the client in position behavior change.  Presenters will suggest competency areas to incorporate, including training activity examples. Participants will have an opportunity to share ideas and consider how to apply session material.


Financial Wellness at a Distance: What Online Students Want and How to Deliver It - Think 1
Nathan Lohr, Indiana University

Chris Conway, University of Phoenix

Delivering financial wellness content is difficult enough when students are right in front of you. How do you engage them when separated by distance, time, or both? We’ll share our insights from working with online students. What do they want to learn and how do they want to learn it? Discover how fostering a holistic financial wellness approach has shaped our work, and explore best practices for adapting on-campus efforts into online resources using no-tech, low-tech, and high-tech options. 


See it in action: UMNTC Live Like a Student - Think 5
Betsy Everts, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Nate Peterson, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Join us for a walking tour of One Stop Student Services, the home of financial wellness at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Come engage in a conversation of how an integrated student services office developed and implemented a financial wellness program into the work already being done. While at the facility, you will see our Counselors in action and be able to ask them questions about their experiences.


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