We are excited to announce the 2018 Conference Agenda! This year we are proud to feature almost all client-led presentations, allowing you to hear first-hand from your peers about how they are making an impact on their campus!
Sunday, September 30
Monday, October 1
Presenter: Jennifer Standley
Don’t know the difference between an opportunity and a portfolio? Want to know when to use an apply-to versus an auto-match? Confused about how scopes work in your system? Start your AcademicWorks adventure with Blackbaud University. Learn the nuts and bolts of system structure and terminology. Explore the different stages of the awarding cycle. Begin thinking about the policies and procedures your organization needs to be successful.
Presenter: Stephanie Marquez, Austin Community College
Whether you are getting ready for your first review cycle or your 50th there is always something to learn. Join us to discuss the basics of how to successfully complete reviews and share ideas on new practices that may help your reviewing process.
Presenter: Evelyn Safder, Indiana University
Implementing AcademicWorks across many campuses or academic departments can be a challenge. The team from Indiana University is excited to share how they were able to successfully implement over 8 campuses. They will share advice, what worked and what didn’t, and best practices to help you along the way.
Presenter: Amy Moncher, DePaul University
DePaul University has continued to be on the cutting edge of scholarship management and donor stewardship since 2012. They continuously innovate to try new ideas that support their students, donors, and internal staff. Come learn how DePaul continues to be scholarship superstars.
Presenter: Laura Castillo, Florida International University
So you’ve purchased AcademicWorks and have all your opportunities built, now what? Rolling out AcademicWorks in a large decentralized institution can seem daunting but it is doable! Gaining buy-in through win win scenarios and focusing on successes you’ll have AcademicWorks all over campus in no time! You will walk away with step by step plan on how to roll out AW once your technical implementation is complete. We’ll focus on how to build partnerships across campus, communicate with students and manage a large roll-out even when you’re a one man show!
Presenters: Brandon Spiller & Seth Morgan
The Academicworks team is constantly blown away by the engaging stewardship practices you put into practice on campus and in your communities. Join us to learn how you can use Engage to take your stewardship to the next level. Whether you have implemented Engage or are just thinking about it, there will be something in this session for everyone to learn.
Presenter: Jennifer Standley
The reviewing process is not a hat—it shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all. Join Blackbaud University to learn about common approaches to setting up your review process in AcademicWorks. Explore built-in system tools and communications. Walk through real-life reviewing scenarios, as well as different recommended solutions.
Presenter: Stacy Buckley and Natalie Daggett, Clovis Community College
Many campuses face multiple challenges when educating students about scholarship opportunities. Join Stacy Buckley and Natalie Daggett from Clovis Community College to learn how CCC has utilized AcademicWorks and personal touch campaigns over the last five years to help increase the overall number of applications received. From conditional and flexible application usage to remote scholarship coordination, come see what these best practices can do for your institution.
Presenters: Seth Morgan and Carrie Goldberger
A lot of updates have been released in AcademicWorks over the past year. The product Management team will close out day one of the AcademicWorks conference by sharing all of the new features released since our conference last year. Everyone us sure to walk away with a few tips and tricks to make scholarships and stewardship easier!
Tuesday, October 2
Presenter: Alania Cater
There is a very promising future ahead for the AcademicWorks platform and we want to share! Join us to learn about the roadmap for AcademicWorks and where we are headed.
Presenter: Kris McPeak, Pasadena City College
Since AW incorporated the video contest into their annual conference festivities, Pasadena City College has entered every year…and won every year. The project is time-consuming, but amazingly simple. The key is Campus Partners. Join Kris McPeak and find out how you can compete with the 3-time Video Champs (meaning, find out how you can create a Scholarship Promotional Music Video, too!)
Presenter: Tiffany Crumpton
Join members of the Blackbaud team to learn about the higher education cloud to help support your entire institution.
Presenters: Ashley Darabaris, Kristen Raiford, Jan McGuire, Auburn University
In 2016, Auburn University’s Donor Relations won a CASE award for their recently developed, centralized Scholarship Impact Reporting process. By using students’ post-acceptance responses and photo uploads from AcademicWorks to generate reports, Donor Relations collected beneficiary photos, stories, and expressions of thanks to include 2,799 personalized profiles and generated 1,264 Scholarship Impact Reports for Auburn University scholarship donors. Overall, 1,252 scholarship funds were stewarded. This session will include information about the implementation of Auburn’s scholarship reporting process using the post-acceptance data within AcademicWorks.
Presenter: Keith Brown, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Join the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a roundtable session where users can gather with their peers, trade successes and failures, and contribute to the larger discussion of AcademicWorks best practices. The team will provide questions, but feel free to bring questions of your own for the group.
This new addition to the AcademicWorks Conference will keep you on the edge of your seat learning about important topics through quick 10-minute sessions. Speakers and topics TBA.