We invite all NYSACAC members to join us for our virtual NYSACAC Summer Institute this August!  For the last 33 years, Summer Institute has brought together admissions professionals (0-3 yrs. experience) and high school counselors (0-5 yrs. experience) with energetic, seasoned mentors to grapple with a wide range of admission counseling issues.  


As a participant, you will learn best practices, share expertise, develop creative approaches to new and not-so-new problems, establish networks, and review ethical standards for our profession. We are certain that the unique combination of a vibrant curriculum and a diverse group of participants and mentors will offer you a refreshing and rewarding experience.


Summer Institute has traditionally been a four-day intensive mentor-based experience at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.  We hope to be able to return to Saratoga Springs in summer 2022.


DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

 

Dates

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 3-5PM

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 3-5PM

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 3-5PM

 

Location

 

Virtual, on Zoom!               

 

   

 

Cost

 

$25 for non-member institutions, free for members.

 

Registration

 

 

Attendance

 

It is the expectation that participants will be able to attend all three sessions for the richest experience.  All sessions will include small group discussion (in breakout rooms) to facilitate networking and mentorship.  Sessions may include some pre-work to allow for greater learning during the virtual meetings.

 

THE MENTOR MODEL

 

The Institute’s mentors are accomplished colleagues who share a deep commitment to the profession and have diverse backgrounds with years of experience.  The Institute’s curriculum focuses on developing three key areas:

  • Professional Development
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Case Studies

 

These areas will continue to be the focus of this year’s virtual Summer Institute!

 

Topics we expect to cover include:

  • Athletics in College Admissions
  • Ethics in College Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Effective Virtual Presentations
  • Implicit Bias and College Admission

 

And More....

 


SUMMER INSTITUTE PLANNING TEAM

Co-Directors

Karen Brown

Executive Director of Admissions

SUNY Oneonta


Annemarie Cervoni

High School Counselor

Orchard Park High School


Curriculum Director

Erica Padilla

Regional Associate Director, NY Metro

University of Rochester


Lead Mentor

Katie Mason

Rochester City School District


On Site Coordinator

Sarah Ireland

Associate Director of Admissions

Skidmore College


Public Relations Coordinator

Betty Chen

Associate, College Access

East Harlem Tutorial Program


Please contact [email protected] with any questions! 

Attendance

It is the expectation that participants will be able to attend all three sessions for the richest experience.  All sessions will include small group discussion (in breakout rooms) to facilitate networking and mentorship.  Sessions may include some pre-work to allow for greater learning during the virtual meetings.