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2015 AARC National Assessment and Research Conference -- Updates

AARC 2015 Conference, September 18 & 19, is almost here!!

Registration:

If you have not registered for the conference, please go to the following two links to complete your registration. AARC members please remember to login before you start the registration.   

Please click here to register for 2015 AARC Conference!

and

Please click here to pay and complete your conference registration!

 

If you experience any difficulty logging into your AARC account, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Prosek (Elizabeth.prosek@unt.edu).

 

Conference Hotel:

Still need to book your hotel room? AARC has a group rate at the conference hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton--Memphis Downtown. Please visit the following personalized group webpage to book your hotel room:

 

Booking Group website: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/M/MEMDNDT-AFA-20150916/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name: Association for Assessment & Research in Counseling

Group Code: AFA

Earliest Check-in Date: 16-SEPT-2015

Latest Check-out Date: 20-SEPT-2015

Hotel Name: DoubleTree by Hilton--Memphis Downtown (Hotel website: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/tennessee/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-memphis-downtown-MEMDNDT/index.html)

Hotel Address: 185 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103

The group rate is valid until August 18, 2015. Please book your room soon!!

 

If you experience any question about AARC conference, please contact Dr. Stephen Lenz (stephen.lenz@tamucc.edu).


2015 AARC National Assessment and Research Conference

March 17, 2015

We are commemorating our 50th anniversary as an association by hosting our annual assessment and research conference in Memphis, Tennessee! Most commonly known for influences to 20th century music through the genres of Blues, Gospel, Rock n' Roll, and country music, Memphis is also an epicenter for some important cultural and mental health transitions that have influenced the counseling profession. 

Conference Date:                Friday and Saturday, September 18-19, 2015

Conference Hotel:               DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown (1-800-222-8733)

                                                185 Union Avenue

                                                Memphis, TN 38103

                                                doubletree3.hilton.com

Hotel Room Rate:               King Rooms and Double Rooms- $154 until August 18, 2015

 

Proposals:

Conference presentations will provide attendees with a forum to learn about approaches to assessment and research that are on the cutting edge of our profession.  Programs and receptions are the perfect place to develop collaborations, provide support, and further define your niche as a counselor, counselor educator, or other interested professional.   

Registration:

Please click here to register for 2015 AARC Conference!

and

Please click here to pay and complete your conference registration!

 

Questions or Inquiries?

Please contact:  Stephen Lenz

                              AARC Conference Committee Chair

                              Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

                              Stephen.Lenz@tamucc.edu

                              361-825-3467

 

We hope to see you with us this fall Walking in Memphis!


2014 AARC National Assessment and Research Conference Sneak Peek

August 04, 2014

Conference-At-A-Glance

Thursday, September 4, 2014

9:00 am - 4:30 pm       Executive Board Meeting (Mississippi Room Radisson 2nd Floor)

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm      Networking

Friday, September 5, 2014

8:00 am – 5:00 pm      Registration (iWireless Conference Lobby)

9:00 am – 9:55 am       Education Sessions (iWireless Rooms D & E)

9:00 am – 9:55 am       Roundtable Sessions (iWireless Room C)

9:00 am – 9:55 am       Challenge Education Session (iWireless Classroom 1/2)

9:00 am – 10:25 am     Special Topics Education Session (iWireless Room F)

10:00 am – 10:55 am   Education Sessions (iWireless Rooms D & E)

10:00 am – 10:55 am   Roundtable Sessions (iWireless Room C)

10:00 am – 10:55 am   Challenge Education Session (iWireless Classroom 1/2)

10:30 am – 11:55 am   Special Topics Education Session (iWireless Room F)

11:00 am – 11:55 am   Education Sessions (iWireless Rooms D & E)

11:00 am – 11:55 am   Roundtable Sessions (iWireless Room C)

12:00 pm – 1:55 pm    Luncheon and Keynote (iWireless A/B)

2:00 pm – 2:55 pm      Education Sessions (iWireless Rooms D, E, & F)

2:00 pm – 2:55 pm      Roundtable Sessions (iWireless Room C)

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm      PM Break Out (iWireless Conference Lobby)

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm      Poster Sessions (iWireless Conference Lobby)

3:30 pm – 4:25 pm      Education Sessions (iWireless Rooms D, E, & F)

3:30 pm – 4:25 pm      Roundtable Sessions (iWireless Room C)

4:30 pm – 5:25 pm      Education Sessions (iWireless Rooms D, E, & F)

4:30 pm – 5:25 pm      Roundtable Sessions (iWireless Room C)

4:30 pm – 5:25 pm      Challenge Education Session (iWireless Classroom 1/2)

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm      Welcome Reception (iWireless Terrace overlooking the Mississippi River)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

8:00 am – 10:00 am     Registration (iWireless Conference Lobby)

8:00 am – 8:55 am       Education Sessions (iWireless Rooms D & E)

8:00 am – 8:55 am       Roundtable Sessions (iWireless Room C) 

8:00 am – 8:55 am       Challenge Education Session (iWireless Classroom 1/2)

8:00 am – 9:25 am       Special Topics Education Session (iWireless Room F)

9:00 am – 9:55 am       Education Sessions (iWireless Rooms D & E)

9:00 am – 9:55 am       Roundtable Sessions (iWireless Room C) 

9:00 am – 10:55 am     Challenge Education Session (iWireless Classroom 1/2)

9:30 am – 10:55 am     Special Topics Education Session (iWireless Room F)

10:00 am – 10:55 am   Education Sessions (iWireless Rooms D & F)

10:00 am – 10:55 am   Roundtable Sessions (iWireless Room C) 

11:00 am – 11:55 am   Education Sessions (iWireless Rooms D, E, & F)

11:00 am – 11:55 am   Roundtable Sessions (iWireless Room C) 

 

For more detail information about workshop schedules, business meetings, events, and reception, please click here to down the conference sneak peek.


AARC Nominations and Elections Open Until May 23, 2014

May 06, 2014

AARC 2014-15 Nominations and Elections

The Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) is now soliciting nominations for members of the executive committee (terms beginning July, 2015). Nominations will be open until May 23, 2014. Once nominations are received, the current executive committee reviews the candidates and determines a final slate. Three positions are currently open for nominations:

President-Elect-Elect

Selected key responsibilities include the following: exert leadership in the achievement of the purposes of AARC; preside at the Business Meetings of AARC, of the Executive Council, and of the Executive Committee; serve in a clearing capacity for internal organizational questions, concerns and suggestions; closely with the Treasurer in the preparation and administration of the budget and expenditures; coordinate activities of editors and committees; appoint the members of AARC committees and Editors of MECD, CORE and NewsNotes as relevant; receive and direct ACA reports, memos, and inquiries; serve as liaison between AARC officers and committees and the ACA headquarters staff; seek AARC's involvement in national efforts related to measurement and evaluation in counseling and development; attend meetings of ACA Division Presidents; and participate with members in the creation of, and support of, appropriate new ways of advancing the purposes of AARC through activities and services. The elected individual will serve as President-Elect (2015-16), President (2016-17) and Past-President (2017-18), beginning July 1, 2015.

 

Treasurer

Selected key responsibilities include the following: review and approve requests for disbursements which have been authorized by the Executive Council; present reports of the financial status of AARC to the Executive Council and to the AARC membership at the Business Meeting; recommend limitations for individual budget categories; prepare, duplicate, and distribute the budget; present a recommended budget to the Executive Council for review and approval; recommend changes in budget procedures for AARC and ACA; report to the Executive Committee and/or Executive Council regarding unexpected budgetary problems; maintain the financial record of AARC in permanent record form; work closely with the President in preparing an annual financial report of the Association's status, subject to audit by the proper persons; maintain a current balance for each budget item of the Association's activities; file the proposed budget which has been approved by the Executive Council with ACA; work with the Executive Committee to determine possible sources of income; and forward AARC, minutes and appropriate documentation to the ACA Accounting Office when requested. The elected individual will serve as Treasurer for a 2-year term beginning July 1, 2015.

 

Member-at-Large for Awards

Selected key responsibilities include serving as a member of the Executive Council; participating at the request of the President in AARC activities related to the functions of the AARC Executive Council which are not included in the duties of other officers of AARC; serve as liaison to committees and other ACA divisions, as assigned by the President; provide appropriate materials for  NEWSNOTES, Counseling Today, and the AARC website; coordinate awards activities of AARC, including chairing the Awards Committee; prepare announcements requesting nominations for awards; prepare nominations for ACA awards at the direction of AARC Executive Council; and prepare Exemplary Practices Award and student Research Grant Award for presentation at the annual meeting at the direction of the AARC Executive Council. The elected individual will serve a 3-year term from July 1, 2015.

 

Please send all nominations to csheperis@lamar.edu


AARC Conference Proposals Due May 1, 2014

March 03, 2014

The call for proposals is now available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014AARCProposals

Proposal deadline is May 1, 2014.


2014 AARC National Assessment and Research Conference

November 25, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 AARC National Assessment and Research Conference will be in the beautiful and historic Quad Cities! The Quad Cities is rich in history, and diverse in culture and sure to have something to please almost everyone. Nestled on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River, our communities include Davenport & Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline/East Moline & Rock Island, Illinois.

Conference Hotel:                Radisson on John Deere Commons (309.764.1000 or 888.967.9033)

                                                1415 River Drive

                                                Moline, IL 61265

                                                www.radisson.com/moline-hotel-il-61265/ilmoline

                                                                                           

Conference Hotel Room Rates:          Run of the House         $109/night       (single/double)     

                                                                   King Suite                       $124

                                                                   Business Class Suite  $140

                                                                  Deluxe Suite                    $199

 

Note. Please mention AARC (Promotional Code: AARCGP) to secure conference rate.

 

Conference Center:            iWireless Center (309.654.2001)

                                                1201 River Drive

                                                Moline, IL 61265

                                                           

Travel:     The Radisson on John Deere Commons-Moline provides a complimentary airport shuttle to/from the Quad City International Airport (MLI). See www.qcairport.com. Interstates 74, 80, 88, and 280 and Highways 61, 67, 84, and 92 make it easy to get to and around the Quad Cities.

 

Registration:  Registration is now available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014AARCRegistration

After completing the Registration Form to go to the AARC website at www.aarc-counseling.org to make your payment.

 

Proposals:      A call for proposals will be on the AARC website at www.aarc-counseling.org in the Spring! Proposal deadline will be May 1, 2014.

 

For more information about the Quad Cities, please visit the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.visitquadcities.com and watch http://youtu.be/zG8nrKgvAhc Don't miss out on this great conference – we hope to see you there!!!

 

Questions?  Rebecca Newgent (Western Illinois University – Quad Cities)

2014 AARC Conference Chair

ra-newgent@wiu.edu or 309.762.1876


Student Networking Opportunities

May 23, 2013

AARC is a great place for students to network and develop their professional skills. Hear what students who attended the most recent conference in Orlando have to say about their experiences in AARC/AACE. (click here for video).


2012 Emerging Scholar Award Recipients Announced

May 23, 2013

The 2012 AARC Emerging Scholar Award recipients were announced at the National Assessment and Research Conference in Orlando, Florida. This year's recipients are Dr. Stephen Lenz from the University of Memphis and Dr. Christina Hamme Peterson from Rider University. If you are interested in becoming an AARC Emerging Scholar, please visit our Awards page for more information.