Admission Counselor Institute
MACAC's Admission Counselor Institute (ACI) is a professional development opportunity that hosts eager professionals from two and four-year colleges from every corner of Minnesota. This two-day in-person conference is geared to new admissions professionals with one to two years of experience. You will engage and cover topics on financial aid, communicating with high school counselors, uncomfortable conversations, and more. In addition to the in-depth session topics, you can network with other newer professionals working in higher education.
The Professional Development committee recognizes the intense training their home institutions offer, so this is a supplement to that training, touching on and reinforcing your training and providing you with tools and resources to ensure a successful first or second year of recruitment.
Monday, July 24
9:30AM - 10:45AM — Check-In/ Registration
10:45AM - 11:00AM — Welcome with Nora Main, President, MACAC
11:00AM - 12:00PM — Session 1: Life Jacket Leadership: Stop Drowning and Start Doing! With Paulette Bonneur
12:00PM - 1:00PM — Lunch at University Dining Center
1:15PM - 2:15PM — Session 2: The Big Picture: What's Your Role?
2:15PM - 3:15PM — Session 3: Facilitating Successful High School Partnerships
3:15PM - 4:15PM — Session 4: Being Intentional: Anti-Racism Work in Admissions
4:15PM - 4:45PM — Break
5:00PM - 7:00PM — Social: JD's Hideaway Mankato Axe Throwing
Tuesday, July 25
8:00AM - 8:00AM — Check out of Residence Hall
8:00AM - 9:00AM — Breakfast at University Dining Center
9:00AM - 10:00AM — Session 5: Financial Aid
10:00AM - 11:00AM — Session 6: Understanding Enrollment Options: Transfer Perspective
11:00AM - 12:00PM — Session 7: Territory Management
12:00PM - 1:00PM — Lunch / Closing
July 24-25, 2023
Tuesday, 25: 7:30AM - 1:00PM
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Registration is $300. You DO NOT need to be a MACAC member to attend this event.
MACAC will provide a 50% refund, minus a $25 processing fee, on Admission Counselor Institute registration up until July 17th, 2023. After that time no refund will be given.