PCACAC 2020 Summer Institute Call for Faculty

PCACAC invites you to SUBMIT A FACULTY APPLICATION for our 17th Annual Summer Institute at Longwood University, with sessions on July 20-21 and college tours on July 21 and 22, 2020.

What does a Summer Institute faculty member do?

  • Summer Institute faculty are responsible for curriculum design and content, instruction, and mentoring during and after the conclusion of the Summer Institute.

  • Each faculty member will be asked to design and teach two or three sessions as well as co-facilitate small group discussions with participants throughout the Summer Institute.  Sessions can be on any area of interest to high school counselors and college admission professionals, including topics related to those on our list of Suggested Session Topics below.

  • Summer Institute faculty positions require a 2 to 2 ½ day commitment with a planning meeting during PCACAC’s 55th Annual Conference (April 19-21, 2020) and curriculum planning at other times with faculty colleagues.

  • Faculty will be expected to arrive at Longwood University on the evening of Sunday, July 19 for a faculty dinner - graciously hosted by Longwood's Admissions office - and stay through the closing of sessions on Tuesday, July 21 (usually around 3pm).  Participation in the college tours on July 21 and 22 is optional.

PCACAC covers the cost of registration, travel, meals, and lodging (in Frazer residence hall) for Summer Institute faculty.

In order to be considered for a faculty position, candidates must be PCACAC members in good standing, with the majority of their work being conducted in the PCACAC region.

For consideration, please complete our online application by March 13, 2020.  Selected faculty will be notified by April 3.


The following themes represent today’s hot topics, are sessions previously held, or have been highly recommended by our members. Feel free to refer to this list when submitting your Faculty Application at www.pcacac.org/2020SI-faculty.

First Timer Topics

  • 21st Century College Counseling: Working with this Generation of Students/Families
  • Across the Desk Partnerships
  • Admission Visits for High School Students Tips and Tricks
  • Advising the Student Athlete
  • College Information Session Workshop
  • Current Trends and Future Issues
  • Essay Writing Workshop
  • Financial Aid/Special Circumstances in Financial Aid
  • Matching with a Mentor
  • Mock Admission Committee Discussion
  • Social Media and Marketing in the 21st Century
  • Territory Management
  • Visitor Experience
  • Working with Underrepresented Populations
  • Writing Letters of Recommendation
Middle Management Topics
  • Admission Advancement
  • Building Your Admission Team
  • College Community Culture
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Cross College Partnerships
  • Data Driven Decisions
  • Defining and Aligning Your Mission with your Counseling Practice
  • Discussion of Yield Tools and Tactics
  • Engaging with Faculty
  • Essay Writing Workshops, Application Bootcamps, Junior Planning Panels
  • Examining your Community’s College-Going Culture
  • High School Senior College Counseling Classes/ Advisories
  • Interdependent Departmental Support
  • Jumping to the Other Side of the Desk
  • Multi-Layered Leadership
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Student Engagement and Development – “Cultivating College Kids”
  • Supervising Student Workers
  • Work Life Balance

Visit www.pcacac.org/summer-institute

Co-Chairs:  Kevin Zimmerman, Seton Hill University, and Butch Hamilton, St. Mary's Ryken High School

PCACAC Office:  Rhonda Douthit, Executive Assistant & Site Director, [email protected], 434-989-7557