Undergraduate Advising Professional Development Series Fall 2020

We invite you to the 2020 University Advising Professional Development Series: Cultivating the Seeds of Success: Facilitating Transformative Advising Now

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., beginning September 30th (see specific dates below)

Note: More sessions to be added soon for Spring 2021!

Topics

  • Communication for Connection in Virtual Advising with Rory McGloin
  • Top 5 Nexus Technology Tools and Tips for Advising Virtually
  • Best Practices in Virtual Advising
  • #BlackLivesMatter and Advising Students of Color
  • Student Mental Health and the Role of Advisors
  • Trauma-Informed Advising: Tools for Advisors
  • Nexus tech session
  • Faculty Advising: Theory to Practice

 

About the Professional Development Series

The 2020 Professional Development Series was developed in order to enhance both faculty and staff advisors’ professional development during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sessions and topics were selected after receiving feedback and input from advisors on their immediate needs, particularly those around student support and advisor development in the virtual space.

 

Series at a Glance

(sessions occur on Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. )

Each session will be recorded and made available to advisors after each session. 

Fall 2020   
September 30th Communication for Connection in Virtual Advising with Rory McGloin

Join Rory McGloin (Associate Professors in the Department of Communication) for a discussion to hear about and discuss opportunities for promoting advisor-to-student and
student-to-student online connections. Find points of connection and engage virtually by exploring digital norms, relationship building and storytelling.

REGISTER

WebEx Recording of Event

October 14th Best Practices in Virtual Advising

CANCELLED (stay tuned for updates for later in the semester)

October 21st
(please note date change)
Top 5 Nexus Technology Tools and Tips for Advising Virtually

REGISTER

Webex Recording of Event

October 28th Where are My Students and How Are They Doing? Creating Connections through Resources

Join us for an engaging discussion where we will identify strategies for managing the challenges of connecting with students by navigating campus resources, facilitated by Leo Lachut, Director of the Academic Achievement Center. 

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WebEx Recording of Event

November 4th Faculty Advising: Theory to Practice

Join Dr. Jennifer Pascal and Dr. Dana Ziter for a discussion to explore and clarify the role of faculty advisor and general faculty advising practices. This talk is meant to include both faculty and professional advisors.

REGISTER

WebEx Recording of Event

November 11th Student Mental Health and the Role of Academic Advisors

Jonathan Beazley will be speaking on the critical topic of student mental health in this session. He will offer tools and resources to aid in identifying student mental health issues as well as to support students once an issue is identified. The role of the academic advisor in student mental health will also be clarified.

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Recording unavailable due to WebEx technical issues.

December 2nd How are YOU Feeling? Strategies for Addressing Advisor Fatigue

Provost Carl Lejuez has some advice and strategies to share on the mental and emotional fatigue brought on by endless virtual meetings and many other realities of advising students during the pandemic.

REGISTER

Powerpoint from Presentation

WebEx Recording of Event

If you require an accommodation to participate in the series, please email Kelly Gilbert.