Faculty Advising Winter Workshop

Faculty Advising 2018 Winter Workshop Sessions


Student Voices Panel: My Experience with My Faculty Advisor

We will share powerful testimonials from current UConn students discussing their experiences with academic advising.

  • Alexa Friedman:          Senior, Human Health Sciences
  • Hailey Pobari:              Junior, Mathematics/Actuarial Science/Finance
  • Lauren Soranno:          Sophomore, Animal Science

In addition, students join us in person to give you the opportunity to speak with them about the importance of advising to their success.

  • Alemayehu Asres:       Senior, Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Timothy Brown:          Junior, Economics and Finance
  • Djion Holness:             Junior, Animal Science Pre-Veterinary
  • Emma Hungaski:         Junior, Cognitive Science and Speech Language & Hearing Sciences
  • Caitlyn Splaine:           Sophomore, Animal Science Pre-Veterinary

StudentAdmin 101: Making the Most of PeopleSoft

This session will provide an overview of Student Admin functions and tools which are essential for tracking students’ academic progress.  We will provide tips and tricks to help troubleshoot some common issues students (and faculty advisors) may encounter. This will be an interactive session where we will spend a lot of time on Q&A, especially as it relates to the degree audit process and issues that can delay or prevent a student’s graduation.


Promoting Resilience as Mental Health Crisis Prevention

This session, offered by Counseling and Mental Health, will help faculty advisors identify individual, departmental and institutional level strategies to promote resilience and help students develop a resilience mindset regarding academic challenges. We will first identify the dilemmas that faculty advisors are confronted with when they work with students in emotional distress.  We will explore anxiety, avoidance and anger theory as ways to frame common negative student behaviors. We will discuss prevention and early intervention strategies designed to reduce escalation to crisis. We will also review both routine and urgent referral resources on campus.


Tips, Techniques, and Tools for Academic Advising

Research has shown that quality advising is the Number One indicator of student satisfaction with their college experience.  This is because students depend on their advisors for more than just help with their curriculum requirements. They rely on their advisors for help with everything from degree requirements to co-curricular planning and career preparation, to support during times of distress. During this session, we will provide you with concrete tips, techniques and tools to help you support your advisees during their time at UConn.