Faculty Advising Academy

Upcoming Faculty Workshops

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020. Faculty Advising Academy - Addlestone Library, room 227, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Please RSVP.

    This is an interactive introductory session. You will have an opportunity to discuss with colleagues the characteristics of an effective academic advisor and mentor and then learn how to put those into practice with your own students. We are weeks away from that time during the semester when you begin meeting with students as their major advisor. The Advising Academy will equip you with a new perspective on your role as an advisor and provide you with a new set of tools so that you can be more effective, including a set of guiding questions that you can use to begin to turn a twice-a-year advising relationship into a mentoring relationship.

    RSVP for February 13!

If you are unable to attend one of these workshops, you can request a workshop specifically for your academic department. Contact Karen Hauschild, Director, Academic Advising and Planning Center.

Faculty Development Advising Academy

The Faculty Development Advising Academy began in Fall 2016 as an opportunity to provide a discussion-based advising development experience around advising-related topics for new and seasoned faculty who are responsible for advising and mentoring students, both formally and informally.

In the fall semester, workshops are offered to faculty who will be advising formally for the first time as well as workshops for the more seasoned advisor who wants to fine-tune their craft or wants more information. Workshops typically last less than two hours.

All Advising Academy participants are automatically enrolled in the Academic Advising and Planning Center’s OAKS Faculty Development Advising module that houses a plethora of advising related information ranging from advising theory and critical articles to detailed information about advising related resources and referral points. OAKS participants can spend as much time as they like in the module and use it as an easily accessible tool for their advising appointments.

In the spring, workshops are offered around a requested topic area based on past Advising Academy participant feedback. An example topic is "How to Have Difficult Conversations with Students". Advising Academy Workshops are crafted to fit within three advising competencies as identified by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising: Conceptual, Informational, and Relational.

  • Conceptual: what is academic advising, advising as mentoring, advising as teaching, expectations of students and their advisees (see NACADA model);
  • Informational: academic policies and procedures, technology resources, documentation, how to make a referral;
  • Relational: effective communication with advisees, having difficult conversations, understanding students’ challenges.

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