Professional Development

Spring 2017 Professional Development Opportunities

January 10, 2017     2:10pm-3:00pm
"What Would You Advise?" (2030 Morrill Hall, no registration required)
 
February 10, 2017     2:10pm-3:00pm
"What Would You Advise?" (2030 Morrill Hall, no registration required)
 

February 17, 2017     10:30am-Noon
EAB Training (New Campus Advising System)—2030 Morrill Hall
This is the introductory training for advisers new to the system, or those who need a refresher on the basic uses of looking up students, entering an advising report, and creating lists.

February 21, 2017     2:00pm-3:30pm
EAB Training (New Campus Advising System)—2030 Morrill Hall
This is the introductory training for advisers new to the system, or those who need a refresher on the basic uses of looking up students, entering an advising report, and creating lists.
To register, contact Kelsey Smyth at ksmyth@iastate.edu.

February 24, 2017     9:00am-10:30am
NACADA Webinar:  Mindset, Right to Fail, and Persistence:  Academic Advising in Support of Student Success (2030 Morrill Hall)
The webinar will run from 9am to 10am (we will veiw the webinar as a group), and we will have 30 minutes for group discussion.  There is no cost to register.
Sign up here:  NACADA Mindset Webinar

March 1 & 3, 2017
Follow this link to learn more about ISCORE (the Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity) and register for the afternoon professional development sessions on March 1st or the full-day conference on March 3rd!
http://www.iscore.iastate.edu/

March 2, 2017     9:00am-10:30am
NACADA Webinar:  Mindset, Right to Fail, and Persistence:  Academic Advising in Support of Student Success (2030 Morrill Hall)
The webinar will run from 9am to 10am (we will view the webinar as a group), and we will have 30 minutes for group discussion.  There is no cost to register.
Sign up here:  NACADA Mindset Webinar

March 8, 2017     7:45am-9:30am
Advising Appreciation Breakfast and Workshop (Campanile Room, Memorial Union)
This year the Advising Appreciation Breakfast will include a workshop for advisers!  Breakfast will be available starting at 7:45am (no program will happen during breakfast, please network with colleagues from across campus!), and the workshop will begin at 8:15am.  Our workshop will center on presentations and group work about Online Advising Notes/Reports.  With the roll-out of EAB Campus, our new campus-wide advising platform, this has become an important topic of discussion.  All undergraduate advisers are encouraged to attend!
Register here:  2017 Advising Appreciation Breakfast and Workshop Registration

March 9, 2017     1:00pm-2:30pm
NACADA Webinar:  It's on Us Too:  Understanding & Navigating Title IX as an Academic Advisor (Room TBA)
The webinar will run from 1pm-2pm (we will view the webinar as a group), and we will have 30 minutes for group discussion following the webinar.  There is no cost to register.
Sign up here:  NACADA Title IX Webinar
 
March 13, 2017     10:00am-11:30am
NACADA Webinar:  It's on Us Too:  Understanding & Navigating Title IX as an Academic Advisor (2030 Morrill Hall)
The webinar will run from 1pm-2pm (we will view the webinar as a group), and we will have 30 minutes for group discussion following the webinar.  There is no cost to register.
Sign up here:  NACADA Title IX Webinar
 
March 10, 2017     2:10pm-3:00pm
"What Would You Advise?" (2030 Morrill Hall, no registration required)
 
April 6, 2017     1:00pm-2:30pm
NACADA Webinar:  Nudging Students to Success:  The Integration of Academic Advising and Motivational Psychology (0009 Curtiss Hall)
The webinar will run from 1pm-2pm (we will view the webinar as a group), and we will have 30 minutes for group discussion following the webinar.  There is no cost to register.
Sign up here:  NACADA Motivational Psychology Webinar
 
April 10, 2017     2:10pm-3:00pm

"What Would You Advise?" (2030 Morrill Hall, no registration required)

April 13, 2017
Iowa Academic Advising Network (IowAAN) Drive-In Conference (FFA Enrichment Center, Des Moines Area Community College)
Register here:  IowAAN Drive-In Conference
See a list of sessions here:  IowAAN Concurrent Sessions

April 17, 2017     9:30am-11:00am
NACADA Webinar:  Nudging Students to Success:  The Integration of Academic Advising and Motivational Psychology (2030 Morrill Hall)
The webinar will run from 9:30am to 10:30am (we will view the webinar as a group), and we will have 30 minutes for group discussion following the webinar.  There is no cost to register.
Sign up here:  NACADA Motivational Psychology Webinar
 
April 27, 2017     3:30pm-5:00pm
NACADA Region 6 Conference Campus Networking (2030 Morrill Hall)
Sign up here:  Regional Conference Attendee Networking

April 28, 2017
2017 Iowa State University Academic Advising Summit (Memorial Union)
The agenda will fill the morning and include lunch.
Sign up here:  2017 Academic Advising Summit Registration
Program and Session Descriptions:  2017 Advising Summit Program
 
May 10, 2017     2:10pm-3:00pm
"What Would You Advise?" (2030 Morrill Hall, no registration required)

May 11, 2017     9:00am-12:00pm
Inclusive Classroom Faculty Development Workshop (198 Parks Library)

Today's university classrooms are more diverse than in the past. With this diversity of students comes the need to ensure the learning environments associated with courses are inclusive and designed to support all students. This faculty workshop includes pre-workshop online learning modules and an interactive face-to-face workshop focused on creating an inclusive classroom environment. Prerequisite: This workshop is for faculty and staff (who have a teaching role).
Flyer:  Inclusive Classroom Workshop

To learn more about inclusive classrooms visit CELT's Creating an Inclusive Classroom website (http://bit.ly/celtinclusion).
To register for this workshop, use the Learn@ISU website (http://learn.iastate.edu/) or if you would prefer call CELT at 515-294-5357 or email celt@iastate.edu & specify: event title, date, name, department & email.

May 17-19, 2017
NACADA Region 6 Conference (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
 
May 24, 2017     1:00pm-2:30pm
NACADA Webinar:  When Students are Sad and Stay Sad:  Best Practices in Advising Students with Depression (2030 Morrill Hall)
The webinar will run from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (we will view the webinar as a group), and we will have 30 minutes for group discussion following the webinar.  There is no cost to register.
 
May 25, 2017     9:30am-11:00am
NACADA Webinar:  When Students are Sad and Stay Sad:  Best Practices in Advising Students with Depression (2030 Morrill Hall)
The webinar will run from 9:30 to 10:30 (we will view the webinar as a group), and we will have 30 minutes for group discussion following the webinar.  There is no cost to register.
 
 

Summer 2017 Professional Development Opportunities

June 12, 2017     2:10pm-3:00pm
"What Would You Advise?" (2030 Morrill Hall, no registration required)
 
July 10, 2017     2:10pm-3:00pm
"What Would You Advise?" (2030 Morrill Hall, no registration required)
 

 

The National Academic Advising Association

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) is the premier organization which serves faculty and staff who advise in higher education. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through a variety of publications and media (DVDs, web-based broadcasts, etc) and numerous conference opportunities.

NACADA offers a myriad of opportunities for professional development and new adviser training assistance.  Check out the NACADA website at www.nacada.ksu.edu for information regarding:

  • Membership
  • Conferences and events – regional, national – workshops on special topics
  • Publications – books, monographs, CDs and DVDs, pocket guides on every topic imaginable!
  • Webinar series featuring current advising topics broadcast via the web, with the opportunity of an interactive Q & A session.
  • And much more! ….

This is an excellent organization to consider joining, so you have the latest topics and the most up-to-date information and research related to academic advising at your fingertips.
 

New Adviser Training

Are you a “new” adviser (3 years or less on the job)?  Are you in charge of training the advising staff in your unit?  UAAC is working hard to gather resources and offer interactive opportunities with other ISU advisers to assist in the training of “new” advisers.

   Here are a few resources and opportunities that we encourage you to explore:

  • The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) provides numerous resources - printed materials, DVDs, etc. - on new adviser training.  Go to their website at www.nacada.ksu.edu to explore the resources you can purchase.
  • The ISU CELT Library (link www.celt.iastate.edu/teaching/library.html) has 20+ books, monographs, pocket guides, DVDs and CDs on various advising topics.  A great resource is “Thriving as a New Academic Adviser” – there are several books and other printed information available in this package.   Also consider the DVD entitled “Scenes for Learning and Reflection:  An Academic Advising Professional Development DVD” – this has 10 vignettes with actual advising scenarios to learn from!

 

Professional Development Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to “grow” in your advising position?  Are you looking for information on the latest trends and directions in the field of academic advising?  Are you interested in being the best you can be at your job?   UAAC is there to help you find these professional development opportunities.  Here are a few resources you might consider:

  • Join the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)!  Membership provides you with a multitude of resources - printed materials, DVDs, etc. – and opportunities such as conferences and workshops on the hot topics in the advising field.  Go to their website at www.nacada.ksu.edu to explore the resources available to you.
  • The ISU CELT Library has 20+ books, monographs, pocket guides, DVDs and CDs on various advising topics that can be checked out for two weeks.  New materials have recently been purchased by CELT – these resources will help you examine a variety of advising topics.   Consider checking out “Scenes for Learning and Reflection:  An Academic Advising Professional Development DVD” – this DVD has 10 vignettes with actual advising scenarios for you or your advising staff to view and discuss!
  • Adviser Summits hosted by UAAC that will add to your background in advising.