September 18, 2015 – Fall Advising Planning MeetingFor advising directors and professional advising staff I-House, 8 am – 12 pm
October 14, 2015 – NACADA National Conference Wrap Up6th floor conference room, Hodges Library, 330-5pm
November 18, 2015 – Effective Advising Strategies: Veteran and ROTC StudentsFrieson Black Cultural Center, 230-430pm
December 3, 2015 – Assisting Students with Mental Health ChallengesWest Wing, Haslam Business Building (HBB 440), 3-5pm
February 24, 2016 – Focus on Teaching: Strategies and SuggestionsHCB West Wing 440, 3-5pm
May 2, 2016 – Second Annual TennACADA AwardsFrieson Black Cultural Center, 3-5pm
Advising Planning MeetingWednesday, September 10, 2014 For advising directors and professional advising staff. Black Cultural Center, check-in and light breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m. and meeting until noon
NACADA Highlights—Brownbag LunchWednesday, October 15 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Crest Room of the University Center Focus on NACADA national conference presentations of interest
College Information SharingWednesday, October 22 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. West Wing of Haslam Business Building (HBB 440) Representatives from each college share information to help with student referrals
Advising Theories PresentationWednesday, November 12 3:30-5:00 p.m. West Wing of Haslam Business Building (HBB 440) Overview of current advising theories and application to our advising work at UTK
Spring Advising Planning MeetingJanuary 27, 2015 For advising directors and professional advising staffUC Ballroom, 8 am – 12 pm
Advising and the Completion Agenda: Strategies for Student Success Webinar
January 29, 2015 – Advising and the Completion Agenda: Strategies for Student Success Webinar
Shiloh Room, UC room 235, 2-3 pm
Pathways to Success, Improving Advising Services for Transfer Students
February 27, 2015 – Pathways to Success, Improving Advising Services for Transfer Students
NACADA Tennessee State Drive-In Conference
February 27, 2015, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Hilton, Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee
March 25, 2015 – U-Track Meets Transfer Students
West Wing, Haslam Business Building (HBB 440)
April 27, 2015 – TennACADA Awards Ceremony
Stokely Hospitality Suite, Haslam Business Building, 5th floor
Roundtable Meet and Greet
Representatives from the Honors Program, One Stop, Student Success Center, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships, and Thornton Athletics Student Life Center introduced their offices and answered questions relevant to the advising community.
Brown Bag Lunch: NACADA Review
TennACADA members met to share information from presentations they attended at the NACADA National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, in October.
Ruth Darling shared information about Envisioning the Future of Advising and Emerging Issues in Academic Advising Theory. Carolyn Becker shared information about Taking Your Career Advising to New Heights. Jeff Elliott shared information about Transfer Student Recap. Sidi Kuzungu shared information about What About Us? Developing a Transition Support Course for International Transfer Students and Jake Roberts shared information about Why Motivation is Not Enough.
TennACADA Professional Development Program
Moderator: Amy Cathey (director, UT Full-Time MBA Program)
Presented by Ruth Darling (assistant provost, Student Success), Jamia Stokes (associate director of Undergraduate Advising, CEHHS), Jason Mastrogiovanni (director, First-Year Studies), Ron Tredway (director, Employee and Organizational Development, Human Resources)
Program: Managing and Developing Your Career. The purpose of the panel is to highlight different potential career paths for advisors (both in and outside of the traditional academic advising realm) and to create an open and honest dialogue around questions of how advisors can best manage and grow their careers in higher education.
Creating a Professional Action Plan Workshop
Lane Morris, associate dean of Undergraduate Programs and Student Affairs, College of Business Administration
Sleep and the Impact on College Students
Theresa Lee, dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Jenny Bloom, past NACADA president and faculty at the University of South Carolina
Working With Exploratory Students
Led by Ruth Darling and Stephanie Kit, this program discussed the upcoming changes for exploratory students at UT and provided advisors across campus the opportunity to discuss strategies for assisting exploratory students.
Brown Bag Lunch: NACADA Review
TennACADA members met to share information from presentations they attended at the NACADA National Convention in Nashville in October. Sidi Kuzungu shared information about The Role of Spirituality in Advising and Advising International Students. Jeff Elliott shared information about Recent Changes and Clarifications in FERPA. Betsy Gullett shared information about Universal Tracking at the University of Florida and Jamia Stokes shared information about Apreciative Advising.
Alison Conner and Penny Beasley presented information about uTrack policies and implementation, including Term 1 Milestones, overview of process flow and student scenario.
Dealing with Difficult Situations
Presented by Ashley Blamey, director of the S.E.E. Center (Safety, Environment and Education Center)
Program: Ashley Blamey, director of the S.E.E. Center (Safety, Environment and Education Center), will lead a program on dealing with difficult situations and the university’s distressed student protocol. Following the presentation, she will give a tour of the new Student Health Center.
Financial Aid and Academic Advising
Presented by Tim Woods of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship
Webcast available!! Webcast Link November 2011
Technology in Advising—Using Social Media to Connect with Our Students
Presented by Jean Derco and Michael Burke of the Instructional Technology Center
Co-Creation of Value in the Student/Advisor Relationship
Presented by David Schumann and Kelly Ellenburg of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center
Co-creation of value is a popular business model based on the premise that significant value can evolve through an active partnership between customer and firm. This model can be applied in numerous ways to higher education, including the context of academic advising. In such a setting, advisor and student hold a shared responsibility for the creation and achievement of the student’s vision, and take on complementary roles in achieving it through strategies that create value for the student.
This session features a short presentation of the theory behind the model, as well as the benefits to students, advisors, faculty, and institutions. Participants will engage in guided discussion and brainstorming on how advisors can integrate the model into their units, and a role play exercise applying co-creation to their interaction with students.
Advising Best Practices and Social Event
This program provided an opportunity for cross-training and networking.
It’s Advising Time in Tennessee! This annual program involves advisors from across campus units connecting with students in “their world”—on the “T” bus, in Smokey’s Cafeteria, or on the Pedestrian Walkway. This program reminds students of the importance of advising and connects them to advisors in a casual setting.
Cultural Competence in Academic Advising
Webinar and Discussion
This webinar, presented by Blane Harding, addressed the dynamics of a changing population and the impact this has on education and advising, the development of cultural identity and worldview as important concepts for interaction, challenges and opportunities for interaction and effectiveness while working with diverse student populations, and concepts and strategies for culturally competent advising.
Resource for Diversity at UT: http://www.utk.edu/diversity
LGBT Issues in Advising
Presented by James Devita and Tiffany Hedges
Facebook and Technology in Advising
Presented by Brian Russell
Everything advisors need to know about using technology to reach today’s students. To view the PowerPoint on Facebook and to access a list of suggested references, please click here.
Academic Advising’s Integral Role in the Academic Success and Persistence of Students
Webinar and Discussion
his webinar, presented by Susan Campbell and Charlie Nutt, provided valuable information on the research that links academic advising to student success. The webinar also covered best practices within academic advising centers.
Outline from the Webinar—includes many useful references on academic advising and retention
Advisor’s Toolbox: Equipping Our Students to be Ready for the World
Advisors from International Student Services, Minority Student Affairs, and the Programs Abroad Office spoke about current issues that relate to studying abroad, minority students, and international students.
Academic Advising Syllabus: Advising as Teaching in Action
How do we communicate to students the purpose and value of academic advising? How do we communicate the student outcomes for advising to students? How do we communicate student and advisor responsibilities? What “common language” do students, faculty, advisors, and administrators need to understand if we are to clearly define outcomes, expectations, and assessment of learning?
Many campuses utilize an Academic Advising Syllabus as an answer to all these questions. An Academic Advising Syllabus uses a recognized format and language to communicate all the key issues for students regarding their academic advising experiences at your institution.
This Webinar provided the basics on how to develop and utilize a syllabus as well as offer examples of syllabi being used at institutions today.
Handouts from Webinar on Academic Advising Syllabus NACADA’s Concept of Academic Advising
Thornton Student Life Center presentation on Advising Student Athletes
This seminar, presented by academic counselors from UT’s Thornton Student Life Center, addressed strategies and issues with advising student-athletes. Topics discussed included eligibility rules and regulations, how academic advisors can work with student-athletes more effectively, and testimonials from current student-athletes about their experiences both in the classroom and on the playing field.
A special thank you to the academic counselors of the Thornton Student Life Center and student athletes for presenting this very informative seminar.
How Today’s Students Think and Learn
Campus-wide Faculty/Staff Learning Workshop, featuring Mark Taylor
Hosted by The College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources and Robert C. Holub, provost and vice chancellor.
Mark Taylor has more than twenty-five years of experience in higher education, management and counseling professions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology, a master’s degree in social work and a doctorate in counseling. Two sessions were provided during the workshop: (1) Generation NeXt Comes to College- Understanding, teaching and serving today’s post-modern students and (2) Post-modern Pedagogy- practical skills for facilitating meaningful student learning in and out of the classroom.