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Advisor Workshop Dates and Opportunities

Advising and Academic Enhancement is excited to present the Spring 2017 Advising workshops.  Whether you are a Faculty Advisor, Professional Advisor or a Peer Advisor, each of these sessions will increase your knowledge of advising and help you meet the needs of your advisees.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

For questions or to RSVP, please contact Karina Smith at karinasmith@boisestate.edu or 426-3505.

Spring 2017 Advising Workshops

Communication and Collaboration with Campus Partners
Presented by: Megan Lindbeck, First-Year Advisor, AAE and Alizabeth Gaddie-Interim Assistant Director, AAE

Discussion of communication styles, strategies, and activities with the goal of building positive communication and collaboration both internally and externally.

Date: Friday, February 3rd
Time: 9:00-10:15am
Location: Center for Teaching and Learning, ILC 315

Advising at the Intersections of Identity
Presented by Cathlene McGraw, Academic Advisor, CASS

Effective advising engages students within the context of their lives. Providing support to students that aims to address students with their social identities and experiences in mind can maximize trust and communicate to students that they matter to someone on campus. In this workshop we will complete an exercise derived from the Multiple Dimensions of Identity model to map our own identities to better understand how these might impact our interactions with students. We will complete case studies applying the model to student interactions. Advisors who attend this session will receive an article outlining the Multiple Dimensions of Identity Model and a facilitation guide to run the accompanying exercise with any group following the session.

Date: Friday, February 17th
Time: 9:00-10:15am
Location: Center for Teaching and Learning, ILC 315

Money Talks: Fostering Student Success through Financial Wellness  (CHANGE in Date)
Presented by Banks Blair, First Year Advisor, AAE

For many students going off to college is their first experience managing money on their own.  Some do well handling this new responsibility, but many students struggle and develop financial habits that threaten their ability to persist.   Learn how to identify and support your students who are struggling with finances and how to integrate the financial conversation into your advising appointments.

Date: Friday, March 17th
Time: 9:00-10:15am
Location: Center for Teaching and Learning, ILC 315

Identifying and Addressing Academic Skill Gaps
Presented by Jillana Finnegan, Associate Director, AAE

Students who are putting forth effort in their classes but still struggling may be missing key academic skills such as effective note-taking, test prep strategies, and reading for comprehension.  How do you help a student identify and prioritize gaps?  What resources can you offer to help in their efforts to improve?

Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:00-10:15am
Location: Center for Teaching and Learning, ILC 315

Explore Finish in Four
Presented by Tim Squires, University Systems Coordinator, AAE

Explore the Finish in Four Program, including benefits and outcomes for students, required forms, and the advisor role.  Updates and changes to Finish and Four will also be discussed.

Date: Friday April 14th
Time: 9:00-10:15am
Location: Center for Teaching and Learning, ILC 315

New Student Orientation Faculty and Staff Training

This is the ALL advisor training/update session prior to this summer’s BroncoVentures (First-Year and TNT’s).

Date: Wednesday, May 31st
Time: 9:00-11:30am
Location: Student Union Building, Lookout Room