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2021 USG Advising Academy

2021 USG Advising Academy

September 23, 2021

Register Now Session 1 Track Descriptions

The 2021 USG Advising Academy will be held virtually on Thursday, September 23, from 9:00 am to noon. Focused on reinforcing an integrated Momentum Approach to the transition to college success, the 2021 Advising Academy convenes campus leaders in advising, enrollment management, and orientation and transition to discuss progress, practices and challenges in supporting students from the inquiry stage through to their transition to careers, professions, or academia. A separate Zoom registration is required for the meeting link.

The University System will convene the 2021 Advising Academy virtually on September 23, from 9:00 am to noon. This year's Advising Academy aligns with campus Momentum Work with discussions of Pathways, Purpose, and Mindset and how the process of transition to college can reinforce these pillars in an integrated way. This Academy will also be a checkpoint for what has been learned during the Pandemic and how we can use these lessons to accelerate and amplify student success. 

A different kind of event...
If we've learned anything from the past 18 months, it's how to make good use technology and our time together. Respecting this, a significant part of the Academy will be given over to participant dialogue and small group discussions. Your active participation will be critical to the success of the Academy. We'll be providing resources in advance of the Academy to facilitate and support these conversations.

The Advising Academy is structured as a flipped event, meaning that the presentations and resource materials will be available for review in advance of the event. On the day of the Academy, the time in the sessions will be spent reflecting on and responding to the materials. To be successful, we need a diversity of materials for the Academy. We invite you to to provide your insights, experience, and expertise. Presentations and Resources should align with one of four areas:

  • Putting Purpose First
  • Building Mindset
  • Building Pathways that work
  • Strategic Structure and Alignment of Resources

Please review the descriptions of the tracks available here to see how your work aligns with these the conversations.This broader scope is intended to encourage a conversation about the numerous transition points students encounter and how to best manage them in order to support their success in the institution. The Academy will be an opportunity for reflection on and plan for improvements to the way students encounter your campus. Recommended participants should include leadership and front-line faculty and staff from:

  • Advising,
  • Enrollment Management,
  • Orientation/Transitional Studies,
  • First-Year programs,
  • Registrar,
  • Career Counseling/Career Services,
  • Academic Affairs,
  • Student Affairs,
  • Other faculty or front-line staff with responsibilities for transition activities.