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Academic Advising Summit set for Sept. 26

September 16, 2013

Office of Student Academic SuccessNIU’s Academic Advising Center will host the fifth annual Academic Advising Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26,  in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center.

The theme for this year’s summit is “Coaching Our Students to Success,” and will include a welcome from NIU President Doug Baker and Vice Provost Anne Birberick, who will speak on the role of advising in student success.

The event is open to all NIU academic advisers and student support staff. The deadline to complete the online registration is Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Sessions will include:

  • advising today’s students;
  • best practices for using technology in advising;
  • building advising skills and tools; and
  • changes in financial aid and SAP regulations.

An advisers resource fair also is planned.

Michelle Pickett

Michelle Pickett

“The Academic Advising Summit is an excellent professional development opportunity for NIU advisers and academic support staff,” said Michelle Pickett, director of the NIU Academic Advising Center.

“We have developed our program around NACADA’s foundational components of advising – conceptual, informational, and relational. Each area addresses key elements of an adviser training and development program.  This program is designed to promote and enhance these skills for our campus advisers.”

Megan Gerken, academic adviser in the Department of Literacy Education, calls the event an opportunity for advisers from across campus to share ideas and information.

“The Academic Advising Summit is a great opportunity for advisers across disciplines at NIU to come together to share ideas, network and learn. There are so many people on our own campus who have great expertise that both new and seasoned advisers can learn from. The summit is a great, free resource for advisers.”

For more information, call (815) 753-2533 or email [email protected].