Academic Advising Summit takes place Sept. 30

advising-centerpieceNIU’s Academic Advising Center will host the eighth annual Academic Advising Summit from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center.

This year’s summit is will include a keynote address from Dr. Vernese Edghill-Walden, NIU’s senior associate vice president for academic diversity and chief diversity officer. Dr. Edghill-Walden’s discussion will focus on academic equity.

The event is open to all NIU academic advisers and student support staff. The deadline to complete the online registration is been extended to Wednesday, September 28.

Sessions will include:

  • Engage PLUS
  • The value of diversity centers in student academic success
  • What’s trending in college student mental health
  • Theory to practice: advising in action
  • Strategies supporting students with disabilities

“The Academic Advising Summit is an excellent professional development opportunity for NIU advisors 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 advisor training and development program. This program is designed to promote and enhance these skills for our campus advisors,” said Pickett.

The Academic Advising Summit is a great opportunity for advisors 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 advisors can learn from. The summit is a great, free resource for advisors.

For more information, call Mazen Nagi at 815-753-2546 or email mazen@niu.edu.

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