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In-Person Trainings & Events

Throughout the year, the University Advising Center hosts in-person training events, workshops and webinars. These events aim to explore advising best practices among the professional staff and faculty academic advisor community on the USC-Columbia campus. 

Training and Events Calendar

 

Click on the title of each event to see a description or to register. Events approved for Level 2 certification are denoted by an asterisk (*)


April 2018

*APRIL 4: Building Advisor Competency: Relational Skills Component (NACADA Webinar)

In this webinar, our Presenters will continue the conversation with a deeper look at the Model’s Relational component.  The competencies included in the relational component provide advising personnel with the skills needed to convey the concepts and information from the other two components to their advisees. *Please note: this webinar will only be streamed in Close-Hipp 003. Log-in credentials will not be provided to individualsRegister Now!

*April 27: The 2018 Advisor's Orientation to Study Abroad

This conference-style orientation hosted by the Study Abroad Office is designed to enhance advisors’ understanding of study abroad program offerings and processes. All USC faculty and staff are welcome; academic advisors, faculty advisors, and supplemental advisors are particularly encouraged to attend. Topics include a wide range of USC study abroad-specific processes, as well as trends in the field of international education. Register Now!

May 2018

*MAY 9: Using the Academic Advising Core Competencies Model to Create an Action Plan for Professional Growth and Development (NACADA Webinar)

Throughout this 2017-2018 NACADA Webinar series on Building Advisor Competency, our presenters have shared information about the new NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model – the history of its development, the framework that underlies it, and the explanation of the individual competencies.  From the first release of the Model, advising professionals and administrators have asked, “So now what do we do?” and “How can we implement these ideas on my campus?”  In this concluding presentation for the Webinar season, our presenters answer those questions.  As they explain how the Core Competencies provide a roadmap for professional development, they will discuss ways to integrate the competencies into advising practice and develop a concrete, intentional professional development plan.  Whether you are a lone advisor in an academic department, part of a committee charged with designing training and development for advisors, or an administrator responsible for advisor development, this presentation will help you take the Core Competencies and apply them on your campus. *Please note: this webinar will only be streamed in Close-Hipp 003. Log-in credentials will not be provided to individuals. Register Now!

*MAY 17: Three Strategies for Successfully Advising Undeclared Students (Webinar)

Gain strategies and tactics to help you be more intentional in your advising support of undeclared students. Haley Richards from Colorado State University will share how her institution helped undeclared students outpace the average first year GPA and teach you how to incorporate a similar plan of action on your campus. Whether you come from a large or small institution, these strategies can be applied to your unique institutional context, including starting conversations early, not placing students into a college before they're ready, connecting students with mentors across campus and helping undeclared students better understand their options. *Please note: this webinar will only be streamed in Close-Hipp 003. Log-in credentials will not be provided to individuals.  Register Now!

*MAY 22: Academic Common Market & Undergraduate Studies

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Academic Common Market (ACM) enables students to pursue eligible out-of-state college degrees at discounted tuition rates. In this session, you will learn the essential information an advisor must know about Academic Common Market. You will also learn about Undergraduate Studies and how it impacts ACM-eligible students at USC. Join us as we hear from key points of contact for both programs and get your questions answered first-hand. Register Now!

June 2018

*JUNE 14: Satisfactory Academic Progress: Standards & Appeals Process

Many of your students are likely depending on some sort of financial aid to attend USC. To be eligible to receive any federal, state or private educational loans funds, students must adhere to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship's (OSFAS) policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress. The intent of this policy is to ensure that students who are receiving federal and state financial aid as well private educational loans for their education are making measurable progress toward completion of a degree in a reasonable period of time. In this session, the primary focus will be the policy's standards and appeal process. Join us to learn more about Satisfactory Academic Progress and its potential impact on your students. Register Now!

*JUNE 29: How To Thrive During Peak Advising Times (Webinar)

During high-traffic advising periods, it can be difficult to keep your head above water, let alone have meaningful conversations with each and every student you see. This session will arm you with strategies to not only survive but thrive during peak advising season with the help of Campus. We will share strategies from advisors across the Collaborative who have mastered the art of caseload management. *Please note: this webinar will only be streamed in Close-Hipp 003. Log-in credentials will not be provided to individuals. Register Now!

July 19

*JULY 19: Breaking through the Student Communication Barrier (Webinar)

Determining which students need support is only the beginning. Often the most difficult part of an advisor's role is communicating with students who may be in trouble to guide them to the best decision or action. This is even more difficult when students are unresponsive to traditional communication methods. During this reprise of our popular research session, Lindsay will share strategies and email templates that advisors in the Collaborative have found highly effective for promoting desired student actions via email and other digital channels. We'll also feature new ideas from a member who has had success leveraging these strategies to engage students. *Please note: this webinar will only be streamed in Close-Hipp 003. Log-in credentials will not be provided to individuals Register Now!


On-Demand Webinars

Breaking Through the Student Communications Barrier

Determining which students need support is only the beginning. Often the most difficult part of an advisor's role is communicating with students who may be in trouble to guide them to the best decision or action. This is even more difficult when students are unresponsive to traditional communication methods.

During this session, our experts share strategies, scripting, and email templates that advisors in the Collaborative have found highly effective for promoting desired student actions both via email and in person.

Access the webinar here.

How to Thrive During Peak Advising Times

During high-traffic advising periods, it can be difficult to keep your head above water, let alone have meaningful conversations with each and every student you see. This session will arm you with strategies to not only survive but thrive during peak advising season with the help of SSC–Campus. We will share strategies from advisors across the Collaborative who have mastered the art of caseload management. Access the webinar here.

 

Previously Offered Advisor Trainings

2018 Advisor Trainings

January 19, 2018: Generating Reports in EAB Pathfinder (webinar)

January 30, 2018: Academic Advising and the Development of Student Leaders*

February 1, 2018: Building Advisor Competency: Conceptual Understanding Component (NACADA Webinar)*

February 9, 2018: Advising Technology Faculty Access Training

February 16, 2018: USC-System Advisors Educational Conference*

February 23, 2018: Interpersonal Violence Reporting Guidelines & Campus Servics for Advisors*

February 27, 2018: Legal Update for Academic Advisors: How Current Regulations Affect Your Role*

March 6, 2018: Building Advisor Competency: Informational Knowledge Component (NACADA Webinar)*

March 7, 2018: The Power of the Nudge: Designing Behavioral Interventions for Student Success (Webinar)*

2017 Advisor Trainings

February 10, 2017: USC-System Advisors Conference*

March 29, 2017: Creating an Effective Faculty Advising Program-Part 1*

March 30, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training

April 5, 2017: Creating an Effective Faculty Advising Program-Part 2*

April 17, 2017: Changes for Fall 2017: New Transfer Credit Display, Hardship Withdrawal Policy, and Undergraduate Studies Advising* 

April 26, 2017: Top 5 Tips for Implementing Pathfinder and DegreeWorks in Your College*

April 27, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training

April 28, 2017: An Advisor's Orientation to Study Abroad (offered by Study Abroad Office)*

May 1, 2017: Transparency through Technology: Uniting DegreeWorks, Major Maps, and Advising for a Student-Centered Approach*

May 3, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training

May 12, 2017: CLEP Workshop*

May 15, 2017:  Changes for Fall 2017: New Transfer Credit Display, Hardship Withdrawal Policy, and Undergraduate Studies Advising*

May 22, 2017: Foreign Language and Math Placement Tests: An Overview*

June 15, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training

June 16, 2017: Appreciative Advising Workshop*

June 19, 2017: The LIFE Scholarship- An Overview and Considerations for Advisement*

July 7, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training Webinar

July 17, 2017: Guiding Students through the Major Change Process*

July 18, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training

August 18, 2017: Pathfinder New User Trainings

August 23, 3017: Pathfinder Refresher Session

September 8, 2017: The Evolution of and Best Practices for Advising at USC: A Panel Discussion*

Sept. 12, 2017: Pathfinder Refresher Session

Sept. 22, 2017: Pathfinder New User Training

October 8, 2017: Daily Lean for Academic Advisors*

November 10, 2017: Building Reports in EAB Pathfinder

November 15, 2017: Building Advisor Competency: Developing a Profession of Advising through Training, Development, and Scholarship (NACADA Webinar)*

November 20, 2017: Addressing Advisee Concerns and Difficult Situations*

December 13, 2017: Building Advisor Competency: Introduction to NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model (NACADA Webinar)*

December 15, 2017: Advising Students with Disabilities*