Academic Advising Initiatives
Centering Student Wellbeing: A Training Series for Advisors and Student-Facing Roles
Understanding Student Wellbeing and Campus Resources at NYU with Dr. Zoe Ragouzeos, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Mental Health and Sexual Misconduct Support SHC Administration
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
This session is the first session of “Centering Student Wellbeing: A Training Series for Advisors and Student-Facing Roles.” These sessions are specifically designed for academic advisors as they support students while taking care of themselves in the process. We encourage you to attend all the sessions to learn a holistic approach to student wellness.
This first session provides an overview of the following:
- NYU philosophy of student wellbeing
- Campus partners that contribute to a student’s wellbeing (peers, faculty, student services, curriculum, etc.)
- Role of mental health, emotional resilience, physical health, social connections, and belonging on student wellbeing
- NYU mental health and support services
Stress and What to Do About It with Dr. Wern How Yam, Assistant Director, Psychology Training and Professional Development SHC Counseling and Wellness, Student Affairs
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
9:30-10:30 a.m. (optional light breakfast will be available starting at 9:00 a.m.)
Kimmel Center, Eisner and Lubin - 4th Floor (IN-PERSON, VIRTUAL AND RECORDED)
This session is the second session of “Centering Student Wellbeing: A Training Series for Advisors and Student-Facing Roles.” These sessions are specifically designed for academic advisors as they support students while taking care of themselves in the process. We encourage you to attend all the sessions to learn a holistic approach to student wellness.
In some way stress is something we all, collectively, experience. Daily stressors (transportation delays, exams, etc.) and/or global stressors (environmental concerns, racial tensions, political unrest, etc.), can sometimes affect us in more ways than we realize. This session aims to equip advisors with a more holistic view of stress to strengthen how we understand, relate to, and proactively manage stressors. The intention with offering this session is that it will be beneficial to advisors and to the students they serve.
Self-care for Advisors with Danielle Elleman, LCSW, Associate Director of Sexual and Relationship Support Services
Thursday, April 25
12:00-1:30 p.m. (Lunch starts at 12:00 p.m. and content starts at 12:30p.m.)
Kimmel Center, Room 905/907 (IN-PERSON, VIRTUAL, AND RECORDED)
This session is the third session of “Centering Student Wellbeing: A Training Series for Advisors and Student-Facing Roles.” These sessions are specifically designed for academic advisors as they support students while taking care of themselves in the process. We encourage you to attend all the sessions to learn a holistic approach to student wellness.
This session will highlight the importance of advisor self-care and discuss strategies to prevent burnout and maintain personal well-being while supporting students.
Effective and Empathetic Communication with Claire Austin, Assistant Director, NYU Learning and Organizational Development
Thursday, May 2, 2024
1:00-2:15 p.m. (VIRTUAL AND RECORDED)
This session is the fourth session of “Centering Student Wellbeing: A Training Series for Advisors and Student-Facing Roles.” These sessions are specifically designed for academic advisors as they support students while taking care of themselves in the process. We encourage you to attend all the sessions to learn a holistic approach to student wellness.
Effective and empathetic communication is essential when effectively engaging students about their well-being and other sensitive topics. This interactive virtual session will support academic advisors in developing their active listening (i.e. asking open-ended questions, using verbal affirmation) and empathetic communication skills. The session will also provide a blueprint for communicating with intent: being succinct, specific, and generous (from Dr. David Rock’s book Quiet Leadership). Come learn more about this topic and practice your skills!
Academic Advising Pre-Conference Institute The Intersection of Scholarship and Practice: Academic Advising in our Now Normal (Registration will take place on the same platform of the NYU Student Affairs Conference)
Thursday, February 15, 2024
1:00-5:00 p.m. (Doors open 12:30 p.m. and a light lunch available)
Palladium Hall, 3rd Floor Multipurpose Room - 140 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003 (IN-PERSON)
This is an opportunity for academic advisors to engage with each other, content experts, and reflect on personal and institutional advising practices. The program features Dr. Wendy G. Troxel, Director of the NACADA Center for Research at Kansas State University and Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs. She teaches graduate level classes in research methods and assessment, and supports the scholarly work of students.The title of the address is Research that Matters in Academic Advising: The Collaborative Evidence of Student Success. Following the keynote, advisors will have the opportunity to network in smaller breakout sessions focusing on ‘news you can use’ diving deeper into current and emerging trends and combining research with everyday practice.
Registration is on the NYU Student Affairs conference website. You do not need to register for the NYU Student Affairs conference to register for the academic advising pre-conference. Register as soon as possible as spots are limited.
Friday, February 16, 2024
Kimmel Center - 60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012
The Student Affairs Conference is a collaborative effort between the Division of Student Affairs and the graduate student Association of Student Affairs Professionals (ASAP) within the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. In our 21st year, we are excited to offer innovative programs that break the mold and help our field to grow, reflect, assess, connect, and empower.
Registration is on the NYU Student Affairs conference website. Register as soon as possible as spots are limited.
Community Conversation on Advisor Retention with the Academic Advising Community of Practice (AACoP) of The Association for Undergraduate Education at Research Universities (UERU)
Friday, Feb 23, 2024
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (VIRTUAL)
This is an opportunity to meet advising professionals at other R1 and R2 Universities to engage in discussions around Advisor Retention. Academic Advising Community of Practice (AACoP) of The Association for Undergraduate Education at Research Universities (UERU) leaders will present examples from their own expertise and we will engage in a discussion.
University of Arizona - Sharon Aiken-Wisniewski, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Advising
Indiana University Bloomington - Mark Hurley, Director of Academic Advising, College of Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois Chicago - Josephine Volpe, Associate Vice Provost for Advising Development
Advising Network Online Lunch & Learn: Supporting Student Athletes
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
1:00 – 2:00pm (VIRTUAL)
Join us for an online (bring your own) lunch and learn with the staff from the Office of Student-Athlete Excellence. This session will be an open dialogue to help you better understand the student-athlete experience at NYU, which includes, but is not limited to:
- Student-athlete eligibility (academic requirements),
- Sport specific team schedules and participation (who is in season and when),
- The challenges we've heard voiced by our student-athletes, and
- Best practices for how you can support them, and how we can support you
To attend please email, email@example.com
University of Pittsburgh Mentoring and Advising Summit
Friday, March 8, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (VIRTUAL)
Join the University of Pittsburgh for their FREE virtual summit, participants will engage with and learn about specific tools, techniques, theories, and concepts to support undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs as they chart goals, develop enduring networks, and sustain their pursuit of success after graduation. These aims are important as together, we work to make our institutions of higher education more dynamic and inclusive places for everyone, most especially for at-promise student populations including first-generation, income-eligible, underrepresented minority, exploratory, transfer, rural, international, and those in need of academic intervention.
Learning from the NSSE: Academic advising as a high-impact practice supporting student belonging
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (VIRTUAL)
Join Whitney Hawkins, Director, Center for Student Success Insights, and Sarah Beth Bailey, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs to dig into NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) data to make connections to everyday academic advising practice.
Advisor Appreciation Breakfast and Trivia with Kurt Davies, Director of Global Awards
Wednesday, May 29 OR Thursday, May 30 (Advisors should pick the location that works best for them and their schedule)
MAY 29: 9:30-10:45 a.m. (Door opens at 9:00 a.m. and a hot breakfast will be available)
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, Grand Hall, 238 Thompson St Fourth Floor New York, NY 10012
MAY 30: 9:30-10:45 a.m. (Door opens at 9:00 a.m. and a hot breakfast will be available)
Dibner Building, LC 400, 5 Metro Tech, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Come enjoy breakfast and stay for advising themed trivia with prizes hosted by Kurt Davies, Director of Global Awards.
Human-centered, Tech-enabled: NYU Connect(ing) with the students who need you most
Thursday, February 8, 2024
1:00-2:00 p.m. (VIRTUAL AND RECORDED)
How might advisors leverage technology to lessen the time spent identifying students in need of support so they can spend more time in supportive conversations with them? Where can technology help create just-in-time outreach opportunities, while still making that outreach personal and meaningful for the student? Join Holly Halmo, Director, Student Success Initiatives as she shares tips and tricks on NYU Connect tools like filtering, appointments, and reporting while discussing ways to prioritize through engaging in real-life use cases. This will also be an opportunity for you to share your NYU Connect hacks and successes!
Community Conversation on Transfer Student Advising with the Academic Advising Community of Practice (AACoP) of The Association for Undergraduate Education at Research Universities (UERU)
Friday, January 26, 2024
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (VIRTUAL)
This is an opportunity to meet advising professionals at other R1 and R2 universities to engage in discussions around Transfer Student Advising. Academic Advising Community of Practice (AACoP) of The Association for Undergraduate Education at Research Universities (UERU) leaders will present examples from their own expertise and we will engage in a discussion.
- Virginia Tech - Kimberly Smith, Associate Vice Provost for Student Success Initiatives and Nasim Schwab, Associate Director of Academic Advising Initiatives
- University of South Carolina - Claire Robinson, Assistant Provost, Undergraduate Advisement and Amanda Shores, Director of Transfer Advising and Retention Initiatives
Check out the following resources before attending the discussion.
- Transfer Student Advising: https://advising.vt.edu/transfer-student-advising.html
- Academic Advising: https://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/advising/transfer_advising/index.php
End-of-Semester Academic Advisor Social on Wednesday, December 6, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Silverstein Lounge, 1st floor Silver Center. Co-sponsored by the Advising Network. This is a great opportunity for advisors to gather, connect, and be recognized for meaningful work throughout the fall semester.
Crafting Your Advising Philosophy on Wednesday, October 11, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Kimmel E & L. The session will be facilitated by Devon Pryor, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at NYU Tisch and part-time faculty member in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) Program at NYU Steinhardt. Devon teaches Topics in Higher Education: Undergraduate Advising and he will leverage course content to guide participants in designing their own advising philosophy—possibly for the first time or to refresh previous advising conceptions. Advising philosophies are useful tools in guiding your practice and professional development steps that keep your work interesting and current. This event is being offered in-person and virtually.
Advising Network Sponsored Roundtable on Tuesday, October 3, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. via Zoom. The Advising Network is hosting a virtual roundtable session to share with and learn from fellow advisors at NYU. Breakout room topics will include registration and clearance best practices; setting boundaries at work; and an open room for problem solving. Email Adrienne Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marni Vassallo (email@example.com) to be added to their Google Group and to get access to the event link.
Career Paths in Academic Advising Panel: Voices from the Field on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Kimmel E & L. The panel featured the diverse professional paths that brought accomplished advisors to the profession and what keeps them invested. Panelists shared elements of their professional journeys, their advising philosophies and how they have changed over time, and answered audience questions.
Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns and Taking Care of Yourself in the Process on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 9:30 - 12:45 p.m. This program featured Zoe Ragouzeos, Ph.D., LCSW Senior Associate Vice President, Student Mental Health and Sexual Misconduct Support and Executive Director, Counseling and Wellness Services.
All members of our advising community interact with students who raise issues of mental health and wellbeing at one time or another. This program teaches staff how to recognize a student who may have a mental health concern, how to respond when an issue is raised, and how to get students the help that they need. A discussion of how to take care of yourself while taking care of others is also offered along with a thorough review of mental health services available at NYU and in our local community.