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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

 

Looking to register for the 2018 USC System Advisors Conference?

Visit the conference page for details on this years conference- Advising Hacks: Best Practices. 

 

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 (*)

 
December 2017

*DEC. 13: Building Advisor Competency: Introduction to NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model (NACADA Webinar)

In the summer of 2015, NACADA Professional Development Committee (PDC) Incoming Chair Teri Farr was tasked with leading the PDC team with looking forward into the future of the academic advising profession to identify what competencies academic advisors will need to have, how these competencies could best be articulated by the association, and how they can be used by the association to provide professional development opportunities for NACADA’s membership. Over the next 18 months, the team conducted a review of the available advising literature, spoke with subject matter experts, consulted with a wide array of NACADA constituencies, and crafted the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model.

In this NACADA Advisor Training and Development Commission-sponsored webinar, Teri Farr is joined by PDC members to discuss the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model. They will share some of their experiences with the model’s development process, the thoughts underlying its framework and core competency areas, and the ongoing project of resource identification and development. Register Now!

*DEC 15: Advising Students with Disabilities

*New Location: Campus Room, Capstone* All academic advisors are invited to participate in a comprehensive training covering essential information for advising students with disabilities. Content will include information from the Rehabilitation Counseling program, legal implications, how the Student Disability Resource Center determines accommodations, and implications for advising such as reduced course load, impact on scholarships, etc. Register Now!

 

View a list of previously offered advisor trainings

Spring 2017

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 [pdf]

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 [pdf]

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

Summer 2017

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

Fall 2017

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