23rd Annual Undergraduate Studies Advising Conference

This year’s theme was chosen in acknowledgement of the many cultural, political, and technological shifts happening in our world today. Regardless of whether the changes happening around us are challenging, or energizing and encouraging, advisors and students must respond and adapt to the impact these changes bring to campus. Participants will explore how our campus advising community can learn from one another to benefit the students we advise. The conference includes breakout sessions, workshops, panels, guided discussions, and professional development presentations.

The conference will take place from 8:30am - 4:30pm on Tuesday, August 14th. The conference events will be held in the Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center.

Conference Registration

Registration is now available for the 23rd Annual Undergraduate Studies Academic Advising Conference to be held August 14, 2018. The conference is free and open to advisors, staff and faculty members on campus. Please register by August 7, 2018.

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We are extremely excited for this year's conference and look forward to seeing you there!

2018 Keynote Speaker

picture of Marybeth GasmanThis year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Marybeth Gasman, the University of Pennsylvania’s Judy & Howard Berkowitz Professor of Education and Director of the Penn Center for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI). Dr. Gasman’s work centers on the history of American higher education, MSIs, racism and diversity, fundraising and philanthropy, and higher education leadership. In addition to numerous books, peer-reviewed articles, essays, and chapters, Professor Gasman has written 350 opinion articles for national publications and is ranked by Education Week as one of the most influential education scholars.

Advising Conference Schedule

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
8:30am – 9:00am: Registration Breakfast
9:15am – 10:30am: Welcome Keynote Address
10:40am – 11:40am: Breakout Session 1
11:40am – 1:00pm: Luncheon
1:00pm – 1:45pm: Presentation of Advising Awards and Address
1:55pm- 2:55pm: Breakout Session 2
3:05pm – 4:05pm Breakout Session 3