Advisor learning network (ALN)
The Student Success Office, which currently hosts workshops and a reading group, has expanded and reorganized the workshop series! Introducing the Advisor Learning Network (ALN). ALN will offer a series of workshops each semester organized around different themes. ALN will expand upon the professional development opportunities offered by the Undergraduate Advising Conference. Descriptions and details for each group are below.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS: FALL 2019
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1. Accessible Entrance #1: Rear entrance facing Chapel Lane- upon entering the building, veer left and head towards Elevator #2 (you are on Level "M", take the elevator to Level "L")
2. Accessible Entrance #2: Side entrance facing Skinner Building, near loading dock - upon entering the building, veer right, do not use Elevator #1, turn right down long hallway until you see Elevator #2 (you are on Level "1", take the elevator to Level "L")
Advisor Reading Group
The Advisor Reading Group provides the opportunity for advisors to read and discuss the most recent literature on student development, trends in higher education and students’ success in order to inform advising practices and programs. Visit the Advisor Reading Group webpage for more information.
FALL 2019: ACCESSIBILITY & DISABILITY SERVICES AND ACADEMIC ADVISING *lunch provided*
- Tuesday, September 17 @ 12:00-1:30pm | 1310A MMH (RSVP here)
- Tuesday, October 15 @ 12:00-1:30pm | 1310A MMH (RSVP here)
- Thursday, November 14 @ 12:00-1:30pm | 1310A MMH (RSVP here)
These three meetings will focus on two articles this semester:
Primary: Hong, B. S. (2015). Qualitative analysis of the barriers college students with disabilities experience in higher education. Journal of College Student Development, 56(3), 209-226.
Secondary: Ebner, V. (2019, April 16). Many buildings at UMD aren’t accessible. This student made a 43-page report to track them. The Diamondback.
The Advisor Training Group provides training on electronic systems and policies and practices.
BEYOND BASICS: ADVISE ON THE WEB
- Wednesday, September 11 @ 10:00 - 11:00am | 2111 KEB (RSVP here)
- Learn about running queries on Advise on the Web.
BEYOND BASICS: SIS
- Wednesday, October 9 @ 10:00 - 11:00am | 2111 KEB (RSVP here)
- Learn more about some of the relevant advisor screens in SIS, including ERS, TCEQ.
BEYOND BASICS: U.ACHIEVE
- Wednesday, October 23 @ 10:00 - 11:00am | 2111 KEB (RSVP here)
- Learn about planning and conducting degree audits through u.achieve.
Hot Topics in Advising
The Hot Topics in Advising Group will serve as an avenue to highlight current issues in higher education.
IDENTITY OF STUDENT AND ADVISOR
- Wednesday, October 2 @ 1:00 - 2:00pm | 1310A MMH (RSVP here)
- Advisors will reflect on their identities and experiences and then draw connections between themselves and the students with whom they work.
HATE-BIAS RESPONSE PROGRAM (HBRP) "STOP THE HATE" TRAINING - IN RESPONSE TO TRAUMA: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF HATE AND BIAS AND PROVIDING SUPPORT
- Wednesday, November 13 @ 2:00 - 3:00pm | 1310A MMH (RSVP here)
- HBRP is committed to holistically addressing hate-bias incidents that target umd community members by focusing on incident response and support, pro-active training and education initiatives, and data collection and distribution. Advisors will learn about the characteristics of hate incidents on campus, the traumatic impact of hate-bias incidents on individuals, groups, communities and organizations, best practices in responding to those impacted by hate and bias, and ways to combat hate and bias.
The Management Group serves as an avenue to discuss best practices for leadership and team development in higher education administration. This group is primarily focused on the jump from advisor to administrator, but all are welcome to attend.
NAVIGATING PROFESSIONAL TRANSITIONS
- Thursday, September 26 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm | 1310A MMH (RSVP here)
- Panel presentation by group leaders followed by facilitated discussion. Explaining purpose of Management Group, and information gathering on future topics/themes/resources.
CREATING A CULTURE OF APPRECIATION
- Thursday, October 31 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm | 1310A MMH (RSVP here)
- Guest speaker: Jamie Morris (AGNR). Jamie will share her work developing appreciative cultures within office environments. This workshop will highlight the benefits of why we should incorporate appreciation in our workplaces. Attendees will leave with simple ways to start sowing the seeds of appreciation in their offices, and ways to deepen relationships with colleagues, employees, etc.
Policies & Practices
The Policy & Practice Group will serve as an avenue to review and update the advising community on existing and new/updated policies on campus.
- Thursday, November 7 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm | 1310A MMH (RSVP here)
- Get a refresher or learn about the UMD reenrollment process and policies. Students who did not attend the University for a Fall or Spring semester, or were Academically Dismissed and wish to return to complete a degree or to take additional course work must apply for reenrollment. The Student Success Office processes reenrollment applications and works with the University's academic colleges and departments in assisting students in their return to campus.
Terp Restoration Group
The Terp Restoration Group serves as an avenue to discuss best practices among advisors who work with students who are at risk (e.g. below 2.3 GPA) or are on academic probation.
CONNECTING, COMMUNICATING, COLLABORATING: BEST PRACTICES AT UMD FOR PROBATION STUDENTS
- Thursday, October 10 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm | 1310A MMH (RSVP here)
- Explain purpose of Terp Restoration Group. Facilitated discussion on best practices across campus and information gathering on future topics/needs/resources.
TOPIC TBD IN FIRST MEETING
- Tuesday, November 19 @ 1:00 - 2:00pm | 1310A MMH (RSVP here)
- More information coming soon, the discussion topic will be determined in the first meeting.