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Crisis Management in Higher Education
Date: Monday, February 7, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Format: via Zoom
Guest: Dr. Sharrika Adams
Recognizing that academic advisors are usually not trained mental health counselors, they are often still a "first stop" for students experiencing distressing situations. Dr. Adams will discuss crisis management in higher education with the goal of helping advisors to feel comfortable navigating these initial conversations.
Living Learning Programs and the new CID
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM; optional tour from 3:00 – 3:30 PM
Format: Hybrid - The 2:00 – 3:00 PM informational hour will be offered via Zoom and in-person at the Creativity and Innovation District LLP, Room 104. An RSVP will be sent closer to the date as the in-person space will be limited to 24 people.
Guests: Matt Ebert, Matt Kwiatkowski, Lauren Oliver, & Dr. Jamie Penven
With a lecture followed by an optional tour of the new Creativity and Innovation District building, this meeting will give advisors the opportunity to learn more about some of the LLPs on campus, the benefits of being in an LLP, and how advisors can play a role in making students aware of these opportunities.
Please note: The presenters are most comfortable with and interested in presenting this session in-person. However, to increase accessibility, we invite you to join via Zoom and we will record this session as we are able. If you join via Zoom, your experience will be different from those who attend in-person.
Pathways to General Education: Learn and Share
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Format: via Zoom
Guest: Jenni Gallagher
This general body meeting will not only cover information about Pathways but will also provide advisors with the opportunity to share their own experiences with Pathways such as what challenges they have with advising for Pathways, what's confusing, what challenges they hear from students, and how the Office of General Education can best support students and advisors.
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Format: In-person at the Creativity and Innovation District LLP, Room 104
Note: This session was originally advertised as hybrid with a Zoom option. It has since changed to in-person only given the format of the presentation.
Guests: Andrew Dolbin-MacNab, Matt Ebert, & Dr. Janet Hilder
ExperienceVT is a Virginia Tech movement that invites students to be intentional about their Virginia Tech experience. ExperienceVT is also a great tool and framework that academic advisors can use to engage in developmental advising with their students. Make plans to attend this general body meeting where you will learn about ExperienceVT and discover practical ways that you can use it in your next advising sessions.