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Academic Advising Academy

Academic Advising Institute, Advising Matters at Virginia Tech

In fall 2017, Virginia Tech launched the Academic Advising Academy (AAA), formerly known as the Academic Advising Institute (AAI). It is the very first university-wide academic advisor training program. This program is designed to assist academic advisors at all levels (new and seasoned; professional and faculty) enhance their advising skills, while also encouraging them to recognize the importance of advising concepts, content and relational skills needed within the advising relationship. This experience provides academic advisors with the information, tools, and resources to be able to conduct meaningful and relevant academic advising interactions with students in order to facilitate student success and transition to the university.

As part of the academy, all participants will complete core requirements and must be able to attend all meetings.  Participants will also complete two elective opportunities of their choice in consultation with academy leaders as well as complete assignments such as but not limited to discussions, short essays and reflections.  You will receive a certificate of completion upon completion of the program and notification sent to your immediate supervisor to join for the final project presentations.

Spring 2023 Academic Advising Academy Schedule

Meeting 1: Introduction to the Academy and overview of structure
Tuesday, January 10
9:00-10:00 AM

Meeting 2: Advising Theories and Philosophies
Tuesday, February 7
2:00-4:00 PM
Guest: Lauren Thomas 

Meeting 3: Advising Technologies
Wednesday, March 1
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Guest: Rob Jacks

Meeting 4: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Cultural Human Humility  
Friday, March 24
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Guest: Patrick Wallace

Meeting 5: Final project presentations
Wednesday, April 12
1:00-4:00 PM

All meetings will be held in-person and the deadline to register for the academy is December 2, 2022.