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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 2024 Academic Advising Academy Schedule

Meeting 1: Introduction to the Academy and overview of structure
Thursday, January 11
9:00-10:00 AM

Meeting 2: Advising Theories and Philosophies
Thursday, February 8
Guest: Lauren Thomas 

Meeting 3: Advising Technologies
Tuesday, February 27
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Guest: Rob Jacks

Meeting 4: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Friday, March 22
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Guest: Page Fetter

Meeting 5: Final project presentations
Wednesday, April 10
1:00-4:00 PM

All meetings will be held in-person.