Academic Advising Academy
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 2022 Academic Advising Academy Schedule
Meeting 1: Introduction to the Academy and overview of structure
Tuesday, January 11
Meeting 2: Advising Matters
Tuesday, February 8
Guest: Dr. Kimberly Smith
Meeting 3: Advising Technologies
Wednesday, March 2
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Guest: Rob Jacks
Meeting 4: Diversity and Inclusion: Supporting Students of Color
Friday, March 25
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Guest: Patrick Wallace
Meeting 5: Final project presentations
Wednesday, April 13
All meetings will be held in-person and the deadline to register for the academy is December 3, 2021.