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Afternoon Chat Series

Academic Advising Chats are monthly opportunities for Virginia Tech faculty and advising staff to connect, network, share, and listen. They are informal gatherings to engage in professional development, participate in a dialogue about best practices within the field of advising, and learn about the various services and resources available on and around the Virginia Tech campus. Virginia Tech faculty and staff are invited, but topics will be geared toward those in academic advising roles. You are welcome to attend any sessions that interest you. Please contact advising@vt.edu with any questions.

Spring 2022 Chat Series

Overview of College Scheduler

Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Time:
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Only and will be recorded; Zoom Link (must be signed into your VT account)
Presenter: Rick Sparks, Registrar

This session will provide and overview of College Schedule and the purpose of this newer software. Current use of College Scheduler by students, and how this system works with the HokieSpa registration system will also be covered.

Cadet Academic Requirements

Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
Time:
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: In-person Only and will not be recorded; Newman Library, Multipurpose Room
Presenter: Captain Jamie McGrath

In addition to the normal academic demands of college students, cadet have academic requirements levied on them by the Corps of Cadets and their ROTC or VPI courses. These additional requirements, coupled with a unique Corps lexicon can lead to confusion in determining the course requirements for cadets. This session will lay out the Corps academic requirements, break down the differences between the Corps and ROTCs, and provide background on how being in the Corps/ROTC impacts a student's view on course work and graduation planning.

Advising Matters Conference

Date: Friday, March 4, 2022

A Coach Approach to Advising

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Time:
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: In-person Only and will not be recorded; Newman Library, Multipurpose Room
Presenter:
Christina Fabrey, Director of Student Success Center

The college environment requires that students learn to be autonomous, flexible, and critical in their thinking, yet we know that many of our advisees need support in how to develop these important skills. By implementing a coaching mindset, advisors can encourage students to set their own academic goals, develop strategies to meet them and reflect on their academic performance. This session will introduce academic coaching into the framework of developmental advising, review the concept of a coach approach to advising, and share strategies to empower self-reliance and foster life-long learners.

Homelessness and Food Insecurity @ VT

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Time:
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Only and will be recorded; Zoom Link (must be signed into your VT account)
Presenter:
Kas Church, Campus Community Engagement Coordinator

The Market of Virginia Tech is a food access program for Hokies experiencing food insecurity. The Market of VT functions as a “free grocery store,” providing produce, proteins, and pantry staples to participants on a weekly basis. This session will provide information about this new program and offer ways that academic advisors can refer students experiencing food insecurity to appropriate campus and community resources.