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Utah State University Advisors 


Utah State University academic advisors provide an inclusive environment in which the advisor assists undergraduate students in making responsible and informed decisions about educational plans, professional goals, and life outlook consistent with the student's strengths, values, abilities, and interests.

Spring 2022 Professional Development Series for Academic Advisors

The content in each session is aligned with NACADA professional competencies. Click here to view the competencies covered in each session.

Front and Center Speaker Series

The Student Achievement Collaborative offers a 2x per month series focused on information for student-facing professionals.  The calendar will be available here soon.  Sessions begin on January 25, 11-noon and will continue every other week through the Spring 2022 semester.


Spring 2022 Book Club: Find Your Why, Simon Sinek

January 31-March 4. Specific meeting dates will be sent soon.
Hosts: TBD

People don’t buy what you do; they buy WHY you do it.  Join us for an optional book club on Simon Sinek’s book, Start With Why. This is a professional development opportunity designed to increase relational competencies and aid advisors in discovering and communicating their “why” through their advising approach. By discovering “why,” academic advisors will be able to adapt their mindsets and inspire students to discover and communicate their personal “why” as they work toward their educational goals.

New Advisor Training

February 2, 1-4 pm and February 3, 1-4 pm

Join us on February 2-3 to learn more about the role of USU academic advisors, the tools advisors utilize to develop meaningful relationships with students, and caseload management strategies to increase persistence and retention.  

Day 1-February 2
Session 1: Introduction to academic advising at USU
Session 2: Appreciative Advising Disarm, Discover, and Dream
Register for Day 1

Day 2-February 3
Session 3: Appreciative Advising Design, Deliver, and Don't Settle
Session 4: USU tools and strategies for caseload management
Register for Day 2

Inspire Training for New Advisors

February 8, 9-11 am
Inspire is a tool USU advisors utilize to identify and contact with students to develop a caring relationship that leads to increased academic motivation and persistence. This training will introduce new advisors to: