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.
Summer 2022 Professional Development Series for Academic Advisors
Front and Center Speaker Series
The Student Achievement Collaborative offers a 2x per month series focused on information for student-facing professionals.
TEACH: Learning more about how to support Native students in higher education
Begins June 1
We are happy that you have committed to learning more about how to support Native students in higher education. The course is designed to take about an hour a week for 6 weeks, but essentially all of the online modules can be completed on your own time.
Peer Advisor Supervisor Training
June 13, 10-11:30 am
Learn more about effective programming and supervision of peer advisors from USU advisors.
USU H.E.L.P.S. (Helping Everyone Learn to Prevent Suicide) Training
June 22, 1:30-3 pm
Know the Signs, Find the Words, Reach Out is a campaign to prevent suicide by helping familiarize everyone with the signs of distress, initiate tough conversations, and learn what resources are available to anyone who is struggling. USU H.E.L.P.S., Helping Everyone Learn to Prevent Suicide, is for advisors who want to assist students in distress by reaching out and connecting them to right resources. The training will cover signs of psychological distress, warning signs of suicide, review of available mental health resources, and ways to reach out.
Success Factors in BIOL 1610 and 1620 (Logan)
June 28, 2:30-3:30 pm (TSC 302 In-person and Zoom)
Biology 1610 and 1620 (Biology I and II) are challenging gateway courses for students in many majors. The Center for Student Analytics has identified factors that predict which Logan Campus students are most likely succeed or struggle in these courses. If you advise students who take Biology 1610 and 1620, please join Dr. Greg Podgorski, a long-term instructor of Biology 1610, for a presentation on these predictive factors followed by an open discussion on how this information might be used to guide your advisees.
New Advisor Training
July 11, 1-4 pm and July 12, 1-4 pm
Join us 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-July 11
Session 1: Introduction to academic advising at USU
Session 2: Appreciative Advising Disarm, Discover, and Dream
Register for Day 1
Day 2-July 12
Session 3: Appreciative Advising Design, Deliver, and Don't Settle
Session 4: USU tools and strategies for caseload management
Register for Day 2
July 20, 9-11 am
Inspire Training for New Advisors
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:
- USU's philosophy of utilizing predictive analytics
- Theory-to-practice applications of utilizing Inspire to improve student outcomes
- Key points in the semester for utilizing Inspire
- The Civitas Hub resource for learning more