Hello Advising Community of Practice!
Welcome to the 2022-2023 academic year. As your Co-Chairs, we’ve already been working away at planning events, activities, and resources to share with you all this year. I’m excited to share a brief outline of some of what’s to come this year –
Professionalizing Academic Advising
We’re incredibly excited to kick off our virtual workshops this year with a talk by Melissa Gallo, the Director of Student Engagement and Career Success at George Brown College, on October 6 at 1:00pm EST. Melissa holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Liverpool and will be sharing with us her research on working toward the professionalization of academic advising. For those who saw her at CACUSS, you will know how exciting this talk will be!
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Round Table Discussions
Two weeks following Melissa’s talk, we’re going to pilot an idea for coming back together to discuss the ideas from her workshop. This will be a ~45 minute opportunity for us as advising professionals to share what we’ve been thinking about since Melissa’s talk: What changes are we making? What resonated with us? What have we read since the talk? Sign up now.
If this goes well, we will continue this style of connection for future workshops.
We are launching an advisory group this year! If you want to be a bit more involved in the Advising CoP, but hesitant to take on a formal role, this is the place for you! We will be meeting a couple times per term to discuss the themes and direction of the CoP. Please email Jessica.email@example.com if you’re interested in joining.
We will be utilizing the library section of our community again to share relevant articles and resources that we think our advising colleagues may be interested in. If you have a particular resource you would like shared, please reach out and let us know!
Decolonizing our Advising Practices
After a successful event last year which opened the discussion around decolonization, we are working on extending our learning in this area by offering a follow-up workshop in the Winter. Stay tuned for more details.
We’re so looking forward to learning alongside you all this year!
Jess Angus & Parmin Dhoot
Advising CoP Co-Chairs