Advisors’ Forum Sessions
The Texas Tech University Advisors' Forum is designed to provide academic advisors with professional development opportunities facilitated by members of the Texas Tech advising community. The following sessions were approved by a selection committee comprised of advisors recognized by the University for advising excellence. If you have questions about the Advisors' Forum please contact DaNay Phelps and Sarah Hatley.
Fall Events - Details will be available soon.
Spring Events - Details will be available soon.
- Creating a Professional Identity – By Design, Not Default
Mon. April 3, 10:00 A.M-11:00 A.M, TLPDC 153
Advisors are engaged in dialogue about what it means to have a profession of advising and what it means to be a “professional” in the field. When individuals become mindful and begin to design their professional identity, they create new opportunities and purposeful pathways that lead to greater productivity and fulfillment. Participants will consider the development of their professional identity through activities and discussion – taking stock of priorities, talents, and habits; considering how TTU/NACADA can contribute to their professional identities; and designing their own professional identity plan.
- Advising TSI Students: What Advisors Need to Know about the Texas Success Initiative
Bonnie Cordell, Serena Sosa and Ashley Ross
Wed. April 12, 11:00 A.M-12:00 A.M,TLPDC 153
Advising a Texas Success Initiative student can be challenging: students and parents want answers to specific questions about TSI policies and course restrictions can limit available courses. This presentation will provide an overview of TSI requirements with emphasis on the practical implications of TSI status on advising. This presentation will equip advisors to answer frequently asked questions from parents and students about TSI, including, “Why does my student have to take TSI?”, “Why do I have a TSI hold?”, and “What courses can I take?” TSI Advisors will finish the presentation by answering advisors' questions about TSI.
- All I Really Need to Know about Advising Theory, I Learned from Star Wars
Thur. April 27, 3:30 P.M-5:00 P.M,TLPDC 153
It's an exciting time for academic advisors! It's also an exciting time for Star Wars fans! You probably never thought those worlds would ever collide, but in this super nerdy presentation they will! Drake, Jordan, and Miller's “Academic Advising Approaches” was a recent big-ticket blockbuster and something every advisor should experience. We'll draw from that Galaxy Far, Far Away to relate scenes, characters, and concepts from the epic saga to the advising theories presented in the text. Make the jump to light speed in your advising practice, trust your feelings, and join the dork side!