Tue, Mar 5, 2024, 9:00 – 10:00 AM EST

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor and Microsoft Teams (in-person & online option)
A review of processes and procedures of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of the Registrar. Presenters: Undergraduate Admissions. Office of the University Registrar. Amanda Shores, Director of Transfer Advising & Retention Initiatives - University Advising Center.

Wed, Mar 13, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
SDRC and the Advising Students with Disabilities Community of Practice are bringing a deeper dive into some pieces and parts to help our students succeed. Temporary disabilities are applicable to all, and, after Spring Break, more people than ever need them. Come learn more about what we can do as advisors to guide these students and how the SDRC helps us.

Thu, Mar 14, 2024, 2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor and Microsoft Teams (in-person & online option)
Learn more about the My UofSC Experience initiative & how to incorporate it into advising conversations as it provides a more holistic view of a student’s college experience. **(Please bring a laptop to this presentation if you are able)**. After this presentation, you will be able to:

Tue, Mar 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
Developing your personal philosophy of advising is a significant way to reflect on your experiences, your beliefs, and your values relating to students, the advising profession, and your place and role within it. There is no right or wrong way to write an advising philosophy statement. Content, format, and length should suit the context and needs of the individual advisor. That said, advising philosophies are often one-to-two-page narratives that convey core ideas about being an effective academic advisor.

Wed, Mar 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
Students’ sense of belonging has long been identified as a key factor in student retention and success. Recent attention has been paid to how this sense of belonging has evolved in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how belonging is shaped by students’ social identities. This training will address how advisors can contribute to student belonging at USC. Topics include: examining sense of belonging in the context of academic advising, inclusive advising strategies, and advisor resources at USC.

Thu, Mar 21, 2024, 12:00 – 12:45 PM EDT

Microsoft Teams (online only)
This virtual presentation will provide an overview of the different VZ reports along with tips and tricks for advisors on how to take full advantage of the VZ system. Presenter: Alison Leach Hughes, Director, New Student Orientation.

Fri, Mar 22, 2024, 12:15 – 12:45 PM EDT

Microsoft Teams (online only)
The Minor Spotlight is intended to provide advisors with an overview of different academic minors at USC. Minor Spotlights will be 30-minutes, remote via Teams, and will cover the following: Who to recommend for the minor (common students/majors who choose the minor).

Wed, Mar 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
SDRC and the Advising Students with Disabilities Community of Practice will be discussing how we can assist students with different abilities. This session is focused on testing accommodations, priority registration and reduced course load just in time for the add/drop deadline and registration.

Thu, Mar 28, 2024, 12:00 – 12:45 PM EDT

Microsoft Teams (online only)
This virtual presentation will provide an overview of the student view of the VZ system used by Orientation. Presenter: Alison Leach Hughes, Director, New Student Orientation.

Wed, Apr 10, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
SDRC and the Advising Students with Disabilities Community of Practice are talking the nuts and bolts of orientation. Discussion around foreign language test accommodations and how the SDRC helps and can support us as advisors as we welcome these new students into the fold. Come learn and add some knowledge before the Orientation season begins.

Wed, Apr 17, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
This session provides best practice strategies and guidelines for providing student interventions, making referrals to campus partners, and appropriate follow-up with students. Presenters: Mike Dial, Associate Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising, University Advising Center.

Thu, Apr 18, 2024, 10:00 – 11:00 AM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
ISSS wants advisors to better understand how we serve incoming international students during New Student Orientation. Who are international students? What is the Citizenship Verification hold? Why can’t my students register until a certain date? We will answer these questions and more. Presenter:

Thu, Apr 18, 2024, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
UAAs will review assigned advisees’ course registrations each semester to ensure enrollment in degree-applicable courses, prerequisites met, and sufficient credit hours. This session will cover how to review student records to ensure degree-applicable credit and foster discussion of considerations and strategies to be used in this initiative.

Tue, Apr 23, 2024, 9:00 – 10:30 AM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
Intentional Advisement of Transfers. Participants will: 1. Provide feedback regarding common issues when advising transfer students, and, 2. Develop an action plan for transfer advising. Presenters: Bill Brown. Coordinator of Transfer Advising. University Advising Center. Mary Jo Schroeder.

Tue, May 7, 2024, 10:00 – 11:00 AM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
This session will provide a 'how to' on the non-registered intervention. Presenters: Alyssa Stephens & the Academic Intervention Community of Practice.

Tue, May 7, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
In partnership with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, academic advisors reach out to students who are at risk of losing their LIFE Scholarship, Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, or General University Scholarships. This session will cover the logistics of this initiative and offer participants an opportunity to ask questions and brainstorm effective strategies. View more information about this intervention here.

Wed, May 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
This in-person workshop will focus on providing an overview of this exciting movement within the academic advising community called Appreciative Advising. The presentation is based on the book titled, The Appreciative Advising Revolution. The six phases of Appreciative Advising – Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Don't Settle – will be defined. Participants will not only learn what each phase means, but they will also have the opportunity to learn how to implement each of these phases.