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Advising Academy 2018

Please register HERE for our upcoming Advising Academy on March 15 & 16, 2018 at the Nelson Andrews Leadership Lodge!

The College System of Tennessee will host an Advising Academy March 15-16, 2018 at the Andrews Leadership Center in Nashville. The purpose of the Advising Academy is to further the TBR Completion Agenda by developing advising skillsets in accordance with the data-informed best practices for student success especially with adult learners. Similar to previous Completion Academies, the Advising Academy will begin in the afternoon on Thursday, March 15th and end mid-afternoon Friday, March 16th.  Each TBR institution will be invited to send a five (5) person team which should include representation from the following areas:

Institutional Teams of 5:

  • Advising Administrator
  • Career Advisor
  • Adult/Reconnect Advisor
  • Early Alert Representative
  • Other Advisor

Sessions On:

  • TBR Adult Learner Profile
  •  Advising Grant Recipient Preliminary Findings
  • Career Advising by Jobs for the Future and CCRC
  •  Cleveland State's Pathway Work
  •  Affinity Group Breakouts

Deadline to Register is Friday, March 2

Hotel Details

Hotel Reservations can be made at the Hilton Nashville Airport using the TBR Advising Academy Room Block. Attendees will not be reimbursed for reservations made outside of the designated hotel.

Deadline for hotel reservations is March 1. 

Hilton Nashville Airport
2200 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Wendy Troxel, Director, Center for Excellence and Research in Academic Advising and Student Success (NACADA) 

The Center provides opportunities for research and professional development to a diverse global membership and the academic advising profession. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs she teaches graduate level classes in research methods and supports the scholarly work of students.Prior to coming to KSU, she served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University, teaching research methods courses in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, program evaluation and assessment, working with students in the College Student Personnel Administration program, and advising doctoral students. Her research interests are in the area of teaching, learning, and advising in the first year of college, the impact of formative assessment techniques in the classroom, faculty & staff roles in the program assessment process, and the challenges and barriers for first generation students. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), with special emphases in both educational research and education law.

Academic Advising Grants

At the first Academic Advising Academy in March of 2017, all TBR institutions were invited to submit a proposal for a grant to implement and further their advising plans. Five institutions were chosen and awarded the grant.

The following institutions were awarded:

  • Austin Peay State University
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Dyersburg State Community College
  • Nashville State Community College
  • Pellissippi State Community College