Academic advising conference set for Sept. 25

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Members of the Penn State community and colleagues elsewhere are invited to attend the 11th annual conference on academic advising on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus. This year's theme is “Deconstructing Decision Making: Theories, Strategies and Data” and features keynote speaker Susan Russell, assistant professor of theatre for Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture. Russell will present "Faith, Focus, Finish," a perspective on educational creativity, planning and success.
This annual academic advising conference is a professional development opportunity for academic advisers, faculty members who advise and others interested in the field of academic advising. Conference fees and registration information is available at
Numerous concurrent sessions throughout the day will address decision making as it ranges from choosing a major or co-curricular experience to developing advising protocols and policies, identifying and assessing learning outcomes, considering ethical nuances, and collaborating with colleagues on research or technology matters that impact advising.
Sponsoring the 2012 conference are the Division of Undergraduate Studies, Office of Undergraduate Education, University Faculty Senate, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal, and ACT.

Last Updated September 11, 2012