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Programs and Events

AC@IS offers several opportunities throughout the year for our professional and faculty advisors. 


Our professional development events are an opportunity to learn about and discuss topics relevant in advising and higher education. Participants attend (in person or through Zoom) together and discuss the topic afterward during a debrief session.

Current Events TBD 

Webinar: Incorporating the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies into Advising Practice
Date: September 21, 2022 at 12pm MDT, followed by debrief session

Webinar: Bringing Cultural Humility to Academic Advising
Date: February 2, 2022 at 12pm MDT, followed by debrief session

Webinar: Academic Advising in an Era of Instant Gratification: The Pathway to Empowerment. 
Date: March 8, 2023 at 12pm MDT, followed by debrief session

In Person Training: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Students with the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) club
Date: December 11, 2023 at 12pm MDT, followed by debrief session

Webinar: Accessible Language for Better Advising: Inviting Dialogue for Student Success
Date: February 13, 2024 at 12pm MDT, followed by debrief session

Webinar: From Transactional to Transformational Referrals: Equipping Advisors and Students for Success
Date: March 14, 2024 at 12pm MDT, followed by debrief session

Webinar: Small Fish in a Big Pond: Advising Rural Students at Large Institutions
Date: April 30, 2024 at 12pm MDT, followed by debrief session


The Advisor Spotlight program allows us to learn more about individual advisors across campus and discuss hot topics and challenges in advisingThe conversations humanize us as advisors, allowing for discussion and building connections and rapport.
The spotlight conversations take place during the Advisor Meetings throughout the semester. A pre-selected advisor answers questions to share more about their background. After the Q&A, that advisor then poses a question to the larger group for discussion. 

Membership in AC@IS is not required to attend the Advisor Meetings. Contact the Office of Academic Advising for more details or if you'd like to be included in the meeting invitation.

Spring 2022 Advisor Spotlights:

Christy Lantz
Associate Director
University Programs - ISU Twin Falls

Niki Cook
Athletic Academic Advisor
Office of Academic Advising

Dana Gaudet
Assistant Director
Enrollment & Student Services - ISU Meridian

H. Maurice Pittman
TRIO Access and Opportunity Programs

Fall 2021 Advisor Spotlights:

Jessie Call-Feit
Academic Advisor
College of Technology

Katie Beck
Academic Advisor
Idaho Falls Student Services

Dan Giltz
Undergraduate Programs Coordinator | Biological Sciences
College of Science and Engineering

The Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA) hosts national and regional events that advisors can attend. Upcoming conferences and other professional development opportunities are available on the NACADA website.

For this year, there will be the Region 8 Conference (Uncovering the Gems of Academic Advising) in Boise, Idaho.  It will be from March 4-6, 2024. 

AC@IS plans to partner with Staff Council, Program for Institutional Effectiveness (PIE), and other organizations on campus to offer opportunities and promote non-ISU opportunities to its members.

For promotion of other events and opportunities, please contact advcommunity@isu.edu.