Tue Jan 31, 10:00 - 11:00 AM (EST)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
The International Accelerator Program is a first year program for international students which provides language and cultural support for students pursuing their USC degrees. Students who come to USC through this program are advised differently during their first year and have unique coursework and advising needs.

Wed Feb 1, 12:15 - 12:45 PM (EST)

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 Feb 1, 3:30 - 4:30 PM (EST)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
An introduction to transfer students from a national and UofSC perspective. Presenter: Amanda Shores, Director of Transfer Advising & Retention Initiatives - University Advising Center.

Thu Feb 2, 2:00 - 5:00 PM (EST)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
Safe Zone is a program that builds safe space across campus by visibly identifying students, staff and faculty who support the LGBTQ+ population. The program also offers educational and ongoing engagement opportunities for USC community members to explore and understand issues related to the LGBTQ+ community.

Mon Feb 6, 9:00 - 10:00 AM (EST)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
This session provides best practice strategies on how to strategically and efficiently build advising appointment workflow and provide guidelines for entering appointment notes. Presenters: Jane Bouknight, Sr. Program Manager of Advisor Training & Development.

Tue Feb 7, 3:00 - 5:00 PM (EST)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
This session will provide an overview of Veteran & Military services at USC. Participants will also complete Green Zone training during this session. Presenters: Jared Evans, Executive Director, Veterans & Military Affairs.

Wed Feb 8, 10:00 - 11:00 AM (EST)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
Event Description and Learning Outcomes Coming Soon... Presenter: Tricia Kramer, Associate Director for Assessment and Grant Management, Office of Undergraduate Research.

Wed Feb 8, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EST)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
Event Description and Learning Outcomes Coming Soon... Presenters: Anna May, Undergraduate Academic Advisor, College of Social Work.

Thu Feb 9, 9:00 - 10:30 AM (EST)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
Resilience is defined as the ability to recover quickly from difficulties and to persevere in the face of adversity. This workshop will focus on strategies to help advisors model the key concepts of resilience and growth mindset to their advisees. We will address common obstacles students face during their matriculation and how advisors can impart resilience strategies early in their advising sessions best avoid these barriers that hinder student success.

Fri Feb 10, 12:15 - 12:45 PM (EST)

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).

Mon Feb 13, 12:15 - 12:45 PM (EST)

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).

Tue Feb 14, 1:00 - 2:30 PM (EST)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
This presentation will provide an overview of how to pull reports in VZ 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.

Wed Feb 15, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (EST)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
Learning Outcomes: Participants will: explore current and relevant research related to advising the sophomore or “second-year” student population and learn about the “sophomore slump”. discuss resources available that are specific to sophomores at the University of South Carolina.

Thu Feb 16, 9:30 - 10:30 AM (EST)

Microsoft Teams (online only)
This session will provide an overview of the four technology systems used in advising at USC: EAB Navigate, DegreeWorks, Self Service Carolina, and the My UofSC Experience transcript. Presenters: Brian Dusel, Director of Advising Technology, EAB Application Administrator, University Advising Center.

Tue Feb 21, 10:00 - 11:30 AM (EST)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
All University of South Carolina advisors who are interested in writing are encouraged to contribute to the expanding professional literature on the field of academic advising, the first-year experience, and student transitions. This workshop will introduce advisors to the value of contributing to scholarship, the process of drafting and submitting manuscripts for publication, and will explore a variety of venues for publication including organization blogs, practitioner newsletters, journals, and even scholarly books.

Tue Feb 21, 12:00 - 12:45 PM (EST)

Microsoft Teams (online only)
This session will provide an overview of Army ROTC at USC, the student experience & requirements, and specific advising considerations. This session will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams. The link to join will be emailed to participants in a reminder email the day before the event.

Wed Feb 22, 12:00 - 12:45 PM (EST)

Microsoft Teams (online only)
This session will provide an overview of Air Force ROTC at USC, the student experience & requirements, and specific advising considerations. This session will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams. The link to join will be emailed to participants in a reminder email the day before the event.

Fri Feb 24, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)

The Anne Frank Center on the USC campus brings to life the story of the young Jewish girl who – in the pages of her world-renowned diary – documented two years of hiding in German-occupied Amsterdam during World War II. By sharing Anne's legacy with visitors, students and teachers, USC’s Anne Frank Center seeks to inspire our commitment to never be bystanders but instead to stand up together against antisemitism, bigotry and inequality wherever it may exist today.

Tue Feb 28, 12:00 - 12:45 PM (EST)

Microsoft Teams (online only)
This session will provide an overview of Navy ROTC at USC, the student experience & requirements, and specific advising considerations. This session will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams. The link to join will be emailed to participants in a reminder email the day before the event.

Thu Mar 2, 3:30 - 4:30 PM (EST)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
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.

Tue Mar 14, 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 15, 2:00 - 3:00 PM (EDT)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
Many professionals within and outside of higher education don't utilize Excel to its full potential. Some just don't know what Excel can do for them. Others may be intimated by the idea of memorizing complex formulas and functions. In this workshop, participants will learn several useful intermediate (to slightly advanced) Excel techniques that can optimize their work with data and information. Participants will practice using many of the functions and will have the opportunity to discuss when they might use each in their own work.

Thu Mar 16, 9:00 - 10:30 AM (EDT)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
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 21, 3:00 - 4:30 PM (EDT)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
What happens at orientation? What do students learn? When do they learn it? This presentation will cover New Student Orientation from the student perspective. It will provide an overview of how a student registers; what they see when they do; when they interact with all of the pre-orientation materials, etc.

Wed Mar 22, 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).

Tue Mar 28, 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).

Thu Mar 30, 3:30 - 4:30 PM (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. Presenter. Amanda Shores. Director of Transfer Advising & Retention Initiatives. University Advising Center.

Thu Apr 6, 3:30 - 5:00 PM (EDT)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
Transfer Series Discussion - What do we do now?. Presenters. Amanda Lucas, Director of Transfer Advising & Retention Initiatives - University Advising Center. Bill Brown, Coordinator of Transfer Advising and Online Programs Support - University Advising Center.

Thu Apr 20, 10:00 - 11:30 AM (EDT)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
All University of South Carolina advisors who are interested in writing are encouraged to contribute to the expanding professional literature on the field of academic advising, the first-year experience, and student transitions. This workshop will introduce advisors to the value of contributing to scholarship, the process of drafting and submitting manuscripts for publication, and will explore a variety of venues for publication including organization blogs, practitioner newsletters, journals, and even scholarly books.

Mon Apr 24, 12:15 - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Microsoft Teams (online only)
The Major Spotlight is intended to provide advisors with an overview of different academic majors at USC. Major Spotlights will be 30-minutes, remote via Teams, and will cover general information about the major and what the student can expect to learn. Featured Major: Cyber Ethics and Policy.

Mon May 1, 12:15 - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Microsoft Teams (online only)
The Major Spotlight is intended to provide advisors with an overview of different academic majors at USC. Major Spotlight will be 30-minutes, remote via Teams, and will cover general information about the major and what the student can expect to learn. Featured Major: Global Studies.

Wed May 10, 2:30 - 3:30 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 10, 3:30 - 4:30 PM (EDT)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)
Academic advisors intervene with students who have not registered for the upcoming term in a timely manner—after students have been advised and the opening week or two of registration has passed. This session will cover how advisors can send gentle nudges through email and text messages that seek to identify students’ barriers to registration.

Tue May 16, 9:00 - 10:00 AM (EDT)

UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor and Microsoft Teams (in-person & online option)
FERPA is a complicated federal regulation that academic advisors are responsible for understanding and upholding. This session will will cover the FAQs and facts that academic advisors need to consider related to release of student information. Recommended best practices for release of student information to ensure compliance with FERPA will be identified.

Wed May 24, 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.