Faculty Advising

Upcoming Faculty Workshops

The Academic Advising and Planning Center invites you to attend our Faculty Academy!
Two different workshops are offered. Advising 101: Strategies and Philosophies of Advising will focus on commonly-accepted theories of academic advising and how to apply them to the academic policies of the College of Charleston. Advising with Technology will focus on the information systems utilized by the College of Charleston for academic advising.

The following sessions will be available:

Spring 2024
Advising 101: Tuesday, February 13 @ 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, Room 360 ADdlestone Library
Advising with Technology: Wednesday, March 13 @ 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, Room 227 Addlestone Library

The Faculty Academy is an event hosted by the AAPC to assist new faculty advisors in hosting effective advising sessions with your student advisees. This session will focus on effective advising strategies using the National Academic Advising Association core competencies and values of academic advising, as well as utilizing available technology.

You may have heard that Advising is Teaching. This session will provide ideas for transitioning the same teaching concepts from the classroom to your individual advising sessions with students, as well as ways to use technology to make it all the more effective. To RSVP to this event, please use this link. We look forward to having you join us!

If you are unable to attend one of these workshops, you can request a workshop specifically for your academic department. Contact John Sare, Associate Director of the Academic Advising and Planning Center.

Faculty Development Advising Academy

The Faculty Development Advising Academy began in Fall 2016 as an opportunity to provide a discussion-based advising development experience around advising-related topics for new and seasoned faculty who are responsible for advising and mentoring students, both formally and informally.

All Advising Academy participants are automatically enrolled in the Academic Advising and Planning Center’s OAKS Faculty Development Advising module that houses a plethora of advising related information ranging from advising theory and critical articles to detailed information about advising related resources and referral points. OAKS participants can spend as much time as they like in the module and use it as an easily accessible tool for their advising appointments.

Advising Academy Workshops are crafted to fit within three advising competencies as identified by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising: Conceptual, Informational, and Relational.

  • Conceptual: what is academic advising, advising as mentoring, advising as teaching, expectations of students and their advisees (see NACADA model);
  • Informational: academic policies and procedures, technology resources, documentation, how to make a referral;
  • Relational: effective communication with advisees, having difficult conversations, understanding students’ challenges.