Training Opportunities

We are excited to announce the Advising Power Hour Series! Through ongoing workshops/presentations, faculty and professional academic advisors will:

  • Obtain context for the delivery of academic advising and its connection to student retention
  • Increase their proficiency in UMBC’s advising technologies
  • Gain knowledge of the application of academic policies to guide students in decision-making
  • Gain knowledge of campus and academic resources to support student development and success

Please check out the links below to see more information and to join the event at its scheduled time. We hope to see you there!

Navigating PeopleSoft Advising Tools 

Wednesday, September 21st, 2-3pm

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UMBC offers a variety of online tools to help make advising easier and more effective. Participants will gain an overview of how to use the PeopleSoft Advising Center. Special attention will be given to the Advising Profile (which houses placement and test credit information), the Degree Audit, Advising Notes, and the recently updated “Search for Classes” feature.

Session will be 1 hour of content followed by a voluntary 30 minutes of Q&A.

Recommended for New or Beginning Faculty or Professional Advisors

Academic Policies & Procedures

Thursday, October 6th, 12-1pm

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Advisors are often the first touchpoint for students who have questions about UMBC’s more nuanced academic policies. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of academic probation, suspension and dismissal policies, the Course Repeat Policy, and how students can complete courses for transfer credit at other institutions.

Session will be 1 hour of content followed by a voluntary 30 minutes of Q&A.

All faculty and professional academic advisors are welcome to attend!

Advising as Teaching

Thursday, October 20th, 10-11am

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Effective and timely advising is crucial to student success/degree completion. Participants will learn how to build rapport with advisees, how to make effective referrals to campus support offices, and leave with some ideas for how to more efficiently advise students within the time constraints of a busy schedule.

Session will be 1 hour of content followed by a voluntary 30 minutes of Q&A.

All faculty and professional academic advisors are welcome to attend!

Advising for Specific Student Populations

Tuesday, November 29th, 2-3pm

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Specialized advising is often necessary for specific student populations. From schedule constraints to class accommodations and/or the need to recommend additional campus resources, understanding these nuances is vital to student success and retention. In this panel presentation, you will learn how to best support student athletes, international students and students with disabilities.

Session will be 1 hour of content followed by a voluntary 30 minutes of Q&A.

All faculty and professional academic advisors are welcome to attend!