- Advising at Penn State
- Professional Development & Scholarship
- DUS Committees
- DUS Resources
The Division of Undergraduate Studies is heavily involved in a variety of conferences and events centered around academic advising at the University. Featured below is information on each of these initiatives.
Each semester the Division of Undergraduate Studies invites the Penn State community to lunchtime presentations featuring academic advising topics. These lunch-and-learn sessions take place on the University Park campus and provide opportunities for professional development, networking and advising discussions. For details about this semester's seminars, see Academic Advising Noon Seminars. Contact Laura Brown at 814-865-7576 or email@example.com with any questions.
Each year the division hosts a conference on academic advising at Penn State's University Park campus. An overarching theme describes the focus of each conference. Below is information on upcoming and recent fall conferences.
- 2014: "Advising Smarter: Theoretical Foundations & Practical Applications for Student Success"
- 2013: "Updating the Advising Toolbox: Understanding the Complex Needs of Today's Students"
- 2012: "Deconstructing Decision Making: Theories, Strategies, and Data"
- 2011: "Advising for the Global Community"
- 2010: "Academic Advising: Who, What, Where, When, Why?"
Global Engagement Through Academic Advising
During fall 2012, the Division of Undergraduate Studies hosted "Fostering Student Global Engagement through Academic Advising," which was live streamed and archived for future viewing. Individual sessions and panel discussions addressed Penn State's global landscape, bringing global issues into academic advising, and the rise of global advising. Details and video recordings of the sessions are available at the link above.
Academic advisers throughout the DUS network and interested colleagues across Penn State meet frequently to discuss shared readings and research ideas and consider their possible contribution to new best practices in academic advising. For details and a schedule of upcoming readings, contact Janet Schulenberg at 814-865-7576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.