2011 Fall Conference

Advising for the Global Community

This is the tenth annual professional development conference on academic advising sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Studies, Office of Undergraduate Education, University Faculty Senate, The Center for Global Studies, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, and The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal.

Conference Details

Date: October 26, 2011

Time: 8:30 AM–3:15 PM

Location: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

Topic: Advising for the Global Community


  • Reflections of a Traveling Adviser, Maren Larson, Senior Undergraduate Studies Adviser, Division of Undergraduate Studies, Penn State
  • Advising Exceptional Students: What Our Most Academically Gifted Students Need to Be Effective Global Actors, Ruth Mendum, Ph.D., Director of the University Fellowships Office, Penn State
  • Student Engagement in Developing Countries: Practical Lessons, Tools, and Resources for Advisers, Khanjan Mehta, Director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social entrepreneurship Program, College of Engineering, Penn State
  • The Global Citizenship Program at Lehigh University, Gisella Gisolo, Ph.D., Director of the Global Citizenship Program, Lehigh University; Jill Sperandio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership Program, Lehigh University
  • International Student Panel: Successful Transitions, Moderator: Rhea Leydig, Senior Undergraduate Studies Adviser, Division of Undergraduate Studies, Penn State; student panelists: Jamilya Sultanova, Yingxi Wu, and Yi Chen (all Penn State students)
  • Legal Implications of Academic Advising for International Students, Masume Assaf, Director of International Student Advising, University Global Programs, Penn State