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Ohio University Professional Development Opportunities


Understanding How the Career and Leadership Development Center Supports Faculty Advising: An Exploration Into Career and Internship Services Available to Students

  • Friday, January 20 from 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Schoonover Center 380
  • This presentation and discussion will highlight the variety of services and resources offered by the CLDC, including an overview of coaching services, leadership workshops, and special events. Advisors will leave this presentation with an understanding of how to help prepare students to engage with the CLDC for needs ranging from major and career exploration to leadership skill development and preparation for the world of work.

Understanding FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

  • Tuesday, January 31 from 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Baker Center 239
  • Presented by Deb Benton, University Registrar; Patrick Beatty, Associate Registrar; Barb Nalazek, Deputy General Counsel, Legal Affairs

Behavioral Intervention, Students of Concern, Student Review and Consultation Committee (SRCC)

  • Wednesday, February 15 from 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Baker Center 239
  • Presented by Patti McSteen, Associate Dean of Students; Chad Barnhardt, Assistant Dean of Students; Maureen Wagner, Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts; Lt. Tim Ryan, Ohio University Police Department

How Advisors Can Aid in Financial Aid

  • Thursday, February 23 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Baker Center 231
  • Presented by Joy Cobb
  • Special Instructions: Please email Joy with topics you want to see covered by Friday, February 17.

Advising Technology Hacks

  • Wednesday, March 1 from 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Baker Center 233
  • Presented by Joy Cobb
  • Special Instructions: Please bring a laptop or tablet. This will be a working session.

Advising: Basics and Beyond

This small faculty discussion group will focus on sharing basic academic advising best practices. The group is designed to allow for three meetings over the course of the spring semester. Our hope is to provide faculty advisors with important and relevant advising information that will help create effective and efficient advising meetings. This group will meet three times each during the lunch hour of 12 – 1pm. Lunch will be provided only during the first meeting. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch to following meetings.

  • Feb 21 in Baker 226
  • March 16 in Baker 233
  • April 4 in Baker 235

Sign up for Advising: Basics & Beyond with this quick survey.


Advising Boosters for Faculty Advisors

These 15 minute discussions are provided by Student Success Advisors at Department Meetings. They will assist Faculty Advisors in enhancing their skills in the below areas:

  • DARs – Making the Most of this tool in advising
  • Using the Faculty & Advising Center to your Advantage
  • Maximizing your Advising Appointments

To schedule a visit from two professional advisors to attend your meeting, please complete this short survey. The presenters will bring materials and inspiration for faculty advisors wishing to enhance their advising skills.


Advising Boosters for Faculty Advisors

These 15 minute discussions are provided by Student Success Advisors at Department Meetings. They will assist Faculty Advisors in enhancing their skills in the below areas:

  • DARs – Making the Most of this tool in advising
  • Using the Faculty & Advising Center to your Advantage
  • Maximizing your Advising Appointments

To schedule a visit from two professional advisors to attend your meeting, please complete this short survey. The presenters will bring materials and inspiration for faculty advisors wishing to enhance their advising skills.


Advising Online Self-Assessment

This online assessment allows advisors to evaluate their own advising skills using the appreciative advising rubric, with topics including:

  • Knowledge of advising requirements and resources
  • Strategies to encourage and motivate advisees
  • Effective structure and techniques for advising meetings
  • Working with specific student populations

The results link to additional personalized resources for advising development based on the advisor’s strengths and weaknesses.

Contact Julie Chiki, Student Success Advisor for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology at frenchj@ohio.edu with any suggestions or technical issues.