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By Jenna Nobili | December 13, 2021

The second annual SSA Professional Development Week was held December 6-10, 2021. This week provides an opportunity for the advising community to participate in programming to enhance knowledge and develop skills that support both students and professional growth. A total of four programs were offered, including a new course for the SSA certificate (AAT 312) and a CSRDE Webinar.

  • AAT 312: Helping Students Build their Portfolio through High Impact Practices (offered in-person)
    • facilitated by Dr. Kimberly Schneider, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, Division of Student Learning and Academic Success
  • AAT 211: Preparing First-Generation, Low-Income and Underrepresented Students for Graduate School (offered virtually)
    • facilitated by Mr. Michael Aldarondo-Jeffries, Academic Advancement Programs
  • Best Practices for Advising Gen Z (offered virtually)
    • facilitated by Ms. Vanessa Gonzalez, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
  • CSRDE Webinar: Underrepresented College Students’ Usage and Perception of Campus Retention and Student Services Efforts

The three synchronous programs generated a total of attendance of 57 participants, and 14 individuals also signed up to view the CSRDE webinar. Participants were entered into a chance drawing, one entry for every program they attended. Winners will be able to select from the following prizes: a Padfolio, NACADA poster, NACADA Pocket Guide, or the NACADA Academic Advising Approaches book. Congratulations to our prize winners- thank you for your participation in these programs!

  • Cynthia Contreras, College of Medicine (CSRDE Webinar participation drawing winner)
  • Dylan Castillo, Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center (Overall Participation drawing winner #1)
  • Thea Samocki, School of Global Health Management and Informatics (Overall Participation drawing winner #2)
  • Chloe Condo, Academic Services for Student-Athletes (Overall Participation drawing winner #3)

The SSA PD Week culminated in the December AEP Meeting. The virtual program included the Annual Advisor Awards, SSA Certificate recognition, virtual networking, and a friendly competition of Holiday Bingo.