UK Advising Network Professional Development Events

UK Advising Network Professional Development Events - 2020

Interested in learning how you can incorporate Canvas into SBU orientations? As we approach a summer of online orientations, two advisors from the College of Communication and Information want to share how their office is utilizing Canvas to make the transition smoother. Join us for a Zoom session to have an opportunity to learn and ask questions about how you can incorporate Canvas into your SBUs to allow for more interaction between advisors and students.


Tuesday 4/28 - ZOOM Training Canvas SBU Module Walk thru 100-230pm 

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Tuesday: April 28, 2020 01:00 -2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    Meeting ID: 952 5243 2505

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Wednesday 3/16 - ZOOM Training with Sara Price 100-230pm  :Login to ZOOM for this training 

Topic: Online Academic Advising Workshop

Time: Mar 18, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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given the current climate, a decision was made to postpone  the DACA presentation until a time after April 6th. Be looking for updates.

DACA, Undocumented, and Migrant Student Workshop  : Come hear from campus experts on the issues that DACA, Undocumented, and Migrant students face here at UK. Bring any questions you may have.         


Tuesday, February 4, 2020- 12:00-1:00pm- Conference Proposal Review Session (JSB 361M)
Bring your conference proposal (NACADA or other conference) and have it reviewed by one of our Advising Network reviewers. These reviewers have experience writing and reviewing proposals and will be on hand to share their advice and feedback as they review your proposal. Remember the deadline to submit for the Annual NACADA Conference (held in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is Feb. 20th.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020- 12:00-1:00pm- Community of Concern (JSB 361M)
Bring your lunch and join us on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 12-1 pm (location TBD) as we welcome Therese Smith from the Community of Concern. Hear an overview of UK’s Community of Concern and how CoC and academic advisors can continue to be effective campus partners to support student well-being and success


UK Advising Network Professional Development Events - Fall 2019

September 26, 2019

Canvas as an advising tool 12-1 pm (Lucille Little FIne Arts Library room 303)

Bring your lunch and join us on Thursday, September 26th from 12-1 pm (location TBD) for our first lunch and learn of the year. The College of Communication and Information launched a pilot Canvas program in Fall 2018 for its incoming freshman class. A year later, and after several modifications, the CI advising team is using Canvas as a tool to provide information and communicate with all of their students. Hear from two advisors who were instrumental in creating content and administering the main CI Advising Canvas shell and managing the flow of content into individual advisor shells.

October 20-23, 2019


Kentucky International Convention Center

Louisville, KY


Friday, October 4, 2019 12-1 pm

Practice Session- NACADA Presentation (B&E Classroom 233)

Bring your lunch and join us on Friday, October 4th from 12-1 pm (location TBD) as Kayla Powell, Britt Frye, and Francesca Yackso practice their presentation “Reframing Honors Advising: Building Learning Partnerships that Promote Integrative Learning.”  With the founding of the University of Kentucky's new Lewis Honors College and associated new curriculum, an altered advising approach was needed. This discussion will highlight the integrative learning approach our advisors utilize to build partnering relationships and assist students in building not only an academically rigorous but also highly engaging path of study. As secondary Honors advisors, we spend our time guiding students through crafting an individualized curriculum. This discussion will highlight our work with students as learning partners to help them find value and meaning in an Honors education by assisting in identifying honors pathways in which students can connect their knowledge and skills across broad and specialized study over time.


Monday, October 28, 2019 11:30 am- 1 pm

Work Session- Conference Presentations (B&E Conference Room 435UV)

Bring your lunch and join us on Monday, October 28th from 11:30 am -1 pm (location TBD) for a conference presentation work session. Whether you just recently identified a presentation topic, have already started writing your proposal, or know you want to present but don’t know where to start, this session can help.  We will share tips for developing a winning proposal, help unleash your creativity, and provide feedback for existing ideas.


NOVEMBER 2019   (Alzheimer’s Prevention Month)