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Radford Advising Conference

Tuesday Apr 26

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Heth Hall, Lower Level

Faculty and staff are invited to the Inaugural Radford Advising Conference hosted by the professional academic advisors and sponsored by the Office of the Provost. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Charles Nutt, Executive Director of the National Academic Advising Association. This conference was created to celebrate student success champions and provide professional development opportunities that are responsive to the needs of our advisors, faculty and student support professionals. With development workshops, technology seminars and insightful looks at Radford's own advising climate, the conference objective is to prepare attendees to further support student success.

Conference Schedule
8:30-9 a.m.
Heth 014 Continental Breakfast

9-9:30 a.m.
Heth 014 Kick-Off by Dr. Joe Scartelli and Dr. Charles Nutt

9:30-10:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Heth 014 Using Data to Make Sense of What Doesn't Make Sense
Heth 016 Student Ambassadors: Enriching the advising experience
Heth 022 What's In Your Advising Toolkit?

10:30-11:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Heth 014 FERPA and Academic Advising
Heth 016 Using D2L for Advising Appointments
Heth 022 The College Student Mindset for Career Preparation and Success: A glimpse into the psyche of the Millennials

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Heth 014 Luncheon/Keynote Address by Dr. Charles Nutt (Registration Required)

1-1:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Heth 014 Academic Policies & Procedures Myth Busters
Heth 016 The Impact of Academic Advising on New Student Orientation and Retention
Heth 022 Parallel Plans

2-2:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Heth 014 Can I Just Have My PIN? Exploring Best Practices for Faculty Advising
Heth 022 Using Radius to Enhance Communication with Your Students
Heth016 Breaking Bad News

Individual sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2:50 p.m.

Attendees can register for individual or multiple sessions at If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Hall at or call the Pre-major Advising Center at (540) 831-5220.

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