First Radford Advising Conference will help faculty, staff serve students

Radford University students frequently cite positive interactions with faculty and staff as a key to their successes. That’s an excellent start, but can those interactions be improved?

The inaugural Radford Advising Conference, scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, will answer that question. The conference offers professional development opportunities for any members of the campus community who finds themselves in an advising role. With development workshops, technology seminars and insightful looks at Radford’s own advising climate, the conference promises to prepare all attendees to further support student success.  

Charlie L. Nutt, executive director of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), will attend the conference as its keynote speaker. Nutt will offer a national perspective on advising trends and practices.

The event is free to attend.  Attendees can register for individual or multiple sessions at  Due to limited seating participants must register for the luncheon and keynote address.

Conference Schedule:

8:30 – 9 a.m.
Breakfast, Heth 014

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

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

10:30 a.m.
FERPA and Academic Advising, Heth 014
Using D2L for Advising Appointments, Heth 016
The College Student Mindset for Career Preparation and Success:  A Glimpse Into the Psyche of the Millennials, Heth 022

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

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

2 p.m.
Can I Just Have My PIN? Exploring Best Practices for Faculty Advising, Heth 014
Using Radius to Enhance Communication with Your Students, Heth 022
Breaking Bad News, Heth 016

If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact Rachel Hall at 

The Radford Advising Conference is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and hosted by Undergraduate Academic Advising.

Apr 13, 2016