Professional Development

Advising Lunch Talks, sponsored by the Academic Advising Council, are offered four times each year, and offer the opportunity for advisors to learn about relevant services, programs, and practices through presentations by campus experts.  The Advising Lunch talks are the primary gathering place for faculty and professional advisors at IPFW, and in 2011-12 will be held on the following dates:

  • Tues, October 20 - WU G21
    • Updates on Services Provided by CASA, IPFW's Center for Academic Success and Achievement
  • Tues, Nove 10 - WU 114
    • TBA
  • Wed, Jan 27- WUG21
    • Topic TBA
  • Tues, Feb 16 WU G21
    • Topic to be announced
    • Wed Mar 16 - WU G21
      • Topic to be announced
    • Thurs Apr 14 -WU G21
      • Academic Advisor of the Year Ceremony

    Lunch is served to the first 50 people who RSVP, courtesy of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

    2010-11 Lunch Talks

    4/6/11 - Laurie Bell, Office of VCAA
    "Identifying Academic Rock Stars: Navigating the Mine Field of Major Scholarship Competitions"

    2/22/11 - Leslie Clark, Athletic Advisor
    "NCAA Academic Eligibility (a condensed version)"
    11/10/10 Julie Creek, Center for Women & Returning Adults
    "Helping Non-traditional Students"
    9/21/10 Deb Hein, Karen Van Gorder, Beth Iserman, & Todd Raines, Online Learning
    "Online Learning, ICN, and TransferIN"

    2009-10 Lunch Talks

    4/6/10 - Lauren Wilson
    "Academic Compliance for Student Athletes"

    2/23/10 - Alison Hoff, NSE Coordinator
    "What Advisors Need to Know About the National Student Exchange"

    11/10/09 - Gerald L. Curd, Associate Director of Financial Aid
    "Financial Aid and Academic Progress: Factors That Impact the Student"

    9/23/09 - Jennifer Mayhall & Angela Williams
    "Continuing Studies: Off the Beaten Path"

IPFW supports professional development for all faculty and professional advisors. Through our own local advising lunch talks, to participation in the Indiana Academic Advising Network (IAAN) and utilizing NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) resources, all advisors are encouraged to continually expand their knowledge of advising.