Bloomington Advisors Council

Professional development opportunities

Bloomington Academic Advising Council (BAAC)
Professional Development Events 

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Upcoming Professional Development Events

Excellence in Advising: Becoming the Advisor's Advisor
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Michael S. Roth
President of Wesleyan University
Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters
February 22, 2016 from 9:00am - 4:00pm in the IMU
(check in begins at 8:00am)

Lunchtime Events - 12:10-1:00pm
Supporting Muslim Students - March 22, 2016
Advising Strategies that Foster Resilience - April 19, 2016
TBD - May 17

Generation Me: Working with Today's Students (webinar)
January 19th's webinar is available for viewing:

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During the 2015-2016 academic year, we will be hosting monthly lunchtime “Advisor to Advisor” Professional Development opportunities for BAAC members.  As we plan ahead, the Professional Development Committee is looking for input on presentation topics and we are looking for advisors to serve as facilitators/ presenters. This community is full of incredibly gifted and unique individuals and we are excited about this opportunity for you to share your talents with the larger group. Please contact Kate Garrett if you have ideas for presentation topics.

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Congratulations to all of the IUB advisors who participated in the 2014-15 BAAC Professional Development Certificate Program. The Professional Development Committee will sent out emails congratulating those Advisors who completed the 2014-15 BAAC Professional Development Certificate Program.

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The Bloomington Academic Advisors Council sponsors a Professional Development Program for each academic year. The BAAC Professional Development Program is designed to provide national-caliber professional development training to IU professional academic advisors at no cost to the advisors. The Program provides monthly on-campus professional development during the lunch hour. Each advisor who attends FIVE or more program events will receive a certificate of completion and acknowledgement letter sent to the advisor's supervisor.

Be sure to check your email in May 2016 for verification about your participation in theĀ 2015-16 BAAC Professional Development Certificate Program. The Professional Development Committee will send out emails congratulating those Advisors who complete the 2015-16 BAAC Professional Development Certificate Program as well as updates regarding sessions attended toward the Professional Development Certificate. Those wishing to submit an event for consideration to the Professional Development Committee to be counted toward the PD Certificate should be sure to submit your information by next deadline.

The requirements for the BAAC Professional Development Certificate have recently been amended. Selection of professional development events to attend for credit toward the certificate is up to each individual advising professional.  As a professional in the field, you know best your professional development needs. The BAAC PDC will evaluate events based upon our definition of professional development and how each submitted event meets the learning objectives for the Professional development certificate program (see Appendix A in the approved guidelines). All submissions of events should be made to the chair of the Professional Development Committee.