Bloomington Advisors Council

Professional development opportunities

Bloomington Academic Advising Council (BAAC)
Professional Development Events 

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BAAC Spring 2015 Professional Development Series Events

Best Advising Practices for International Students

Wednesday, April 29 1-4 PM
in the Indiana Memorial Union State Room East

Guest Speakers:
Jennifer Ashcraft
Academic Advisor & International Student Specialist at Indiana University
Chelsea Carroll
Assistant Director for International Orientation and Outreach at Indiana University

Interactive International Student Panel Discussion:
We will have a panel of students on hand to answer questions generated from Advisors to help increase our awareness of the advising experiences of some of IU’s International Students

We are asking that you please include a question or two in the following link that you would like our International Student panel to answer. We anticipate that there will be the opportunity for follow up questions but we would like the student panel to have preparation time prior to the workshop.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 24:   


 Congratulations to the 35 advisors who completed the Professional Development Program for 2013-2014!  

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.

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.

The Professional Development Committee will send out emails congratulating those Advisors who complete the 2013-14 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.

Archived information from past conferences and professional development programs:

BAC Fall Conferences 2005-2011 Advisors in Whittenberger

BAC Spring Conferences 2005-2011

Professional Development Program 2010

BAC Fall Conference 2012

BAC Spring Conference 2013

Photos from the Spring 2012 Conference:

HPPLC session