Bloomington Advisors Council

Professional development opportunities

Bloomington Academic Advising Council (BAAC)
Professional Development Events 

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Cultural Competency in Advising Workshop -
with a Cultural Potluck
December 16 from 12-3pm
Kelley Executive Education Building CG3059

Guest Speaker: Sarah Stevens
Director of Advising for the School of Nursing and Health Professions
University of Southern Indiana
Please RSVP by Friday, December 12:  
Dr. Sarah Stevens will present cultural competencies for advising in an interactive workshop format. 
Please feel free to bring a food item representing your culture.  Hot tea, water, plates, napkins and utensils provided.

Save the Date
BAAC Spring Conference "Stocking your Advising Toolbox"

February 23, 2015
IMU Frangipani Room & Tree Suites
more details coming soon!

NACADA Region V Conference
Indianapolis, IN April 8-10, 2015

BAAC Spring 2015 Professional Development Series Events

Advising Chinese Students
, March 2015
Cultural Competent Advising Strategies, May 2015


 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