The Second Annual CLAHS Academic Advising Summit will be held virtually on November 6 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The agenda will include an update on academic advising in the college and a focus on technology in academic advising. 

“The inaugural CLAHS Academic Advising Summit was so successful last year,” said Karen Watson, director of academic support in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. “And although our kickoff of a new advising model has been slowed by COVID-19, it hasn't stopped us. In fact, it’s spurred us on to use more technology in academic advising. We look forward to moving the discussion forward this year.”

On November 6, join Watson; other members of the college’s Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs; Laura Belmonte, dean of the college; and Lauren Thomas, director of the university’s Academic Advising Initiatives, for an exploration of Navigate, a software platform that combines predictive analytics and communication tools for academic advising and tutoring.

This year’s summit will focus on Navigate’s capabilities in complementing and improving the advising relationship, helping serve students, and improving student retention. Watson said that Navigate played an important role in the success of academic advising at Virginia Tech’s New Student Orientation this past summer.

To register for the summit, visit this link; you will receive the Zoom link 24 hours before the summit.

Tentative Agenda:

9:00 – 9:15 am: Welcome and Update on the State of CLAHS Academic Advising

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.: Introduction to Navigate and Breakout Room Activity 

10:00 – 11:45 a.m.: Hands-on Workshop: What Can Navigate Do? 

11:45 a.m. – Noon: Wrap-up and Ideas for the Future