Undergraduate Advising Council to the Provost

Advising Network


The Advising Network, convened by the Chair of the Academic Advising Council, is a campus-wide association that facilitates communications among staff and faculty advisors regarding issues, policies, and procedures related to advising.  The purpose of the Advising Network is to:

  • Coordinate the delivery of information to staff and faculty advisors across campus
  • Enhance knowledge and expertise related to advising across the university 
  • Foster cooperation, collaboration and coherence among staff and faculty advisors 
  • Serve as an information-gathering center for advising efforts and issues across campus 
  • Promote and recognize the importance and role of advising as an integral part of a student's education 
  • Provide a forum to discuss advising-related issues and concerns
  • Gather and assess feedback from staff and faculty advisors regarding resources that would enhance advising effectiveness

2012-13 Meeting dates/locations

September 27, 2012, 10:30-11:30
Maucker Union, State College Room
Topic: Veteran Students
Speakers: Joe Gorton, Associate Professor of Criminology
                   Jennifer Suchan, Assistant Registrar
                   Chris Crews-Larsen, Counselor/Vocational Rehabilitation

November 14, 2012, 9:00-10:00
Maucker Union, Oak Room
Topic: First-year Courses and Cornerstone
Speakers/Panel Discussion: April Chatham-Carpenter, Professor of Communication Studies
                                          Martie Reineke, Professor of Philosophy & World Religions
                                          Kirsten Linney, Instructor of Applied Human Sciences
                                          Ann Krois, Peer TA for Martie Reineke

February 13, 2013, 12:00-1:00
Maucker Union, State College Room
Topic: Ad hoc committees for Advising Council
Speaker: April Chatham-Carpenter, Professor of Communication Studies

2011-12 Meeting dates/locations

September 28, from 9:00-9:50 in the Maucker Union, State College Room
Topic:           MAP-Works (Making Achievement Possible) survey and its impact on student

Presenters:  Drake Martin, Assistant Director of Residence Education, Dept. of Residence
                       Kristin Moser, Senior Research Analyst, Institutional Research
                       Tony Smothers, Academic Advisor, Office of Academic Advising

2010-11 Meeting dates/locations

September 29, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Maucker Union, Oak RoomTopic:  "Helicopter Parents" and FERPA
Presenter:  Mary Bauman, Associate Registrar 

 October 13, from 3:00-4:00 p.m in Maucker Union, State College Room.
Topic:          Transfer Students
Presenter:   Paul Sapp, Admissions Transfer Coordinator and APP Coordinator

November 10, from 3:00-4:00 p.m in Maucker Union, State College Room
Topic:            International Students
Presenters:  Philip Plourde, Director, Culture & Intensive English Program
                       Ross Schupbach, International Student Advisor, International Services
                       Kristi Marchesani, Assistant Director of Admissions, International Relations

    Advising Network Co-Chairs

    Karen Cunningham, Program Coordinator, Department of Individual Studies, 273-3504

    Patricia Gross, Associate Professor, School of Applied Human Sciences, 273-6013

    Joshua Sankey, Academic Advisor/Transfer Relations, Office of Academic Advising, 273-3406

    Michelle Swanson, Instructor, School of Music, 273-2600