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We are excited to connect with you at the

2024 Day of Community Conversations Advising Conference on February 28

All JMU faculty and staff who serve in an advising function are invited to attend the Day of Community Conversations advising conference at JMU in Rose Library on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024. The conference theme for this year is “Technology-Enabled Advising.” This development opportunity is hosted by the ARC Network and co-sponsored by University Advising, CFI, JMU Libraries, the Advising and Support Center in the College of Business, and the Education Support Center in the College of Education.  

This day is an opportunity to share, celebrate, and learn as a community of dedicated advising professionals and elevate the function of advising at JMU. The conference will be a one-day event including a guest panel, concurrent sessions, and other activities with the goal of enhancing advising knowledge and community for faculty and staff while also increasing the effectiveness of our advising programs. 

We look forward to an exciting Day of Community Conversations conference. See you at the conference in Rose Library in February! 

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The registration deadline for this free event is February 20, 2024.

All in-person conference attendees are encouraged to register using the link above. Walk-in registration for concurrent session attendance only will be allowed starting at 9 am as space permits.

In an effort to be more accessible and flexible to members of the advising community, sessions marked with an asterisk will be offered in a hybrid format. To attend these sessions virtually, register for each hybrid session using the links below.

Conference Schedule

*All sessions will be photographed throughout the day. Check out the images after the conference on the ARC Website.

9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration & Morning Refreshments

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided by our co-sponsors.

9:30 am - 9:45 am Welcome

10:00 am - 11:00 am Concurrent Session 1

Effective Use of Technologies in Advising: An Introduction to Guiding Theories and Models

*Creating Boundaries: Leveraging Technology to Empower Students and Be an Effective Advisor

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Advising in Their World: Effectively Using Social Media to Support Students

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Concurrent Session 2

TechInclusivity: Employing Technology for Equitable Access and Personal Connections in Departmental Advising

Utilizing Reports and Dashboards in Advising

*Advising for General Education Transfer Credit: Policy, Technology, and Advising Philosophy

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12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch & Networking - Rose Flex Space

(Rose 3311 is available as a quiet space for attendees to take a break but remain masked.)

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm CRM Panel Discussion - Rose Flex Space

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Concurrent Session 3

Advising from a Student Perspective (A Student Panel)

Equity and Consistency in Academic Planning: A New Opportunity in MyMadison Connect

*Leveraging ChatGPT for Career Exploration

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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Social Hour at Pale Fire

Following the conference, we invite you to join us at Pale Fire Brewing Company to continue conversations started during the day and connect with other advisors, supporters of advising, and other colleagues.


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