From: Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising

Virginia Tech’s eighth annual Advising Matters Conference will take place on March 1 at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

The Advising Matters Conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for academic advisors at Virginia Tech as well as those across the Commonwealth and throughout the National Capital Region. The one-day event includes a general session, concurrent sessions and a variety of activities that seek to enhance relative knowledge and skills for faculty and staff while also increasing effectiveness of academic advising programs.

The event will feature a keynote address by George Kuh, adjunct research professor of education policy at the University of Illinois and Chancellor's Professor of Higher Education Emeritus at Indiana University (IU). In addition to his role at the University of Illinois, Kuh serves as a senior scholar at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment and is the founder of IU’s Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

"Advising Matters: Facilitating Student Success through Experiential Learning" is the theme for this year’s conference and was specifically selected to discuss and generate solutions to proactively address the unique challenges which may impact student academic success.

Registration for the 2018 Advising Matters Conference will open on Jan. 8.  For more information, please contact Kimberly S. Smith, assistant provost for academic advising initiatives and director of university studies, at 540-231-8440 or