Professional Development for RIT Advisors

The Center for Professional Development and the University Advising Office have collaborated with the RIT Advisors Council to offer an exciting series of professional development workshops for faculty and staff with advising responsibilities. These workshops will offer interactive opportunities to learn more about our students and RIT services to better support our advisees. All workshops will be facilitated by RIT professionals with expertise in the workshop topics.

Enrollment in the sessions in this series is open to RIT faculty and staff who have advising roles and responsibilities.

Workshop Link
Workshop 1 Building an Advising Relationship
Workshop 2 *FERPA and Records Management for Advisors
Workshop 3 Understanding the Needs of First Generation and Low Income College Students
Workshop 4 Strategies for Enhancing Multicultural Advising
Workshop 5 Study Abroad for Academic Advisors
Workshop 6 Academic Advising with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Workshop 7 Understanding the Accommodation Process
Workshop 8 Supporting Students on a Continuum of Academic Success
Workshop 9

Non-Registered Student Outreach Project Training

Workshop 10

Mental Health and College Students: What's an Advisor To Do?

Workshop 11

Early Alert Session for Instructors and Advisors

Workshop 12

Advising Student Athletes: A Creative Cross-departmental Team Approach

Workshop 13

Self-Awareness & Motivation in Students having Academic Difficulties

Workshop 14

Safe Zone Training for Advisors

Workshop 15 

Understanding the Accommodation Process for Students with Disabilities

Workshop 16

Supporting RIT Students on the Autism Spectrum

Workshop 17

Understanding Students: Insights from Student Development Theory (Part I) 

Workshop 18

Internet and Game Addiction: Do You Know the Signs? 

Workshop 19

Supporting our Veteran Students

Workshop 20 

Working with Undecided and Re-Deciding Students: What works best?


*Advisors who complete FERPA and Records Management for Advisors and four additional sessions of their choice will receive a certificate of recognition for their commitment towards professional development in advising.