Discussion Groups

Discussion Groups

Discussion groups provide members the opportunity to engage with other professionals in areas such as similar unit types, academic areas, interests, or student populations.  Discussion groups create a collaborative space for advisors to explore resources and discuss approaches for advancing the professional development of the wider community of advisors across campus.

 

Discussion groups help advisors help students!

 

Current Discussion Groups

 

Students with Invisible Disabilities, Learning Differences, and Neurodiversity

Description: This group will be discussing ways to raise awareness and increase advocacy for students in the under-represented minority of students with invisible disabilities, learning differences, and neurodiversity.

Chair: Jill Hartmann-Roberts 

Meeting Location: Zoom

Meeting Dates: 1/28 at 9am, 2/25 at 9am, 3/25 at 9am

Additional Information:

https://zoom.us/j/98750863214?pwd=SzZ1M2czdkd1bmdJTlhiYUhmUTZoZz09

Meeting ID: 987 5086 3214

Passcode: AACC2021

 

Transfer Students

Description: This group is for individuals who are interested in discussing the transfer experience at UGA, including policy and protocol in advising transfer students, as well as how best to engage, connect, and support our UGA transfer population.

Chair: Katherine Field and Litashia Carter

Meeting Location: Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/7340384671 Meeting ID: 734 038 4671

Meeting Dates: 10/18 10-11am, 11/12 10-11am, 12/10 10-11am

Additional Information:

 

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I) in Advising Discussion Group

Description: To discuss resources related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion across campus and to collaborate on ways to embody these principles in advising, as well as increase them within the advising community.

Chair (s): Matt Head and Kate Daley-Bailey

Meeting Location: Zoom, link to be sent out

Meeting Dates: 9-10 am, third Friday of every month, starting on October 15, Special meeting on: Friday, January 21 from 9-10am 

Additional Information: Ground Rules 

 

Advising leadership with no direct reports

Description: This discussion group provides an opportunity for advising professionals who are in a leadership position within their units, but with no direct reports, to come together and explore issues with others in similar roles.

Chair: Steven Honea

Meeting Location: 340 Brooks Hall

Meeting Dates: 11-12pm – Fridays – Sept. 10th, Oct. 8th, Nov. 12th, Dec. 10th

Additional Information:

 

Advising leadership of small or mid-sized team (1-9)

Description: This discussion group provides an opportunity for advising professionals who supervise teams to come together and explore issues with others in similar roles.

Chair: Paul Welch

Meeting Location: Pinnacle room in Baldwin Hall

Meeting Dates: 2-3pm - Mondays- September 13, October 18, November 15

Additional Information:

 

Advising leadership with large teams that may include staff supervisors 

Description: This discussion group provides an opportunity for advising professionals who oversee supervisors or large teams (or both) to come together and explore issues with others in similar roles.

Chair: Jennifer Eberhart

Meeting Location: 348 Brooks Hall

Meeting Dates: 11am - Thursdays - September 2, October 7, November 4

Additional Information:

 

Want to create a new discussion group?  Email gkline@uga.edu to get the ball rolling!

  • What is the purpose or goal of the discussion group?
  • Who will chair the group?
  • Do you need anything from AACC or OVPI to get started?