University Advising

 2023-24 Day of the Advisor Conference

Day of the Advisor logo (black circle with illustrative laurels and "Day of the Advisor" in gold text) on blue background

Advising Professional Development: Investing In Ourselves In Support of Student Success

 November 3, 2023

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (PST)

Modality: In-Person (Building 163) with Virtual Option

Registration has closed. Email if you would like to attend.


Keynote Speaker
Dr. Shonda Goward
Keynote Speader
Shonda Goward, Ed.D. is the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Advising and Success at San José State University where she leads 10 student success centers in closing equity gaps. She is also the Advisory Board Chair of the CSU Student Success Network, which is a Network where middle leaders across the CSU come together to collaborate, experiment, and share evidence with each other in support of system goals such as increasing graduation rates and closing equity gaps.  Her current practice and research focuses on how universities can retain historically excluded students and support their academic success and well-being. Dr. Goward earned her B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in journalism and mass communication and political science, a master of arts in English with a concentration in African American Literature from Southern Connecticut State University, and her doctorate in higher education administration from The George Washington University.

Conference Agenda

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.: Check-In

  • Building 163 Patio

1:00 - 1:25 p.m.: Welcome by Office of Student Success, Equity, and Innovation Leadership

  • 163-1015, Overflow in 163-1029
  • Zoom

1:30 - 2:20 p.m.: Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Round 1)

  • Session I: Panel of Academic Affairs & Student Affairs Professionals 
    Learn about the different paths that campus leaders have taken in their professional journeys.
  • Session II: Supporting our Students Holistically 
    Support your students more holistically by learning about the many resources available to assist them with their non-academic needs. Facilitated by the Care Center, CAPS, and Early Support campus partners.
  • Session III: Preparing and Giving Successful Conference Presentations 
    Sharing knowledge and best practices are key for student success. Explore innovative strategies and lessons learned for developing a successful conference presentation.

2:20 - 2:30 p.m.: Break

2:30 - 3:20 p.m.: Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Round 2)

  • Session I: Advisor Need Mentors Too 
    Mentoring brings value at many levels of your profession. Understanding the importance of mentoring for your professional development can help you leverage the experience, achievements, and insights of your colleagues to achieve your goals.
  • Session II: A Model for Effective Faculty Mentoring 
    Faculty mentoring is a critical component of the student experience. Learn about how CPP faculty are connecting with their student support of their academic and professional goals.
  • Session III: Becoming a More Inclusive Advisor 
    Advising with an identity-conscious lens is key for the success of historically marginalized students. Explore the context of social group membership and reflect on how systems of power and privilege impact relationship between advisor and student.

3:20 - 3:45 p.m.: Break & Refreshments

  • Building 163 Patio

3:45 - 4:35 p.m.: Keynote

  • 163-1015, Overflow in 163-1029
  • Zoom

4:35 - 4:50 p.m.: Closing Remarks and Prizes

  • 163-1015, Overflow in 163-1029
  • Zoom