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UT is hosting its first academic advising conference today, with plans to make the event an annual occurrence.

About 75 academic advisors and success coaches, along with college advising leaders, are expected to attend.

“With our new professional advising model rolling out, we expect our advisors to continue growing their knowledge, skills, and experience. What better way to help than to gather and talk about all of the facets of professional advising that are important—career exploration, Experience Learning, mentoring, fostering student engagement, issues facing transfer students, and general education,” said Ruth Darling, associate provost for student success. “One of the sessions will also focus on the career path we’ve established for our academic advisors.”

The conference will feature presentations by UT administrators, faculty, and advisors. Charlie Nutt, executive director of the National Academic Advising Association: The Global Community for Advising, will provide the keynote address, “The Scholarly Advisor.”