Western Kentucky University

Campus Advising Network

The Campus Advising Network

The Campus Advising Network (CAN) was formed during the 2006.2007 academic year in response to the academic advising community desiring more communication and seamlessness in the advising area at WKU. This informational network creates a connection for all WKU advisors in order to receive professional development on issues facing the WKU advising community. Each academic year advising "hot topics" are offered in response to the needs of advisors at WKU. For a list of sessions since the creation of CAN, please see below.  

The Campus Advising Network has a list-serve allowing for communication of advisors throughout campus. With over 170 members to the list-serve it is a great way to have questions answered regarding advising topics you may not be as informed on. To be added to this list-serve please contact Christopher Jensen at christopher.jensen@wku.edu or call 270-745-5065.

If you are interested in possibly presenting or sponsoring a lunch for a future CAN session, please contact Christopher Jensen at christopher.jensen@wku.edu or call 270-745-5065. The CAN schedule may also be downloaded.

 CAN 2013 - 2014 Schedule

 

2011.2012 Campus Advising Network

The First Year Experience, Contributing to WKU Student Success, Cort Basham, Instructor, Sara McCaslin, Instructor and UE Coordinator, and Londa Holder, Academic Advisor

Summer Early Entry and Study Away-Everything Advisors Need to Know, Dr. Beth Laves, Associate Vice President

The On-Campus Living Experience, How Advising Can Play a Role, Dr. Peggy Crowe, Assistant Director, Academic Initiatives

Advising Students on Academic Probation, Jessica Staten, Assistant Director of Supplemental Education, and Alisha Smith, Retention Coordinator

Testing Services for Your Advising Practices, Sharon Ercey, Coordinator of Testing

Legislative Impacts on Advising in 2012, Dr. Sylvia Gaiko, Associate Vice-President for Planning & Program Development, Freida Eggleton, Registrar, Sharon Hunter, Coordinator for College Readiness, and Dr. Larry Snyder, Associate Dean for Potter College of Arts & Letters

2010.2011 Campus Advising Network

Working with Transfer Students from KCTCS, Dr. Sylvia Gaiko, Associate Vice-President for Planning & Program Development

Advising Students for Careers, Dr. Becky Bennett, Director, Career Services Center

Advising for Study Abroad, Thomas Millington, Director, Study Abroad & Global Learning

Technology and Your Advising Style, Kevin Thomas, Director, Academic Advising & Retention Center and Bethany Smith, Academic Advisor, Gordon Ford College of Business

Advising Practices for Regional Campus Students, Dr. James McCaslin, Assistant Director, WKU - Glasgow

Learning Assistance Centers, Jessica Staten, Assistant Director of Supplemental Education, Academic Advising & Retention Center and Katie Truex, The Learning Center Advisor, Academic Advising & Retention Center

ATP Campus Advising Network, Various Speakers

Financial Aid Information, Cindy Burnette, Director, Student Financial Assistance

TRIO Programs: Partners in Advising, Michael Johnson, Director, Student Support Services and Chris George, Assistant Director, Student Support Services

2009.2010 Campus Advising Network

 Why Advising Matters, Pat Jordan, Director, Undergraduate Student Services, Gordon Ford College of Business

General Education Requirements Forum, Dr. Larry Snyder, Associate Dean, Potter College of Arts & Letters

Helpful Information for Advising Student-Athletes, Freida Eggleton, Registrar, Office of the Registrar

Legal Issues in Advising, Deborah T. Wilkins, Chief of Staff/General Counsel, Office of the President

How to Use CLEP Within Your Advising Practices, Sharon Ercey, Coordinator of Testing, Counseling & Testing Center

Advising Students with Special Needs, Mary Llyod Moore, Director, Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex and Dr. Ellen W. Bonaguro, Associate Dean, Student Services and Enrollment

2008.2009 Campus Advising Network

Advising and Retention: Advisors Make the Difference, Dr. Ellen Bonaguro, Director, Academic Advising & Retention Center and Jessica Staten, Retention Coordinator, Academic Advising & Retention Center

iCAP Advanced: Best Practices and Implementation, Rheanna Plemons, Assistant Registrar, Office of the Registrar, Dr. Ken Crawford, Interim Department Head, Biology, and Bruce Crawley, Instructor, Communication

The Importance of Housing and Residence Life in Student Success, Dr. Lynne Holland, Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life, Housing and Residence Life and Peggy Crowe, Assistant Director, Student Programs, Housing and Residence Life

WKU Living-Learning Communities, Dr. Sylvia Gaiko, Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services and Bethany Smith, Academic Advisor, Gordon Ford College of Business

Advising for ATP: Everything An Advisor Needs To Know, Kevin Thomas, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising Practices, Academic Advising & Retention Center, Amy Chester, Academic Advisor, Honors College, and Susann Davis, Instuctor and Advisor, Modern Languages

Scholarships, Andy Wagoner, Assistant Director, Student Financial Assistance

How to Use and Implement the Academic Advising Syllabus, Jill Brown, Liberal Arts and Science Instuctor, Bowling Green Community College

2007.2008 Campus Advising Network

Advising Students in Distress, Dr. Karl Laves, Assistant Director, Counseling & Testing Center

Leadership Opportunities, Cindy Ehresman, Program Coordinator, Center for Leadership Excellence and Scott Taylor, Director, University Centers & Leadership Programs

Meeting the Advising Needs of Students with Developmental Courses, Bob Cobb, Director, Institutional Research and Dr. Ellen Bonaguro, Director, Academic Advising & Retention Center

Understanding Financial Aid, Cindy Burnette, Director, Student Financial Assistance

Honors Advising, the New Curriculum, and Prestigious Scholarships, Dr. Craig T. Cobane, Director, Honors College and Amy Chester, Academic Advisor, Honors College

How to be a Resource to Students with Disabilities, Dr. David Coffey, Director, Student Disability Services

Intercultural Skillfulness in Academic Advising, Dr. Tracy Lara, Assistant Professor, Counseling and Student Affairs 

2006.2007 Campus Advising Network

Advising for Career Planning, Dr. Becky Bennett, Director, Career Services Center

Preparing Advisees for Admissions to Professional Education and Teacher Preperation, Dr. Retta Poe, Associate Dean, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences, Alicie Mikovch, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, and Kaye Gordon, Teacher Certification Officer, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences

Honors Program and Prestigious Scholarships, Dr. Craig T. Cobane, Director, The Honors Program

Advising Students in WKU Athletics, Dixie Mahurin, Academic Advisor, Athletic Support Services

FERPA and Advising, Freida Eggleton, Registrar, Office of the Registrar, Jo-Anne Ryan, Assistant Director, School of Journalism & Broadcasting and LySandra Martin, Advising Associate, School of Journalism & Broadcasting, Potter College of Arts & Letters

Advising the Exploratory Student, Dr. Ellen Bonaguro, Director, Academic Advising & Retention Center, Dr. Tracy Lara, Assistant Professor, Counseling and Student Affairs, and Bethany Smith, Academic Advisor, Gordon Ford College of Business

 Last Modified 8/28/13