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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 Russell Curley at or call 270-745-5065.

The CAN schedule may also be downloaded.


 CAN 2013 - 2014 ScheduleAll sessions will be held at the Career Development Center in room 2001 in Downing Student Union. Sessions will begin at 12:00 PM and end at 1:00 PM. The room will be available at 11:30 AM for CAN participants to bring a brown bag lunch. Contact the AARC for additional information at 270-745-5065.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Advising Near Completers

There are hundreds of former WKU students who are close to graduation but have never quite finished. Dr. Joelle Carter will discuss strategies on identifying and bringing these "near completers" back to WKU and the role academic advisors play in the process.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Silver Buckshot: Academic Advising and Retention at WKU

There is no silver bullet for college student retention, but there is silver buckshot. This session will discuss the major role that academic advisors play in the broader retention efforts at WKU.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Foundations of Academic Advising at WKU

This is a primer presented by Chris Jensen, Associate Director of the Academic Advising & Retention Center, for new academic advisors and veteran advisors who would like to learn about the many advising tools available including Banner, TopNet, and iCAP.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Multi-Cultural Competence, Academic Advising, and Student Success

This will be a panel discussion of the social and cultural issues that affect the success, retention, and graduation of students of color on WKU campuses.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - The Transfer Center: Advising New Transfer Students at WKU

This will be a panel discussion about services available for new transfer students. Discussions will include pre-enrollment advising, joint admissions, credit evaluation, and transfer student orientation.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - Professional Development and Academic Advising

Learn of the many professional development opportunities for academic advising professionals at WKU, other universities, and professional associations including NACADA, ASHE, NASPA, and SACS. Discussion will include how you might tie your advanced degree research to academic advising at WKU.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - The Academic Advising & Retention Center (AARC): New Programs, New Directions

There have been many changes at the AARC over the last two years. Gone are the days of monitored study halls and passive lectures. The new AARC includes an interactive learning center, competency based skills instruction, small group advising, goal based tutoring, and collaboration with everybody. This will be a panel discussion with AARC staff.

Previous CAN Sessions

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