Advising student organizations can be challenging and rewarding. The Fulton Undergraduate Student Engagement office invites faculty and staff advisors of Fulton Student Organizations to attend a free luncheon and webinar geared specifically toward “Best Practices in Student Organization Advising” on Thursday, January 29, from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Tempe-ECF 130. Register by emailing fso@asu.edu (and notify us of dietary needs by noon on January 27).

Agenda:

  • 10:45 a.m. Grab your lunch, get settled and make connections
  • 11-12 p.m. Webinar
  • 12:15 p.m. Follow-up discussion (if so desired) among ASU attendees

Webinar Overview:

Serving as a student organization advisor may seem like a noble cause – a chance to assist students in their pursuit of education outside of the classroom. Done correctly, this can, in fact, be a rewarding opportunity for both the educator and the student. On the other hand, if it goes incorrectly, this noble act can quickly turn into a nightmare.

Whether you have already jumped headlong into the role of student organization advisor or beginning to consider such a role, becoming familiar with behavioral standards and risk-mitigating strategies is critical for success. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to best serve your students while protecting yourself and your school from litigation.

Many student organization advisors enter into their roles based on the interest in supporting students in their educational experiences outside of the classroom, but with little knowledge of what they are getting in to. This session by Dr. Adam Peck will provide some theoretical basis for advising student organizations; discuss how to assist students in managing risk and present strategies for limiting personal liability.

Training Objective:

  • A theoretical basis for student organization advising. Theories such as experiential education theory and challenge/response theory will be covered.
  • Using a risk assessment matrix and how to use them to minimize risk to the organization
  • Developing your own advising style
  • Competencies of student organization advisors
  • Three strategies for limiting personal liability

For any questions about this event, please contact fso@asu.edu.

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