#AcAdv Chat: Common Reading Discussion

Hello #AcAdv Chat-ers!

To mix things up a bit on the #acadv chat discussion thread, our next LIVE chat on Tuesday, November 19, 2014 from 12-1 pm CT will involve an academic advising “common reading.” The purpose of a common reading is engage faculty and practitioners in academic advising in a dialogue about literature and research. This method of professional development encourages scholarly engagement, reflection, problem-solving, and communication among academic advising peers (Schulenberg, Larson & Bermudez, 2010).

Common Reading LoveImage c/o Flickr member Dennis Skley

For next weeks #AcAdv Chat: Common Reading Discussion, we decided to use a recent academic advising publication from the NACADA Journal (Thanks for the suggestion, @RDScheckel!):


5 Ways to Support Your Professional Development with #AcAdv Chat

Do you make New Year resolutions?  Or is it just time to set some goals for the academic semester? Academic advisors often support their student and the success of others; however to do this well it is important to take time to “sharpen the tool” to learn as well.

PD with #AcAdv Chat

In the spirit of the new year and improvement, here are 5 quick and easy ways to learn, grow, and develop as an academic advisor with #AcAdv Chat:

  1. Read the #AcAdv Chat Archives: There is a wealth of great ideas, messages, websites, and resources shared on the #AcAdv Chat Blog from past @AcAdvChat sessions for you to READ in the #AcAdv Chat ARCHIVES.
  2. Lurk on #AcAdv Chat: Maybe you are new to Twitter and are just learning how to tweet. We want to help you learn more About #AcAdv Chat. If you want to explore Twitter for the professional development check out one of our weekly LIVE sessions every TUESDAY from 12-1 pm CT by following the conversation here: http://tweetchat.com/room/AcAdv
  3. Sign Up For Twitter & Follow the #AcAdv Community: Get connected with academic advisors who are on Twitter. . Follow @AcAdvChat on Twitter or “like” our #AcAdv Chat Facebook Page. Also connect to a growing group of advisors who participate in @AcAdvChat and often tweet using the #AcAdv hashtag. Here’s a list of advisors on Twitter curated by one of our #AcAdv Chat Moderators.
  4. Participate in a LIVE #AcAdv Chat: Once you have read a few archives, signed up for your own Twitter account, and witnessed the @AcAdvChat during a LIVE session on Tuesday from 12-1 pm CT –JOIN IN! It will be a moderated (MOD) discussion  in a series of Questions (Q) and responses like this:

Question posted by the MOD @AcAdvChat:


Response from #AcAdv Chat Participants using the #AcAdv hashtag:

Response5. Give #AcAdv Chat Feedback: Tell us what YOU want to discuss during the weekly chats – we LOVE feedback! Or perhaps you want to get involved as an #AcAdv Chat Moderator (MOD) or have another idea for us. Let us know here: https://acadvchat.wordpress.com/feedback/

And we’re back!!

Hey everyone! It’s your favorite little blue bird checking in after a much-too-short summer break. But, my reappearance can only mean one thing: the #AcAdv Chat is back!


Join us for the 2013-2014 kick-off chat on Tuesday, September 10 from 12-1 CST. Keep your eyes on Twitter for the topic poll coming out later this week.

And while you’re at it, pencil us in on your calendar Tuesdays from 12-1 CST for the entire year!

Introduce your friends to the chat, stretch those tweeting fingers (or wings), and join us for our fourth year of weekly, free professional development. We’ll celebrate our 100th chat on September 17 and have some other new ideas to incorporate this year. It’s sure to be a great one!

The #AcAdv Chat Blog has MOVED!

Due to the pending shut down of Posterous (end of April), the @AcAdvChat crew thought we’d pick up and move  the current blog over to WordPress. Check out our NEW blog space: 


blog moved

Please excuse our dust & missing archives of recent transcripts. The #AcAdv Chat MOD-ers are working to edit the new blog and update the valuable @AcAdvChat content for your easy access.


No need to fear. The regular #AcAdv Chat on Tuesdays from 12-1 pm #AcAdv Chat are still a on.Tell your friends. Chat soon!

#AcAdv Chat – Archive 10.26.10 & Poll

A BIG thanks for all the academic advising professionals who participated in the 1st #AcAdv Chat on Tuesday. It seems that it was the talk of the advising twitterverse, so it looks like this pilot project will keep on truckin’.

If you missed the conversation, be sure to check out the #AcAdv Chat Archive for Advising & Office Structure. And don’t worry, we will be chatting next Tuesday night from 7-8 pm CST again. 


Photo c/o rawsnaps on Flickr

Please vote here for NEXT week’s #AcAdv Chat discussion topic

Do you have ideas for the #AcAdv Chat discussion topics? Please share your suggestions here.



#AcAdv Chat – The Pilot Project

The rumors are true. We are going to pilot our very own #AcAdv Chat.





Join us next Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 7-8 pm CST

#AcAdv Chat is for Academic Advisors who love advising & want to talk about it. 

Here’s a quick overview of how to participate in #AcAdv Chat:

  • Goal: To provide Academic Advisors (and other colleagues) a place to talk about all things advising.
  • The #AcAdv Chat (pilot) will happen each week on Tuesday from 7-8 pm CST.
  •  Find the #AcAdv Chat on Twitter. Follow @AcAdvChat to get all the updates.
  • Join in the discussion by including the hashtag #acadv somewhere in your status update
  • Follow in real time by going to the #AcAdv Tweet Chat Room
  • The MOD will ask 4-5 questions throughout the hour-long chat; please respond with the Q# in your update, e.g. “Q1: Your Answer”
  • Invite your Academic Advisor colleagues and other friends to the conversation. 
  • Share beyond the weekly #AcAdv Chat – blog, tweet and tag other online information with #AcAdv.
  • We will archive each week’s discussion on the #AcAdv Chat Blog: http://acadvchat.posterous.com/
  • We welcome topic, ideas and suggestions. Post a comment here or DM @AcAdvChat.