2019 Mentoring and Advising Summit

March 7, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Register now!

Questions? Email yourpitt@pitt.edu 

Join colleagues from across the University of Pittsburgh to explore how we can continue to build a strong culture of diversity in our mentoring and advising work. As we strive to support Pitt’s goal of excellence in education, it is increasingly important that we grow in our capacity to bring together different ideas, critical perspectives, challenges, and ways of life. In this day-long summit, we will discuss innovative approaches to expanding and enhancing our existing structures and processes to better facilitate the mentoring and advising experience for students. We will focus on specific tools, tactics, and techniques that support students to chart clear goals and direction for the future, develop enduring networks of colleagues and mentors, and sustain their pursuit of success after graduation.

Key organizing questions for the Summit:

  • What is the contemporary nature of advising and why is it helpful to think of advising as mentoring and coaching?
  • Who serves in advising and mentoring roles for students on campus? Who do students consider their advisors and mentors?
  • What are the best strategies for mentoring the diverse array of students at Pitt?
  • What does advising look like in the digital age? What are the innovations in this space that could help us get better at what we do?
  • How can a matrix of advisors coordinate efforts to most effectively mentor and support a student?

Why you should attend:

  • Network with colleagues from across the university who mentor, advise, and coach students.
  • Get up-to-date information on topics, trends, and successful strategies currently in use on the various Pitt campuses and nationally.
  • Learn best practices that you can adapt for your program and students.
  • Explore new and emerging technologies that facilitate informed, effective, and efficient mentoring and advising.
  • Share your innovative solutions and strategies with colleagues across the university.

Please register by February 22.


8:30 a.m. Registration
Alumni Hall
9:00 a.m. Keynote Address: Provost Cudd
10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:45 a.m. Lunch
Sponsored by PeopleGrove
1:00 p.m. Plenary: Interactive Panel
2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:15 p.m. Poster Presentations and Reception

Location and Address

University of Pittsburgh (Oakland campus)
Please register by February 22