IU Career EDGE

Getting an EDGE

Academic advising and career planning at Indiana University

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

IUPUI Campus Center (Indianapolis)

This conference brings together academic advisors, career services professionals, and faculty from across the Indiana University system for a day of professional development designed to encourage integrated career and academic planning. 

Registration now open

Brett McFarlane

Dr. Brett McFarlane
Executive Director of Academic Advising
University of California, Davis

Overview of schedule

9:30–9:50 a.m.

Registration and Networking

9:50–10:50 a.m.

Keynote Address:

Dr. Brett McFarlane, UC Davis

11:00–11:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions #1

12:00–12:50 p.m.


1:00–1:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions #2

2:00–2:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions #3

3:00 p.m.

End of Conference


Maintaining Momentum: Advocating for Integrated Career and Academic Planning Beyond the EDGE Grant

At UC Davis, Brett McFarlane oversees campuswide advising initiatives, advising assessment, advising training and professional development, advising technology, and collaborative programming between academic and student affairs. His previous experience includes improving the success and persistence of undergraduate engineering students at Oregon State University and overseeing career and academic advising for undergraduate business students at Portland State University. Brett has taught courses in leadership, career development, college success, and accounting at the undergraduate level and coursework on first-year college students at the graduate level.

Brett is an active leader in NACADA, the global community for academic advising, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors.

His recent publications include an EdSurge article: To Better Advise Students, Colleges Must Get Past the "Quick-Fix" Metrics Solution and a chapter on Advocating for Academic Advising in the book Beyond Foundations: Developing as a Master Academic Advisor.

Contact Us

Campus Career and Advising Services

IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education
Taylor Hall 3162
815 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202