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.
Dr. Brett McFarlane
Executive Director of Academic Advising
University of California, Davis
Overview of schedule
Registration and Networking
Dr. Brett McFarlane, UC Davis
Concurrent Sessions #1
Concurrent Sessions #2
Concurrent Sessions #3
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.
Using the EDGE modules
At Indiana University, we want every student to gain a Career EDGE. From the courses they choose and the experiences they have both inside and outside the classroom, students are building the foundation for their future career paths. As an instructor, advisor, or career services staff member, you can embed the EDGE modules into your work to support students as they:
Explore their values, strengths, and interests in relation to degrees and careers. Develop an academic plan that connects with careers that excite them. Graduate with a solid plan for furthering their professional goals, and be Employed in a career that they are passionate about!
The EDGE Initiative is a grant-funded project led by a team of faculty and staff from throughout the IU system. The Indiana University Office of Completion and Student Success leads these efforts. This IUPUI site is maintained by the Office of Campus Career and Advising Services in the Division of Undergraduate Education.