Student Development and Enrollment Services, Academic Advising Council, and Regional Campuses recently presented the 10th Annual UCF Advising Updates Forum. The forum is designed to provide advising professionals from the University of Central Florida colleges and departments, as well as from partner institutions, with the most up-to-date information on advising policies and procedures. Additionally, regional institution partners provided information on corresponding changes.

This annual advising forum is also a professional outlet for networking and exchanging of ideas that impact academic advising, retention, graduation and career readiness. Presentations were well received among advisors and the round table discussion initiated conversations related to the completion agenda.

With the number of transfer students rapidly increasing, it is essential for advisors to be aware of academic changes in order to deliver accurate information and create pathways for student success. This year’s event welcomed over 150 advisors from UCF, Valencia College, Eastern State College, Lake-Sumter Community College, Seminole State College, and Daytona State College. Garry Capton, vice president of University Partnerships at Fairwinds, presented on financial literacy and provided the advisors with valuable information to share with their students.

Overall, the Advising Updates Forum was successful and SDES staff looks forward to next year’s event.