Pitt Mentoring and Advising Community Circles (PMACC)

The Pitt Mentoring and Advising Community Circles (PMACC) are groups of undergraduate mentors and advisors across Pitt who share a common interest or experience. The goal of the PMACCs is to build professional networks, communities, and knowledge around a common interest or experience in advising and mentoring undergraduate students.  Each PMACC also has a specific goal statement in relation to that community's interest or experience.   

New Advisors and Mentors

The PMACC for new advisors and mentors is for those who have been in an undergraduate advising or mentoring role at Pitt for four years or less. 

  • Co-leads: David Molina and Shannon DeMateo
  • Goals of the PMACC for new advisors and mentors include:
    • Build community and professional networks across departments and schools.
    • Provide support in the transition from school to professional life, including work-life balance.
    • Share experiences as a new advisor at Pitt.
    • Develop conversations about emerging trends and issues in higher education.
    • Learn about getting acclimated to different resources at Pitt.
       

Fall 2022 Meetings
Second Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. ET 
  »  August 10
  »  September 14
  »  October 12
  »  November 9
  »  December 7

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Faculty

The PMACC for faculty is for those at Pitt who share both an undergraduate teaching and advising/mentoring role. 

  • Co-leads: Kyle Whittinghill  
  • Goals of the PMACC for faculty include to:
    • Build community and professional networks across departments and schools.
    • Share tips and tricks for balancing teaching time and advising/mentoring responsibilities.
    • Share ideas for more meaningful advising/mentoring practices.
    • Learn about different strategies to balance advising/mentoring vs. teaching communication.
    • Learn more about innovative programming happening across different department and schools.
       

Fall 2022 Meetings
All Faculty meetings are at 11 a.m.
  »  Pending

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FGLI Student Advising

The PMACC for FGLI student advising is for those at Pitt who advise, coach and mentor first-generation and/or limited-income undergraduate students. 

  • Lead: Michele Lagnese and Daniel Wetzel
  • Goals of the PMACC for FGLI student advising include:
    • Build community and professional networks across departments and schools.
    • Share resources that help to build cultural and social capital for FGLI students.  
    • Share ideas for innovative programming happening across different departments and units.
    • Learn about technology, tools, and resources available across Pitt aid in FGLI student success.


Fall 2022 Meetings
Second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. ET
  »  September 12
  »  October 10
  »  November 14
  »  December 12

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Staff

The PMACC for staff is for those at Pitt who are in an undergraduate staff mentoring, advising or coaching role. 

  • Lead: Ed Giles and Devin Ulm  
  • Goals of the PMACC for staff include:
    • Build community and professional networks across departments and schools.
    • Share best practices and approaches in advising and mentoring happening across different departments and schools.
    • Develop conversations about emerging trends and issues in higher education.
    • Learn about technology, tools, and resources available across Pitt.


Fall 2022 Meetings
Second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. ET
  »  August 9
  »  September 13
  »  October 11
  »  November 8
  »  December 13 

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