2022 Mentoring and Advising Summit

Inclusive Excellence in Mentoring and Advising

2022 Mentoring and Advising Summit Save the Date March 4 2022

Save the Date

  • Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
  • Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual 

Watch this page for more information and registration details in the coming weeks. 

  • November 2, 2021: Call for proposals opens
  • December 2, 2021: Deadline for proposal submission
  • January 2022: Summit registration opens

About the 2022 Summit

The vision for the fifth annual Mentoring and Advising Summit is to explore how we can continue to build a strong culture of inclusion and belonging in our mentoring and advising work. As we strive to enhance and enrich Pitt’s educational offerings, it is increasingly important to embrace different ideas, critical perspectives, challenges, and lived experiences.

During this virtual summit, participants will engage with and learn about specific tools, techniques, theories, and concepts to support students as they chart goals, develop enduring networks of colleagues and mentors, and sustain their pursuit of success after graduation.  

Timely Topics in This Year’s Summit

  • Creating a sense of belonging and inclusion through mentoring and advising #inclusion 
  • Leveraging technology to improve advising policies and practices #technology 
  • Highlighting collaborative and holistic advising and mentoring approaches #collaboration
  • Building bridges for student success #studentsuccess 
  • Developing strategies for student, staff and faculty well-being #wellbeing

Who Should Participate? 

Any faculty member, staff member, administrator, graduate student, or researcher who advises, mentors or coaches undergraduate or graduate students. 

Why Should You Participate? 

  • Network with colleagues who mentor, advise, and coach students.
  • Get up-to-date information on topics, trends, and successful strategies on campus and nationally.
  • Learn best practices that you can adapt for your program and students.
  • Explore technologies that facilitate informed, effective, and efficient mentoring.
  • Share your innovative solutions and strategies with colleagues.

Call for Proposals

The Mentoring and Advising Summit Planning Committee will work to balance current and emerging topics, trends and successful strategies to meet the needs of individuals serving students as formal and informal advisors, mentors and coaches.

A portion of the 2022 Mentoring and Advising Summit will highlight innovative solutions and strategies currently being implemented on all Pitt campuses. To this end, the Mentoring and Advising Summit will feature two tracks to highlight sessions specific to those populations: undergraduate students and graduate and professional students. Please submit a proposal to lead a workshop or lightning talk. Proposals are due December 2, 2021.

View and download the 2022 Mentoring and Advising Summit Request for Proposals or access the online application