2020 Mentoring and Advising Summit: Inclusive Excellence in Mentoring and Advising

March 5, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Save the date: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Submit a proposal to present at the 2020 Mentoring and Advising Summit
Proposals due by Wednesday, December 11, 2019


About the 2020 Mentoring and Advising Summit

Join colleagues across Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh to explore how we can continue to build a strong culture of inclusion in our mentoring and advising work. As we strive to achieve excellence in education, it is increasingly important that we grow in our capacity to bring together different ideas, critical perspectives, challenges, and lived experiences.

In this day-long summit, staff, faculty, and administrators will discuss innovative approaches to expanding and enhancing existing structures and processes to better facilitate the mentoring and advising experience for students, advisors, mentors, and coaches. The summit will focus on specific tools, techniques, theories, and concepts that support students as they chart clear goals and direction for the future, develop enduring networks of colleagues and mentors, and sustain their pursuit of success after graduation. 

Key organizing questions for the summit include:

  • What is the contemporary nature of advising, mentoring, and coaching?
  • Who serves in mentoring and advising roles for students on campus? Who do students consider their advisors and mentors?
  • What strategies are we using to increase cultural competency in our mentoring and advising practices?
  • How can we coordinate efforts across a diverse group of advisors, mentors, and campus partners to most effectively support a student?
  • What does advising look like in the digital age? What innovations are emerging that could enhance the advising process?
  • What opportunities exist to optimize advising strengths across the two institutions?

Conference Details

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Cohon University Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Registration will open in January 2020
Propose a workshop or idea session (due Dec. 6)


Who Should Participate?

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


Why Should You Participate?

  • Network with faculty and staff colleagues from both campuses 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 new and emerging technologies that facilitate informed, effective, and efficient mentoring.
  • Share your innovative solutions and strategies with colleagues.

Submit a proposal to present at the 2020 Mentoring and Advising Summit

Location and Address

Carnegie Mellon University
Jared L. Cohon University Center