7th Annual Faculty Professional Development Day


''Maximizing Academic Advising to Promote Student Success''


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

9:45am - 3:45pm
Grubbs Hall


Come join your colleagues to kick off the school year as we focus on academic advising at the 7th Annual Faculty Professional Development Day!


Keynote Address

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Charlie L. Nutt, is the Executive Director of the National Academic Advising Association. Dr. Nutt will deliver a keynote address that will reflect this year's theme, 'Maximizing Academic Advising to Promote Student Success.'


Lunch and 30 Breakout Sessions 

Lunch will be provided after the keynote, and 3 rounds of breakout breakout sessions covering advisement and other topics will be led by Dr. Nutt and numerous Pitt State faculty and staff.


Click the Register Now button below to reserve your lunch and to select the breakout sessions you would like to attend. Open the file below to review all of the great sessions being offered this year.




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Event Schedule

All sessions will be held in Grubbs Hall


Time Event Location
9:45-10:15 Registration and Coffee Grubbs 107
10:15-10:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks - Dr. Lynnette Olson, Provost and Dr. Brenda Frieden, Director of the CTLT Grubbs 107
10:30-11:30 Keynote by Dr. Charlie Nutt Grubbs 107
11:45-12:30 Lunch - Catered by Sodexo Grubbs Lobby
12:30-1:15 Breakout Session #1
1:30-2:15 Breakout Session #2
2:30-3:15 Breakout Session #3
3:30-3:45 Closing Remarks - Dr. Lynette Olson Grubbs 107

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Keynote Speaker

Charlie L. Nutt was appointed as the Executive Director of the National Academic Advising Association in October 2007. Prior to this he served as the Associate Director of the Association for five years. Additionally, he was also Vice President for Student Development Services at Coastal Georgia Community College for nine years and Assistant Professor of English/Director of Advisement and Orientation for six years. He received his A.A. from Brunswick College, B.S.Ed. from the University of Georgia, M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Higher Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University.


Dr. Nutt has had vast experience in education. In addition to his fifteen years as a teacher and administrator at Coastal Georgia Community College, he has taught English in grades 9-12, served as a department chair and assistant principal in a high school, served as Director of Development and Admission at a private K-12 institution. Presently, he teaches graduate courses in the College of Education in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. He has also been instrumental in the development of the NACADA/K-State graduate certificate in academic advising and several other NACADA professional development initiatives, NACADA's Global Initiatives and the creation of the Center for Research and Excellence in Academic Advising and Student Success to open at Kansas State University in 2017.