Academic Roundtable – Academic Advising

Please join us on Tuesday, March 8, 2016,  in Center for Teaching, Learning & Research at 12:15 p.m. for an Academic Roundtable on Academic Advising.

A few years ago, Richard Light, a leading scholar on American higher education, stated that “good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience.”  And yet, there is evidence that academic advising at Middlebury and many other liberal arts colleges is not as robust as it could be.   At the outset of this Academic Roundtable, members of the Academic Administration will briefly share evidence that points to challenges for Middlebury’s advising system and will present some initial ideas for how we might improve the experience of advising for both students and faculty.  The heart of the roundtable will be a discussion of what steps we can take to ensure that good advising remains a central feature of the Middlebury experience.

As with all Academic Roundtables, lunch will be provided.  RSVP to Doreen Bernier via email at by noon on Friday, March 4, 2016.


The Academic Roundtable series is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning & Research and the Library