CU Boulder promotes and supports quality academic advising, coaching, and other student support services in order to enhance the experience and development of students. The CU Boulder Student Success & Advising Conference is one avenue for student success professionals across campus to build upon skills, gain knowledge, promote inclusivity, and collaborate with one another.

This conference serves as an opportunity for professionals to engage in personal and professional development through breakout sessions focused on theories, skills, and technologies that can be used to enhance practices across campus and maximize the success of our students.

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CSSA 2022 was held on Thursday, February 17, 2022

Registration & Format:

Registration for 2022's has closed.

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Schedule & Sessions:

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Sessions during the Conference for Student Success and Advising focused on:

  • Best practices, approaches, knowledge, skills, and concepts that help us when working with students
  • Trending practices, ideas, technology, or scholarship that enrich our profession or individual practice
  • Innovative ideas for supporting students in their endeavors
  • Providing professional development for advisors, coaches, and staff
  • Strategies, initiatives, or ways to enhance our advising community at CU Boulder

CSSA would not happen without presenters, collaborations across campus, and those willing to share out their expertise with the community. Thank you to all of you who presented at the conference.

Campus Awards:

The CU Boulder Advising Council and the Office of Undergraduate Education strive to recognize the efforts that individuals, teams, or units make in providing excellent service in helping students achieve academic success. These individuals, groups, or programs demonstrate outstanding service, which can include a variety of methods or approaches, such as services supporting student learning and success, unique opportunities that encourage engagement, programs that promote growth and discovery, and/or initiatives aimed at improving wellness and connectedness.

2022 Winners

  • Outstanding Academic Coach:Rowie Wolfe, College of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Outstanding New Academic Advisor: Abby Glauser, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Outstanding Experienced Academic Advisor: Michael Lynn, College Arts & Sciences
  • Outstanding Administrator or Leader: Megan Harris, College of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Outstanding Student Sucess Professional in the Advising & Coaching Community: Karen Ganss, College of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Outstanding Advising Program: McNeill Academic Program

Campus Award Details

All recipients are honored at the awards ceremony held during the Conference for Student Success and Advising. Individual winners receive a recognition plaque and monetary gift. However, funding during the pandemic is limited and may result in changes to the monetary gifts. Program/team award winners will work with the Program Director for Advisor Training, Development & Assessment, and the Associate Vice Provost for Advising and Exploratory Studies, Shelly Bacon, to provide the most appropriate recognition for the team or unit.

Certificates of Merit may be awarded to other nominees. Not all categories are required to have a recipient every year. Previous award winners within the last three years are not eligible.

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Award nominations for 2022 are closed. See a list of previous award winners on the Office of Undergraduate Education's website.