The Advisor Book & Film Club was formed in 2015 as a subcommittee of the Advising Training & Development Team (ATDT) – formerly known as ABfAT. Through facilitated discussions of readings and films, the subcommittee seeks to provide a unique format for advisors to further their knowledge of student services in higher education and inform their advising practices.
To Get Involved: To get involved or to provide recommendations for books or films that have impacted your work with students, faculty and staff are welcome to contact the Office of Undergraduate Advising.
"It has been a great opportunity to read and critically discuss key works in student development theory. It was an engaging space to share knowledge that has certainly impacted my work, and helped me understand broader issues that directly influence inside and outside the classroom experiences of our diverse student body."Fatima Sartbay, Chancellor's & Powers-Knapp Advisor
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Exploring Our Shared Future
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In September 2016 the Advising Training & Development Team launched the Book & Film Club. Their first step was to secure and distribute the UW Go Big Read selection.
The Hunting Ground
Collaborated with End Violence on Campus and the Wisconsin Union Directorate for a showing of and dialogue in response to this documentary that discusses the issue of campus sexual assault in the U.S.
Advising Needs of First Generation Students
Partnered with the UW-Madison School of Business for a viewing of a NACADA Webinar, followed by a Q&A session with one of the hosts, Louis Macias, Director of Admissions and Pre-College Programs in the UW-Madison School of Business.
Hosted two informal events for advisors from across campus to discuss how the book informs our understanding of the social landscape of Wisconsin's largest city, how the topic relates to UW-Madison, and how the book informs advising practices.