University of Wisconsin–Madison
Providing central coordination for the undergraduate advising and career services communities

Advising Training & Development Team (ATDT)

The Advising Training & Development Team (ATDT) – formerly known as the Advisory Board for Advisor Training (ABfAT) – provides guidance to the Office of Undergraduate Advising regarding campus-wide training and professional development.

Subcommittees assist with the creation and implementation of workshops and trainings throughout the year.

ATDT is led by the Office of Undergraduate Advising Associate Director for Training and Community Development. ATDT meetings provide space to plan and coordinate new and existing professional development events, share advisor training-related updates & announcements, and receive feedback and ideas for subcommittee work. This committee provides leadership in helping OUA plan strategically for training in the coming year and beyond.

Emily Dickmann, Associate Director for Training and Community Development, Office of Undergraduate Advising

Xin Cui Dowling, Department of Mathematics

Kala Grove, Office of Undergraduate Advising

Laura Hiebing, Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement

Ginny Jackson, Integrated Biology & Botany

Alicia Johanning, Department of Economics

Almira Karajic, Center for Academic Excellence

Terry Pappe, Center for Educational Opportunity

Erin Polasnek Boyd, English Department

Stephanie Salazar-Kann, College of Engineering

Eric Schueffner, Letters & Science, Physical Sciences Undergraduate Advisor

Mollie Stolbov, Computer Science

Amanda Walsh, College of Engineering

Frieda Zuckerberg, Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence

ATDT  seeks members who love to create welcoming environments in which all advisors can do their best learning. Membership is open to anyone with an advising or career services-related role, but the number of committee seats available  depends on member departures from year to year.

We value diverse perspectives and approaches to learning & professional development, and particularly encourage advisors who have participated the “Art of Advising”, the Leadership Institute, or other learning around identity and cultural literacy to apply.

All ATDT members are encouraged to participate on a subcommittee that carries forth training initiatives and ideas, which means they will have additional meetings related to the subcommittee tasks. Members are also expected to serve as hosts at the annual UW-Madison Advising Conference.

To indicate your interest in joining ATDT, please take the OUA Committee Interest Survey.