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.