University of Wisconsin–Madison

Learning Communities

The Office of Undergraduate Advising coordinates three learning communities for members of the advising community. Interest surveys are sent out via the advisor-link listserv each spring/summer to gather applications for the following fall. To be eligible for participant, applicants must be available for the majority of the meetings.

Community Gatherings for First-Generation College Graduates

Bi-weekly dialogue-based gatherings designed to allow participants to build community, share individual stories and experiences, network, and uncover strategies to support first generation students at UW-Madison.

Open to any UW-Madison advisor who was first in their family to attend college.

Questions? Contact Frieda Zuckerberg,

The Art of Advising

A bi-weekly gathering where participants share and discuss strategies to further understand our social identities and advising philosophies to better serve students.

Open to advisors who work directly with undergraduate students.

Questions? Contact Frieda Zuckerberg, and Emily Dickmann,

Advising Supervisors Community of Practice

Meets monthly to discuss supervision best practices & challenges, share resources, and provide opportunities to learn from others. Topics include conducting performance evaluations, motivating staff, building an inclusive, healthy work environment, conflict management, and giving feedback.

Open to supervisors of advisors or advising units.

Questions? Contact Emily Dickmann at