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Lunch & Learn Series

Academic Advising is a critical component of student retention, and is highly valued at Southwest Minnesota State University. The mission of the “Lunch & Learn Series” is to help academic advisors feel prepared for upcoming academic advising days/programs, keep academic advisors up to date on advising topics, and to bring forth new strategies to incorporate into academic advising sessions. This series is designed to provide information, but also to facilitate conversations. Every academic advisor has their own personal touch when it comes to meeting with their advisees. The “Lunch & Learn Series” is a way for the academic advising community at SMSU to come together to brainstorm when we face challenges or difficulties, and also to celebrate the accomplishments and successes we encounter.

2022 – 2023 Lunch & Learn Series

  • October 6 – Connecting with Your Academic Advisees – 12pm-1pm – BA 235
    • To view recording, please click here.
  • October 19 – Advising in the Goal Areas & Strategic Summer Courses – 12pm-1pm – CH 208
    • To view recording, please click here.
  • November 9 – Academic Coaching – 12pm-1pm – CH 206
    • To view recording, please click here
  • December 2 – Satisfactory Academic Progress – 11am-12pm – CH 206
  • January 18 – Having Tough Conversations & Resources for Support – 12pm-1pm – location TBD
  • February 15 – Not Just Surviving: Excelling in Midterms – 12pm-1pm – location TBD
  • March 1 – Planning Ahead for Fall Semester – 12-1pm – location TBD
  • April 5 – Discussing Career Goals & Paths – 12pm-1pm – location TBD

*If you are unable to attend, please know that recordings of each session will be available here within 1 week after the session occurs.

For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Giles, Assistant Director of Student Success: 507-537-7273 or




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