Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Kentucky Advising Academy

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The Kentucky Advising Academy (KAA) provides a free comprehensive series of professional learning and resources for school counselors, Family Resource/Youth Service Center (FRYSC) coordinators, and all professional educators as well as flexible opportunities to connect with higher education and postsecondary advising leaders. 

Helping educators across Kentucky

The goal of the Kentucky Advising Academy (KAA) is to support Kentucky educators in providing students equitable access to postsecondary advising for a successful transition from their secondary education to their desired career. The KAA supports educators serving in advising roles by providing comprehensive professional learning sessions, online resources and networking opportunities centered around postsecondary advising.

College and Career Advising Toolkit

The College and Career Advising Toolkit is a comprehensive collection of tools, information and resources, which will serve as a hub for advisors across the commonwealth. The toolkit goes beyond academic advising to include information on student development, belonging and relationships. Other topics in the toolkit include career exploration, financial aid and literacy, postsecondary opportunities, reducing summer melt and leveraging data in advising. The data section provides advisors with timely, statewide data on everything from FAFSA completion rates to schools’ academic performance to dual credit statistics.

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The KAA hosts Well Advised, a brief monthly podcast covering timely advising topics. In addition, monthly webinars coordinate with the podcast topic giving participants the ability to engage with each other on postsecondary advising promising practices. EILA and FRYSC Training credit is available for webinar participants.

Listen to Well Advised on Anchor FM

Upcoming Webinars

May 16 - Summer Melt: How to Keep Students on Track: Register

Join the Kentucky Advising Academy for a one-hour webinar as we learn of the opportunities and types of programs available during the summer months to keep students engaged and on track for fall, as well as promising practices for summer bridge programs. This webinar provides time to interact with colleagues across the state on the topic as well as brief Q&A. One hour of EILA credit will be made available.

More Ways to Participate

In addition to the podcasts, in-person sessions and webinars, the Academy offers other professional development options, giving educators the freedom to take part in learning that aligns with their specific needs and availability:

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Last Updated: 4/19/2024