Pitt Mentoring and Advising Community Circles (PMACC)

The Pitt Mentoring and Advising Community Circles (PMACC) are groups of undergraduate mentors and advisors across Pitt who share a common interest or experience. The goal of the PMACCs is to build professional networks, communities, and knowledge around a common interest or experience in advising and mentoring undergraduate students.  Each PMACC also has a specific goal statement in relation to that community's interest or experience.   

Join us during the Spring 2021 semester as we launch four PMACCs!

New Advisors and Mentors

The PMACC for new advisors and mentors is for those who have been in an undergraduate advising or mentoring role at Pitt for four years or less. 

  • Co-leads: Danielle Richardson and Devin Ulm 
  • Goals of the PMACC for new advisors and mentors include:
    • Build community and professional networks across departments and schools.
    • Provide support in the transition from school to professional life, including work-life balance.
    • Share experiences as a new advisor at Pitt.
    • Develop conversations about emerging trends and issues in higher education.
    • Learn about getting acclimated to different resources at Pitt.


Spring 2021 Meetings 

  • January 12 at 11 a.m. EST
  • February 9 at 11 a.m. EST
  • March 11 at 12:30 p.m. EST (at the Mentoring and Advising Summit) 
  • April 13 at 11 a.m. EST

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Faculty

The PMACC for faculty is for those at Pitt who share both an undergraduate teaching and advising/mentoring role. 

  • Co-leads: Jessica Wandelt and Kyle Whittinghill  
  • Goals of the PMACC for faculty include to:
    • Build community and professional networks across departments and schools.
    • Share tips and tricks for balancing teaching time and advising/mentoring responsibilities.
    • Share ideas for more meaningful advising/mentoring practices.
    • Learn about different strategies to balance advising/mentoring vs. teaching communication.
    • Learn more about innovative programming happening across different department and schools.


Spring 2021 Meetings 

  • January 8 at 12:30 p.m. EST
  • February 12 at 12:30 p.m. EST
  • March 11 at 12:30 p.m. EST (at the Mentoring and Advising Summit) 
  • April 9 at 12:30 p.m. EST

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FGLI Student Advising

The PMACC for FGLI student advising is for those at Pitt who advise, coach and mentor first-generation and/or limited-income undergraduate students. 

  • Lead: Michele Lagnese  
  • Goals of the PMACC for FGLI student advising include:
    • Build community and professional networks across departments and schools.
    • Share resources that help to build cultural and social capital for FGLI students.  
    • Share ideas for innovative programming happening across different departments and units.
    • Learn about technology, tools, and resources available across Pitt aid in FGLI student success.


Spring 2021 Meetings 

  • January 13 at 1 p.m. EST
  • February 10 at 1 p.m. EST
  • March 11 at 12:30 p.m. EST (at the Mentoring and Advising Summit) 
  • April 7 at 1 p.m. EST

Register

Staff

The PMACC for staff is for those at Pitt who are in an undergraduate staff mentoring, advising or coaching role. 

  • Lead: Ed Giles and Kristine Pugliese  
  • Goals of the PMACC for staff include:
    • Build community and professional networks across departments and schools.
    • Share best practices and approaches in advising and mentoring happening across different departments and schools.
    • Develop conversations about emerging trends and issues in higher education.
    • Learn about technology, tools, and resources available across Pitt.


Spring 2021 Meetings 

  • January 13 at 11 a.m. EST
  • February 9 at 1 p.m. EST
  • March 11 at 12:30 p.m. EST (at the Mentoring and Advising Summit) 
  • April 13 at 1 p.m. EST

Register